Thu.Jun 10, 2021

Technologies Impacting Overland Freight Optimization

Blue Grace Logistics

What’s covered in this article: Benefits of freight optimization technologies. The potential of real-time data collection and sharing. Driver safety. AI and automation. Innovative possibilities to enhance the logistics industry.

Shipping Costs for eCommerce: Control What You Can

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

All fulfillment operations use parcel carriers , making it hard to maintain strict control over shipping costs for eCommerce. When capacity is low and demand high, carriers raise prices per market trends.


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How Community Load Match Helps Shippers Secure Capacity


Making sure that you are getting the best rate for your freight in an environment that demands fast shipping and detailed communication with customers is not an easy task. Shippers are struggling to keep operational costs down while improving efficiencies throughout their supply chains.

Demystifying trucking — FWI

The Supply Chain Journal

On this episode of FreightWaves Insiders, Dooner catches up with owner-operator Wayne Cragg to talk about life behind the wheel of a big rig, driver health and how to become a social media influencer in trucking.

Rethinking Supply Chain Risk: New Threats Demand New Tools and Strategies

Companies like Bayer AG and Akamai coped with recent supply chain disruptions much better than their peers. What did they do differently? Read this new HBR – GEP report on new tools and strategies to mitigate supply chain risk.

Travel Centers of America Recognizes Don Talley as 2021 Citizen Driver Award Honoree

Carter Logistics

Anderson, Indiana (June 8, 2021) – On June 12, 2021, Carter’s very own Don Tally, Muncie, IN, will be recognized as the 2021 Citizen Driver of the Year presented by Travel Centers of America.

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Liability insurance hike left in House's highway funding bill

Overdrive Online

The House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee voted Wednesday to leave a provision in the bill that would increase carriers' minimum required liability insurance to $2 million. A raft of other trucking-related provisions remain as well. Business

5 Strategies to Increase LTL Freight Efficiencies and On-Time Performance

CH Robinson Logistics

While the transportation marketplace continues to face unique challenges in general, one of the specific challenges of the less than truckload (LTL) market is longer than normal transit times.

4PLs provide competitive advantage needed to thrive in 2021

Blue Grace Logistics

By Ashley Coker | FreightWaves Associate Editor. Published June 8, 2021. Logistics is a notoriously volatile industry. During market shifts, it can be difficult for shippers to decide which modes, providers and contract/rate types will serve their business best.

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Top U.S. Maritime Regulator Sees Shipping Snarls Lasting to 2022

Supply Chain Brain

The top U.S. maritime regulator said stretched global supply chains pushing ocean-freight rates to record highs may stay strained into 2022, raising concerns about whether small American companies can weather another year of a tangled transport system and much higher costs

Leverage SAP IBP to Drive Planning Transformation

Today, traditional SAP IBP deployments are not enough. You need to assure you are leveraging its maximum potential to truly transform planning. And to reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and advance digitalization to gain competitive advantage.

4PLs provide competitive advantage needed to thrive in 2021

Blue Grace Logistics

By Ashley Coker | FreightWaves Associate Editor. Published June 8, 2021. Logistics is a notoriously volatile industry. During market shifts, it can be difficult for shippers to decide which modes, providers and contract/rate types will serve their business best.

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White Paper: Net-Zero Carbon is More Than a Cause

The Supply Chain Journal

More than 7% of global greenhouse gas emissions come from the freight industry — an industry whose overwhelming reliance on fossil fuels makes its progress toward net-zero emissions a heightened priority for transportation companies and regulatory bodies.

[WHITE PAPER] Auto manufacturers can use real-time freight data to better manage freight spend

FreightWaves SONAR

Automobile and auto parts manufacturers have been dealt a difficult hand over the past year as the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic led to a shutdown in manufacturing facilities, not just across the U.S., but around the world.

Breaking: Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi files for US IPO

The Supply Chain Journal

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi has filed documents with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering (IPO) on either the Nasdaq or New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DIDI, the company said in a Form F-1.

