Logistics News June 2, 2015

Drop in trailer orders due to lack of maker capacity – Orders for new trailers are slowing dramatically, but only because manufacturers cannot keep up with demand. Read the story here. (Transport Topics)

 

ILWU, PMA have both ratified 5-year contract – After much drama and millions spent by shippers held hostage, the long-awaited master contract for West Coast longshore workers was ratified with an 82% approval vote by union members. Read more here. (Cargo Business News)

 

Changing consumer habits drive supply changes – Customers want free shipping, shopping any time, and near0instant fulfillment. Retailers need to adapt to a changing marketplace to thrive. Read more here. (Wall Street Journal)

 

Diesel prices holding steady – The national average diesel fuel price has hardly budged in the last few weeks at $2.909. See this week’s report here. (USEIA)

 

Last Mile Home opens Weekends Only support facility – Home delivery operator Last Mile Home has opened a 15,000 square foot warehouse to service Indianapolis customers of retailer Weekends only. Read the story here. (Furniture Today)