Is Mexico the World's Next Manufacturing Hub?

Elementum

The Paso del Norte Biomedical Cluster , a trade group of medical device makers that formed last year with 10 members , is building links between various groups around Juarez, El Paso, Texas, and southern New Mexico.

The Texas Triangle

The Logistics of Logistics

20 El Paso – 685 K (Border crossing location). #48 Much of the goods bought and sold move through Texas, which has the 3 of the 5 biggest customs districts in the USA – #1 Laredo, #2 El Paso and #5 Houston.

Texas 130

Changing SRM Behaviors in a Period of $70/bbl Oil

Supply Chain View from the Field

I had an opportunity to speak with a number of executives from various organizations, including the Port of Houston, El Paso Exploration, Baylor College of Medicine, Pioneer Natural Resources, AXIP Energy Services, LyondellBasell Chemicals, and others. I was in Houston yesterday evening, speaking to a large group of procurement executives at a roundtable held by KPMG’s Procurement Advisory Group, at the fabulous Brennan’s restaurant on Smith Street.

Guest Post: Texas Now the Number 1 State for Refrigerated Freight Volume

Transportfolio

Upgraded highways and bridges in Mexico make Texas border towns like El Paso and Laredo more accessible and more popular than Nogales, AZ, the previous volume leader.

Texas 90

Flatbed Markets Adjust to Holidays, Regulations, and Weather

DAT Solutions

A handful of lanes spiked last week, but many settled down post-Christmas: The lane from Los Angeles to El Paso, TX, climbed 48¢ to $2.42/mile.

Van Rates Sag, Flatbeds Add 2¢, Before Q1 Closes

DAT Solutions

Dallas to El Paso , up 53¢ to $2.40/mile. We're just a few days away from Easter and Passover, which coincide with the close of the first quarter. It's common for shippers to hustle freight out the door before the quarter ends, and this is the deadline.

Driver Shortage in Trucking: Time for Plan B

Talking Logistics

“ It’s probably the most difficult recruiting environment…I’ve seen in my 26 years in the business ,” said Scott McLaughlin, president of Stagecoach Cartage & Distribution LP, a family-owned firm in El Paso, Texas. . Last week, the U.S. Labor Department reported that employers added 288,000 jobs in June, which lowered the unemployment rate to 6.1 percent, the lowest since September 2008.

Is the Freight Recession Really Over?

DAT Solutions

Higher volumes in Southeast and Northeast have been driving the results, but higher volumes on a couple lanes associated with oil production have also been key: Pittsburgh to Houston , and Houston to El Paso , which is related to the drilling activity in the Permian Basin.