This Week in Logistics News (September 7-11, 2015)

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Where were you on September 11, 2001 when the planes hit the towers? They also lack process controls and metrics. DAT Solutions Launches Freight Market Analytics Service. Today is September 11. I never forget.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - March 2016

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MULTIMODAL: Cass Freight Index: The February shipments index increased 8.3% Freight Rail Traffic: Originations of carloads in February 2016 totaled 979,042, a decrease of 10.1% Source: AAR.org) (Average monthly price for gallons purchased by freight railroads; Includes federal excise taxes, transportation, and handling expenses). TRUCKING: Truckload Freight: The spot market for truckload freight in February decreased 2.4% Ocean Freight Business News: .

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How to Protect Your Carrier Assets During Capacity Crunch

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Next, align your service level expectations by rewarding outstanding performance and standardizing metrics about on-time delivery, invoice accuracy and communication. Additionally, for shippers with enough freight volume on competitive lanes, a virtual fleet can also be a viable alternative. This might include plant delays impacting loading times, cancelled or re-booked loads, consignees with unloading delays, poor treatment at plants, slow freight payment and more.