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Gary Frantz

Gary Frantz

Contributing Editor

Gary Frantz is a veteran communications executive with more than 30 years of experience in the transportation and logistics industries. He's served as communications director and strategic media relations counselor for companies including XPO Logistics, Con-way, Menlo Logistics, GT Nexus, Circle International Group, and Consolidated Freightways. Gary is currently principal of GNF Communications LLC, a consultancy providing freelance writing, editorial and media strategy services. He's a proud graduate of the Journalism program at California State University–Chico.

Articles by Gary Frantz

For U.S. truckers, more speed bumps ahead
Between softening demand, higher operating costs, and a stubborn shortage of qualified drivers, 2020 promises plenty of challenges for fleets. At least in the first half of the year.
February 21, 2020

Air freight reinvents itself once again
Airfreight industry players have spent years—if not decades—adapting to constantly changing market conditions. Between e-commerce, Amazon, global trade, and the march of technology, that's unlikely to change anytime soon.
January 21, 2020

Maritime industry braces for sea-change
For ocean carriers, 2020 will be a year of reckoning, as regulatory and market pressures force them to shelve expansion plans and slash costs. But over at the nation's ports, it's a different story.
January 13, 2020

Tariffs, technology, slowing economy drive 3PLs to adapt — again
2020 is shaping up as a uniquely challenging time for freight brokers and third-party logistics service providers. Those who can adapt may find opportunities aplenty.
December 2, 2019

The changing face of parcel delivery
Once upon a time, a parcel delivery company meant either FedEx or UPS (or maybe the U.S. Postal Service). Those days are gone.
November 20, 2019

Clear track ahead or challenges around the bend?
Intermodal service providers are finding that last year's stellar performance is a tough act to follow, as they face down challenges ranging from China tariffs to aging infrastructure to softening demand.
October 3, 2019

How will 2019 stack up for truckers?
Trucking companies owned the freight markets in 2018, setting new records for everything from tonnage to revenues. Matching that won't be easy.
August 28, 2019

U.S. ports underpin hot economy with record volumes, rapid growth
Like the proverbial rising tide, the buoyant economy has lifted the fortunes of many U.S. ports. But how long can the good times last?
August 12, 2019

Parcel carriers evolve as e-commerce explodes
With e-commerce-generated package volumes soaring, there is growth opportunity across the board for parcel carriers small and large. But success in this fast-moving market won't come easy.
June 10, 2019

The rise of private fleets (and dedicated operations)
The desire for committed capacity, reliable service, and predictable cost has created a surge of interest in dedicated and private fleets. That will change the complexion of trucking over the next five years.
May 3, 2019