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Why New Emissions Standards Could Cripple the Trucking Industry with Mike Kucharski

The Logistics of Logistics

Mike Kucharski and Joe Lynch discuss why new emissions standards could cripple the trucking industry. Mike is Co-Owner and Vice President of JKC Trucking , a leader in temperature-controlled transportation industry for over three decades. Summary: Why New Emissions Standards Could Cripple the Trucking Industry In this podcast, Mike Kucharski, VP of JKC Trucking, shares his insights on the challenges facing the trucking industry, particularly in light of new emission standards and the push toward

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Is Your Problem Technical or Adaptive?

The Lean Thinker

Back in the early 1990s I was an avid skier, putting in 40+ days on the slopes every season. I was part of a group that did days in local (to Seattle) ski areas; annual trips to Whistler, BC (my favorite place); Mount Hood and Mount Bachelor in Oregon; and a semi-fateful trip to Red Mountain in Trail, British Columbia in March of 1993. Red Mountain is known for its challenging terrain.

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Shipping A Pen in a Giant Box

Talking Logistics

We’ve all experienced it: we order a small item online, like a pen, and it arrives in a box large enough to fit a toaster oven. Not only is this a waste of packaging material, it’s also a waste of space on trucks. Companies are effectively paying for shipping air. In late June 2024, the. Read more The post Shipping A Pen in a Giant Box appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Supply Chain Planning – A Market Viewpoint

Logistics Viewpoints

ARC Advisory Group has been covering the Supply Chain Planning ( SCP ) market for 17 years. The market has been growing at double-digit rates for several years, even during the pandemic. The pandemic brought home the need for companies to run agile and resilient supply chains. SCP is a critical application to help companies achieve better agility. Supply chain agility reflects a company’s ability to respond quickly to surges or plummeting demand.

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EROAD’s Guide to Running a Sustainable Trucking Business

Over the last three decades, emissions from new trucks have been reduced by more than 98 percent. In fact, it would take 60 of today’s trucks to generate the same level of emissions from a single truck in 1988. Despite these impressive improvements, many trucking businesses continue to seek methods to achieve sustainability goals in a viable, measurable way.

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From "Raw" to Riches

Supply Chain Brain

In manufacturing, minimizing downtime and maximizing production while managing costs is the name of the game. Keeping up with rising order volumes and keeping costs in check was a challenge for a leading manufacturer of consumer goods.

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Underride advisory committee recommends front, side and stronger rear guards

Overdrive Online

A biennial report from the Advisory Committee on Underride Protection, not yet final, shows big division among committee members, yet offers a bevy of recommendations for regulators to improve safety in underride crashes involving trucks.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (July 12, 2024)

Talking Logistics

Greetings from Burlington, VT, where the remnants of Hurricane Beryl dumped almost 2 inches of rain on Wednesday, and some additional rain yesterday. It’s dry today (so far), but there’s a chance of rain tomorrow when I’ll be cycling 100 miles (along with other Logistics Leaders for T1D Cure team members) at the Breakthrough T1D. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (July 12, 2024) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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This Week in Logistics News (July 6 – 12)

Logistics Viewpoints

Last Thursday was the Fourth of July, and cities and towns across the country celebrated with fireworks displays to the oohs and aahs of large crowds. And while professional fireworks displays are generally safe, for the average person, setting up your own show can be very dangerous. In 2023, roughly 9,700 people were injured by fireworks in the US.

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'Unprecedented': Can Amazon Beat Temu and Shein at Their Own Game?

Supply Chain Brain

As e-commerce giants Temu and Shein continue to gain traction in the U.S., Amazon is firing back with a low-priced store mirroring the model of their Chinese competitors.

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How a Global CPG Leader Optimized $500M of Direct Materials Spend and Exceeded Savings Goal

A Fortune 500 CPG company partnered with GEP to improve end-to-end category management, optimize direct spend categories, and increase strategic focus on tail spend. GEP’s sourcing expertise and market intelligence enabled the company to centralize sourcing and order management processes, strengthen key supplier relationships, and enhance supply chain resilience and agility.

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Ensuring Safety on the Road: A Complete Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Checklist

Trux

For truck drivers and fleet operators, safety begins long before the vehicle hits the road. A thorough pre-trip inspection is essential to ensure the safety of the driver, the vehicle, and other road users.

