Wed.Mar 13, 2019

New delivery service combines fresh food, health education for truckers

Fleet Owner

LAS VEGAS. Bob Perry believes his new box can play a big role in improving the health of the nation’s truck drivers. The box is from the just launched CDLMeals, which offers a pre-packaged, healthy meal delivery service. Beyond the balanced meals mad

Blockchain Standard Approved to Create Supply Chain Efficiency

Material Handling and Logistics

The new structure provides cohesion since different companies have different perspectives on what tracking and visibility entails

As the U.S. economy goes, so goes trucking

Fleet Owner

With such a large Class 8 order backlog across the industry, OEMs such as Mack expect 2019 to be another big year for truck production

Parcel vs. LTL shipping: Understanding the key differences.


Parcel shipping and LTL shipping are fairly similar and it can be difficult to understand which option is best for your needs. Take a closer look at the key differences between the two to help you decide


Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

The chicken and the egg of electric vehicle charging

Fleet Owner

There were no gas stations when Henry Ford started building automobiles. Electric trucks and charging are not the first time a technology was ready before the infrastructure to support it was in place

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21st Century Warehouse: How to Keep Up with Distribution Center Automation and Digitization


Picture the typical retail warehouse of 15 years ago: Workers rode around on forktrucks and pallet jacks, picking and putting away product by the pallet load, loading trailers for single stores, or several at a time.

2019 Supply Chain Trends

Logistics Viewpoints

As I wrote about a few weeks ago, I spent the first week of February in Orlando attending ARC Advisory Group’s Industry Forum. The event had a heavy focus on how digitizing factories, cities, and infrastructure will benefit technology end users and suppliers alike.

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Spot van, reefer rates stabilize after eight weeks of declines

Fleet Owner

After eight weeks of declines, national average spot van and refrigerated freight rates stabilized during the week ending March 9, said DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards. An increase in spot rates is a sign that demand from

Answering the 10 most common ELD mandate questions.


The ELD Mandate was released by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in 2017. Here are the 10 most common questions about the mandate


Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.

Volvo tests Eco-Drive technology in California

Fleet Owner

Eco-Drive integrates traffic signal data with vehicle dynamics to provide real-time speed recommendations

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Inside delivery: What it is and isn't.


Inside delivery is a good choice if a loading dock is not available at the delivery site. Read this post to learn what it is and isn’t and when to use it

Online marketing for small business: things you must know


Doing online marketing for small business can be quite a challenge.

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How to ship freight to Canada.


Learn how to seamlessly ship freight to Canada. Plus see how your shipment gets across the border and to its destination step-by-step.

Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.

Top 5 Practical Freight & Logistics Applications of Blockchain-Based Systems


It’s easy to get caught up in the hype over blockchain. When it comes to supply chain, the vast promises of renewed visibility and traceability are abundant. While there is much truth to the hype, it is important to stay practical and understand the logistics applications of blockchain and what they mean for you and your organization. Logistics Applications of Blockchain Maintain Data for All Parties. An essential function of blockchain lies in its decentralized, distributed ledger.

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What is temperature controlled freight shipping?


Temperature controlled freight shipping can be overwhelming with all of its rules and regulations. See how freight service providers enable you to move perishable freight easily

Volvo Group collaborates on Eco-Drive technology for Volvo VNL

Fleet Owner

The company, in partnership with California stakeholders, aims to showcase the potential of connected vehicle technologies

LTL pickup: what you need to know when booking.


For an LTL pickup to be a success, there are a number of steps to take before the carrier arrives. Freightquote offers some tips on what you need to know before booking your pickup

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Parts Town: An O2C Journey from Manual Processing to Digital Transformation

Speaker: Sarah Gibson, Platinum Operations Manager

The order-to-cash (O2C) process is often considered the lifeblood of an organization. It’s why so many business leaders are looking to next generation of O2C solutions to unlock value across their enterprise — value that’s necessary to remain competitive. Join us for an educational webinar with guest speaker, Sarah Gibson of Parts Town, as she takes attendees through her company’s digital transformation journey.

Wall Street commentary on Amazon creating problems for UPS and FedEx may be overblown

Logistics Management

Wall Street analysts continue to indicate or suggest that the Seattle-based e-tailer titan Amazon raises significant risks for the parcel duopoly of UPS and FedEx, according to a Bloomberg report published this week.

How to properly prepare goods for LTL shipping.


LTL packaging is a critical component for shipping LTL freight. Read more to learn how to prepare your goods for shipping

Using Data to Establish Accurate Pricing and Operational Efficiencies


The right pricing strategy is a critical component that companies can’t afford to overlook and is one of the most important aspects of maintaining profitability.

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Why density matters in LTL shipping.


Freight density plays a critical role in the world of LTL shipping. Learn more about its current role and where it could be headed.

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

FTR Trucking Conditions Index slips but still sees growth

Logistics Management

For January, the most recent month for which data is available, the TCI was 5.79, which is down from December’s 11.46, which marked a significant increase over November’s 5.84 and October’s 3.17. FTR said strong sequential volume gains, as well as a favorable fuel environment paced those growth levels

How Protect from Freeze LTL services keep goods protected.


Some freight shipments need to remain a consistent temperature. Learn why protect from freeze LTL services are the answer

Freight Damage: How to File a Freight Claim

GoShip Blog

In the diverse and ever changing world of freight shipping, accidents happen. Freight damage is a pain for any shipper, especially when you discover it after receiving goods. However, the process of receiving a refund can be easy and not as stressful as many can imagine it.

Chicken of the Sea Leveraging LeanCor Problem Solving Model


Chicken of the Sea's "Journey to World Class" has yielded significant improvement results in production targets, cost reduction, and efficiency. As part of this leadership training journey, the team is leveraging LeanCor's ORLOE problem-solving model

How Automation in the Supply Chain Will Make Employees More Strategic & Improve the Overall Supply Chain

Speaker: Adam Robinson, Director of Marketing, Cerasis

In this educational webinar, Adam Robinson from Cerasis, a leading North American Transportation Management Solutions Company, will address how automation in the supply chain is allowing companies to empower their employees with a more strategic work flow aiding in overall collaboration with peers across departments, improved business operations, more efficient manufacturing, a healthier corporate culture, and more visibility to data and processes providing the ability to gain actionable insights that lead towards actions that impact the company’s bottom line.