Trending Transportation News: February 2016

PLS Logistics

In January, PLS opened its 12 th branch office in Charlotte, North Carolina. Both offices opened to better support the company’s shipping and carrier partners. Logistics Transportation Supply Chain NewsNon-Manufacturing Grows for 72 nd Straight Month. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reported that non-manufacturing activity continues to point towards growth.

Advantages of Basing Your Distribution Center in North Carolina

Kanban Logistics

Lower transportation costs: The recent addition of rail capacity to the state (more on this below) allows more companies to take advantage of lower-cost rail transportation than ever before. Quicker transportation times result in lower freight costs.

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Smart Cities won’t be Smart if They Ignore Logistics

Enterra Insights

For example, urban planners in Charlotte, NC, have “designated a 60-acre, 50-square block area as a place for modern, urban redesign, dubbed the North Tryon Vision Plan. When transportation is discussed, it often focuses on moving people rather than goods. “While pie-in-the-sky dreams of utopian smart cities fill the media waves,” writes Chad Prevost ( @ChadPrevost ), “[what does a smart city] mean for commercial transportation and the supply chain?”[3]

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This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

CombineNet and Transplace Extend Partnership in Delivering Advanced Transportation Procurement Solution to North America. FedEx Helps Small Businesses Streamline Shipping with fedex.com Integration Manager.

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Prices fall as flooding halts freight

DAT Solutions

As many parts of the Southeast deal with flooding as a result of Hurricane Florence, the transportation industry is re-adjusting to recovery mode, as demand for emergency freight shipped to the area will increase in the coming days.

The Economy is on a Roll

EFT

Taking transportation orders out of the mix, demand still increased 1 percent. . Expecting more packages than ever to be shipped and delivered this month, parcel companies are warning buyers to order early.

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