Logistics Alert: The Gridlock Situation at the U.S.-Mexico Border


Reuters has reported that “the reshuffling of border agents, announced last week to process the record number of migrant families entering the United States from Mexico, prompted delays of up to 12 hours for trucks crossing from Mexico’s Ciudad Juarez to El Paso, Texas.”.

Is Mexico the World's Next Manufacturing Hub?


s recovering economy and sync between industry verticals. Challenges or not, manufacturers of another key industry, plastics, are betting on Mexico. Fisher & Paykel’s expansion is perhaps a sign of yet another industry, medical devices, looking to flourish in the country.

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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.

Flatbed rates and volumes move upward

DAT Solutions

DAT load boards provide the largest and most trusted digital freight marketplace in the trucking industry, with more than 256 million loads and trucks posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $60 billion in real transactions.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

First, agricultural markets in the Longhorn State are growing more fruit and vegetables, especially in the Rio Grande Valley, and the cattle and meat packing industries in the western part of the state add to that demand for refrigerated equipment.

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3 Important Freight Shipping Issues You Need to Know

Freight Center

The American Trucking Research Institute (ATRI) recently published its annual Critical Issues in the Trucking Industry for 2019. Truck Parking ranked as the fifth most critical issue among trucking industry stakeholders, but it is a problem that directly affects shippers and everyone else. In recent years, the freight industry has seen an increase in shipping and the number of trucks on the road. It can be hard to keep up with all the freight industry news.

Despite NAFTA Uncertainty, Logistics Investments Continue

Logistics Trends and Insights

The company offers FTL/LTL and technology services to the food production, retail, CPG, industrial and agricultural sectors. began development of a $41 million facility in El Paso, Texas, to expand its work in the cross-border market along the Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico corridor.

Driver Shortage in Trucking: Time for Plan B

Talking Logistics

Just as significant as the headline figures, Mr. Maki said, is that June’s hiring was broad-based, as industries as varied as health care, manufacturing, financial services and retailing all added workers. But despite the overall good news for the job market, there’s one industry that’s still struggling to fill job vacancies: trucking. The time has also come, I believe, to innovate the trucking industry business model and processes. Last week, the U.S.

Is the Freight Recession Really Over?

DAT Solutions

A month later, others analysts from around the industry started to come to the same conclusion. At the beginning of the year, DAT Pricing Analyst Mark Montague declared that the freight recession was over.