Fri.Apr 30, 2021

4 Benefits of 4PL & Managed Transportation Services

CLX Logistics

You’re likely familiar with a 2PL or 3PL, but now, we often see the term 4PL used throughout the industry. Sometimes you’ll see both 4PL and Managed Transportation Services used together or interchangeably to describe similar services. Even here at CLX Logistics, we provide 4PL services to many of our clients. So, what does it mean, exactly?

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Possible Roadcheck hotspots: States where hours and lights violations' intensity overlap with inspection likelihood

Overdrive Online

Overdrive's latest CSA's Data Trail update, bringing in 2020 data: States ranked high for inspection intensity show high likelihood of inspecting a truck in normal times, as well as during the May 4-6 Roadcheck event. CSA's Data Trail

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This Week in Logistics News (April 24 – 30)

Logistics Viewpoints

The Noid is back. For those unfamiliar, let me explain. In 1986, when Domino’s Pizza was pushing its 30-minute delivery timeframes, it introduced the Noid in its advertising campaigns.

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3 Innovations Driving Sustainability in Supply Chains

Kuebix

Sustainability has been an increasingly important topic of conversation in business operations.

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!

No relief: Global container shortage likely to last until 2022

The Supply Chain Journal

The world simply does not have enough containers to handle cargo demand. It’s a conundrum that has persisted for so long that the mainstream press is finally covering it.

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UAW ends 13-day strike at Volvo with tentative contract agreement

The Supply Chain Journal

The United Auto Workers union ended a 13-day strike Friday at Volvo Trucks North America (VTNA), clearing the way for production to resume Monday at the Swedish truck makers’s only North American manufacturing facility.

Webfleet Turns Brings Video into Telematics

Food Logistics

Webfleet looks to increase safety and lower insurance premiums with new capability in its telematics systems that taps video. Transportation / Trucking

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Done deal: TFI completes UPS Freight acquisition

The Supply Chain Journal

TFI International ( NYSE:TFII ) has completed its $800 million acquisition of UPS Freight ( NYSE:UPS ), the Canadian trucking and logistics firm said Friday as it ushered in a new era as one of the largest less-than-truckload carriers in North America. .

ACT Research: Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Sales Rebounded in February

NGT News

For the first two months of the year, U.S.

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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.

Congress starts down road to automatic braking mandate

The Supply Chain Journal

Legislation introduced this week on Capitol Hill requiring automatic emergency braking (AEB) and lane-assist technology on all new trucks is being praised by safety advocates but rejected by small-business truckers.

Arrive Logistics heralds new round of investment led by ATL Partners, totaling more than $300M

Logistics Management

Arrive officials said that this investment is comprised of a combination of primary and secondary equity, with ATL acquiring a significant minority equity stake in Arrive, as well as the company’s largest investor

DronesWaves: From pharmaceuticals to pizza, how drone use could evolve

The Supply Chain Journal

FIRESIDE CHAT TOPIC: Drones and the agricultural supply chain. DETAILS: AgEagle is a U.S.-based based manufacturer of drones, providing clients with custom applications for those drones.

California’s HVIP Accepting New Voucher Requests

NGT News

California’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) says it is accepting new voucher requests. When HVIP begins accepting new voucher requests, funds will be available in two phases.

Just In: Inventory Optimization Research

How are organizations performing on inventory optimization? How can new technologies help your team improve? Find out in this new research report.

GM to invest $1B to build electric vehicles in Mexico

The Supply Chain Journal

General Motors (NYSE: GM ) announced Thursday it will invest $1 billion in a manufacturing complex in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, that will build electric vehicles by 2023. .

Plug Power, BAE Systems Partnership Supplying Hydrogen-Powered Electric Buses

NGT News

Plug Power Inc., a provider of turnkey hydrogen solutions, has entered a strategic framework agreement with BAE Systems, a supplier and integrator of low- and zero-emission electric propulsion systems and application integration.

Oversight panel says Yellow increased lobbying efforts ahead of $700M loan

The Supply Chain Journal

The latest report from the congressional oversight commission tasked with monitoring COVID relief loans showed that less-than-truckload carrier Yellow Corp.

AAR reports another week of U.S. rail carload and intermodal gains, for week ending April 24

Logistics Management

Rail carloads—at 240,075—headed up 25% annually, topping the week ending April 10, at 237,6087, and trailing the week ending April 10, at 295,610

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What Happens When Machine Learning Meets Ocean Shipping?

Read how Unilever developed a first-of-its-kind digital Control Tower with ClearMetal that provides extremely accurate real-time visibility across their sea freight operations.

The Daily Dash: Oshkosh, Workhorse tangle anew over Postal Service contract

The Supply Chain Journal

The Daily Dash is a quick look at what’s happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, we highlight the Oshkosh-Workhorse squabble over a Postal Service contract, as well as hopes for federal funding for truck charging stations and more. The High Five. Oshkosh Truck Corp.

Drones are almost at your doorstep with last mile deliveries!

Loginext

Drones are almost at your doorstep with last mile deliveries! Drones are a wonderful addition to the world of logistics for numerous reasons. And why not? They’re fast, cheap, and environmentally friendly alternatives to many forms of transportation.

I can drive for miles and miles … can states tax me on it?

The Supply Chain Journal

On March 13, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced that the state would phase out its motor fuels tax, making it the first state to propose eliminating the historic levy that has been the primary source of transportation funding.

[WHITE PAPER] Retail disruption and K-shaped recovery highlight importance of freight data

FreightWaves SONAR

The pandemic has sent the retail industry on a K-shaped trajectory — the final straw that has sent many retail chains into bankruptcy while also contributing to a surge in sales for many of the leading chains.

5 Tips to Advance Your Career as a Technical Recruiter

This step-by-step guide is designed to provide technical recruiters with tips and tricks to achieve tangible results that accelerate their recruiting efforts—and career.

DroneWaves: UPS takes aggressive approach with drone airline

The Supply Chain Journal

FIRESIDE CHAT TOPIC: UPS’ aggressive approach to drones. DETAILS: UPS ( NYSE:UPS ) has embraced an aggressive approach to deploying drones for delivery services. In 2019, the company created UPS Flight Forward, an FAA-certified drone airline.

Shipper-of-Choice Strategy: Why Carrier Density Doesn’t Always Amount to Higher Acceptance Rates

MercuryGate

Of all the challenges that face carriers, brokers, and transportation service providers, one of the most time-consuming remains maintaining carrier density and capacity.

Anti-poaching deal between logistics firms unenforceable, Pa. high court rules

The Supply Chain Journal

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a no-hire provision between two Pittsburgh-based logistics firms is not enforceable under commonwealth law.

Top 10 SCM Trends in 2021

Supply Chain Brain

If Covid-19 made anything clear, it is the importance of adjusting to an ever-changing market and staying resilient with an optimized, digital supply chain.

Get More Help With Merchant Onboarding and Get Payments Going Your Way

Software companies are increasingly looking to move up in the payments food chain and play a bigger role. This whitepaper discusses where you'll fit in the chain, your cut of the revenue, and the benefits of becoming a payment facilitator.