Rick Mehlfelt’s 2005 Kenworth W900L

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Rick Mehlfelt uses this 2005 Kenworth W900L with a Studio Sleeper to haul dry van freight coast-to-coast. The post Rick Mehlfelt’s 2005 Kenworth W900L appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News. The rig sports a 500-hp Cat with a 13-speed Eaton-Fuller with just 750,000 miles. It features a custom white paint job with the fenders and top of the hood painted Royal Blue. Click here to see more photos […].

Happy Holidays! Happy New Year! Cheers!

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This is my last post for 2005. I will enjoy the season with family and friends from now, until January 3, 2006. Look for my next post in mid January! I would like to wish everyone that has visited the blog a safe, festive Holiday Season. All the best to you and yours in 2006! Sincerely, Michael Stolarczyk PS: Merry Christmas to all, and to all a great night

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To 3PL or Not to 3PL?

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import volumes in 2005 will be 8 percent to 10 percent greater than 2004's robust levels, with no end in sight. Businesses need many qualities to succeed in today's global market, but agility, consistency, and flexibility are the most critical. Strong organizations leverage these qualities to capitalize on the economic benefits of worldwide sourcing and distribution, while satisfying their customers' needs -- whether the customer is around the corner or across the sea.

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Garbage In, Garbage Out - Data Formats Are Crucial

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The purpose of any automatic identification and data collection (AIDC) system is to provide a quick and accurate way to enter data into an IT system. But the old maxim, garbage in, garbage out still applies. Without a consistent means to represent data within a bar code, RFID tag, XML, or other form of data exchange, there's no check on the quality of the data entering the system. IE; technology for technology's sake is a load of wasted time and money!


Done Deal! In Bausch und Bogen!

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Deutsche Post completes Exel takeover Deutsche Post, Europe's largest postal service and owner of DHL, today completed the acquisition of U.K. logistics company Exel, for 5.6 billion euros ($6.7 billion). Deutsche Post, based in Bonn, Germany, has 380,000 employees worldwide. Exel has 111,000 employees working in 135 countries. With the purchase of Exel, Deutsche Post will control about 10 percent of global logistics business.


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TNT plans logistics unit sale Dutch mail and global logistics provider TNT said today it plans to sell off its logistics unit TNT Logistics to focus on its mail, express and freight management sectors. TNT did not disclose if it is in talks with any buyer, but said that it expects to complete the transaction, subject to shareholder approval, in the second half of 2006. TNT has appointed Goldman Sachs to assist in the sale. TNT's share price on the Amsterdam stock exchange Euronext was up 6.34

Every Day Low Prices - No Matter Where You Shop!

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Wal-Mart Stores's supply-chain management innovations have driven an overall productivity increase in the U.S. economy, according to a new study by the Global Insight research company. The findings of Global Insight's "The Economic Impact of Wal-Mart" were revealed last week. Among them: that Wal-Mart's direct and indirect effects on the rest of the retail industry led to a 3.1-percent decline in overall consumer prices between 1985 and 2004.

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Secure Freight, Michael Jackson, and Puke?

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Believe it or not, the below press release is from real sources, not The Onion. The United States is boosting the concept of a neutral global shipping database that international trading partners could draw on to improve supply-chain security. Michael Jackson, deputy secretary of homeland security, today laid out the broad terms of a so-called "secure freight" initiative at Customs and Border Protection's Sixth Trade Symposium.

Manage your life as you would manage your business.

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I was going through an old presentation that I made to a group of students and found this thread. The greatest risk is never taking one. As early as possible, everyone has to take control of his or her career and personal life. Manage your life as you would manage your own business: Pro-actively, diligently, intensely. Never assume someone will look out for you, or manage your life.you have to take the initiative and constantly facilitate your own personal and professional life.

To Outsource, or Not To Outsource.That is the Question!

