Thu.Sep 09, 2021

What is Freight Consolidation?

Trinity Logistics

If you’re a company that ships products, you need to learn about all shipping options available to you. This allows you to manage your costs better while keeping your product moving. When applicable, freight consolidation is an option that can save on your shipping.

Shipper Pain Points with Brad Forester

The Logistics of Logistics

Shipper Pain Points with Brad Forester. Brad Forester and Joe Lynch discuss the shipper pain points. Brad is the Founder of JBF Consulting , which specialize in freight technology – strategy, system integration, implementation and deployment. About Brad Forester.


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Is a Phoenix Distribution Center a Lower-Cost Alternative to an LA Warehouse?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

In the face of continued supply chain disruption from COVID-19, retail shippers should consider a Phoenix distribution center as a more cost-effective alternative to Southern California to reach customers in the Southwestern and Western United States.

Digital Transformation in Last Mile Delivery

Logistics Viewpoints

Before digital transformation revolutionized last mile delivery in grocery retail, one of my favorite activities was going to the supermarket with my family.

4 Critical Steps to Build into Your Digital Logistics Strategy

Up your logistics game by empowering your supply chain with AI-powered analytics, real-time collaboration, IoT-enabled track and trace, and cognitive decision-making to achieve digital logistics success. Build your strategy around these 4 critical steps.

Prepare for the 2021-2022 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Season

CH Robinson Logistics

The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) poses a serious biohazard threat to both Australia and New Zealand. Both countries have implemented new seasonal import regulations to combat this risk that may impact your shipments.

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Biden vaccine mandate may worsen low driver retention rates

The Supply Chain Journal

An emergency rule being developed by the U.S. Department of Labor mandating vaccines or weekly testing for workers at companies with 100 or more employees is likely to exacerbate the already low driver retention rates in the trucking industry.

New York Governor Signs Bill Ending Sales of New Fossil Fuel Powered Car

NGT News

Legislation (S.2758/A.4302) that directs the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to establish regulations to ensure that 100% of new passenger vehicles are electric by 2035 and that medium- and heavy-duty vehicles are electric by 2045 was signed by Gov. Hochul into law.


Alibaba unit rolls out shipping tools for US small businesses

The Supply Chain Journal, the business-to-business platform of the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding ( NASDAQ:BABA) , said Thursday it has added dropshipping and other transport and logistics services for its U.S.-based

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What does AIB certification mean for 3PL providers?

West Coast and California Logistics

If your company is looking for a food-grade third-party logistics (3PL) provider, there’s a lot of vetting required to make sure it can protect the integrity of your products.

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Is Digital Procurement Transformation Delivering on the Promise?

Is your digital transformation working, or is it still a work in progress? Download this report, from a GEP-sponsored survey from ISM, to check your performance and see how your peers are reaching their transformation goals.

Convoy survey spotlights need for all-in approach to sustainability

The Supply Chain Journal

Anyone keeping an ear to the ground in trucking knows that working toward net-zero carbon emissions has been decades in the making — and extends beyond the obvious elimination of diesel smoke stacks.

Hyzon Motors Sells 500 Hydrogen Fuel Cell EVs to Shanghai Company

NGT News

New York-based Hyzon Motors Inc. has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Shanghai Hydrogen HongYun Automotive Co. for the purchase of 500 hydrogen-powered electric trucks.

Missouri trucker charged in double homicide found dead of apparent suicide

The Supply Chain Journal

The 19-day manhunt for a Missouri truck driver, charged with strangling his former girlfriend and drowning her 11-year-old daughter, is over after he was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound late Wednesday in South Dakota.

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USPS temporary price adjustments are approved by the Postal Regulatory Commission

Logistics Management

The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC), a concern responsible for oversight of the United States Postal Service (USPS), including oversight of rates and services, and ensuring the Postal Service meets all of its legal requirements, recently approved proposed temporary price adjustments for key USPS package products for the 2021 peak holiday season.

