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Q&A: Frank McGuigan, Transplace CEO

Article written by Jeff Berman Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently caught up with Frank McGuigan, CEO of Dallas-based Transplace, a non asset-based third-party logistics services provider. McGuigan offered up his observations on various topics, including the company’s approach to M&A, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on logistics, inventory management, and the […]

New Pop-Up Fleet offering from GlobalTranz focuses on shippers’ capacity needs

Article written by Jeff Berman GlobalTranz said that Pop-Up Fleets is geared towards high-volume shippers and shippers with private fleets needing supplemental capacity and whose customers have high service requirements, short lead times and strict on-time delivery requirements. With an eye on helping shippers that are dealing with fluctuating freight rates and tight capacity in […]

Fall trucking levels surprisingly high as industry rebounds from COVID-19 shutdown

Article written by John D. Schulz Leading trucking executives and analysts say they are pleasantly surprised by the strength in freight demand coming out of the COVID-19-induced economic shutdown in early summer. It’s slightly better if your company is hauling retail goods as the industrial economy remains so-so. But overall, top trucking executives are reporting […]

Hatch Chile Company shows cost savings benefits of Uber Freight’s relief loads program

Article written by Jeff Berman Over the course of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, shippers have been up against myriad challenges and changes, which have subsequently resulted in making changes on the fly, in various ways, in order to be able to adapt to a suddenly changing world, and, more specifically, logistics operations. Over the course […]

Convoy ups its number of TMS partners to 12, for dynamic pricing capability

Article written by Jeff Berman Convoy officials said that this announcement now brings its total TMS integrations to 12, which, it added, makes the Convoy digital freight network (DFN) pricing capability the “most widely available in the industry”, Late last week, Seattle-based digital freight network Convoy heralded new partnerships with various transportation management system (TMS) service providers. The TMS […]

RK Logistics, Ryder expand supply chain options with new solutions

Article written by John D. Schulz Third-party logistics companies continue to expand their reach into shippers’ supply chains. Third-party logistics companies continue to expand their reach into shippers’ supply chains. “Most 3PLs are continually looking for ways to create value for customers and build customer loyalty,” Evan Armstrong, president of Armstrong & Associates, told LM. “Much of […]

Mid-quarter Coyote Curve takes a look at past, current, and future freight trends

Article written by Jeff Berman In a mid-quarter update of the Coyote Curve by Coyote Logistics, a subsidiary of freight transportation and logistics services bellwether UPS, provided a wide-ranging overview of the freight market conditions, from three different perspectives: a look back at the second quarter; expectations for the third quarter; and a 2020-2023 forecast. […]

XPO Logistics rolls out new enhancements to XPO Connect to meet COVID-driven e-commerce demand

Article written by Jeff Berman XPO Logistics announced this week it has rolled out new capabilities to its digital freight platform, XPO Connect. At a time when the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to bring about increased e-commerce activity, with consumers more frequently buying big and bulky items—like furniture, exercise equipment, and other heavy goods—online, as they are at […]

Other Voices: Five supply chain tips to prepare for the future

Innovation makes it easier to identify waste and inefficiencies while meeting customer demands and minimizing operational disruption. Editor’s note: The following column by Dave Norton, Vice President, Customer Solutions and Support, The Raymond Corporation, is part of Modern’s Other Voices column, a series featuring ideas, opinions and insights from end-users, analysts, systems integrators and OEMs. Click here to learn about submitting […]

Other Voices: Five supply chain tips to prepare for the future

Innovation makes it easier to identify waste and inefficiencies while meeting customer demands and minimizing operational disruption. Editor’s note: The following column by Dave Norton, Vice President, Customer Solutions and Support, The Raymond Corporation, is part of Modern’s Other Voices column, a series featuring ideas, opinions and insights from end-users, analysts, systems integrators and OEMs. Click here to learn about submitting […]

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