Commentary

Carriers have little track record of self-policing themselves in pursuit of overall industry gains. Can carriers  change their operational stance? And can a different industry emerge?
In his Nov. 16 tweet promoting the rollout of Tesla’s new electric semi-truck, Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised, “This will blow your mind clear out of your skull and into an alternate dimension.”
To cut through the confusion and determine whether a broker or an LSP meets your needs, you need to ask several key questions.
It's clear that a world-class infrastructure improves a nation's efficiency and attracts business. And post-Brexit Great Britain must implement several infrastructure improvements to achieve both.
A customer poses the question: can one forbid a shipper from using a certain carrier for goods? 
Although Uber Freight can certainly have a major impact on freight brokering, there are many factors that show the standards in the industry cannot be switched that easily.
Are shippers prepared for the effect the electronic logging device mandate will have on their supply chains?
What are the real differentiators that will make cargo interests select one carrier over another?
A closer look at contract extension talks for the US East and Gulf coasts suggests less cause for alarm.
To avoid the dreaded stockouts while meeting customer expectations for fast delivery and product variety, shippers are steadily consuming more air freight capacity.
We simply cannot begin to have a meaningful dialogue about throwing out the billions of dollars in technology investment made over the past 20 years if we cannot measure the benefits of doing so by embracing a new technology.
The problem is growing especially now because the logistics industry is changing.
The trucking capacity crunch is revealing the extent to which available capacity is out of reach for many shippers who need it.
A survey of the history of the Journal of Commerce through the 190-year backdrop of shipping and global events grounds the whirl of the present.