Wed.Dec 04, 2019

How to keep your trucks clean and clear on winter roads

Fleet Owner

The best ways for fleets to deal with snow and ice

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Trucking Detention Fees: Insights from Indago Members

Talking Logistics

Over the past three years, are you experiencing an increase or decrease in detention charges from carriers (the number of times you’re getting charged detention fees by carriers)? We asked our Indago research community that question back in September.

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Lost at Sea: The Impact of New Maritime Trade Regulations

Material Handling and Logistics

IMO 2020 regulations point to shipping delays, new costs and supply chain vulnerabilities

Truck division unaffected as Daimler plans major job cuts

Fleet Owner

Soft China car sales and cost of electric vehicle development cited as reasons for contraction

How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

“Happy Holidays” Has Become a Year-Round Challenge

Material Handling and Logistics

The “most wonderful time of the year” is almost an everyday occurrence now in the world of e-commerce

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Santa Barbara MTD Is Done with Everyday Diesel

NGT News

Santa Barbara MTD, the transit agency providing bus and shuttle service in greater Santa Barbara, Calif., says it has stopped purchasing petroleum diesel and will now fuel its diesel bus fleet with renewable diesel.

Key Freight Management Factors to Consider

Cerasis

The trucking industry fluctuates to accommodate changes in demand, customers rotations, available capacity, and much more. Meanwhile, changes within politics and environmental regulations, including the US-China trade tariffs, also influence the industry.

The Logistics Economy: An Update

Logistics Viewpoints

There have been recent signs of macroeconomic weakness. Let’s take this opportunity to review some of the data and dig a little deeper into the area relevant to the logistics sector.

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LTL Freight: 6 Benefits of a TMS to Manage Less Than Truckload Shipping

Cerasis

Most businesses that ship freight via Less-than-Truckload or LTL freight shipping services will improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of their transportation and logistics departments with the use of an automated transportation management system (TMS).

5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

November non-manufacturing output remains solid, reports ISM

Logistics Management

The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 53.9 in November (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth is occurring), which was 0.8% below October’s 54.7. The NMI headed up for the 118th consecutive month, and the November NMI is 1.9%

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Qbuzz Transit Agency Deploying 20 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Buses

NGT News

Belgium-based bus OEM Van Hool has signed a purchase order with Ballard Power Systems for 20 FCveloCity-HD 85 kW fuel cell modules to power buses in Groningen, the Netherlands, under the JIVE2 funding program. Ballard plans to deliver the modules in 2020.

US Retail Worker Injuries Now Higher Than on Factory Floor

Material Handling and Logistics

Some of the riskiest stores to work in include those selling home furnishings used merchandise, and building materials, as well as tire dealers and supercenters

Trump Announces New Tariffs for Imports From China, France, Brazil, and Argentina.

ShipLilly

Despite the upcoming 2020 election that held high hopes for a possible Trade War resolution, the Trump administration proposed imposing duties on imports from France over a tech Tax and announced tariffs on aluminum and steel from Brazil and Argentina. Brazil and Argentina.

Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

Shift to “appointments-based” system key to PierPass evolution

Logistics Management

More details on how the Ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach are taking advantage of OffPeak traffic mitigation programs initiated by PierPass to keep the nation’s largest ocean cargo gateways competitive

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Time calls XL’s plug-in hybrid system for fleets one of 2019’s best inventions

Fleet Owner

It installs onto standard Ford F-150 and F-250 pickup trucks and can improve MPG by up to 50% while reducing emissions by one-third, according to XL

Lightning Systems Wraps Up Large Funding Round

NGT News

Lightning Systems, a Colorado-based developer of zero-emission drivetrains, says it has raised $41 million in equity, debt and working capital line funding from existing and new investors.

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Fleet Owner magazine - December 2019

Fleet Owner

This month's issue includes a feature on the future of trucking and how automation, electrification and telematics will play a role

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.

EV Fast-Charging Hub Connects Northern and Southern California

NGT News

EVgo, the California Energy Commission and Nissan have formally opened a new EVgo fast-charging hub at the County Fair Fashion Mall in Woodland, Calif.

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Cummins is doing its part for a sustainable future

Fleet Owner

Kudos to Cummins. The engine maker recently announced its long-term commitment to sustainability. It says it is looking for a net-zero carbon future and has developed a new environmental sustainability strategy. The company set goals for 2030 and an

Inventory Cycle Count System

Material Handling and Logistics

TouchPath has launched TouchCount, a continuous cycle count system that can be used to keep a current and accurate, 360-degree view of warehouse inventory

Calex ISCS reefers racking up miles behind Kenworth trucks

Refrigerated Transporter

When it comes to the delivery of goods with short shelf life, there is no room for mechanical hiccups. When a customer orders items such as produce, the expectation is for consistent on-time deliveries, otherwise they may lose out on the amount of ti

The Beyond Belief Impacts of VUCA on Supply Chains and Commerce

Speaker: Jim Tompkins, Chairman and CEO at Tompkins International

We are fortunate to have Dr. James A. Tompkins, one of the world’s leading supply chain thought leaders, to address the impacts of VUCA on today’s supply chains and commerce. Jim recently stated that “the impacts of digital commerce on supply chains and commerce are far greater than the ending of the Cold War in 1991. The lifting of the Iron Curtain was minuscule when compared to the impacts of VUCA on how business works and how people live.”

Preliminary North American Class 8 truck orders see declines

Logistics Management

FTR reported that preliminary North American Class 8 orders, at 17,300 units, was down 21% compared to October, representing the lowest November tally going back to 2015, while marking a 39% annual decline.

The Biggest Challenge Freight Broker Agents Face Today…CAPACITY

Trinity Logistics

Capacity will always be something that we talk about. The driver shortage hasn’t gone away. In 2018, the industry saw a shortage of roughly 60,800 drivers. According to American Trucking Association, if current trends hold, the shortage could increase to over 160,000 drivers by 2028. And it’s not just truckload. A major LTL carrier recently filed bankruptcy, which will cause drastic capacity issues in the LTL market.

Death throes for the leased owner-operator model?

Overdrive Online

Clifford Petersen on the hope for successful pushback against California A.B. 5 and similar laws: "I choose to be self-employed because I like being in control of my own destination., knowing that my success is based upon my faith, my effort, my ability to learn, and my ability to adapt.". Uncategorized a.b. 5 ABC test California independent contractors leasing New Jersey

FMCSA: No 'soft enforcement' period for Dec 17 ELD deadline

Refrigerated Transporter

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) is reminding all motor carriers and drivers subject to the US Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) electronic logging device (ELD) final rule that, start

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.