Category Archives: Uncategorized

Booming Economy Means Gridlock

The following article was written by Rob Upbin featured on www.forbes.com. You can read the full article at the posted link. Gwynn Logistics claims no ownership of this article.   "In a bumper to bumper jam while reading this? For the 33% of our readers who are on smartphones, you’re breaking the law if you’re driving. The rest of you can rest assured that your city is in recovery. According to the most recent numbers from the Inrix Gridlock Index, U.S. road congestion jumped 9.4%...
Read more

Door-step Grocery Service

The following is an article from Thomas Reuters featured on CBS News. Amazon.com Inc is planning a major roll-out of an online grocery business that it has been quietly developing for years, targeting one of the largest retail sectors yet to be upended by e-commerce, according to two people familiar with the situation. While food is a low-margin business, Amazon could outperform similar online grocery services by delivering orders for higher-margin items like electronics at the same time. One of the people familiar with AmazonFresh's expansion plans said...
Read more

Current Transportation Marketing Conditions

  According to Trans4Cast and Jeremy West, their research economist, the Market Demand Index (MDI) has "dropped by 17% from 12.54 in mid-November to 10.42 during the first quarter of the year.  User BigBadBill gave a brief breakdown of what an MDI indicates. "A reading above 8 indicates truckload capacity is 'tight' and pricing leverage resides with carriers; a reading below 6 indicates truckload capacity is 'loose; and pricing leverage resides with shippers. Between 6-8, capacity is considered in equilibrium." As of January 1st the Internet Truckstop set an...
Read more