Posts tagged with ‘North America’

  • Weekly TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of October 28th, 2018

    - by Transplace

    Despite haunted houses, ghosts and witches setting a scary mood for today’s Halloween celebration, we’re definitely not spooked by the latest trends impacting the supply chain. Unwrap this week’s TIP List to see what’s in store for the new North American trade agreement, as well as what retailers can do to make sure this holiday season is a real treat for shoppers!

  • Weekly TIP List
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 17th, 2017

    Transportation TIP List: Week of October 21st, 2018

    - by Transplace

    Local elections across the country are quickly approaching, and we’re wondering: if you could vote for the most important trends in logistics, how would you cast your ballot? Top candidates in this week’s TIP List include preparation in the retail space for the upcoming holidays and an increase in manufacturing capacity.

  • Business - Transportation
    NAFTA and Mexican Free Trade

    NAFTA and Mexican Free Trade: Aiding Our Neighbor to the South

    - by Transplace

    By: Troy Ryley, Senior Vice President,  Mexico, Transplace

    *Note: A version of this article previously appeared in the Adam Smith Project, a new initiative on trade from the publishers of American Shipper.

    The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and its effect on the United States has been a much-talked-about topic recently, and there exists a desire to either renegotiate or terminate NAFTA and implement additional taxes on goods that are made in Mexico and sold in the U.S. However, this would be an economic mistake for North America.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Transportation TIP List: Week of September 4th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    Autumn’s arrival brings shorter days, colorful foliage and pumpkin-spiced everything. But even if trendy lattes aren’t your beverage of choice, our first TIP List of the fall season is showcasing some of the trendiest transportation and supply chain topics. Below you’ll find details on the truck driver shortage, artificial intelligence and how the U.S. intermodal rail network is going to take on this year’s bumper crop harvest.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of January 10th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    Happy New Year! We’re picking up our weekly TIP List by ringing in 2016 with a number of promising industry trends, including an uptick in the economy and surges in demand. But no matter what happens this New Year, our resolution is to keep bringing you all of the latest and greatest supply chain and transportation stories. Read on to find out what the first few weeks of 2016 have brought the transportation industry!

  • Weekly TIP List
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 13th, 2015

    - by Transplace

    With festive holiday decorations adorning offices, stores and homes from coast to coast, we’re thinking about current trends that are brightening the transportation scene. Our final TIP List of 2015 features some industry news that’s bringing cheer this season – including $2 gasoline, new trucking jobs and year-ending high notes for both U.S. ports and retail shipping imports.

  • Intermodal
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Expanded Eagle Premium Service Delivers Intermodal Opportunities

    - by Transplace

    Union Pacific, in conjunction with Ferrocarril Mexicano (FXE), has recently introduced expanded service on the Eagle Premium rail line and now offers new routes connecting the city of Silao in central Mexico to Chicago and Memphis. As a direct result of this service expansion, central Mexico is now bridged with the Midwest, Canada and the Southeast – opening up a number of new and exciting possibilities for shippers and offering them extensive benefits.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 6th, 2015

    - by Transplace

    There’s a frosty feel in the air this time of year, and while we know Santa Claus is busy making his list and checking it twice, we have our own list of trending transportation topics that you need to know this week. Read on for a little industry holiday cheer!

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of September 20th, 2015

    - by Transplace

    Fall is in the air and the NFL season is off and running, which is getting us thinking about how many logistics and transportation trends there are to tackle. Here’s hoping we see big gains for infrastructure, trucking, safety, capacity and other current challenges. Read on to see what’s covered in our TIP List playbook this week!

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of September 13th, 2015

    - by Transplace

    Truck Driver Appreciation Week is in full swing! We’re saluting these #TruckingHeroes that excel at one of North America’s most important (and demanding) jobs all week here on Logistically Speaking. But have you taken the time this week to think about exactly why truck drivers are important to us and the reasons we should truly appreciate them? We’ll start things off! Here are some of the many reasons that we value truck drivers:

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