January 2015 Archive

How Highway Congestion Studies Help Transportation and Logistics Companies

Traffic congestion has a negative impact on planning transportation routes and makes life more difficult for logistics companies. It occurs when freight demand exceeds the capacity of the transportation system. Route planning is an integral part of an executive’s job. This is why increasingly transportation and logistics companies use the services of executive

3PLs Today and Tomorrow

Third party logistics providers have had a good run in the market. They play an important role in goods movement. Outsourcing their transportation management functions to 3PLs gives shippers more flexibility to meet their shipping needs and access to the latest transportation management technologies. Read more here.      

How Shifting Freight Demands are Straining Fleets and Shippers

The challenges of transport, logistics, and the shipping industry Freight demands are constantly affected by a wide range of variable factors which makes it hard to anticipate trends in future shifting. All of this makes the work of fleets and shippers challenging. Factors that influence freight demands include the economy, globalization,

Peterbilt Model 320 sets production record

The specialty vehicle – used primarily in refuse operations and concrete-pumper applications – was recently introduced with an entirely new interior. A right-hand, stand-up cab configuration was announced as well. Peterbilt said it would introduce a dual-steer configuration later this year. Read more here.  

Kenworth T880 Wins ATD Truck of Year

The Kenworth T880 with Paccar’s MX-13 engine was named the 2015 commercial truck of the year. The award, which this year focused on the vocational and heavy haul/severe-duty sectors, was announced this week at the American Truck Dealers annual convention. Read more here.