U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index points to Q4 shipment and spend gains

Freight shipment and spending levels showed improvement from the third quarter to the fourth quarter, following a trending down from the second quarter to the third quarter, according to the most recent edition of the U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index, which was released this week by Minneapolis-based U.S. Bank. Source: logistics Mgmt

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Impact of tax reform on logistics is solid but comes with questions over long-term impact

A recent Logistics Management reader survey of more than 120 logistics and supply chain professionals had somewhat of a measured view of the impacts of tax reform, to date. Nearly 16% viewed it as positive, which, on the surface, appears low, but only 6.6% viewed it as negative. It was the more ambivalent respondents that comprised the bulk of the survey’s respondents, with 35.2% saying it has had no impact, and 42.6% saying they are unsure. Source: logistics Mgmt

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