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July 13, 2020

Congratulations! Freight Management Inc. is a 2020 Top 100 Logistics IT Provider

One of Inbound Logistics Top 100 Logistics IT Providers Each year, Inbound Logistics develops a list of the Top 100 Logistics IT Providers. Inbound Logistics editors […]
March 13, 2023

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August 30, 2022

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March 8, 2022

Diesel sees highest price, biggest increase in history of DOE/EIA benchmark

Source: Freight WavesMarch 7, 2022 Waiting for more oil? OPEC’s secretary-general shows no sign the group will add supply HOUSTON — The benchmark diesel price that […]
March 8, 2022

How invasion of Ukraine could ease shipping logjam off US ports

Source: Lloyds ListMarch 8, 2022 BIMCO: War will hurt demand for container ships, bulkers and tankers The traditional wisdom is that geopolitical chaos is good for […]
March 8, 2022

Empty container avalanche predicted to cause chaos later this year

Source: Splash247February 21, 2022 When global supply chains snap back to some form of normality – widely tipped to be in the second half of the […]
March 8, 2022

Expeditors International Shuts Down Computer Systems After Cyberattack

Source: The Wall Street JournalFebruary 22, 2022 The logistics giant hasn’t said when it will fully restore operations. Seattle-based logistics giant Expeditors International of Washington Inc. […]
March 8, 2022

Supply chain whack-a-mole: West Coast eases, East Coast worsens

Source: American ShipperFebruary 23, 2022 LA/LB relief could be temporary, while Charleston queue tops 30 ships The good news on U.S. port congestion: The number of […]
March 8, 2022

Large, Late Merchandise Orders Are Raising Companies’ Inventory Costs

Source: The Wall Street JournalFebruary 24, 2022 Transit delays are stranding billions of dollars in goods in congested supply chains, leaving companies in a cash crunch […]
February 28, 2022

Shipping scrambles to react to ‘nightmare scenario’

Source: Lloyd’s List February 22, 2022 The shipping industry is scrambling to work out how to respond to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, with the Sea of […]
July 22, 2021

MSNBC – Terry Bradshaw’s Pick of the Week

FMI offers a full management service to companies of medium and large size. If you are looking for freight bill audit, logistics management, TMS or consulting […]
June 28, 2021

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October 5, 2020

Truck Orders Up Substantially as Economy Continues to Grow

Net orders for the Class 8 trucks that keep the economy in motion were “phenomenal” in October, FTR Associates reports, nearly breaking an all-time record. The […]
March 23, 2020

COVID-19 Goods from China

There is no doubt we are in unprecedented times. We will explore over the coming weeks the impact COVID19 has on your supply chain. In this […]
February 26, 2020

2020 Newsletter

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June 27, 2019

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2018 Newsletters

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April 18, 2018

Top 5 ways to be a “shipper of choice”

April 16, 2018 Chad Prevost Becoming a “shipper of choice” is a decision. It doesn’t just happen. It’s also easier said than done. It takes strategic […]
April 10, 2018

The Top 25 Trucking and Less Than Truckload (LTL) Companies in 2017

The top trucking companies planning big investments and more strategic operations geared to serve shippers in a roaring freight environment—one that’s being driven by a booming […]
March 22, 2018

More efforts needed to mitigate cargo losses

Loss expects at leading fleets say more thought needs to go into package design to ensure cargo is well protected during transit. Preventing loss is a […]
March 14, 2018

Rising Freight Rates

March 14, 2018 Ibrahiim Bayaan, chief economist, FreightWaves Producer price inflation remains modest, but not for trucking and LTL where rates continue to soar Data on […]
March 8, 2018

The Perfect Storm

Clearly the pendulum of pricing power rests with the carriers this 2018.  New data indicates that 2018 LTL rate increases are pressing up towards double digits, […]
March 6, 2018

Global Liquid Fuels

Global liquid fuels North Sea Brent crude oil spot prices averaged $65 per barrel (b) in February, a decrease of $4/b from the January level and […]
March 5, 2018

ELD Issues

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has called on the U.S. House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure to “urgently conduct” an oversight hearing on the implementation […]
March 1, 2018

International Holiday Schedule

Dear Valued Customers, The following is provided for your information: Holiday Schedule The following offices will be closed in celebration of their local holiday: Japan Vernal […]
February 28, 2018

ELD’s / Drivers Coercion Complaints

The FMCSA’s Definition of Coercion: “Coercion occurs when a motor carrier, shipper, receiver, or transportation intermediary threatens to withhold work from, take employment action against, or […]
February 20, 2018

Blocking and Bracing Announcement by the UPRR regarding leaning intermodal containers

To All: Please note that the UPRR has announced a non-negotiable accessorial charge for improper blocking and bracing practices. It is the shippers responsibility to thoroughly […]
November 9, 2017

Truckload Capacity Issues

For years trucking executives have been warning shippers that the ultra-tight capacity, that has been brought about by a long-term shortage of trucks, qualified truck drivers, […]
August 28, 2017

