• News feed - LTL

    • FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index drops to its lowest reading on record

      The March SCI came in at -23.1, down from February’s -17.9 and January’s -10.1, for its most negative reading on record, with February representing the second-lowest reading on record. jberman@peerlessmedia.com

    • U.S. rail carloads and intermodal units are down, for week ending May 21, reports AAR

      Rail carloads—at 233,244—saw a 3.7% annual decline, and intermodal units—at 273,732 units—fell 4.5% annually. jberman@peerlessmedia.com

    • Guide to Rooftop Safety Audits for Warehouses

      In this guide, you will learn how to identify and address the Five Areas of Concern for Rooftop Safety. jberman@peerlessmedia.com

    • DAT’s April Truckload Volume Index sees declines from March

      April’s TVI dry van freight reading—at 273—was off 10% compared to March, with the refrigerated TVI—at 190—and the flatbed TVI—at 229—down 10% and 6%, respectively, for the same period. DAT observed that while truckload volumes usually see a decline from March to April, “with freight movement in a seasonal lull,” that was not the case this April, with the April TVI seeing van freight up 12%, reefers up 10.5%, and flatbed loads up 15.1%, which DAT said serves as an indicator of strong overall demand for truckload services. jberman@peerlessmedia.com

    • Q&A: Matt Marshall, SVP of Commercial, for NYSHEX

      Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently spoke with Matt Marshall, SVP of Commercial, for New York-based NYSHEX, a provider of two-way committed contracts and neutral exchange, which provides shippers and carriers with a predictable, efficient, and accountable system for global commerce. NYSHEX customers include seven of the leading global ocean carriers and more than 190 shippers. jberman@peerlessmedia.com

    • Optimizing S&OP for CPG & Retail: Visibility and Agility for Fast Changing Markets

      Join our webinar, hosted by Adrian Wood and Robert Oliver from Dassault Systèmes, to discuss an integrated approach to S&OP and how advanced modeling and optimization capabilities allow you to achieve key results. jberman@peerlessmedia.com

    • National diesel average declines but remains at a high level, for week of May 23

      The weekly average came in at $5.571 per gallon, down 4.2 cents from the national average, for the week of May 16, at $5.613, and it also trailed the week of May 9, the all-time record, at $5.623. jberman@peerlessmedia.com

    • Taking a look at the current state of robotics

      Our research shows companies are adopting robots, but it’s a long way to go before they’re commonplace. jberman@peerlessmedia.com