Posts tagged with ‘economy’

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    Transportation TIP List: Week of February 7th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    Love is in the air! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s certainly “heart”-ening to see lots of news in the transportation industry this week. This edition of our TIP List is sweet on manufacturing, packaging materials and the power of game theory in procurement, just to name a few. Read on for all of the trends we’re smitten with!

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    Transportation TIP List: Week of January 31st, 2016

    - by Transplace

    With everyone gearing up for Super Bowl 50 this weekend, many are weighing in with predictions and placing their bets on who will be the winner. And while we definitely don’t have a crystal ball on hand to see whether the Carolina Panthers or the Denver Broncos will come out the victor, our TIP List offers a full lineup of all the supply chain trends and forecasts you need to kick off the week.

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    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    The Oilfield Trucking Industry Series – Part 2: Diverse Carriers in the Industry

    - by Transplace

    As we discussed in part one of this three-part post, it’s important to look at how the growth in the oilfield trucking industry has affected its players and the specific modes or types of trailers they operate. The oil and gas industry has long consisted of two or three giants, medium-sized regional companies who specialize in oilfield trucking and transportation, and scores of mom and pop companies with 10 or less trucks and trailers. While independently refuted statistics of a company’s size and ranking in the U.S. trucking industry are not readily available, what we can see is growth in several trucking companies rankings in reports like the “Top 100 2015 Carrier for Hire Rankings.”1

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    Transportation TIP List: Week of January 17th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    While most of the country is enduring some seriously cold temperatures, we’re seeing many of the current trends in the supply chain and transportation industries heating up. Some of the hottest stories this week include new growth in the global flexible packaging market, harnessing technology for omni-channel strategy and improvement around trucking safety. Dive into all the details below!

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    The Oilfield Trucking Industry Series – Part 1: Industry Challenges

    - by Transplace

    Trucking in the oil and gas industry is a tough and dirty job that has been around for decades in places like South Texas. What has changed in the last ten years is the growth in the amount of trucks on the roads servicing this industry. Now that we have gone from a boom cycle – leading us to where were are today – it’s important to look at how this growth has affected the oilfield trucking industry in places like the Eagleford, Permian Basin, Appalachia, Bakken and the Gulf of Mexico (i.e., Port Fourchon), and the specific modes or types of trailers they operate.

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    Transportation TIP List: Week of January 10th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    Happy New Year! We’re picking up our weekly TIP List by ringing in 2016 with a number of promising industry trends, including an uptick in the economy and surges in demand. But no matter what happens this New Year, our resolution is to keep bringing you all of the latest and greatest supply chain and transportation stories. Read on to find out what the first few weeks of 2016 have brought the transportation industry!

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    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 13th, 2015

    - by Transplace

    With festive holiday decorations adorning offices, stores and homes from coast to coast, we’re thinking about current trends that are brightening the transportation scene. Our final TIP List of 2015 features some industry news that’s bringing cheer this season – including $2 gasoline, new trucking jobs and year-ending high notes for both U.S. ports and retail shipping imports.

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    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 6th, 2015

    - by Transplace

    There’s a frosty feel in the air this time of year, and while we know Santa Claus is busy making his list and checking it twice, we have our own list of trending transportation topics that you need to know this week. Read on for a little industry holiday cheer!

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    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Transportation TIP List: Week of November 29th, 2015

    - by Transplace

    Even though Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping days have officially passed, holiday retail trends continue to stay top of mind in the transportation industry. From a big boost in online Black Friday shopping to an ongoing surge in auto sales, the holiday retail supply chain is becoming more important than ever before. This week’s TIP List is fully stocked – check out all of the popular stories below!

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    Transportation TIP List: Week of November 22nd, 2015

    - by Transplace

    The Thanksgiving Day holiday later this week serves as a great reminder for us to give thanks and appreciate others. It also represents the official start to the holiday season. To help you get into the spirit of the season, we gathered up some holiday-themed TIPs full of bountiful transportation trends to share. Gobble up the latest and greatest happenings the transportation industry is serving up below!

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