Category Archives: Freight Focus

Paper shippers focused on capacity

By | May 24, 2018

Paper shippers focused on finding solutions to the tight capacity in the rail and trucking sectors dominated the TAPPI Shipping, Warehousing, and Receiving Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, earlier this month. Shippers across the board said they were searching for capacity solutions given the increasing pricing and limited availability of capacity. Truck and rail logistics… Read More »

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

By | October 10, 2017

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

By | September 21, 2017

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

By | May 26, 2017

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 »