Thu.May 12, 2022

How Ride Stability Affects Fuel Consumption for Heavy-Duty Commercial Vehicles

United World Transporation

In trucking, everything is all about the bottom line. Arguably, what affects the bottom line the most is fuel consumption. Fleet managers and owner-operators alike try to maximize fuel efficiency in a number of different ways.

Facilities Are a Critical Part of the Enterprise Supply Chain Tech Stack. It’s Time to Start Managing Them That Way

Logistics Viewpoints

Amidst ongoing uncertainty caused by COVID-19 lockdowns in Asia, war in Europe, scarce raw materials and steep inflation, companies are stockpiling inventory as never before in the hopes of mitigating future supply chain shocks.

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Supply Chain Growth in a Challenging Market: A Conversation with Weber’s CFO, Maggie Movius

West Coast and California Logistics

Weber Logistics’ CFO Maggie Movius has been busy. She’s navigated a worldwide pandemic, a partnership between Weber and Stellex Capital Management, and a doubling of Weber’s warehousing footprint in California – all within the past two years.

DHL Places Order for Volvo Electric Trucks

NGT News

Deutsche Post DHL Group intends to intensify its transition to heavy electric trucks by deploying a total of 44 new electric Volvo Trucks vehicles on routes in Europe.

How to Optimize Your Supply Chain in Times of Disruption

Disruptions expose gaps in the supply chain and amplify problems. What can be done? Research by GEP and North Carolina State University shows how tech can fix the gaps and ensure supply chain resilience and optimization. Download now!

Top trucking executives say freight recession is nowhere in sight

Logistics Management

Is the booming market for trucking services – truckload and less-than-truckload (LTL) – finally slowing down after an unprecedented two years of demand following the COVID-induced economic lockdown of early 2022? To read the headlines of the financial press, one might say the answer is yes.

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New General Motors ESG pledge has a sharp focus on supply chain operations

Logistics Management

Late last month, Detroit-based General Motors (GM) heralded a new Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) pledge, inviting its global suppliers to join the company in a “commitment to carbon neutrality, the development of social responsibility programs, and implementation of sustainable procurement practice in their supply chain operations.”

Truckers mostly filling up on profits in ‘feast or famine’ oilfield trucking niche, through typical market uncertainty

Overdrive Online

The oilfield segment of trucking is as diverse as the trucking industry itself. With flatbeds hauling equipment, liquid bulk tankers hauling water and crude, pneumatic tanks hauling frac sand and more, opportunities in oilfield abound. Business

April Cass Freight Index sees shipment and expenditure declines

Logistics Management

April’s shipment reading—at 1.172—saw a slim 0.5% increase, and April expenditures—at 4.510—saw a 30.6 annual gain, spurred on by a near 40-year high, for inflation

Truckers mostly filling up on profits in ‘feast or famine’ oilfield trucking niche, through typical market uncertainty

Overdrive Online

The oilfield segment of trucking is as diverse as the trucking industry itself. With flatbeds hauling equipment, liquid bulk tankers hauling water and crude, pneumatic tanks hauling frac sand and more, opportunities in oilfield abound. Business

The Easiest Platform to Manage Shipments

Access Uber Freight’s network of more than 100,000 carriers, generate instant quotes, get competitive rates, tender loads in seconds, automate manual workflows, and track end-to-end load status from any device with this easy-to-use shipper platform.

Allison, Xos Partner on e-Axle Development for Heavy-Duty EVs

NGT News

Xos Inc. and Allison Transmission Inc. are jointly developing heavy-duty Class 7 and 8 commercial electric vehicles (EV). Allison has delivered the initial eGen Power e-Axle hardware for integration, validation and testing in heavy-duty vehicle platforms that are designed and built by Xos.

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DOT Week Focuses On Wheel Ends in 2022

Blue Grace Logistics

DOT week, also known as International Roadcheck week or DOT Blitz, is a program created by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) which will deploy inspectors across North America to ensure that commercial vehicles and their drivers are upholding the set safety standards.

