Archive for ATA Truck Tonnage Index

This Week in Logistics News (July 23-27, 2018)

Cyberattack and hacker threats. Robots and self-driving cars. Same-day delivery. Blockchain. Tariffs. Just another typical week in the world of supply chain and logistics. Here’s the news that caught my attention: China’s Cosco Shipping Hit by Cyberattack in U.S. (WSJ – sub. req’d) Study warns of rising hacker threats to SAP, Oracle business software (Reuters) […]

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This Week in Logistics News (October 23-27, 2017)

My daughter and I are heading on a road trip this afternoon to visit a couple of universities. 13 hours of total driving time over two days. All to determine where I will send my future paychecks and life savings to. *Sigh* On the bright side, this will be the first time in a long […]

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This Week in Logistics News (October 17-21, 2016)

How was the JDRF Death Valley Ride? Brutal, exhilarating, and inspiring! Imagine hell during a heat wave, then add 35-50 mph crosswinds — those were the conditions we faced during the first 40 miles. Because of the winds, which slowed everybody down considerably, and cut-off times to reach certain points on the course, I was […]

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This Week in Logistics News (May 23-27, 2016)

Today’s post was easy to write. I just copied and pasted what I wrote last year, and the year before that, on this day before Memorial Day weekend: As you read this, I’ll be driving to a baseball tournament with my oldest son, where we’ll spend the entire holiday weekend on baseball fields — practicing, playing, […]

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This Week in Logistics News (March 21-25, 2016)

With today being a holiday for many, let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: FedEx Introduces Global E-Commerce Solutions Under FedEx CrossBorder Dematic Acquires NDC Automation project44 Introduces Transit Time API to their Portfolio of LTL Products FusionOps Introduces Prescriptive Analytics For Supply Chain Omnitracs’ Roadnet® […]

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Time to Squeeze Carriers for Better Rates?

Various data points related to the trucking industry suggest we’re entering a shipper’s market. For example, the ATA Truck Tonnage Index dropped 1.4 percent in January, while the Cass Truckload Linehaul Index increased only 0.4 percent year-over-year in January, “a fifth consecutive month of waning truckload pricing strength.” Here’s what ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello […]

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