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Peterbilt Delivers Two 520EVs for Bronx Residential Refuse Collection

NGT News

Peterbilt has delivered two Model 520EVs to Waste Connections of New York Inc., a leading provider of solid waste and recycling services in New York City. The vehicles will be deployed for residential refuse collection in the Bronx, New York, as part of the company’s ongoing efforts to reduce carbon emissions in the communities it […] The post Peterbilt Delivers Two 520EVs for Bronx Residential Refuse Collection appeared first on NGT News.

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Editor’s Pick: A Guide to Managed Transportation Services

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. This recent post from Uber Freight’s blog provides a guide to managed transportation services, including its core components, how to implement managed.

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Adapting to Retail Demand Fluctuations: Solutions for Food and Beverage Shippers

Blue Grace Logistics

Adapting to Retail Demand Fluctuations Search Search Jimmy Canzolino - July 11, 2024 Understanding and adapting to the ever-changing retail demand is essential for shippers looking to succeed in their industry. Whether it’s the seasonal spikes or sudden increases due to events, being able to predict and adjust to these fluctuations is key. In this blog, we’ll explore practical strategies tailored specifically for food and bev shippers, focusing on forecasting methods and inventory ma

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Scaling Logistics for Success: A White Claw Story

Speaker: Scott Campbell and Molly Feller

As the demand for your products skyrockets 🚀, you're likely experiencing logistical challenges that are preventing you from scaling your business. The sudden surge in demand can be exciting, but it can also put a strain on your supply chain and logistics operations. In this webinar, join Scott Campbell, Vice President, Logistics & Demand at Mark Anthony Services and Molly Feller, VP Logistics as a Service Operations at e2open, as they explore the challenges that arise when companies expe

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How Manufacturers Can Prepare for $100-per-Barrel Oil

Supply Chain Brain

In the past two decades, the cost of oil exceeded $100 per barrel in six different years, and there’s no reason to think that 2024 is safe from such a recurrence.

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Dominate Market With White Label Logistics Management Software

Loginext

Explore the benefits of white label software in logistics management. From cost savings to improved efficiency, discover how LogiNext’s advanced solutions can transform your business operations and drive growth. The post Dominate Market With White Label Logistics Management Software appeared first on loginextsolutions.com.

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Tobler and Sons Becomes First Canadian Customer to Order New Volvo VNL Truck

NGT News

Tobler and Sons Inc., a family-owned logistics company, is the first customer in Canada to order the all-new Volvo VNL truck. The logistics fleet of exclusively Volvo trucks will add two VNL 860s with the Edge Black interior and exterior trim. Tobler and Sons recently participated in immersive customer events at the Volvo Trucks’ New […] The post Tobler and Sons Becomes First Canadian Customer to Order New Volvo VNL Truck appeared first on NGT News.

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Skeptics Guide to AI in Logistics Technology

Talking Logistics

Transport and logistics folks are a dubious bunch. Our skepticism may be an innate trait that self-selected us into our chosen profession, or perhaps it is a learned behavior. I tend to side with the latter proposition. We don’t believe 3PLs, carriers, and brokers when they make extraordinary claims around service or cost, and we. Read more The post Skeptics Guide to AI in Logistics Technology appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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How to Conduct Workplace Incident Investigations to Create Safer Workplaces

This white paper provides a comprehensive overview of global workplace incident trends, focusing on the top three biases leading to such incidents. It also highlights the significance of CSA Z1005 as a risk management standard and outlines the ROI of thorough incident investigations, covering emergency response to post-incident interviews. Additionally, it introduces an Investigation Evidence Gathering Matrix.

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Carriers cry foul over Carrier Assure vetting, grading system

Overdrive Online

Two small fleets say Carrier Assure arbitrarily hands them an "F" grade, locking them out of years-old business relationships and costing them hundreds of thousands. Despite repeated requests for comment, Carrier Assure stays silent on key issues.

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Preparing for the Future With ‘Extreme Scenario Planning’

Supply Chain Brain

The best way that industrial supply chains can prepare for an uncertain future is to imagine the most extreme outcomes playing out — in opposite directions.

