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The Rose Rocket Story with Justin Bailie

The Logistics of Logistics

Justin Bailie and Joe Lynch discuss the Rose Rocket story. Justin is he Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of leading TMS provider, Rose Rocket , a leading provider of transportation management software (TMS) for trucking companies and 3PLs. About Justin Bailie.

Beating the Odds: 12 Years an Entrepreneur

Talking Logistics

As of 2021, 20% of small businesses failed in their first year, 50% within five years, and 65% within 10 years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Twelve years ago, on the Monday after Thanksgiving, I left the comfort of a relatively secure job and paycheck to launch Adelante.

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New eBook Identifies the 7 Deadly Sins of B2C Fulfillment

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Online sales success depends on an agile, efficient back-end fulfillment operation to keep customers happy and coming back. But growing brands are so busy driving top line sales, they often fail to optimize order fulfillment, resulting in unhappy customers and lower profits. Fulfillment Operations

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Editor’s Choice: Tips for Trucking Companies to Decrease Their Insurance Premiums

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “ Editor’s Choice ” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. This article is from Emerge and offers tips for trucking companies to decrease their insurance premiums.

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The 2023 Supply Chain Crystal Ball: Challenges and Solutions

Speaker: Olivia Montgomery, Associate Principal Supply Chain Analyst

Curious to know how your peers are navigating ongoing disruption? In this webinar, you’ll gain actionable insights from Olivia Montgomery as she walks us through Capterra’s extensive research on how businesses - notably small and midsize businesses - are addressing supply chain challenges in 2023.

New UK deepsea box port would be one of world’s largest tidal-powered schemes

Supply Chain and Logistics

Deep sea box ports are a good idea. They don’t take up valuable land space, and they don’t pollute regions where people live. They’re cheaper to build, and can be connected by rail and truck to land. My colleague Alf … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Shipping container shipping green ports intermodal offshore ports port management ports

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The New Supply Chain Landscape: Why Moving Up the Supply Chain Spectrum Is Imperative

Talking Logistics

Thanks to disruptive events over the past two years, supply chains have become central to business success, forcing CEOs and other business executives to spend a much larger portion of their time and strategies focused on this once afterthought of their operations. What has changed?

'Eighth house truck' 2022 Pete 389 features 144-inch big bunk

Overdrive Online

Winners in the Pride & Polish interior category, Bennett-leased owner-operators Rick and Terry Henderson of Ohio, feature a tastefully decorated interior, dazzling lighting and distinctive striping on their 2022 Peterbilt 389. Pride & Polish

PepsiCo’s Massive, Complex, and Difficult Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Logistics Viewpoints

Jim Andrew, Chief Sustainability Officer at PepsiCo. On November 4 th , I interviewed Jim Andrew, the Chief Sustainability Officer at PepsiCo, about their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) program. PepsiCo is a very big company, the second largest food and beverage company in the world.

Land Transport Outlook for the Year Ahead

Now, That's Logistics

In the US, trucks move roughly 72.2% of the nation’s freight by weight , representing roughly 11 billion tons of freight (primary shipments only) in 2021. According to the ATA, 38.9

5 Powerful Prescriptive Analytics Examples in Supply Chain

Prescriptive analytics is a type of advanced analytics that optimizes decision-making by providing a recommended action. Supply chain, with its complex planning questions, is typically an area where optimization technology is required. Read about 5 use cases.

Safe trucking with Old Man Winter

Fleet Owner

Winter is coming, and managers need to make sure their drivers and dispatchers have the knowledge and tools they need to stay safe and keep trucking along hazardous frosty highways. Perspectives / IdeaXchange

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U.S. Container Freight Volumes Fall As Manufacturing Contracts

MTS Logistics

container volumes at the largest U.S. ports decreased by 3.8% in September compared to September 2021, another sign of a slowdown in overall trade.

A Better Way to Think About Integrated Planning

Logistics Viewpoints

Paul Delbar from OMP has a different take on what integrated planning means. OMP provides supply chain planning (SCP) solutions. Mr. Delbar has a succinct way of describing difficult concepts. Resilience is About Planning for Agility.

Potential railroad strike looms in December.

Commercial Carrier Journal

The U.S. narrowly avoided a potentially disastrous rail strike in September, but it now looms over early December. Economic trends

6 Ways Video Telematics Improves Driver Safety

An in-cab dash cam video system can help fleet operators significantly reduce risky driving, costly legal judgments, and insurance costs. Download the eBook and learn 6 ways to improve driver safety by using dash cams on your trucks.

