Mon.Aug 12, 2019

State of US Logistics 2019: Collaboration Required to Control Logistics Costs

Material Handling and Logistics

How EDI Became Cool Again

Logistics Viewpoints

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is cool again. Not all EDI, just EDI based on value added networks (VANs). The reason? More and more companies are engaging in digital transformations. In many companies supply chains, it is the end-to-end portion of the supply chain, knowing what upstream and downstream partners are doing, where there are digital black holes. The post How EDI Became Cool Again appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Cloud/Software-as-a-Service EDI

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Warehouse Voice Technology Speaks for Itself

Logistics Management

Voice solutions are as diverse as the algorithms and analytics driving them—exposing new opportunities


Delivery economy becoming core of customer experience

Fleet Owner

The rise of on-demand delivery apps and free-shipping has changed how consumers shop and raised expectations for deliveries


Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

EPA recognizes NFI as a 2019 SmartWay High Performer

Refrigerated Transporter

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently recognized supply chains solutions provider NFI, whose services include refrigerated transportation, as a 2019 SmartWay High Performer. The SmartWay list identifies logistics providers, truck carrie

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Executive Insights: Conversation with Tracy Rosser

Talking Logistics

Before Tracy Rosser held his current position of EVP of Operations at Transplace (a Talking Logistics sponsor), he was senior vice president of transportation and supply chain at Walmart, where for more than two decades he had a frontline view of the retail industry and all of the changes that continue to transform that industry. Read more Executive Insights: Conversation with Tracy Rosser.

Deadline nears for comments on young trucker pilot program, automated driving systems

Fleet Owner

Meanwhile, as trucking industry awaits HOS announcement, FMCSA finalizes rule governing the lease and interchange of commercial buses

Supply Chain Automation: Key Stages in Supply Chains That Can Benefit


Even though robotics and AI will never be able to fill in for human logic and expertise, there is a case to be made for supply chain automation thru automated systems. Whether you work as a transportation management solutions expert, a professional driver or a supply chain specialist, automation can make your life easier More. The post Supply Chain Automation: Key Stages in Supply Chains That Can Benefit appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Truckload spot rates slip seasonally, but uncertainty looms

Fleet Owner

Shipments of dry van freight, the most common type of truckload shipment, rose 6.8 percent in July compared to June, according to the DAT Truckload Volume Index, which reflects the change in the actual number of spot market loads moved each month.

Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

Are there counterfeits in your global supply chain?

Logistics Management

Determining if there are counterfeit products in your supply chain is no easy task. How do you know if you’re buying and using true products from your suppliers and distribution channels

Doggett Industries acquires Great Dane trailer dealership

Fleet Owner

Houston-based Leslie Doggett Industries recently added a privately held Great Dane trailer distributor/dealer to its businesses. The acquisition was made through Truck Enterprises, which Doggett purchased last month. The company said it bought the t

Colorado City Readies for New Biogas Treatment and RNG Fueling Project

NGT News

A new renewable natural gas (RNG) project is moving forward in the City of Longmont, Colo. In late July, contractor CGRS Inc. brought in Maverick Steel Inc. to begin erecting the steel on a site at the northwest corner of the city’s wastewater treatment plant (WWTP). The steel provides the frame for an approximately 23,000-square-foot […]. The post Colorado City Readies for New Biogas Treatment and RNG Fueling Project appeared first on NGT News. Biofuel Featured Refueling


Freight forwarder consolidation continues

Logistics Management

Are rumors of yet more consolidation in the Freight Forwarding sector finally dying down? Not by a longshot, says Nick Bailey, head of research for the London-based consultancy Transport Intelligence

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Omaha’s Metro Orders 10 Compressed Natural Gas Buses

NGT News

The Transit Authority for the City of Omaha (Metro) in Nebraska has ordered 10 compressed natural gas (CNG) Xcelsior buses from New Flyer of America Inc., a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. The order of the 60-foot, heavy-duty transit buses follows a 2018 purchase of 19 New Flyer buses. Metro delivers public transit service within […]. The post Omaha’s Metro Orders 10 Compressed Natural Gas Buses appeared first on NGT News. Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Transit

Top Carrier Sales Rep. Challenges in 2019


Between June 2018 and June 2019, the spot market prices for loads have dropped by almost -19%. Simultaneously, the spot market capacity has increased by 29.9%. These two market trends have created incredible stress and challenges for Carrier Sales Reps (CSRs) in 2019. Having interviewed multiple CSRs and CSR managers to understand their problems, I have identified a consistent trend across the industry.

Download: 2019 Salary Survey eBook

Material Handling and Logistics

Get this eBook to find out how much you think you're worth, and if your company agrees with you on how valuable you are

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Top Carrier Sales Rep. Challenges in 2019


Between June 2018 and June 2019, the spot market prices for loads have dropped by almost -19%. Simultaneously, the spot market capacity has increased by 29.9%. These two market trends have created incredible stress and challenges for Carrier Sales Reps (CSRs) in 2019. Having interviewed multiple CSRs and CSR managers to understand their problems, I have identified a consistent trend across the industry.

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

DAT reports gains in spot TL rates and volumes, from June to July, while tariff concerns linger

Logistics Management

July spot truckload freight volumes and rates saw gains from June to July, according to the most recent edition of the DAT Truckload Freight Volume Index, by Portland, Oregon-based freight marketplace platform and information provider DAT

Acadia National Park Adds 21 Propane Autogas Buses

NGT News

Acadia National Park’s Island Explorer bus system is celebrating its 20th anniversary this summer with the integration of 21 new propane autogas buses into its fleet. The Maine park’s Island Explorer is a fare-free transportation system linking hotels, campgrounds and inns with destinations in the park and area villages. Since 1999, the bus system has […]. The post Acadia National Park Adds 21 Propane Autogas Buses appeared first on NGT News. Heavy-Duty Propane Autogas

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Update: The leaders of the pack

Logistics Management

As logistics, transportation, and the end-to-end supply chain gain prominence in the C-suite, large ERP vendors continue to enhance their supply chain management offerings to serve both new and existing customers

Preparation, Planning, Training: How WorkWave Uses the Cloud to its Fullest Potential to Build Resilient Systems


Time To Read: 5 minutes. Have you ever asked yourself how WorkWave hosts the applications and services that you rely on to run your business? The WorkWave Cloud Operations team would like to share some insight into how we architect our SaaS products to host nearly 100TB of customer data across a large multi-region cloud footprint. As a customer, we know, and value, that you place a lot of trust in WorkWave to keep your data secure. Our cloud operations are at the forefront of that effort.

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

36th Annual Quest for Quality Awards: Winners in the spotlight

Logistics Management

Which carriers, third-party logistics (3PL) providers and U.S. ports have reached the pinnacle of service-excellence during these challenging times? Our readers have cast their votes and now it’s time to introduce this year’s winners of the coveted Quest for Quality Awards

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Notes on the No. 1 reason for a truck repo — and going out of business

Overdrive Online

"The No 1. place when someone stops paying me is when the truck is at a repair shop," one lender recently told Overdrive. Likewise, another take from's Brent Hutto, who corroborates that lender's account. More here

From Iceland to America: Drone Delivery Inches Closer to Reality

Supply Chain Brain

Iceland continues to act as a proving ground for the use of drones in package-delivery services

2019 Ocean Cargo Roundtable: Past is prologue

Logistics Management

The ocean cargo industry has been characterized of late as being plagued by cultural dysfunction, keeping it mired in a sea of debt and service constraints. Our maritime experts reflect on how systemic change may lead to recovery

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.