12 Things Thomas S. Albrecht,CFA Thinks About 2016

By on Saturday January 16th, 2016 in Carrier Capacity, LTL, Rail, Trends, Trucking. No Comments.

Thom is Managing Director, Transportation Equity Research for BB&T Capital Markets.  These thoughts are from BB&T’s January 13, 2016 Surface Transportation Report. Thom and his team do a fantastic job covering transportation for BB&T.   At the beginning of each year it’s fun to throw some thoughts out on what the year might look like. […]

FTR State of Freight ” Four Lessons Learned in 2015″

By on Monday December 14th, 2015 in Carrier Capacity, Rail, Supply Chain, Trade, Transport & Politics, Trends, Trucking. No Comments.

I attended this  FTR’s   Transportation Intelligence  webinar on 12/10/15 moderated by Jonathan Starks, Director Transportation Analysis and presented by Larry Gross, Intermodal and Rail Expert. 4 Lessons Learned in 2015: Keep an eye on Washington Regulations will continue to play a large role in the transport world. Things can turn on a dime be […]

Tackling inefficiency in logistics sector requires ‘paradigm shift’ / UK has the same challenges as U.S.

By on Monday September 21st, 2015 in Carrier Capacity, On Time Delivery, Rail, Supply Chain, Trends, Trucking. No Comments.

Comments from a Freight and Logistics  seminar in the UK  ( Westminster Energy, Environment, and Transport Forum)  Article in Supply Management by Will Green  09/18/2015 Solutions noted:  Reducing empty miles;greater collaboration;timing of deliveries;use of more rail freight; focus on sustainability; technology; low emission vehicles. Joe Lombardo, NGNF  (nice guy nor freight) http://www.supplymanagement.com/news/2015/tackling-inefficiency-in-logistics-sector-requires-paradigm-shift?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_term= A seminar on […]

Is Your TMS too ” Truck Centric”? Is it Capable of Handling Increased Shipping by Rail and Intermodal

By on Monday June 9th, 2014 in Carrier Capacity, Joe in the Press, Rail, Supply Chain, Transportation Management Systems, Trends. No Comments.

Intermodal continues to increase year over year; more shippers are re-discovering  the rail box car; two new refrigerated unit train services ( McKay TransCold Express and Green Express) have been announced and Railex, who currently operates refrigerated unit trains  is expanding to Florida.  Are your systems, inventory strategies, facilities, and people ready for this shifting? […]