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Oct. 9 2019
On April 26, Amazon once again ignited a global conversation when it announced its strategic decision to offer free next-day shipping for Prime members. The announcement left many shippers in... View More
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Oct. 7 2019
Last year, US shoppers spent a record $126 billion holiday shopping online — a 19.1% increase over 2017. The rise in e-commerce during the holidays stretches distribution centers and their employees
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Oct. 4 2019
With Prime Day and back-to-school shopping in the rear-view mirror, next up is the big one, the real test for e-commerce supply chains: holiday peak season. While fulfillment centers are a vita... View More
Oct. 2 2019
WASHINGTON — The United States Postal Service is increasing the safety and security of its collection box procedures through a modification of the long-standing Aviation Mail Security Rule, which... View More
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Oct. 2 2019
The holiday season can put a lot of stress on distribution and fulfillment networks. With massive order volumes, reduced processing times, and a scarce labor pool all pressuring operations to do more... View More
Oct. 2 2019
(AMSTERDAM) Oct. 1, 2019 – MHS (www.mhsglobal.com), a single-source provider of material handling automation and software solutions, announces two new additions to the company’s in... View More
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Oct. 2 2019
It seems obvious, but some logistics professionals still fail to realize just how badly an inefficient and poorly functioning supply chain can affect each aspect of their organizations. As companies a
Sept. 29 2019
WASHINGTON — The United States Postal Service (USPS) will launch a new website Sept. 30 for small- to medium- shipping companies. The site will assist small- to medium-level shippers w... View More
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Sept. 25 2019
On Wednesday, September 25, in Geneva, Switzerland, an amendment was reached that would keep the United States as a member of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), despite prevalent industry expe... View More
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Sept. 23 2019
The transportation and logistics industry is experiencing a digital revolution. Modern technology is finally taking hold in supply chains across the world, allowing for previously unheard-of l... View More
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Sept. 18 2019
On September 16, 2019, FedEx announced their annual general rate increase for 2020. Effective January 6, 2020, FedEx Express (Domestic, US Export, and US Import), FedEx Ground, and FedEx Home... View More
Sept. 16 2019
The Administration is threatening to pull out of the UPU (United Postal Union) if shipping rates aren’t more balanced internationally, which could affect the United State Postal Service intern... View More
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Sept. 13 2019
Many years ago, a new term, called “coopetition,” was created. This term primarily referred to how the private carriers were using the USPS Parcel Select service to do a package’s final-mile... View More
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Sept. 6 2019
After months of silence on questions related to the potential US withdrawal from the Universal Postal Union (UPU), the USPS finally provided some information at the MTAC Membership Assembly o... View More
Sept. 4 2019
September 4, 2019 (Chicago, IL) – Labelmaster, the leading provider of products, services and technology for the safe and compliant transport of dangerous goods (DG) and hazardous materials... View More
Sept. 4 2019
MARENGO, Ill. (September 3, 2019) – UniCarriers Americas (UCA) announced the promotion of Mark Manninen to the position of vice president, sales and marketing. Manninen, a 28-year comp... View More
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Sept. 3 2019
The most common complaint that I hear as I travel to different distribution centers is, “We just can’t find good people.” Oftentimes, the complaint is warranted, but many times, it’s... View More
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Aug. 23 2019
Reshoring, which is the practice of bringing manufacturing and services back to the US, is difficult to quantify, but some organizations have made attempts to measure over time. The Reshoring... View More
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Aug. 21 2019
With hurricane season upon us and extreme weather events becoming an increasingly common reality nationwide, the arrival of bad weather tends to illustrate that there are two types of people in the wo
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Aug. 19 2019
New studies project that the worldwide retail e-commerce sales will reach a new high of $4.9 trillion by 2021. That is a 265% growth rate, and there are no signs of the growth lettin... View More

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