Transportation Management News — February, 2008

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C.R. England Adopts McLeod's HirePower Solution to Aid in Employee Recruiting
McLeod Software, a provider of dispatch, accounting and enterprise management solutions for trucking and brokerage firms, says that C.R. England Inc. has implemented the developer's HirePower module that's designed to reduce driver hiring time. McLeod says HirePower streamlines...
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Tire Shredding System Manufacturer Uses RedPrairie's Fleet Management
Encore Tire Recovery, makers of a mobile tire shredding system that turns scrap tires into "environmentally friendly" products, has selected RedPrairie's Fleet Management solution to support its growing business.
"Over 280 million scrap tires are...
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YRC CEO Zollars: Economy, Gas Prices Continue to Hit LTL Sector Where It Hurts
Less-than-truckload carriers continue to report a slump in demand for their services and are getting increasingly competitive on cost, say market watchers.
The housing and general economic slowdown in the U.S. is making LTL carriers increasingly concerned...
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Partnership Allows xpedx, Geodis to Offer Their Logistics Services Around the World
An alliance between xpedx and Geodis should allow the two to offer their menu of logistics services throughout the United States and worldwide. Among those services are air, sea and multimodal transport; asset and...
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C.H. Robinson Manages Transportation for John Deere's North American Freight
C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. is managing John Deere's North American freight under a five-year contract. The Transportation Management Center, a division of C.H. Robinson, will provide technology and transportation expertise for Deere's North American inbound and outbound freight. John Deere will...
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Descartes Boosts Ocean Transportation Business with Acquisition of Pacific Coast Tariff Bureau
Descartes Systems Group, which provides on-demand logistics solutions, has acquired the assets of privately-held San Francisco-based Pacific Coast Tariff Bureau Inc. For more than 60 years,...
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Management Dynamics Rolls Out Tool to Audit, Manage Freight Spending
Management Dynamics Inc. has released Freight Bill Management, a freight audit solution designed to help shippers and logistics companies establish financial control by eliminating freight bill overcharges.
The developer says its solution fully automates all...
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Loading Trucks the 'Green' Way Saves SC Johnson Tons of Money
It used to be that adhering to such transportation best practices as cube utilization was evidence of a company's good supply chain management, and that was pretty much the end of the story. Yesterday's logistics strategies, however, are today's environmental innovations. Just ask Pat Penman,...
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RFID Continuously Monitors Containers While at Sea, According to Siemens Unit
Siemens IT Solutions and Services has conducted a proof-of-technology test on RFID-based equipment that can be utilized to monitor shipping containers while they're at sea. The company says the test demonstrated the technology closes a gap found in commercially available cargo-monitoring RFID systems that...
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Coastal Pacific Xpress Retrofits 700 Trailers with SkyBitz Asset Tracking Technology
Coastal Pacific Xpress Inc. (CPx), a Canadian truckload carrier, has selected the asset-tracking technology from SkyBitz for its fleet of more than 700 trailers. Headquartered in Surrey, British Columbia, CPx specializes in temperature-controlled and just-in-time delivery across North America for...
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Past Transportation Management News Issues:
October, 2007
August, 2007


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