Special Coverage, Business, Logistics

Shippers' Desire for Data Offers Fleets Opportunities

Cubitt by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Shippers remain more data-driven than ever, and that can present opportunities for carriers, a panel of experts said.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
February 29, 2016
Business, Logistics

Investment Firm Acquires Unishippers Global Logistics

Ridgemont Equity Partners, an investment firm based in Charlotte, North Carolina, has acquired Unishippers Global Logistics, a transportation service provider that resells package and freight services through franchise affiliates across the United States.

Transport Topics
October 23, 2015
Business, Logistics

Carriers, Shippers Say Stronger Ties Are Forged by Working Together

Trimac Transportation Inc.

With tight capacity compelling carriers to get more selective about the freight they’ll haul, shippers are working to strengthen relationships with the companies that deliver their goods.

June 1, 2015
Business, Logistics

Ocean Shipper Horizon Lines Reports 4Q Loss

Susan Goldman/Bloomberg News

Ocean shipper Horizon Lines reported a fourth-quarter loss of $14 million, or 36 cents a share, compared with a loss of $17.9 million, or 52 cents, a year earlier.

Transport Topics
March 21, 2014
Business, Logistics

Shippers Support Higher Truck Weights, More Rail Competition at House Hearing

Heavier allowable truck weights and greater competition in the railroad industry would improve freight operations and make U.S. manufacturers more competitive globally, representatives of large shippers told a congressional panel last week.

October 7, 2013
Business, Logistics

Reducing Wait Times at Loading Docks Can Boost Driver Retention, Survey Says

Shippers can best help trucking fleets retain drivers by taking steps to minimize delays at loading docks, a new survey of drivers found.

May 27, 2013
Business, Logistics

Shippers Say Reliability as Critical as Costs When Selecting Carriers to Move Freight

ORLANDO, Fla. — Shippers attending Nasstrac’s annual meeting here stressed the importance of reliability, service and relationships, even as cost remains the top concern.

April 29, 2013
Business, Logistics

Shippers Adjust Capacity as Global Trade Slows

ATLANTA — A slowdown in global trade is forcing shippers and carriers to make adjustments in inventory and freight hauling capacity, transportation and supply chain experts said at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals annual conference here last week.

October 8, 2012
Business, Logistics

Shippers Turning to Asset-Based Carriers Ahead of Expected Tightening of Capacity

Shippers and carriers are considering putting more freight directly on asset-based carriers — potentially hurting middlemen who do not own trucks — as the supply of vehicles and drivers dwindles.

September 24, 2012
Business, Logistics

Stalled Talks at East, Gulf Ports Threaten Fall Freight Season

Shippers and truckers are urging officials of the International Longshoremen’s Association and the United States Maritime Alliance to restart contract discussions so that the just-beginning fall freight shipping season won’t be disrupted.

September 3, 2012