Archive for May, 2017

Last-mile business explodes on e-commerce demand

The last mile on the route to e-commerce fulfillment is getting crowded, with truckload, less-than-truckload, logistics and parcel operators all jostling to squeeze trucks onto residential roads and driveways leading to a consumer’s doorstep and customer’s dollars. (This article requires a subscription to the Journal of Commerce. To subscribe, please click on the above link.)

Electrifying Big Truck Fleets

Hyster Company is testing high capacity lift trucks with electric motors. The company suggests that, in the near future, ports and heavy industry will be able to electrify their big truck fleets, producing zero emissions while achieving comparable full shift performance.

April truck tonnage declines, reports ATA

Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage at 134 (2000=100) dropped 2.5% (its largest monthly contraction year-to-date), following declines of 1.1% in March and 0.1% in February.

China, Russia set up wide-body jet firm in new challenge to Boeing, Airbus

China and Russia on Monday completed the formal registration of a joint venture to build a wide-body jet, kick-starting full-scale development of a program aimed at competing with market leaders Boeing Co. and Airbus SE. State plane makers Commercial Aircraft Corp of China Ltd (COMAC) [CMAFC.UL] and Russia’s United Aircraft Corp (UAC) said at a […]

ILA concerned about NY/NJ chassis depot rents

Increasingly high rents charged to chassis providers by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey could hurt the port’s overall competitiveness, says Dennis Daggett, executive vice president of the International Longshoremen’s Association.

How the ELD Mandate Can Drive Up Freight Rates and Disrupt the Industry

The trucking industry has been teetering on the electronic logging device issue for a years now. Not many wanted to see it come to fruition, and now that the December compliance deadline is rolling around, trucking companies and truck drivers across the nation are hoping for a reversal on the ruling.

Why the Rout in Retail Shouldn’t Be a Big Worry for Economy

A furious pace of store closings and bankruptcies has drummed up fears that U.S. retail is collapsing. Not so fast. Many indicators suggest that retail employment is unlikely to shrivel and the economy will withstand any shock from the sector’s rout.

5 Ways to Cut the Risk of Cargo Theft

Risk models provide a key advantage to firms operating globally, and are the first step in identifying key trade lanes, business partners, and the areas most likely to cause harm. The more you know, the easier it is to manage the risk. (This article requires a subscription to the Journal of Commerce. To subscribe, please […]