Tue.Oct 08, 2019

Technology on Lift Trucks

Logistics Management

On-board terminals and battery management systems are becoming central to maximizing daily productivity of lift trucks as well as long-term fleet efficiencies.

10 Steps to Better Freight Optimization


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What Types of Freight Carriers Are In Logistics?

PLS Logistics

What is a freight carrier? A freight carrier is an individual or a company that handles the transportation of freight shipments from one point to another. Sometimes, freight carriers not only handle loads but also act as the operators or even freight forwarders.

How To Build a Better Fulfillment Outsourcing Relationship

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

When my kids were young, I read numerous books that ended with some variation of the line: “And they lived happily ever after.”. Wouldn’t it be great if the story of all fulfillment outsourcing projects could be just as positive? Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.

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!

What Is Your Target Story?

The Lean Thinker

One of the artifacts of Extreme Programming as practiced by Menlo Innovations is the Story Card. In the purest sense, a story card represents one unit of work that must be done by the developers to advance the work on the software project.

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As fleets transition to ELDs, malfunctions, personal conveyance come into focus

Fleet Owner

The December deadline to phase out AOBRDs comes with 'collateral consequences '


[PODCAST] The Value of True Partnerships In Freight Management


Listen to “The Value of True Partnerships In Freight Management” on Spreaker.

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Creating a Digital Twin of Your Fleet is Closer than You Think

Talking Logistics

Digital twin, the creation of a virtual, but dynamic, representation of your operations is a powerful approach to better understand how it works today or could work in the future.

How mature is your procurement function?

Fleet Owner

Where does your business stand on a procurement maturity level? If you want to improve something, a good first step is to evaluate where you are and determine your strengths and weaknesses. The procurement function has evolved so much in recent years

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Managing the complexities of inventory

Logistics Management

As e-commerce continues to expand, both B2C and B2B shippers are sharpening their inventory management skills to come up with fresh ways to meet the demands of the “new normal

Volvo and Mack will offer Geotab Drive integration in all trucks

Fleet Owner

SAN DIEGO — Both Volvo and Mack trucks will now offer factory-installed ELDs from Geotab in all new vehicles. The two Volvo Group-owned OEMs announced the deals in separate press conferences at the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Managemen

National diesel average slips for second straight week, reports EIA

Logistics Management

Falling 1.9 cents, the national diesel average now stands at $3.047, coming on the heels of a 0.015-cent decline a week ago


Rail reeling from factory slump and lower truck rates

Fleet Owner

A manufacturing decline and lower truck freight rates have put railroads on a collision course with a recession

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.

Overcoming the Top 5 Manufacturing Business Challenges with ERP


Few industries have been left unscathed by the break-neck pace of change that has defined the 21st century. Businesses have had to find ways in which they are able to future-proof themselves by constantly evolving to meet the changing needs of customers and partners.

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What is a Transporation Management System (TMS) to you?

Logistics Management

I realized then that the term “TMS” has gotten sticky. Between shippers, carriers, third parties and brokers, a quick investigation and some product reviews confirmed that there is confusion about what transportation management systems are and what they do

Fowler claims IFDA’s 2019 Mike Roach Leadership Award

Refrigerated Transporter

Lori Fowler, president of Performance Foodservice-Little Rock, recently won the 2019 Mike Roach Leadership Award. The International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA), in conjunction with Ben E Keith Foods, established the award to h


Final Mile and TMS: Why Using a Single Portal for LTL to Final Mile Improves Results


More carriers and logistics providers have entered the final mile logistics space to help companies meet customer expectations.

Coronavirus and Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Rob Handfield, PhD, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University

Join this informative webinar with Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University, who will go over how the Coronavirus has impacted supply chains, as well as discussing approaches for preparing your supply chain for future outbreaks of major global disruptions. The world is becoming a riskier place, and it is important to plan for disasters ahead of time.

U.S. transportation growth likely to hit plateau, says Fitch Ratings

Logistics Management

Growth prospects remain healthy for ocean and air cargo segments heading into next year, though the trajectory figures to level off somewhat according to Fitch Ratings in its latest annual report

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How to avoid unexpected freight accessorials in shipping.


Unexpected freight accessorial charges are commonplace in LTL shipping, but they can be avoided. Learn more about freight accessorials, as well as what you need to know to make sure you are not charged unexpectedly

Spot market activity off to slower start in Q4, reports DAT

Logistics Management

Following what it called an urgency on behalf of shippers to move freight prior to the end of the third quarter, data recently issued by DAT, a subsidiary of Roper Technologies, in its DAT showed a more quiet beginning to the fourth quarter for spot market activity

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Video: Wee hours roll-in, voices and more from 10-4 on D.C.

Overdrive Online

The upshot of the four-days-later post-mortem on That's a Big 10-4 on D.C. -- time will tell as to whether the second-annual event served as proof of the concept for those outside of the organizers as a gathering that serves as public outreach and awareness vehicle, as a neutral platform for individual owner-ops and drivers to represent themselves.

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The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

ASLRRA heralds House Support for short line tax credit

Logistics Management

The Washington-based American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) recently announced it has hit what it called a historic high, of 272 supporters, for the companion bill in the United States House of Representatives, H.R.


Warehouse Capacity – My Warehouse is Full

Logistics Bureau

What do people do when they are starting to be concerned about running out of warehouse space? Move to a much bigger warehouse. Rent an additional warehouse space. Sure, these are the solutions that first comes to mind. But what if I tell you, maybe you don’t have to do these?

Centralized infrastructure for better data capture

20Cube Logistics

Data is crucial for any organisation to flourish. Data can come from multiple sources and can result in a host of complications and inefficiencies, as there might be a duplication of data or an incorrect filling of information.

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How Are Truckload Freight Rates Calculated?

GoShip Blog

Truckload freight rates play a significant role for shippers when deciding on the carrier or the company to move your freight. However, before landing a freight quote, it’s important to know which factors impact truckload rates and how they are calculated.

New Planning Maturity Assessment

In today's new supply chain paradigm, resilience and agility are key. Is your planning process fit enough to keep up with the pace of change? Is your tech stack helping or hindering your progress? Take AIMMS's new quiz to uncover learnings and benchmark yourself against peers!