eyefortransport Weekly Newsletter 28th November 2013

TruckIT Survey Closes Today; Consumer Spending Increases; 3PL & CSCO Storify page

Happy Thanksgiving one and all!
Today is your last chance to participate in our truckIT survey, dont miss out! Also this week Cathy Morrow examines Mexico’s global competitiveness and how changes in taxation will have a “major impact on its maquiladora industry, the backbone of much of the countries growth”. John Wagner discusses how consumer spending is increasing despite the cold weather, and AMFS provide an assessment of UPS’s ‘Rate and Accessorial Increase’.
Finally, if you were not lucky enough to join us at the recent European 3PL Summit & CSCO Forum in Amsterdam then you can get a fun little snapshot here.  Through the vibrant tweets of some of our most social media savvy  attendees you will see what topics were trending and key quotes from some of the sessions – it will be like you never missed out!
News This Week:
Article By Dan Malech, AFMS Pricing Director and Doug Caldwell, AFMS VP International 
Article by John Wagner Jr from Wagner Logistics published on November 22nd 2013 
Article by Cathy Morrow Roberson from Transport Intelligence - Published on November 26th 2013 
Kuehne + Nagel, one of the world’s leading global logistics providers, hosted a grand opening ceremony yesterday for its new logistics center in Atlanta. 
Featured This Week: 3PL Summit & CSCO Forum Storify
If you missed all the action at the European 3PL Summit and CSCO Forum 2 weeks ago never fear; you can catch up with it all on our Storify page
You can see all the topics that were trending, quotes from the sessions and everyone that was tweeting about the event, it’ll be like you’re really there!  
Featured This Week: Trucking IT Investment Strategy – Looking For Your Thoughts
Today is the last day we’re collecting responses for our annual trucking IT survey and given your role in the logistics industry, I wanted to get your input. 
The survey (which takes less than 3 minutes to complete) is designed to explore key areas of technology investment within the trucking industry including:
  • What are the most important features of a successful Big Data strategy?
  • How have trucking budgets have evolved over the last 18 months?
  • Which technologies are providing the greatest ROI for North America’s fleets?
For completing the survey, we will send you a complimentary copy of the accompanying report once it is completed in mid-December.
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