Cognitive Manufacturing: 4 Strategic Pillars That Drive Successful Outcomes

Manufacturers are eagerly embracing Industry 4.0 to gain end-to-end supply chain visibility, reduce OpEx spend, improve asset health and accelerate time to market. Explore the 4 strategic pillars that drive successful cognitive manufacturing outcomes.

UPS to hire more than 100K seasonal workers for peak

The Supply Chain Journal

UPS Inc. said Thursday that it plans to hire more than 100,000 seasonal employees for the upcoming peak holiday shipping season, roughly the same number that the transport and logistics giant hired during the 2020 peak season.

Lightning eMotors, ABB Offer DC Fast Chargers

NGT News

Lightning eMotors, a provider of specialty commercial electric vehicles for fleets, and ABB have partnered to offer DC fast electric vehicle chargers for commercial electric fleet vehicles (EV).

Truck driver killed in Texas after collision with freight train

The Supply Chain Journal

A truck driver is dead following a collision Wednesday involving a tractor-trailer and freight train just northeast of Houston, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. The accident happened just after 7 a.m.

Port Tracker report shows reduced growth due to ongoing pandemic-related issues

Logistics Management

For August, which marks the beginning of the traditional Peak Season, with retailers stocking up for holiday merchandise, and, for this year, moving up shipments earlier in order to have needed available holiday season inventory, the report is calling for 2.27 million TEU, for a 7.8% annual gain

Just in Time vs. Just in Case: What’s the Way Forward for Supply Chains?

Just-in-time supply chains worked just fine — until they didn’t. Is more inventory the answer? It’s not a binary solution. Read this latest GEP paper to learn how enterprises can ensure adequate supplies without running excess inventory.

MacGregor Partners provides ‘glide path’ to contactless eBOL industry adoption

The Supply Chain Journal

The pandemic accelerated the need for digital transformation across the supply chain. Perhaps no more so than in transportation, trucking and its intersection with facilities — the interaction between drivers, facility staff and the ubiquitous paper that accompanies this interplay.

Getting to Know Bulk Connection: Bulk Freight Broker Billing

Bulk Connection

In our ongoing feature, we will periodically profile the men and women who make Bulk Connection a trusted freight partner.

Retailers’ inventories suggest restocking long way from finished

The Supply Chain Journal

Inventory levels increased for the nation’s largest retailers during the fiscal second quarter that ended July 31. However, when looking at merchandise positions relative to sales, many big-box chains are operating at a significant supply deficit compared to two years ago.

UPS preps to hire more than 100,000 essential seasonal employees for holiday peak

Logistics Management

UPS said the openings it will be filling are for various positions, including: full- and part-time seasonal positions—primarily package handlers, drivers, driver helpers and personal vehicle drivers—adding it is offering competitive wages across multiple shifts in hundreds of locations across the country.

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.

Leveraging driver choice to recruit, retain and produce — Taking the Hire Road

The Supply Chain Journal

Peter Covach, industry solutions adviser at Trimble , joins this week’s episode of Taking the Hire Road to talk about driver choice and how it fits into the driver recruitment and retention process, among other topics he discusses with host Jeremy Reymer, founder and CEO of DriverReach.

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Dave Marti’s fuel hauling 2020 Peterbilt 389

Overdrive Online

Small-fleet owner Dave Marti walks through his newest rig, a 2020 Peterbilt 389 glider, that he runs in his Forrest, Illinois-based fuel hauling fleet. Marti showed the truck at the Shell Rotella SuperRigs working truck show at the end of July. Custom Rigs

Maersk and Canadian Pacific open Vancouver transload facility

The Supply Chain Journal

A transload facility at Vancouver developed by Maersk and Canadian Pacific is open for business. The new Pacific Transload Express facility will bring “more speed and agility to demand fluctuations while also reducing demurrage and detention costs,” Maersk touted Thursday.

Watch: The Driving Forces Behind Global Trade — Current and Future

Supply Chain Brain

Marc Gilbert, managing director of the Industrial Goods and Consumer Practices of Boston Consulting Group, reveals the findings of the firm’s latest report on global trade growth, and discusses the factors that will shape the future of trade

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.