Government, Business, Logistics

US Logistics Costs Rise 11.4% in 2018, Report Says

US Logistics Costs Trucks travel across the World Trade International Bridge in Laredo, Texas. (Callaghan O'Hare/Bloomberg News)

Businesses spent $1.64 trillion on transportation and logistics services in the United States in 2018, a jump of 11.4% from the prior year, as companies retooled supply chains in response to the growth in online sales and tight capacity drove up freight rates.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Staff Writer
June 19, 2019
Logistics, Perspective

Opinion: For Logistics, It’s Data or Else

Amazon’s ongoing effort to build a fleet of air, road and sea vehicles should set off warning alarms for traditional logistics companies; the company has a 40-strong fleet of aircraft, has registered for a license for sea freight and holds a patent for a futuristic, high-speed subterranean urban delivery system.

Anna Shaposhnikova | Co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer, Transmetrics
January 30, 2018
Logistics, Perspective

Opinion: Trends Affecting Logistics in 2018

The logistics industry is evolving, bringing both risk and opportunity to corporate supply chains.

Bob Farrell | Executive Chairman, GlobalTranz Enterprises
January 22, 2018