Category Archives: Freight Focus

AKE’S TAKE: Super Gridlock is Super Good for Business

A panelist at the recent FTR Transportation Conference reminded us that businesses like it when the government stays out of “their business.” He said companies were benefiting from the new “hands off” environment. He claimed this had improved business confidence, and, more importantly, business performance. We have seen these conditions before, usually when power in… Read More »

Trans4Cast – Hurricanes: Production Impacts and The Recovery

Industrial Production figures for August came out on Friday and the topline news wasn’t positive. Nor should you have expected it to be. Hurricane Harvey shut down a major industrial center for nearly 2 weeks and had impacts that spread out both before and after it. That means that August production was impacted for at… Read More »

State of Freight Webinar: Key Issues in Transportation

This September 12-14, we are holding our 13th annual Transportation Conference in Indianapolis. As a lead-up to the conference we will be holding a complimentary industry webinar: Key Issues in Transportation.  The theme of this year’s conference is Gaining Traction? Next Year. Next Decade. I will be moderating the webinar discussion which highlights the transportation… Read More »

Insights Into the 3PL Market

While at the 2016 CSCMP Annual Conference in September, I got my hands on the recently released 2017 Third-Party Logistics Study. This is the 21st release of this annual study that looks at the 3PL market from both a Shipper and a 3PL viewpoint. I want to highlight a couple of interesting trends and insights… Read More »