YRC Freight and Teamsters come to terms on a tentative labor agreement

With a March 31 deadline looming, YRC Freight, the largest subsidiary of less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider YRC Worldwide, and the Teamsters National Freight Negotiating Committee (TNFINC) announced on Thursday, March 21 that they have come to terms on a tentative agreement in principle for a new collective bargaining agreement. Details of the agreement were…

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Convoy introduces automated bidding feature for carriers

Seattle-based digital freight broker Convoy rolled out automated bidding for its Request a Load service offering, which is geared towards United States-based motor carriers. Request a Load is a key component of the Convoy app deployed by carriers and allows them to directly share preferences and get them the loads they want with less effort.

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IANA reports annual intermodal declines in February

Total February volume, at 1,406,639 units, fell 3.5% compared to February 2018. Domestic containers, at 575,431, saw the largest annual decline, down 5%, and trailers, at 107,501, fell 2.3%. All domestic equipment, at 682,932, was down 4.6%. International, or ISO, containers, decreased 2.4% to 723,707.

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This Week in Logistics News (March 16 – 22)

I spent the majority of this week in Las Vegas attending the Oracle Modern Business Experience conference at the Mandalay Bay. From a supply chain perspective, the conference looked into how disruptive technologies like IoT and blockchain are impacting supply chain management and the benefits and efficiencies they can add. The sessions were both informative…

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