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In warehousing and transportation operations, anyone can buy trucks, rent a warehouse, fill it with racking, forklifts and even the latest logistics systems…and still end up with a dysfunctional and failed operation. How can your organization dodge this classic ending to a very old story? Here are a few suggestions: Foresight: Taking into account all available knowledge and data, develop a vision and understanding of the task or operation to be planned.

The Long Tail - Can we find a place for it in the logsitics world?

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The Long Tail in probability theory The long tail is the colloquial name given to a long-known feature of statistical distributions ( Zipf , Power-laws , Pareto distributions and/or Levy distributions ). They are also known as "heavy tails", "power-law tails" or "Pareto tails". Such distributions can be visualized by the image of the graph on this page.

Survey: TMS becoming 'must have' technology in the freight market

Fleet Owner

About 91% of motor carriers operating 20 trucks or more use TMS today, up from 62% in 2005

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Richmond-Based UPS Freight Being Sold to Canadian Trucking Giant for $800 Million

Supply Chain Brain

UPS Freight, created in 2005 when Atlanta-based United Parcel Service Inc. purchased the former Overnite Transportation, is being sold to TFI International Inc., the companies announced

Supply chains are linked up with the White House’s push to reduce GHG emissions

Logistics Management

When President Biden last week announced that the United States is focusing on reducing the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 50%-to-52% below 2005 levels by 2030, it garnered a lot of attention, as it should

EPA: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Sink Over the Last Decade

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Since 2005, national greenhouse gas (GHS) emissions have fallen by 10%, and power sector emissions have fallen by 27% – even as our economy grew by 25%, according to the 2020 edition of U.S. This report highlights declining emissions trends since 2005, showing that the […].

Achieving Speed & Accuracy in the Last Mile

Logistics Viewpoints

In 2005, Amazon revolutionized customer expectations when they launched their Amazon Prime service, which guaranteed two-day delivery to customers. For years, retailers have emphasized increasing delivery speed when it came to the last-mile delivery to differentiate with service. They did so with the primary goal of increasing market share, while delivery costs and how they impacted margin were often not considered.

Unified TMS Thru Integration Enables Profitability


According to Sean Kilcarr of FleetOwner, the statistic has risen from 62% in 2005 to 91% in 2018. The overwhelming majority of motor carriers and shippers use a transportation management system (TMS) to gain insights into supply chain management and keep freight spend under control.

Why are postal networks losing out on eCommerce!


While mail revenue share remains around 40 percent globally, the ratio of letters to parcels has declined from 13:1 in 2005 to 4:1 in 2015 and is expected to reach 1:1 parity by 2025. Last decade has been the most challenging one for Postal globally.

Supply Chain Sustainability: A Byproduct of Efficiency

Talking Logistics

What is so special about October 23, 2005? That’s when Walmart’s CEO at the time, Lee Scott, gave a speech entitled Twenty First Century Leadership that arguably kicked off the supply chain sustainability era.

Takeaways from ATRI’s annual survey

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The survey Begun in 2005, ATRI surveys the trucking industry to take its pulse […]. “Perpetuation” and “inter-relation” are my two primary takeaways from the American Transportation Research Institute’s annual survey, Critical Issues in the Trucking Industry – 2020.

AEV Summit: Redundant safety systems key to market-ready robot trucks

The Supply Chain Journal

BIO: Fleming co-founded Torc Robotics — now an independent subsidiary of Daimler Trucks AG — back in 2005 to develop self-driving technology after competing as a Virginia Tech student in the 2004 and 2005 DARPA Grand Challenges.

Savings Through Container Transport Planning

Logistics Viewpoints

It wasn’t until 2005 when the International Maritime Office (IMO) established industry standards for more consistent loading, transporting, and unloading of goods in ports throughout the world, saving time and resources.

