American Trucking Associations (ATA) has released the latest edition of its look ahead at the future of freight. ATA US Freight Transportation Forecast to 2025 shows continued growth for not just the trucking industry, but also for the freight economy overall.
MTC Logistics announced that it has earned a certification through the British Retail Consortium (BRC) under the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) for its Port of Wilmington DE distribution center....More
Cryoport Inc, the provider of advanced cryogenic logistics solutions, has partnered with LifeConEx, a part of DHL Global Forwarding, to enhance and supplement DHL’s cold chain logistics offerings to its life sciences and healthcare customers....More
Continuing a pattern for 2014, truckload freight availability remained elevated on the spot market in June 2014, according to the DAT North American Freight Index, up 50% from the previous year....More
With a network of temperature-controlled facilities spanning more than 68 million cubic feet across Australia, Swire Cold Storage provides logistics services and supply chain solutions including temperature-controlled warehousing, refrigerated transport, and distribution services to a range of businesses....More
Chiquita Brands and the Diamond State Port Corporation (DSPC) reached an agreement recently by which Chiquita will continue to use the Port of Wilmington DE as its mid-Atlantic distribution hub for the next five years....More
Lineage Logistics, a warehousing and logistics company backed by Bay Grove, has acquired two cold storage facilities in Santa Cruz County (CA) from Dreisbach Enterprises. Financial terms of the transactions were not disclosed....More
CLEARLY, Prime Inc has built one of the most successful business models in the trucking industry. The Springfield, Missouri-based carrier typically posts annual revenue growth in the 13% range and has been ranked as the 28th largest trucking company in the United States.
THE NUMBERS make a compelling argument. Hybrid trailer refrigeration units can reduce operating costs by as much as 70% when compared to traditional diesel-fueled refrigeration, and the savings should grow as electric shore power becomes available at more locations where loaded trailers are parked for an extended time.
SOME companies lead, while many others are content to follow. La Crosse, Wisconsin-based Kwik Trip Stores Inc certainly has been a leader when it comes to demonstrating the benefits of natural gas as a truck fuel for local and regional food distribution fleets.