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April 18, 2016

Earnings Watch: J.B. Hunt Profit Increases Nearly 9%

J.B. Hunt Transport Services says its first-quarter profit increased 8.9% from a year earlier as revenue rose by 6%, thanks to volume growth, improved network operations, higher equipment utilization, lower maintenance costs and increased contract pricing.

February 22, 2016

How Changes in Retailing Are Driving Changes in Logistics

Consumer expectations for last-mile, same-day and home delivery have drastically changed, thanks to the likes of Amazon and department stores that offer same day delivery and in-store pick up. Deborah Lockridge explores the topic with Descartes' Chris Jones in her "All That's Trucking" blog.

February 11, 2016

ALK Releases New Software Aimed at Shippers, Brokers, 3PLs

PC*Miler|Rates is designed to provide shippers, brokers and 3PL providers with real-time rate calculations and options for multiple LTL and small package carriers.

December 30, 2015

Girl Scout Cookie Distribution Goes High-Tech

Girl Scout cookie sales have gone digital, and Detroit-based Evans Distribution Systems is handling the shipping for more than a million boxes of Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs and more. Deborah Lockridge, parent of a Girl Scout herself, has more in her All That's Trucking blog.

November 17, 2015

C.H. Robinson Continues Chicago Growth

C.H. Robinson, one of the world’s largest logistics providers, has signed a seven-year lease for a 235,000-square-foot commercial office building and warehouse in the Chicago area.

October 27, 2015

Carrier Claim Management System Replaces Spreadsheets

TranSolutions has released the CarrierClaim software system for managing cargo claims of freight carriers.

September 9, 2015

XPO Logistics to Buy Con-way in $3 Billion Deal

XPO Logistics announced late Wednesday that it is buying Con-way Inc. in a $3 billion deal that will make XPO the second largest LTL provider in North America and expand its global contract logistics platform.

August 6, 2015

MacroPoint Offers Tracking Integration With Revenova TMS

MacroPoint announced an integration with Revenova’s multi-modal transportation management system for shippers brokers and third-party logistics companies.

June 29, 2015

Kuehne Nagel Purchases 3PL Provider ReTrans

Memphis, Tenn.-based third party logistics provider ReTrans Inc. is being purchased by the Kuehne Nagel Group, the latest in a series of moves by companies extending their reach into trans-Atlantic freight.

February 6, 2015

Echo Global Logistics Makes Purchase, Increases Profit Almost 70%

Echo Global Logistics Makes Purchase, Increases Profit Almost 70%

February 4, 2015

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Profit Increases 21.5%

The third party logistics provider C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. reported on Tuesday a 21.5% increase in net income for the final quarter of last year while it improved 8.1% for all of 2014.

February 4, 2015

Aljex Integrates Software with Freight Pricing Platform

Aljex Software is partnering with Logistical Labs to integrate Aljex’s operations software with the Logistical Labs LoadDex platform.

February 4, 2015

Saia Purchases Texas Third-Party Logistics Provider

The less-than-truckload services provider Saia Inc. has purchased LinkEx Inc. an asset-light, third-party logistics provider based in Dallas, Texas.

January 30, 2015

FedEx Completes Genco Purchase

FedEx Corp. announced on Friday it completed the acquisition of Genco Distribution System Inc., one of the largest third-party logistics providers in North America.

January 29, 2015

3PLs Today and Tomorrow

Outsourcing their transportation management functions to 3PLs gives shippers more flexibility to meet their shipping needs and access to the latest transportation management technologies.

January 21, 2015

Aljex Debuts Capacity Hub for Proactive Truck Booking

Aljex debuted its Capacity Hub software tool that allows brokers to search online for trucks and gauge spot availability.

January 20, 2015

Radiant Logistics Purchasing Canadian 3PL

Washington-based Radiant Logistics Inc. announced on Tuesday it has agreed to acquire Wheels Group Inc., one of the largest non-asset based third party logistics providers based in Canada.

January 5, 2015

ABF Logistics Buys Truckload Brokerage Firm

ABF Logistics acquired the privately held truckload brokerage firm Smart Lines Transportation Group for $5.17 million in cash. The acquisition of the Oklahoma City-based company will expand ABF's third-party logistics operations into the Oklahoma City market.

December 30, 2014

FedEx Acquisition Reflects Increased Focus on Returns

FedEx acquired third party logistics company Genco, expanding the company’s portfolio to include reverse logistics which deals with the processing of returns for retailers.

December 1, 2014

C.H. Robinson Purchasing Freightquote.com for $365 Million

The third-party logistics provider C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire Freightquote.com Inc. for $365 million in cash.

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