Thu.Sep 10, 2020

What You Need to Know About Chemical Warehousing

West Coast and California Logistics

Chemical warehousing, including the storage of hazardous materials, is a highly regulated undertaking with a substantial investment in both the physical storage environment and rigorous adherence to associated protocols, practices and paperwork required to ensure safety and compliance.

Flag states attacked for weakness on crew change

Supply Chain and Logistics

The crew change crisis continues. Some very strong remarks by Hugo De Stoop, CEO of Belgian tanker giant Euronav, at the International Chamber of Shipping webinar indicated that ship owners’ desire to hide out from problems like crew welfare means … Continue reading → Logistics Service Management Shipping coronavirus labor economics labor relations

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Thought You Knew Everything About Delivery/Service Appointment Scheduling?

Logistics Viewpoints

Delivery and service appointment scheduling strategies have been aggressively evolving for more than 10 years. In my conversations with customers, I continue to learn how far they have advanced and the expanding impact that logistics technology can have on the enterprise.

Breaking Down the Barriers to New Technologies During Omnichannel Peak Season


The omnichannel peak season for 2020 will be an entirely new beast in logistics. The days of planning for a gradual ramp-up to peak season have vanished. Meanwhile, the need to maximize the value of the existing supply chain technologies has never been higher.

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.

FreightCenter and TPT Med Tech Deliver Rapid COVID Testing Lab

Freight Center

One of the most important things in the fight against COVID-19 has been testing. Ensuring there’s enough testing capacity and locations for as many people as possible to get tested helps us understand the magnitude of the virus and what we need to do to beat it.

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Clean Energy Fuels Enters New Contracts to Supply Twenty Million Gallons of Redeem RNG

NGT News

Clean Energy Fuels Corp.,

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Guidelines for Filing Freight Claims

20Cube Logistics

When a large number of consignments are being transported over a significantly long distance via Logistics Company in India to international destination by sea etc. accidents is a serious concern.

Truckers Christmas Group fundraising getting in swing for year-end push

Overdrive Online

The grassroots group's 13th annual campaign to help bring Christmas to trucking families in need gets under way today following record hauls in both 2018 and last year, when the $14,500 distributed among 29 families all told almost doubled the prior year's record.

DHL eCommerce Solutions plans to invest $30M in its U.S.-based operations

Logistics Management

The new 150,000 square-foot Atlanta-based facility is based 20 miles away from the Atlanta Hartsfield Airport and has access to some of the main thoroughfares for “speedy air and ground parcel transportation

Complimentary Gartner Report: Improve S&OP Decision Making with Scenario Planning

Traditionally, planning teams have aimed for one number, one plan. But with uncertainty on the rise, they need to build more flexibility into their process to account for changing business conditions. It’s time to shift gears and embrace variability with different scenarios.

Blue Bird Ramps up Electric Bus Production

NGT News

With its electric-powered school bus sales up more than 250% in this fiscal year compared with last year, and increasing interest from school districts and fleet operators across the U.S. and Canada, Blue Bird Corp.,

Get Ready – CVSA Brake Safety Week Will Focus on Brake Hoses & Tubing

United World Transporation

It’s that time of the year yet again – CVSA brake safety week. This year, the CVSA is making sure that inspectors will take a close inspection of your brake hoses and tubing. What do I need to do to be prepared, and why check brake hosing and tubing?

Reports say Amazon has acquired a Boeing 767 aircraft

Logistics Management

This marks a shift from Amazon’s longstanding tradition of leasing aircraft from Air Transport Services Group (ATSG), to operate its air cargo network to serve United States-based customers, and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, whom provides air cargo services to support Amazon’s package deliveries to its customers.

Shortage of haulage the number-one hurdle as UK importers struggle

The LoadStar

UK importers are facing “numerous challenges” these days. They include port delays, vessels diversions, a shortage of haulage availability and limited slots at ports to collect containers.

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.

UPS and FedEx lay out seasonal hiring plans for heavily anticipated Peak Season

Logistics Management

Kerry-Apex Hits Top Position in Trans-Pacific Trade

Logistics Manager

2020 has become a difficult year for people all over the world. Many industries were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, including the logistics industry, due to the decease of worldwide consumption.

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Duke Energy Pledges to Electrify Vehicle Fleet

NGT News

Duke Energy, one of the largest energy holding companies in the U.S., has pledged to convert most of its current 10,000-vehicle fleet to electric or another zero-carbon alternative in the next 10 years.

How to Become a Freight Agent

Bulk Connection

Many people would like to ‘be their own boss’ but it’s often a goal that doesn’t seem attainable. If, however, you have a solid background in the transportation industry, such a goal may be much easier to achieve than you realize. It can happen by becoming a freight agent.

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!

Ricardo-Achates Partnership Receives Funding from ARPA-E

NGT News

The newly formed partnership between Ricardo North America and Achates Power Inc.

The Weekly Freight Report for September 10, 2020

FLS Transport

The Top 8 Stories in Freight. Roadcheck 2020 is live… The FMCSA releases an under 21 pilot… Driver exits could add to the capacity crunch… trucking jobs are up… and aggressive rate trends are expected ahead.

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Using Supply Chain Automation to Overcome Operational Challenges


The modern supply chain continues to undergo a radical transformation in the wake of record-breaking growth.

What You Need to Know About the USMCA and Opportunities for U.S. Exporters in the Canadian Market

Logistics Management

USMCA — Opportunities for U.S. Exporters in the Canadian Market


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.

Using Supply Chain Automation to Overcome Operational Challenges


The modern supply chain continues to undergo a radical transformation in the wake of record-breaking growth.

Typhoons add to troubles for Asian ports already suffering congestion

The LoadStar

Back-to-back typhoons and surging shipping demand have meant lengthy vessel delays for ocean freight out of Asia.

Guide: Effective Chemical Freight Procurement, Bidding, and Benchmarking

CLX Logistics

One of the most efficient ways to optimize a chemical supply chain logistics strategy from top to bottom is through proper planning, analysis, and smart decision-making in the procurement, bidding, and benchmarking process. With this guide, we look at the major steps involved, offer key insights from the experts at CLX Logistics, and help you enhance the efficiency of your supply chains while reducing spend. Planning and Preparation.

IATA unveils online platform to ease Covid vaccine supply chain challenges

The LoadStar

In preparation for global vaccine delivery, IATA has launched ONE Source, an online platform to match shipping needs with infrastructure capabilities and service providers.

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.