U.S., EU Plan to Pledge Supply Chain Cooperation to Counter Russia

Supply Chain Brain

The U.S. and European Union plan to keep addressing supply chain and other disruptions as they project a unified front against Russia when high-level officials meet starting Sunday to discuss cooperation on trade and technology issues in Paris

Oilfield hauling: Strategies to mitigate maintenance costs, high given on-/off-road nature of much of the work

Overdrive Online

“We’re constantly beating. the truck": From additional wear and tear on tires and suspensions to the truck's cab itself, costs for maintaining equipment working the oilfields trend a great deal higher than in other mostly on-highway trucking segments. Business

Top 5 Supply Chain Processes That Need Better Collaboration Right Now

A lack of collaboration is a leading cause of supply chain headaches. GEP offers 5 remedies to ease your pain. Download this guide for must-have tools and processes for better supplier interactions.

Port Automation Is Hot-Button Issue in West Coast Labor Talks

Supply Chain Brain

While all parties have expressed confidence that an agreement will be reached between dockworkers and employers without disruption, they conceded there will be “difficult” issues. Among these are certain to be the wrangle over automation

MIT Researchers Develop Tech to Help AVs Predict Human Behavior

IoT World Today

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are working on a solution to one of the biggest obstacles to the successful integration of autonomous vehicles (AVs) on city streets – how to predict human behavior.

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From Disorderly Data to Supply Chain Insights: A Five-Step Plan

Supply Chain Brain

In recent years, companies have heavily invested in tools to collect and create new data sets. Yet they continue to face challenges in translating that data into valuable business insights that lead to supply chain improvements

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The 8 Standard Types of “Bill of Lading” Documents

ShipLilly

wholesale, logistic business and people concept – manual worker and businessman with clipboards at warehouse explain a bill of lading document. When You Should Use Them.

Market Insights Report: Top Trends for 2022 Planning and Beyond

The freight report you need for insights into where the industry is headed and how to stay resilient in 2022.

Watch: AGVs: Are They Right for Your Warehouse?

Supply Chain Brain

Nicola Tomatis, chief executive officer of BlueBotics, discusses interoperability of AGVs and things to consider before investing in automated vehicles

Hyundai’s Robotaxi Coming to America in 2023

IoT World Today

Hyundai’s self-driving Ioniq 5 robotaxi will be rolled out on American roads as early as next year. The announcement marked the start of a new global marketing campaign to highlight the South Korean automaker’s vision of the future confirmed. .

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How to jumpstart a career trucking in oilfield services

Overdrive Online

Breaking into the oilfield business as an independent or small fleet without any prior experience as an operator isn’t an easy task. Here find insight from the pros on setting yourself up for success. Business

Is There Ever a Good Time for Ecommerce Brands to Switch 3PLs?

Ship Monk

The short answer is yes—the minute you realize your current fulfillment provider is holding you back. Your fulfillment operations are one of your largest line-item costs, and their smooth operation is critical to your business.

GEP Outlook 2022

The GEP Outlook 2022 report explores global business trends and features seven critical leadership themes that will help you proactively prepare for and power through the challenges ahead.

The Weekly Freight Report for May 12th, 2022

FLS Transport

The Top Headlines in Freight, Transportation, & Logistics from FLS Transport. The FLS Weekly Freight Report covers the week’s top news in logistics, transportation, shipping, and freight.

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Supply Chain Cyber Security in 2022: Shipper Risks Are Increasing

MercuryGate

Shippers continually deal with unprecedented disruptions, including the effects of the global pandemic that are still rocking most market and industry niches. In addition, shippers face heightened threats to supply chain cyber security.

Looking for a North Carolina Warehouse to Rent? Turn to a 3PL

Kanban Logistics

If your company is looking for a North Carolina warehouse to rent, you may be surprised to find ultra-low vacancy rates and stiff competition for availability.

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Ocean Shipping is a Mess, and We Need to Fix It

I.C.E. Transport

Who out there remembers the Liner Conference System ? The system allowed two or more ocean shipping companies to provide scheduled cargo service on a particular trade route under uniform rates and common terms.

The Digital Levers You Need to Achieve Sustainable Cost Reduction

For supply chain and procurement pros, cost reduction is is a top priority today. This timely new paper from GEP explores powerful and effective digital levers that can help you to slash costs and create more value for the business. Read it now.