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

Transplace

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?

Elementum

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.

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.

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

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.

Texas 90

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

DAT Solutions

DAT provides the largest and most trusted digital freight marketplace in the trucking industry, with more than 179 million loads and trucks posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $45 billion in real transactions.

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.