Logistics News March 3, 2015

Broad River Furniture to build new DC in S. Carolina – Broad River Furniture is planning a new corporate headquarters and DC in Fort Mill, SC. The Ashley dealer expects the facility to open in November. Read more here. (Furniture Today)

 

Fuel prices continue upward creep – The national average diesel fuel price is up 14 cents from last week, but it’s still a dollar less per gallon than a year ago. See details here. (Dept. of Energy)

 

LA, Long Beach ports claim they’ll be back to normal in 3 months – At this week’s TPM conference the directors of both ports say they will work together to get cargo flowing properly through the facilities. Read the story here. (JOC)

 

Congress looks to set standards for hiring truckers – CSA scores are at the forefront of a bill introduced in the US House that would require brokers, shippers, forwarders, and consignees to verify that truckers they hire don’t have a bad safety rating. Read more here. (JOC)