Railroad service issues are examined at STB hearing

Railroad service was front and center at last week’s hearing hosted by the Surface Transportation Board (STB), an independent adjudicatory and economic-regulatory agency charged by Congress with resolving railroad rate and service disputes and reviewing proposed railroad mergers. The hearing, entitled “Urgent Issues in Freight Rail Service,” was comprised of feedback from executive-level officials, including… Continue reading Railroad service issues are examined at STB hearing

STB issues railroad service-related NPRM in advance of hearing

Following an announcement it made earlier this month, when it said it would hold a hearing on April 26-27, regarding recent rail service problems and recovery efforts relating to various Class I railroad carriers, entitled “Urgent Issues in Freight Rail Service,” the Surface Transportation Board (STB), an independent adjudicatory and economic-regulatory agency charged by Congress with resolving… Continue reading STB issues railroad service-related NPRM in advance of hearing

NRF issues bullish 2022 retail sales forecast

While there is more than a healthy share of uncertainty in logistics and the supply chain, one thing that remains certain, is the ongoing aggressive pace of United States retail sales activity, with consumers continuing to spend on whatever it is they may need, amid record-high gas prices, inflation, fears of a recession, and the… Continue reading NRF issues bullish 2022 retail sales forecast

Driverless forklifts can solve recruitment issues

A growing number of European warehouse and distribution centre operators see driverless forklift truck technology as the optimum solution to the staff recruitment and employment cost challenges they are facing, writes Jason Zhang, VisionNav Robotics’ Head of Sales – Europe. Across the Eurozone, a shrinking labour pool is hitting the logistics sector hard. And with HGV… Continue reading Driverless forklifts can solve recruitment issues

Omicron issues are impacting staffing and service for FedEx

A customer service advisory issued earlier today by Memphis-based global freight transportation and logistics services titan FedEx stated that the company is again dealing with service disruptions, as was the case earlier this year. “The explosive surge of the COVID-19 Omicron variant has caused a temporary shortage of available crew members and operational staff in… Continue reading Omicron issues are impacting staffing and service for FedEx

Echo Global Logistics CEO Waggoner addresses logistics and supply chain issues

Logistics Management (LM): How would you assess the current state of the freight economy, given all of the different things going on, at the moment? Doug Waggoner: At this moment, I would say it is kind of interesting, because we saw a very, very strong 2021. In fact, at Echo, we grew our revenues sequentially… Continue reading Echo Global Logistics CEO Waggoner addresses logistics and supply chain issues