Commercial warehousing facilities have been in a slump for a few years, but the market is on the upswing, according to year-end surveys conducted by ProLogis, a global distribution solutions provider. During the second half of 2004, newly started bulk distribution and warehouse projects expanded. In the nation
Parcel shippers often quip that a postal rate increase every year is as inevitable as death and taxes. But unlike death, which has no gradations, a rate hike can range from minor to exorbitant. As rate increases go, the U.S. Postal Service’s flat 5.4% increase, proposed in the 2006 rate case the USPS filed on April 8, appears to be moderate enough for most shippers to handle.