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Changes in Parcel Landscape Loom Large

Changes in Parcel Landscape Loom Large

UPS, Teamsters Knock Heads Again

Posted: August 7, 2018 | Newsletter

UPS says it needs flexibility to compete with parcel newbies. Will the union play ball? The parcel industry has undergone profound changes in the past five years, and the next five are likely to be just as transformative. It is against this backdrop that UPS and the Teamsters union will hammer out collective bargaining agreements for the carrier's small-package and less-than-truckload (LTL) operations.

Ocean Network Express Posts Loss in Debut First Quarter

Ocean Network Express Posts Loss in Debut First Quarter

Posted: August 7, 2018 | Newsletter

LONDON - Ocean Network Express (ONE) plunged $120 million into the red in the first quarter, with all three members of the Japanese container shipping alliance posting liner losses, due to lower-than-expected volume and rising bunker fuel prices. Ocean Network Express was formed in 2016.

Feature Commentary:  The Trump Import Tariff Bubble Economy

Feature Commentary:  The Trump Import Tariff Bubble Economy

Posted: August 7, 2018 | Newsletter

If you are connected to a TV, mobile device, computer or radio, the headlines contain the words Trump is imposing 25% import tariffs. 

UPS, Teamsters Extend 2018 Labor Negotiations

UPS, Teamsters Extend 2018 Labor Negotiations

UPS, Teamsters Extend Labor Negotiations to Finish Side Accords

Posted: August 7, 2018 | Newsletter

United Parcel Service Inc. and the Teamsters agreed to extend their current labor contract past its July 31, 2018 expiration to wrap up 38 supplemental accords with locals, the union said. Sealing the labor contract and averting a strike is crucial for UPS's efforts to continue to compete with FedEx Corp.

2017’s Top 25 Full Trailer Trucking Companies

2017’s Top 25 Full Trailer Trucking Companies

Full Trailer Trucking Sector at Risk from Shortage of 50,000 Drivers

Posted: May 15, 2018 | Newsletter

Until last year, LTL carriers were largely immune from the driver shortage that's plaguing growth in the truckload (TL) sector. The
American Trucking Associations (ATA) estimated that the industry is short about 50,000 drivers right now, with some of those shortages in the LTL sphere.

2017’s Top 25 Less Than Truckload Companies

2017’s Top 25 Less Than Truckload Companies

Growth and Profitability for Nearly all Members of Logistics Management's Top 50

Posted: May 15, 2018 | Newsletter

Logistics Management discloses in its annual examination of the Top 25 trucking companies, nearly all of the Top 50 carriers are profitable, some with eye-popping efficiencies, such as Old Dominion Freight Line's (ODFL) industry-leading 82.5 operating ratios for last year. Keep in mind ODFL is posting that impressive ratio while growing annual revenue 10% to more than $3 billion last year.

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