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  1. Both annual and sequential gains, of varying degrees, for freight shipments and expenditures were on display in the August edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems, which was released this week.
  2. Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage at 149 (2000=100) was up 7.1% over July, and the ATA’s not seasonally-adjusted (NSA) index saw a 10.5% increase from July to August, coming in at 156.4.
  3. From outbound and inbound route planning to inventory management, and workforce optimization to home delivery planning, your planners need the full picture to make the best decisions.
  4. How advances in the Internet of Things, cloud computing, and predictive analytics are making the Digital Supply Chain a reality
  5. Transportation and logistics bellwether FedEx yesterday announced rate increases for various business lines, including FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, and FedEx Freight, which will take effect on January 1, 2018.
  6. A recent stretch of low motor carrier driver turnover rates appears to have come to an end, according to data issued this week by the American Trucking Associations (ATA).
  7. The Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported earlier this week that the average price per gallon of diesel gasoline dropped 1.6 cents to $2.786 per gallon.
  8. With the calendar getting closer to Monday, December 18, also known in trucking circles as the day that electronic logging devices (ELD) go live, it looks like things are all system go for the mandate, which has received a fair amount of attention in recent months.
  9. Getting a read on the state of the economy was a key theme at last week’s 2017 FTR Transportation Conference in Indianapolis. This annual event always does a terrific job of putting things into perspective, with insights coming from myriad industry stakeholders, including shippers, carriers, 3PLs, and analysts, among others.
  10. Mollie Bailey, Director, International, LCB, at Transplace, provides readers with insights and advice on how to leverage the new ocean cargo carrier scenario in this exclusive interview.

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