“Hurricane, floods cripple Texas ports, freight networks”

The shipping industry is expected to be disrupted by the worst hurricane to hit the refinery-rich Texas coast in more than 50 years. Shipping terminals along […]
August 24, 2017

Update On Tropical Storm Harvey

Update: Harvey now projected to hit around noon tomorrow with up to 110 MPH winds.  They also expect major rain up to 20 inches in the […]
August 24, 2017

Tropical Storm Harvey

While models are still uncertain, Tropical Storm Harvey is rapidly strengthening and is now forecast to become a “major hurricane” when it hits the middle Texas […]
August 22, 2017

Hong Kong Braces For Tropical Storm Hato, Some Flights Cancelled

Hong Kong’s weather observatory said it might issue its third-highest typhoon warning at midnight, with severe tropical storm Hato forecast to veer within 100 km of […]
July 24, 2017

Carrier ArcBest First Steps Towards Dimensional Pricing

To Our Valued Customers: Please be notified that ArcBest (ABF Freight) will be taking their first steps towards moving to Dimensional Pricing and away from Classification […]
July 17, 2017

2017 Holiday Schedule

Dear Valued Customers, The following is provided for your information: Holiday Schedule The following offices will also be closed in celebration of their local holidays, as […]
June 28, 2017

Maersk Hit By Cyber-Attack

Based on information available through the public arena, Maersk has been hit globally by a cyber-attack.  Maersk and their subsidiaries are currently impacted. We do not know […]
June 27, 2017

So Cal Truckers End Strike After Marching on L.A. City Hall

The five-day strike by driver and warehouse workers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach came to an end on 6/23/2017 after a rally […]
June 23, 2017

Teamster Presence and Activity Continues to be Respectful

No issues, Teamster presence and activity continues to be respectful and the Port Police Task Force is working diligently to deliver the coexistence goal the POLA-POLB […]
June 22, 2017

Los Angeles – Long Beach Port Protest Has Little to No Effect on Flow

Harbor truckers supported by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters picketed the Port of Los Angeles-Long Beach on Monday, targeting XPO Logistics at multiple locations in Southern […]
April 28, 2017

Fuel-Tax Increases

The California state legislators passed a $52.4 billion, 10-year transportation bill to repair the state’s decaying roads and bridges.  The revenue will come via a hefty increase […]
April 28, 2017

Knight & Swift To Merge

Two of the largest asset based carriers are merging and will become the largest truck-load carrier in the country under Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings, Inc.  The $6 […]
April 25, 2017

Central Freight Lines Purchases Wilson Trucking

As of 4/3/2017, it is official that the purchase of Southeastern based Wilson Trucking by Southwestern based Central Freight Lines has been finalized.  Wilson Trucking was […]
April 25, 2017

Asian Public Holidays

China May 1   Labour Day May 28-30   Dragon Boat Festival Hong Kong May 1   Labour Day May 3 Buddha’s Birthday May 30  Tuen Ng Festival Indonesia May […]
January 27, 2017

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November 14, 2016

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January 22, 2015

Highway Bill Unlikely in 2014 Following Republican Gains

2014 Highway Bill Republican gains in the Senate have strengthened the GOP’s ability to advance transportation initiatives when the next Congress convenes in January but lowering […]
January 22, 2015

Railroads Reshape Crude Oil Markets

Today, 1.6 million barrels of oil a day are riding the rails, about 20% of the total pumped in the U.S., according to the Energy Information […]
January 22, 2015

Truck Orders Up Substantially as Economy Continues to Grow

Net orders for the Class 8 trucks that keep the economy in motion were “phenomenal” in October, FTR Associates reports, nearly breaking an all-time record. The […]
January 22, 2015

Shippers Look to 2015 for STB Reauthorization Bill

With the newly Republican Senate ready to take up its agenda for the next two years, shippers are anxious to see how debate on the “Surface […]
January 22, 2015

West Coast Port Congestion Spawns Cargo Diversions

The port complexes of Los Angeles-Long Beach and Seattle-Tacoma saw some congestion relief over the weekend. The situation has turned sour in Oakland, after longshoremen walked […]
December 5, 2012

Stop letting funds go to waste

If the term ‘duty drawback’ is new to you, don’t feel bad. You’re not alone. According to Oradell, N.J.-based Comstock & Theakston Inc., 90 percent of […]
December 5, 2012

Logistics company succeeds by building relationships

Ron Massman is always on the lookout for ways to reduce the carbon footprint his business leaves on the environment. So he’s quite proud The Dependable […]
December 5, 2012

The ultimate delivery vehicle

Bob Walters has dreamed of going into space since he was 15 and sending homemade rockets into the skies above the Mojave Desert. He’s confident his […]
December 5, 2012

Special Delivery

FMI adapts with the times to continue delivering great service When Bob Walters started in the freight management business, it was highly regulated and competition was […]
December 5, 2012

Sustainably Shipped

How to build a greener supply chain by reducing your freight footprint With the undeniable impact of globalization, sustainability efforts and programs are likely playing a […]