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Nearshoring to Mexico? 4 Snags to Avoid with Cross Border Shipping

Trinity Logistics

Nearshoring to Mexico is the hottest trend in supply chains. With Mexico now the top trading partner of the U.S., two-way trade hit a whopping $68.5 billion , according to data from the Census Bureau. In the first quarter of 2024 alone, trade has grown two percent between the U.S. and Mexico year-over-year (YoY). This growth in shipping to and from Mexico is truly just the tip of the iceberg as companies invest in nearshoring strategies.

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Michigan Utility Provides 135 Rebates for EV Fast Chargers

NGT News

Investor-owned utility Consumers Energy says it will power 1,500 new fast charging locations for electric vehicles by the end of the decade, representing a major expansion in public charging for Michigan. The forecast is part of Consumers Energy’s Transportation Electrification Plan that it is filing with state regulators. “Despite some of the naysayers in the news lately, the […] The post Michigan Utility Provides 135 Rebates for EV Fast Chargers appeared first on NGT News.

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Brick & Mortar Retail Relevance: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

Let's set the record straight: in-store retail isn't dead - it's evolving! Faced with the digital age and the demands of omnichannel shopping, some retailers are thriving while others are struggling to adapt. Join Jay Black in this exclusive session as he explores the strategies that set successful stores apart, including: Crafting unique and unforgettable in-store experiences 🛍️ Mastering the art of retail demands 🛒 Navigating inventory challenges in today's climate 📦 an

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Delivering Excellence: Innovations and Strategies in Food and Beverage Logistics

Blue Grace Logistics

Whitepaper Download Delivering Excellence: Innovations and Strategies in Food and Beverage Logistics Thank you for your interest in our whitepaper! Be sure to click the download button at the top right of the window below to save the PDF. For further insights or to connect with a BlueGrace logistics expert, click here to contact us today.

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July 9, 2024 Update

Freightos

Blog " * " indicates required fields Email * Phone This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. More Resources Home July 9, 2024 Update The Freightos Weekly Update helps you stay on top of the latest developments in international freight by giving you the rundown on the latest economic data, ocean and air demand trends, rate data – and anything else impacting the market.

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Cybersecurity Experts Fear Risks from Shein’s Supply Chain Technology

Supply Chain Brain

Shein plans to sell supply chain technology to companies around the world, raising fears that sensitive logistics and customer information could be seized by the Chinese government.

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Impacts from Hurricane Beryl on Shipping on the U.S. Gulf Coast

MTS Logistics

When Hurricane Beryl made landfall in Texas earlier this week, it had already made headlines for a chilling reason: it was the earliest Category 5 hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico in recorded history. Thankfully, the storm weakened when it struck Texas as a Category 1 hurricane earlier this week. The hurricane made landfall in Matagorda, Texas, close to Houston.

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Navigating Uncertainty: How Technology Helps Fleets Thrive in Challenging Times

Change is a constant in the transportation industry. Amid business competition, regulatory developments, environmental concerns, and myriad other challenges, motor carriers must continually adapt to an ever-evolving operational landscape. Fleet telematics technology can help transportation businesses navigate uncertainty, gain a competitive advantage, and boost profitability.

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Let your truck shine! Enter Overdrive's annual Pride & Polish

Overdrive Online

The entry period for the annual competition is now open through August 18. The five categories for the contest are: Working Bobtail, Working Combo, Limited Mileage/Show, Antique and Interior.

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BlueGrace Logistics Promotes Carly Bly to Vice President of LTL Pricing and Carrier Relations

Blue Grace Logistics

Carly Bly Promoted to VP of LTL Pricing Show Submenu Resources The Logistics Blog® Newsroom Whitepaper Case Study Webinars Indexes Search Search Adam Blankenship - July 15, 2024 BlueGrace Logistics Promotes Carly Bly to Vice President of LTL Pricing and Carrier Relations TAMPA, FL (July 15, 2024) – BlueGrace Logistics (BlueGrace), a leading Third-Party Logistics (3PL) provider operating within North America, today announced the promotion of Carly Bly to Vice President of LTL Pricing and Carrier

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Top Supply Chain Technology Trends to Boost Efficiency in 2024

Loginext

Explore the top supply chain technology trends for 2024, including risk management, quality management, packaging and labeling, sustainability, visibility, and analytics. Learn how to leverage these advancements for a competitive edge. The post Top Supply Chain Technology Trends to Boost Efficiency in 2024 appeared first on loginextsolutions.com.