Wed.Jun 24, 2020

D.C. Public Works Expands Biodiesel Refuse Truck Fleet

NGT News

The D.C. Department of Public Works (DPW) has increased the number of heavy-duty fleet vehicles capable of running on renewable pure biodiesel (B100) by installing Optimus Technologies’ Vector System onto 17 new refuse trucks.

Supply Chain in High School

Talking Logistics

In March 2011, I wrote a post making the case that, like in baseball, the supply chain and logistics industry needed a farm system to attract and develop the next generation of leaders.

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The Warehouse of Tomorrow: Sensing and Adapting to Change

Logistics Viewpoints

Warehouse robotics are truly reshaping the way organizations are handling materials within the four walls of their warehouse.

On-Demand Delivery Platforms: The Renewed Focus on Becoming a Shipper-of-Choice


The rise of the consumer and immense power in the hands of buyers represents a significant change to standard supply chain management. It’s not enough to simply offer a fantastic product.

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.

Governor Sisolak Launches the Clean Cars Nevada Initiative

NGT News

Governor Steve Sisolak has launched the Clean Cars Nevada initiative, which will evaluate the adoption of new regulations to provide Nevadans with more choices for low- and zero-emission electric passenger cars and trucks at dealerships throughout the state beginning in 2024.

More Trending Rebrands in the Midst of a Vibrant Middle East E-commerce Market

Logistics Trends and Insights

The interest in the Middle East e-commerce market continues to run high despite the region representing a small percentage of the overall e-commerce market.

‘We’re not making money, but we’re surviving’: Two independents still waiting for their niches — and rates — to come back

Overdrive Online

"I can go broke two ways: Hauling for nothing or not hauling." Two owner-operators who told Overdrive they had shut down during the pandemic due to cheap rates are still mostly sitting and watching load boards, waiting for something profitable to come along

The USMCA: What is it and What Does it Mean for Supply Chains?

Morai Logistics

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is set to go into effect July 1st—what is it and what does it mean for supply chains? With so much happening in the world, it would be easy to forget that a hugely consequential trade agreement is less than a week away from being entered into force.

Motiv Power Systems Delivers Electric Box Trucks to the CRP

NGT News

Motiv Power Systems, a sustainable technology company delivering all-electric chassis with a proven software platform for the electrification of medium-duty trucks and buses, has delivered nine electric box trucks to the Community Resource Project (CRP).

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!

Impaired driving just another part of 2020’s changing landscape

Commercial Carrier Journal

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration estimates.8% of commercial drivers have used drugs while on the road


BAE Systems Selected to Provide Electric Hybrid Propulsion Systems for Transit Buses

NGT News

BAE Systems, a company that specializes in electric propulsion systems, has been selected by New York City Transit Authority to supply 435 electric hybrid power and propulsion systems for its new fleet of transit buses, reducing carbon emissions and fuel consumption. “We

New technology offering from Convoy has a sharp focus on safety

Logistics Management

With an eye on establishing the safest carrier network possible for its shipper customers, Seattle-based digital freight network Convoy said today it has introduced a new predictive crash model that takes a multi-tiered approach through machine learning and automation, in an effort to qualify safe drivers.

A Supply Chain Optimization Success Story During COVID-19


Traditionally, shippers use supply chain optimization studies for several reasons. In this example, a customer commissioned Schneider to complete a strategic engineering study. The study would identify the best location and number of additional warehouses to support their growth.

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Case Study: Mitigating disruption when COVID-19 closes your distribution center

Logistics Management

Learn how an up-to-date optimization model provided one U.S. distributor with a 55% cost avoidance when one of their facilities had to temporarily close because of a worker who contracted COVID-19

Link Transit Selects Momentum Dynamics’ Wireless Charging Systems

NGT News

Momentum Dynamics, a company that specializes in high-power wireless charging for electric vehicles, has been selected to supply 10 of its 300-kW wireless charging systems for 10 new battery-electric BYD K9S buses which will be delivered to Link Transit in Wenatchee, Wash. All new buses added to the Link fleet are fitted with wireless charging […]. The post Link Transit Selects Momentum Dynamics’ Wireless Charging Systems appeared first on NGT News.

Five Things Online Entrepreneurs Must Know About Shipping on eBay

MTS Logistics

If you’re a new or novice seller on eBay, shipping can be very confusing. If you have any amount of success on the site, you’re likely to be making more trips to the post office than ever before.

To Save the Supply Chain, Send in the Robotrucks

Supply Chain Brain

Automated vehicle technology could emerge a vital tool in global supply chains during the pandemic

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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!

Cummins, NPROXX Form Joint Venture for Hydrogen Storage

NGT News

Cummins Inc., a global technology and power solutions company, has agreed to form a joint venture with NPROXX, a company that specializes in hydrogen storage and transportation, for hydrogen storage tanks. The joint venture will continue under the name NPROXX. “We

DHL Express to add around 400 U.S.-based jobs

Logistics Management

DHL Express U.S. CEO Greg Hewitt told LM these new positions are comprised of permanent, full- and part-time opportunities in direct management, clearance and gateway operations, pick-up and delivery service, and ramp sorting operations throughout the U.S.

Plug Power Acquires United Hydrogen and Giner ELX

NGT News

Plug Power Inc., a provider of hydrogen engines and fueling solutions enabling e-mobility, has completed the acquisitions of United Hydrogen Group Inc. and Giner ELX.

Spot truckload posts and rates are gaining traction, reports DAT

Logistics Management

DAT reported that posted loads, for the week, headed up 15.6%, following a slower trajectory the previous week, with spot van and refrigerated rates regaining momentum that had been building up in previous weeks

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.

What is a Customs broker?


In most countries, a Customs broker can be loosely defined as a person or entity that is authorized by the Customs authority to make import or export declarations on a trader’s behalf.

Is Your Current Provider Here?

Logistics Management

Analytics improve decision making, so you can also prevent disruptions


What SMEs Need to Know About the USMCA in July

Supply Chain Brain

The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) promises to be a bright light for many businesses struggling to find their path to recovery


What Happens When You Make a Customs Entry Mistake?

Logistics Management

Correcting Errors in U.S. Customs Entry Filings," details those options, and also sheds light on how a shipper can avoid making a mistake in the first place


Supply Chain Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

Speaker: Aanand Pandey, Supply Chain Analyst & Consultant, AIMMS

This short video explains how scenario modeling can help you improve supply chain resilience and your ability to respond and recover quickly from disruptions. Looking at scenarios side by side provides valuable insights that makes it easier to evaluate impact on your operations, ability to service customers and margin, and the best options to restart supply when supply lanes reopen.