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!

FreightWaves SONAR releases Capacity Trend Indices

FreightWaves SONAR

FreightWaves SONAR is releasing new indices – Capacity Trend Market Scores and Capacity Trend Market Direction – to help shippers, carriers and brokers prioritize specific routes daily.

Gideon Brothers raises $31M for 3D robotic technology

The Supply Chain Journal

Gideon Brothers, a robotics startup based in Croatia, announced a $31 million Series A round led by Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT), the venture and growth arm of Koch Industries Inc.,

NFI Group Unveils First North American All-Electric Double Deck Bus

NGT News

NFI Group Inc., an independent bus and coach manufacturer and provider of electric mass mobility solutions, has unveiled its first zero-emission, three-axle double-deck bus.

US removes Defense Production Act ratings for some vaccines

The Supply Chain Journal

This is an excerpt from Medically Necessary, a health care supply chain newsletter. Subscribe here. The decision: Last week, the U.S. announced it was removing the priority ratings issued under the Defense Production Act for vaccines made by Sanofi, AstraZeneca and Novavax.

Supply Chain Evolution: Digital Transformation Is the Way Forward

A new study by The Economist shows that 54% of enterprises want to rethink their supply chains. Make them more agile and resilient. How would supply chains evolve from here? And what should supply chain leaders be doing differently? Download the report today!

Oberon Fuels Commences Commercial Production of Renewable Dimethyl Ether

NGT News

Oberon Fuels, a producer of clean-burning dimethyl ether (DME) transportation fuel, has begun production of the first-ever renewable DME (rDME) in the U.S. – and the only current commercial production of this molecule in the world.

Celebrating the crossroads of data and research — Taking the Hire Road

The Supply Chain Journal

DriverReach founder and CEO Jeremy Reymer welcomed Rebecca Brewster, president and COO of the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) , on this week’s episode of Taking the Hire Road to celebrate the Institute’s 20th year as a leading provider of critical research for the trucking industry’s top issues.

Xos Expands Electric Powertrain Offerings

NGT News

Xos Inc., a manufacturer of fully electric Class 5 to Class 8 commercial vehicles, has established Powered by Xos, a new powertrain division that will operate under the leadership of industry veteran Brett Wilson.

Yellow defends transparency of CARES Act loan

The Supply Chain Journal

Yellow Corp. NASDAQ: YELL ] CEO Darren Hawkins is confident he can show lawmakers that his company’s $700 million CARES Act loan being scrutinized in a new congressional probe is in full compliance with the loan terms.

A 5-Point Strategy for Digital Procurement Transformation

Today, your entire supply chain must embrace change and accelerate digitalization. When it comes to procurement, focusing on digital transformation now can dramatically reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and give you a significant competitive advantage.

Port of Los Angeles Demonstrating Hydrogen-Powered FCEVs

NGT News

The Port of Los Angeles and its partners say they are launching a new era of pollution-free goods movement with the debut of five new hydrogen-powered fuel cell-electric vehicles (FCEVs) and the grand opening of two hydrogen fueling stations. Under the $82.5

What $70+ oil means to container, tanker and dry bulk shipping

The Supply Chain Journal

The price of Brent crude topped $72 per barrel Thursday, with West Texas Intermediate above $70. As the price of oil goes, so goes the price of marine fuel. And that means higher costs for ship operators, and in the case of the container sector, more fuel surcharges passed along to cargo shippers.

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How Supply Chain Inefficiencies Can Lead to Poor Customer Experience


The ever-changing retail landscape looks vastly different than it did a few decades ago, and it will look completely different still in another 20-30 years.

Gemspring Capital invests in Transport Investments

The Supply Chain Journal

Gemspring Capital Management LLC announced Thursday that an affiliate has invested in Pittsburgh-based Transport Investments Inc. , an asset-light transportation and logistics company. . The amount of Gemspring’s investment was not disclosed.

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