Annual truckload and intermodal pricing gains remain intact, reports Cass and Broughton Capital

Logistics Management

January 2005=100), extending a stretch of gains going back to November 2017. Truckload rates, which measure linehaul rates, headed up 1.2% annually to 135.3 On the intermodal side, total May intermodal pricing was up 4.2% annually, to 147.0, and down 1.9% compared to April


Kevin Nolan and the Nolan Transportation Group Story

The Logistics of Logistics

Kevin founded NTG in 2005 with a small office, a box of cash, and two employees. Kevin Nolan and the Nolan Transportation Group Story. Ryan Schreiber and Kevin Nolan discuss Kevin’s entrepreneurial journey and the Nolan Transportation Group Story.

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Logistics Planning Crucial to Smooth Warehouse Start-up Projects

Kane is Able

Back in 2005, the Tyler Texas Area Builders Association built a large home from the ground up in less than 3 hours. At the time, it set a record. Here's the video. It was a promotional effort to publicize the Association, but the overarching message was the importance of planning.

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After 15 Years of Advancing the World's Supply Chains.


Marketing Manager Kelley Prince sat down with CEO Robert Martichenko to capture some of LeanCor's history and lessons learned since he founded the company on January 3, 2005. LeanCor is celebrating a special milestone this year.

Factors Influencing Delivery Address Amendment - Infosys Blogs

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Sometime in 2005, I had ordered a birthday gift hamper for my friend from one of the web based retailer in US, to be delivered on her birthday, which happened to be a couple of week later. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense. Airlines. Automotive. Communication Services. Consumer Packaged Goods. Education. Energy. Financial Services. Healthcare. High-Tech. Hospitality and Leisure. Industrial Manufacturing. Insurance.

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Cass and Broughton report points to annual truckload and intermodal gains to start 2019

Logistics Management

January 2005=100), rising for the 17th consecutive month, and coming in slightly shy of the December 2018 all-time record. Truckload rates, which measure linehaul rates, saw a 5% increase to 138.4 And intermodal rates were down 3% compared to January and up 6.2% annually, marking the 29th consecutive month of annual gains


Logistics Planning Crucial to Smooth Warehouse Start-up Projects

Kane is Able

Back in 2005, the Tyler Texas Area Builders Association built a large home from the ground up in less than 3 hours. At the time, it set a record. Here's the video. It was a promotional effort to publicize the Association, but the overarching message was the importance of planning.

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The Best Logistics Team You Have Never Heard Of with Matt Scherer

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Formed in 2005, the firm focuses on media relations, content development for trade publications and social media coaching. The Best Logistics T eam You Have Never Heard of with Matt Scherer. Matt Scherer and Joe Lynch talk about the best logistics team you have never heard of.

LA port chief backs regulation reexamination to stem cargo loss

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percent in 2005, a drop of 16.9 The West Coast’s share of US imports from Asia declined to 60.6 percent in 2019 from 77.5 percentage… The post LA port chief backs regulation reexamination to stem cargo loss appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

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Logistics Planning Crucial to Smooth Warehouse Start-up Projects

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Back in 2005, the Tyler Texas Area Builders Association built a large home from the ground up in less than 3 hours. At the time,… The post Logistics Planning Crucial to Smooth Warehouse Start-up Projects appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

UK should learn a lesson from ‘disastrous’ Australian customs switch

The LoadStar

Australia’s “disastrous” implementation of a new customs system in 2005 bears marked similarities with the UK approach to post-Brexit customs, which could lead to months of delays, experts have warned. What happened in 2005 was that, overnight, everything changed despite.

MSC and CMA CGM behind purchase of Zhonggu panamaxes

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Zhong Gu Zhe Jiang (5,060 teu, built 2004), Zhong Gu He Bei (5,089 teu, built 2005), Zhong Gu Guang Dong (4,294 teu, built 2008) and Zhong Gu Guang Xi (4,294 teu, built 2008) have been renamed MSC Maria Clara, MSC Dorine, CMA CGM Savannah and CMA CGM Montoir, respectively.

Fighting warehouse worker fatigue with wearables

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The 2005 Texas City BP oil refinery explosion, the 2009 Colgan Air Crash, the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger and the nuclear accidents at… The post Fighting warehouse worker fatigue with wearables appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.