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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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Key Factors Shaping Transportation Management in 2024

Talking Logistics

If you’re on the front lines of transportation management, you know that navigating the ebbs and flows of capacity and rates is a constant challenge, as is dealing with new regulations and changing customer requirements. How can you find the right balance between cost, service, and risk, while also ensuring compliance? That question is more. Read more The post Key Factors Shaping Transportation Management in 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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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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Happening Now: California trucking law will affect cross-border truckers

West Coast and California Logistics

According to FreightWaves , California’s Advanced Clean Fleets rule is likely to impact Mexico cross-border trucking operators. Many fleet owners are not ready to comply with this rule, which takes effect in January 2025.

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How high will Class 8 truck prices go with EPA's 2027 regs?

Overdrive Online

How high could new-truck prices go? Findings from Overdrive's early-2024 reader survey and analysis of past EPA emissions changes prove instructive, as the latest emissions regs loom.

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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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KRONOS Worldwide Improves Service and Reduces Costs with Managed Trans

Logistics Viewpoints

KRONOS is a provider of titanium dioxide pigments. These pigments are used in a wide range of applications for whitening and brightening. KRONOS Worldwide, headquartered in Dallas, is a leading global producer and marketer of titanium dioxide pigments used in a wide range of applications. The company has thousands of 3,000 customers in over 100 countries.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Extreme Weather Along South African Coast Could Bring Shipping Delays

Supply Chain Brain

An intense cold front bringing snow to some areas of the country is resulting in damaging coastal winds, rains and waves that threaten infrastructure.

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The Advantages of Integrated Logistics Providers for Transportation

West Coast and California Logistics

When you partner with an integrated logistics provider, you're entrusting each leg of your distribution cycle to a single 3PL company. This approach can lead to greater efficiency and improved operational success compared to sourcing services à la carte. In this article, we explore the benefits of partnering with such a provider, with an emphasis on transportation operations.

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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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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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3PLs vs. 4PLs – Comparing Logistics Partners

Ship Monk

Why should your ecommerce brand choose a modern, global 3PL like ShipMonk instead of other kinds of 3PLs and the 4PL? At a glance, our tech-enabled type of 3PL (third party logistics provider) has award-winning customer service , cutting-edge automation, guaranteed SLAs, and 12 facilities worldwide that we fully own and operate. But there are also traditional 3PLs, regional 3PLs, and 4PL providers out there.

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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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Digital Threads: The Path to Sustainable Manufacturing

Supply Chain Brain

Growing environmental concerns, rising consumer expectations for ethical production, and increasing regulatory pressures are pushing businesses toward sustainable operations.

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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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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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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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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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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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EU Push to End Forced Labor Could Drive $7B in Spending on Supply Chain Visibility

Supply Chain Brain

Verdantix predicts a $7 billion market for supply chain sustainability software by 2029, with EU manufacturing and retail firms expected to drive the bulk of that spending.

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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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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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An Update on the Israeli-Hamas Conflict and Red Sea Crisis and What It Means for Shipping

MTS Logistics

The world is watching closely as a possible ceasefire nears agreement between Israel and Hamas in the long-running conflict that began on October 7th, 2023. Israel has sent a delegation to negotiate the terms of a ceasefire that could last as long as six weeks and turn into a permanent ceasefire. Decisions will be made in the coming days. Hamas has already accepted the framework of the deal, and Israel has signaled it is willing to do the same.

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Empowering Freight Forwarders with AI: Insights from Industry Leaders

Freightos

Blog " * " indicates required fields Email * Name This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. More Resources Home Empowering Freight Forwarders with AI: Insights from Industry Leaders AI Popup #2 Gaurav Bajaj July 8, 2024 Dive deeper into freight data that matters Learn More Empowering Freight Forwarders with AI: Insights from Industry Leaders For years, technology has been cast as a threat to freight forwarders.