July 24 2006
Suffice it to say, FedEx Ground struggled with the decision. No doubt great debate occurred before marching orders were given. But, alas, service (a.k.a. the customer) came second. A very close second,... View More
July 24 2006
A federal court has certified shippers who paid an excess value charge to UPS from January 1, 1984 to the present as a class for the purpose of a class action suit against United Parcel Service and related... View More
July 24 2006
Shippers generally detest dealing with subjects or problems they do not really understand. Loss, damage and delay claims are usually in this category because carrier liability is a legal subject requiring... View More
July 24 2006
The recent announcement by UPS to reduce its transit times in key lanes sparked interest in many of the people I have spoken with recently. At first glance, it would appear that UPS has launched a salvo... View More
July 24 2006
One of the circumstances under which corporations waste substantial amounts of money on transportation is when their sales personnel and other officials need to return packages back to their offices or... View More
July 24 2006
As freight transportation moves into the 21st century, margins are tighter than at any time in the history of the industry, insurance premiums are sky high, competition is fierce, and clients are demanding... View More
July 24 2006
Question: What Can Green Do for You? Answer: A The recent announcement that 170 Con-gressional leaders wrote to the Federal Maritime Commission in support of United Parcel Service�s application... View More
July 24 2006
In 1995, Congress enacted legislation deregulating the trucking and airline industries� intrastate operations. At the time, very few, if any, shippers (and probably few carriers) fully comprehended... View More
July 24 2006
Editors Note: On December 11, 2002, President George W. Bush authorized the establishment of a Presidential Commission on the future of the U.S. Postal Service. The Commissions mission is to study and... View More
July 21 2006
Parcel carriers are spending billions annually on new technology to fine tune their already high-speed delivery operations. Obviously, they realize the benefits of making such a capital investment. Simply... View More
July 21 2006
In UPS� relatively short five years as a publicly traded company, its stock arguably suffered its worst blow this January, immediately following the management�s announcement that it wouldn�t meet Wall... View More
July 21 2006
Parcel Shipping & Distribution sat down with Brett Harper, vice president of Contract Business Development for APL Logistics, to learn more about third-party logistics and what they have to offer companies... View More
July 21 2006
Frustrated with restrictive carrier refund policies, many experienced shippers have reached the conclusion that traditional service guarantees don�t work. But instead of giving up, what can you do about... View More
July 21 2006
FedEx Corp.�s ground package and less-than-truckload services made strides in 2003, gaining market share in two segments of US surface transport, The Colography Group, Inc., (LTL) said in issuing... View More
July 21 2006
Every boxing fan has an opinion of what the best heavyweight fight was. Louis - Schmelling, Ali - Frazier, Holyfield - Tyson. They were all epic battles. But for my dollar, the best heavyweight fight is... View More
July 21 2006
My intention for this column is to provide industry news I believe is impacting you and render my thoughts regarding its implications. My aim is to both give awareness and hopefully, make a difference.... View More
July 21 2006
Shippers beware! Dramatic changes to the way landed costs are calculated for all major carriers are now in effect. Parcel carriers started to impose both residential and commercial Delivery Area... View More

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