Alta Equipment Group launches truck fleet electrification division

Fleet Owner

The construction equipment company, now the primary Nikola Motors dealer in several states, will offer fleets turnkey electrification solutions called Alta eMobility. Emissions & Efficiency

[Video] Beyond Rates: Important Factors in Carrier Selection

Talking Logistics

When it comes to procuring freight, rates and capacity almost always takes center stage. This is especially true when freight demand exceeds available capacity, which was the case most of 2021 and earlier this year. But market conditions are different today.

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The Trinity Foundation: Trinity’s Non-Profit Organization

Trinity Logistics

One of the unique aspects of Trinity Logistics is our value of servant leadership. We believe it’s not just about what you accomplish, but who you lift up, who you make better, and how you give back.

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FMCSA's female trucking board aims at biggest issues

Overdrive Online

Though it's a panel of 16 accomplished women in trucking, two members' accounts of the meeting illustrate how issues discussed -- from training practices and crime prevention to parking and more -- could have a big impact on all of trucking. Regulations

A Deep Dive Into Supply Chain Strategy: Why Yours Isn't Working

Speaker: Michelle Meyer, Founder and CEO of MatterProviders

Michelle Meyer is here to walk you through the future of supply chain strategy, and why your current approach is probably not working. In this exclusive webinar, she will explore ways to develop and perfect your new supply chain design in this post-pandemic era of economic uncertainty.

How to Enhance Municipal Snow Removal Service Fleet Operations

RasTrac

Winter can be the busiest time of the year for some local government municipalities. Asset Tracking Operational Efficiency Telematics Fleet Tracking Fleet Management Devices

Well-maintained fleets create collateral benefits

Fleet Owner

Keeping trucks on the road is important, but there are other benefits to maintaining assets. Here are five additional benefits of ensuring trucks are maintained. Perspectives / IdeaXchange

Chevron Takes Ownership of 55 CNG Fueling Stations

NGT News

Chevron U.S.A. Inc., a subsidiary of Chevron Corp., has signed a definitive agreement to acquire full ownership of Beyond6 LLC (B6) and its network of 55 compressed natural gas (CNG) stations across the United States.

Elements of Fiction: A Quick Guide to Writing the Perfect Story

Shippeo

There’s no denying that writing an astonishing work of fiction is an art that stems from a writer’s talent and inspiration. Canadian author Alice Munro once said: “I want the reader to feel something is astonishing. Not the ‘what happens,’ but the way everything happens.”

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Getting Started With Scenario Modeling in Supply Chain Network Design

To build your supply chain’s agility and responsiveness, you need to look at scenarios more frequently instead of relying on a single plan. Let’s explore how you can apply scenario modeling in supply chain network design.

We're thankful -- for you

Overdrive Online

Here's a sincere note of thanks for the work you do from all of us at Overdrive. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Port of Long Beach opens first-in-nation EV charging station for heavy trucks

Logistics Management

The Port of Long Beach, the nation’s second-busiest seaport, is first in the nation to open a publicly accessible charging station for heavy-duty electric trucks. The service is provided by the port in partnership with EV Connect, a provider of charge-management solutions for electric vehicles.

Maintenance costs up? Your fleet needs smarter parts purchasing

Fleet Owner

Small and mid-sized fleets don’t have the negotiating power of the larger fleets but that doesn’t mean they can’t find ways to reduce parts costs. Here are some tips on where to find savings. Perspectives / IdeaXchange

Holiday Shipping Deadlines Stateside

MTS Logistics

With disruptions to the supply chain becoming somewhat common place, major shipping companies have instilled deadlines for consumers and retailers alike to ship orders by for the upcoming holiday season.

How to Gain a Competitive Edge: A Deep Dive Into Supplier Diversity Programs

Speaker: Rod Robinson - SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice, Insight Sourcing Group

In this exclusive webinar, Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice Lead & Center of Excellence, dives into the key benefits corporations are seeing emerge from their supplier diversity programs and how you can gain invaluable competitive advantages with a supplier diversity program of your own.

Volta Completes First Evaluations for Electric Medium-Duty Truck Prototype

NGT News

Volta Trucks has completed the first customer driving evaluations of the Volta Zero Design Verification prototype in the company’s European launch markets.

What We’re Thankful for in the Bulk Transportation Industry

Bulk Connection

To people outside of the supply chain industry, the world of freight transportation must seem like a never-ending carousel of problems and challenges. But we know that’s only part of the story.

Cass Freight Index points to annual October gains

Logistics Management

October’s shipment reading—at 1.224—saw a 2.9% annual gain, falling short of the September’s 4.8% annual increase and was also below August’s 1.278 reading, which marked the highest level for shipments since May 2018.