Archive for November 21st, 2019

Logistics Firm Mode Reaches Agreement in $2.3 Billion Merger With SunteckTTS

Dallas-based Mode Transportation and SunteckTTS Inc. have reached an agreement to merge the two transportation and logistics companies under the Mode branding, generating more than $2 billion in annual revenue, according to a release. The two companies believe the merger will allow it to leverage even larger scale and resources to serve the shipping and […]

U.S. services data suggests upward revision to third-quarter GDP

U.S. economic growth for the third quarter is likely to be revised higher after data on Tuesday showed stronger consumer spending than initially estimated, according to JPMorgan. It said the Commerce Department’s quarterly services survey, or QSS, on Tuesday implied spending on legal services increased at a faster pace than the government had assumed in […]

Reefer Demand Spikes As Temperatures Drop

Refrigerated/temperature controlled or otherwise affectionately known ‘reefer’ trailer demand is on the rise this November as temperatures drop and produce harvests decline, which begs the question—what? The idea that a trailer equipped with a unit that is primarily designed to keep its contents cool is in higher demand than it was in June seems strange […]

Trailer technology and safety systems on the rise

A number of safety-related items for dry van trailers are growing in popularity among fleets, said Mark Schultz, dry van product director of Great Dane Trailers. “Rear bumpers like the Great Dane RIG30 are available to meet the 30% offset guidelines,” he noted. “There are high-mounted dual turn and stop indicator lamps on rear frame […]

Box pendulum swings even more toward East Coast

The momentum within the container sector toward U.S. East Coast ports at the expense of West Coast ports continues to build, according to multiple data sets available on the FreightWaves SONAR platform. In general, the more popular the East Coast becomes among container lines, the better for trucking demand and the worse for intermodal rail […]

Microsoft is bringing Gmail, Google Drive, and Calendar to Outlook.com

Microsoft is planning to integrate Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Calendar into its Outlook.com web mail client. After a quick setup process, you simply link a Google Account to an Outlook.com account, and Gmail, Drive documents, and Google Calendar will all be automatically displayed inside Outlook.com on the web.

What to know about the IMO’s new emissions standards

On Jan. 1, 2020, new emissions standards from the International Maritime Organization (IMO), designed to curb emissions produced by maritime shipping, will go into effect. The new standards will further limit the acceptable levels of sulfur in ship fuel. The standards are likely to have a profound impact on the global logistics industry, as nearly […]

How To Improve Your Small Business’s Black Friday Sales

When it comes to hot shopping days, it doesn’t get much hotter than Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Black Friday sales kick things off, and for business owners, it can seem like a 96-hour rollercoaster ride from Friday through Monday. While you don’t need to extend your sale more than just those two specific days, […]

Why Online Brands Like Prose Are Leaning Into Hyper-Personalization

Prose, a company known for delivering highly individualized hair care with more than 50 billion different product formulas available, believes the future of e-commerce will pivot around one thing: Personalization. They’re not alone in that line of thinking. Today, more brands in the beauty vertical are leveraging technology that allows customers to create personalized products […]