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

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.

“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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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

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

Key Freight Management Factors to Consider


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.

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

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.

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.

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

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


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).

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

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!

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 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.

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

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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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!

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%


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.

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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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.


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.

Shippers must think products not shipments, says FreightHub as it expands into China

The LoadStar

As trade between China and the US slows, relations between Europe and China remain healthy. For forwarders in particular, this is good news as they shift focus away from the transpacific lane.

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.


UPS major healthcare offensive aims to exploit current FedEx weakness

The LoadStar

UPS is turning the screws on its big rival in the healthcare arena, as, with a fully integrated healthcare unit, it makes a big push to strengthen its position at a time when FedEx is under pressure.

Penske Truck Leasing celebrates half-century of operation

Refrigerated Transporter

Penske Truck Leasing marked its 50th anniversary on Dec 1. Penske Truck Leasing was founded in 1969 by Roger Penske in Reading PA. The company was created through the acquisition of a car and light truck rental and leasing business with three locati

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.