Tue.Dec 03, 2019

Winning at Buzzword Bingo (even when the board keeps changing)

Logistics Viewpoints

Analytics, big data, data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, deep learning, heuristics, optimization – do you feel beaten down playing buzz word bingo on a constantly changing board?

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Scalable Parcel Shipping Practices to Succeed


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Putting emissions on the map

Fleet Owner

We often feel removed from global issues. They’re so big, it’s difficult to imagine our own ability to address them. A new interactive map from the New York Times puts the issue of rising emissions rates that lead to climate warming literally in ever


dnata Puts Propane Autogas F-750s Into Service at LAX

NGT News

dnata, a global air services provider, is now operating propane autogas vehicles at Los Angeles International Airport to support its in-flight catering operations.

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.

Roadmaster CEO: Fleet shutdowns 'cleanse' the trucking industry

Fleet Owner

John Wilbur also says driver retention, not shortage, is where focus should be

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Chevron shares insights on new Delo diesel engine oil

Fleet Owner

Company developed engine oil to combat buildup of sulfate ash in the diesel particulate filter, especially for urban and short-haul applications


Wearables for WMS

Material Handling and Logistics

Zebra Technologies has introduced the FulfillmentEdge WMS and two wearable devices—a head-mounted display and a ring scanner


Putting emissions on the map

Fleet Owner

We often feel removed from global issues. They’re so big, it’s difficult to imagine our own ability to address them. A new interactive map from the New York Times puts the issue of rising emissions rates that lead to climate warming literally in ever


Cyber Monday Spending Climbs 17% to Record $9.2 Billion

Material Handling and Logistics

While Cyber Monday remains the biggest online spending day of the year, shoppers increasingly favor buying online from the start of the holiday season, rather than waiting for the day’s specials as they may have a few years ago


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.

FTR's September TCI showing weaker pattern for carriers

Fleet Owner

In its latest forecast, FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index for September, at -2.94, was the lowest reading since May, reflecting a relatively weak environment for carriers. However, FTR does not forecast any further eroding of the TCI with an expected n

ISM Report: US Factories Extend Contraction as Index Misses Forecasts

Material Handling and Logistics

The Institute for Supply Management's monthly report for November showed weakening in factory orders and production

Amazon tests cheap warehouses to make Cyber Monday snafu-free

Fleet Owner

The ultimate goal is a future where buying something online is as fast and affordable as a quick jaunt to the store — even during the holiday season rush


Making Governance and Compliance Part of the Manufacturing Process


The week of November 17th was Fraud Awareness Week (www.fraudweek.com), and this makes it an appropriate time to highlight key issues around manufacturing governance and compliance.

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!

EROAD receives Global Road Achievement Award

Fleet Owner

EROAD has received the 2019 Global Road Achievement Award for Technology, Equipment and Manufacturing from the International Road Federation. The award is in recognition of the company’s innovative technology that is making a difference t


Americold agrees to Nova Cold deal, completes MHW purchase

Refrigerated Transporter

Americold recently agreed to buy Canadian cold storage provider Nova Cold Logistics from Brookfield Business Partners for CAD $337 million (US $253 million). The acquisition is expected to close in the first quarter of 2020, Americold said. The com

David Giannetto Appointed as CEO of WorkWave


Time To Read: 2 minutes. Holmdel, NJ – December 3, 2019 – WorkWave ® , a provider of cloud-based software solutions that support every stage of a service business’s life cycle, today announces that David F. Giannetto has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer of WorkWave.

Mining Company to Deploy Hydrogen-Powered Hauler

NGT News

ENGIE recently selected Plug Power Inc., a provider of hydrogen engines and fueling solutions, to supply a custom refueling system for the world’s largest hydrogen-powered mine haul truck, which is set to begin operation with global mining company Anglo American next year.

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!

Three Ways IoT Can Streamline Seasonal Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

Here’s how connected devices can grow insight and maximize efficiencies across the supply chain this holiday season

Pro drivers to the rescue on the practice of flashing brights to signal space to merge, and a highway-speed-cutoff PSA

Overdrive Online

A West Coast newspaper columnist corrects the record on signaling with truckers leading the way, and: A PSA of sorts for motorists with a tip from pro Gary Buchs -- use your turn signal early and often when passing a combination truck to combat impatient traffic behind you and the "highway-speed cutoff.".

J.B. Hunt Hosts Trucks are for Girls Event

Women in Trucking

Recently, J.B. Hunt’s GROW hosted the inaugural Trucks are for Girls event in Fayetteville, Ark. The event was powered by the Women In Trucking Association through their Girl Scout Transportation Patch program.

National diesel average sees slight gain for week of December 2

Logistics Management

With a 0.004-cent increase, the average price per gallon for diesel, for the week of December 2, is $3.070.


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.

Penske’s Freightliner eCascadias Log 10k Miles in Daily Service

NGT News

Penske Logistics says it has successfully logged more than 10,000 over-the-road miles making multiple daily store deliveries on dedicated routes in Southern California for a quick-service restaurant chain using two electric Freightliner Innovation Fleet eCascadias.

International logistics operator chooses Ekeri for secure loading

Refrigerated Transporter

Virginia International Logistics in Ireland recently expanded its fleet with a new Ekeri trailer it says is making a difference in loading and handling on national and international routes. Specializing in food products, fast-moving consumer goods

Hamburg Süd launches Remote Container Management (RCM)

Logistics Manager

Hamburg Süd has announced that all customers can now use their new Remote Container Management (RCM) technology for their reefer container shipments. RCM monitors parameters such as temperature, relative humidity, and the concentrations of O2 and CO2 within the reefer container in real time.

Q&A: Lily Shen, President of Transfix

Logistics Management

Last August, Transfix, a New York-based logistics technology services provider that streamlines shipment data to better help shippers make informed decisions to optimize time and revenues named Lily Shen as its president.

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.