Posts for category: Articles

August 4, 2016

The Cost of Now

How a short-term gain will lead to a long term loss Growing up I remember learning the concept of sacrificing now for a better future. I learned to feel the pain of exercising now so that I can feel healthy in the future. I practiced holding off purchases of the “I gotta have it now” […]

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August 4, 2016

A Brief Gaze Forward

It is exciting to gaze forward into advances taking place in technology within the logistics industry, especially because it affects us all. These coming changes are exciting and will yield major benefits for consumers. Before discussing the future it is worth revisiting the past. During the industrial revolution, technological advances threatened textile weaver’s jobs with […]

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August 2, 2016

Missed Pickups and Late Deliveries

Where’s the Pony? There were once two identical twins. They were alike in every way but one. One was a hope-filled optimist who only ever saw the bright side of life. The other was a dark pessimist, who only ever saw the down side in every situation. The parents were so worried about the extremes […]

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August 1, 2016

Oil’s Impact on Freight Rates

TLI forecasted oil prices would drop below $30/bbl so it is worth advising the general impact these prices have between rail and dedicated modes. Fuel makes up 20% of the operating cost of the rail according to the Pittsburg Post-Gazette; however, the rail industry isn’t fond of this drop in energy. The Canadian & US rail industry are […]

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August 1, 2016

June ATA Tonnage

ATA Tonnage: The Seasonally Adjusted for Hire Truck Tonnage increased 2.7% compared to April. Increased 5.7% compared to May 2015. The Non-Seasonally Adjusted tonnage increased 2.4% compared to April. Increased 4.7% compared to May 2015. Both charts: Although tonnage hauled is higher than the previous month and year, the rate of change has been steadily […]

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