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  1. Commerce reported that May retail sales, at $519.0 billion, were up 0.5% compared to April and up 3.2% annually. NRF reported that May retail sales were up 0.5% in May on a seasonally-adjusted basis compared to April, and up 3.2% annually on an unadjusted basis.
  2. Truckload rates, which measure linehaul rates, headed up 1.2% annually to 135.3 (January 2005=100), extending a stretch of gains going back to November 2017. On the intermodal side, total May intermodal pricing was up 4.2% annually, to 147.0, and down 1.9% compared to April.
  3. DHL Supply Chain, a subsidiary of Deutsche Post DHL Group, said this week it is taking steps to expand its pharmaceutical and medical device distribution network by 40% in 2019, through a $150 million investment.
  4. Rail carloads, at 246,758, fell 9.1% compared to the same week a year ago, and intermodal units, at 266,341, slipped 8%.
  5. Air, sea, and surface transportation/logistics modes will be examined closely by panel of industry experts when the 2019 USC Marshal Global Supply Chain Excellence Summit convenes in August. Among the speakers will be Mathew Joseph Elenjickal , Founder and CEO, FourKites. In this exclusive interview, he shares a few insights on the current state on best management practices.
  6. We discuss the key pain points that all parcel shippers are dealing with right now and show how a multi-carrier transportation management system can help reduce costs, improve efficiencies, and improve the organizational bottom line.
  7. The freight railroad sector is replete with many moving parts, including hauling various types of freight commodities and intermodal goods, as well as what is viewed as a very active regulatory environment. And there are other things, too, including technology, policy, the sector's role in the over all economy, among other things. To help put everything into perspective
  8. Download this new whitepaper to learn the 5 best practices that support an effective labor management approach.
  9. Download This Complimentary eBook – 2019 Descartes Fleet Management Benchmark Study Findings
  10. When managing a complex global supply chain, keep in mind that your labeling solution plays a critical role.
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