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U.S. Xpress celebrates its drivers, elects former FedEx Freight CEO to board of directors

The company’s week-long lineup of events will bring its drivers prizes, virtual concerts and nearly $14,000 in hourly gift cards. U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc. has elected Michael Ducker, former President & CEO of FedEx Freight, to its eight-member board of directors. This new addition comes just before National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, where the company is […]

Chaos is good for third-party logistics providers – FreightWaves – Chris Dupin

It’s a good time for 3PLs when capacity is tight and supply chains are speeding up.    The global third-party logistics market is on track to exceed $1.1 trillion in 2022. That’s 10 percent of global logistics costs, according to consultants Armstrong & Associates, and a leap from the $802 billion recorded in 2016.   Armstrong […]

In capacity crunch, fleets using trailer technology to move more freight – CCJ – Aaron Huff| @AaronHuffCCJ

The rate pendulum has been in the corner of motor carriers in 2018 and will likely stay put through 2019. The DAT North American Freight Index, a monthly measure of demand for spot market freight, shows that rates peaked in June at 18 percent above the same time last year, and then dipped slightly in […]

Freight Operators Dismiss Threat of Digital Startups – WSJ – By Erica E. Phillips

Established U.S. logistics firms say digital-friendly freight startups that are drawing growing interest in Silicon Valley still lack the scale and customer relationships to threaten their share of the market. Executives at C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc., CHRW 0.77% the biggest broker of freight services in the U.S., said their large-scale shipper customers are looking for […]

Blockchain will work in trucking – but only if these three things happen – Tech Crunch – Jonathan Salama _ TRANSFIX

Sometimes a buzzword gets so overhyped that it deserves some light-hearted mockery. That seems to be the case with “blockchain.” While it’s true that not every industry can benefit from a distributed-ledger technology, the trucking industry most certainly can. In fact, a new consortium called the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) is working to apply blockchain to […]

Key takeaways from Morgan Stanley’s Blockchain in Freight report – FreightWaves – John Paul Hampstead, Associate Editor

On Black Friday, Morgan Stanley released a 50-page research paper called “Blockchain in Freight Transportation: Early Days Yet but Worth the Hype.” Morgan Stanley expects that blockchain-enabled smart contracts will be widely available for commercial use in 2018 (see: Blockchain in Transport Alliance), with more sophisticated applications coming out in 2020. Morgan Stanley believes the […]

Digital Freight Matching Services & Technologies – Supply Chain 247 – By Jeff Berman

In these days of ever-increasing technological innovation, the advances being made in logistics and supply chain are certainly gaining the attention of the Silicon Valley elite. And perhaps nowhere is that more apparent than in the proliferation of app-based – or on-demand – trucking providers, a quickly emerging area that’s receiving a significant amount of […]

Digital Freight Matching: The Race is On – By Jeff Berman, Group News Editor

In these days of ever-increasing technological innovation, the advances being made in logistics and supply chain are certainly gaining the attention of the Silicon Valley elite. And perhaps nowhere is that more apparent than in the proliferation of app-based—or on-demand—trucking providers, a quickly emerging area that’s receiving a significant amount of attention and investment. While […]

LoadExpress trying to tap into freight market – FreightWaves – Vishnu Rajamanickam, Staff Writer

LoadExpress is another entry into the digital freight matching sector, but it believes its mix of technologies will make it success. ( Photo: Shutterstock ) With the freight industry being one of the largest contributors to the U.S. economy, it is imperative that it makes way for technology infusion. San Diego-based startup LoadExpress is looking […]

The Shape of Logistics Things to Come – MH&L – Dave Blanchard

The Eagles once sang, “Things in this life change very slowly, if they ever change at all,” and certainly for most of the history of logistics, those words rang true. While we can all point to certain major events over the past century that did indeed change things as we knew them—containerization, deregulation, overnight deliveries—by […]

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