Mon.Sep 19, 2022

‘Seasonality,’ signs of normalcy, return to rollicking trucking market

Logistics Management

There are signs of normalcy returning after three years of turbulence in the $830 billion trucking market. Recovering from chaotic conditions caused by pandemic-driven economic shutdowns and uneven supply chains nationally and around the world, top trucking executives are breathing sighs of relief—while keeping their fingers crossed

The HDVI Story with Chuck Wallace

The Logistics of Logistics

Chuck Wallace and Joe Lynch discuss the HDVI story. Chuck is the CEO and Co-founder of High Definition Vehicle Insurance (HDVI) , where he leads an experienced team of insurance, technology, and trucking industry experts who deeply understand the challenges of today’s fleets. About Chuck Wallace.


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3 Ways Shippers Can Solve the Carrier Allocation Logjam

Food Logistics

Shippers looking to thrive this holiday season must turn to technology and embrace the latest allocation management practices to avoid encountering more issues. Transportation

An Entrepreneur Explains The 10 Things Needed to Build A Business that Investors Can’t Say ‘NO’ To

Logistics Viewpoints

Bruce Welty, Founder of the Unicorn Locus Robotics. Supply chain management is hot. Investment is flowing into supply chain companies. In 2021, more than $25 billion was invested in supply chain companies in just the first three quarters of the year.

5 Unexpected Ways to Control Supply Chain Costs in 2023

Speaker: Todd Simms and Andy Johnson

Join industry experts Todd Simms and Andy Johnson as they break down five budget line items that ballooned out of control in 2022 and strategies to control them in 2023.

IANA panel: Intermodal chassis squeeze easing, but it’s far from over

Supply Chain and Logistics

Chassis have always been an Achilles’ heel of container or intermodal transport. Chassis utilization is now about 90%, a high figure. And a chassis is essential to move a container. So people are holding on to chassis so they can … Continue reading → Logistics Supply Chains Chassis chassis pools chassis shortage container shipping cooperation supply chains transportation

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Supply Chain Resilience at Critical Juncture

Material Handling and Logistics

"Challenges such as those from active conflict, severe weather, cybercrime, trade policy uncertainty and other risks, make improving supply chains’ resilience a key priority," says Gartner. Global Supply Chain

Insourcing or Outsourcing Logistics: Don’t Choose the Wrong Reasons

Logistics Bureau

If you follow our blog, you’ll know that we often post articles about logistics outsourcing. We’ve outlined the pros and cons, discussed the steps in the outsourcing process, looked at mistakes contributing to outsourcing failure, and offered guidance to avoid those errors.

How to make best use of the Bill of Materials (BOM) in your ERP


For a manufacturer, the Bill of Materials (BOM) is the recipe (the ingredients and their amount, with the preparation instructions) that drives the business.

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Watch: AI Has a Role to Play in Global Sustainability

Supply Chain Brain

Artificial intelligence has an important role to play in promoting sustainability across the supply chain, says Erin Halka, senior director with Blue Yonder

Supply Chain Strategy (And Why Yours Isn't Working)

Speaker: Michelle Meyer, Founder and CEO of MatterProviders

Michelle Meyer is here to walk you through the future of supply chain strategy, and why your current approach is probably not working. In this exclusive webinar, she will explore ways to develop and perfect your new supply chain strategy in this post-pandemic era of uncertainty.

Autonomous Trucking: IVECO S-WAY Ready for Public Road Testing

NGT News

IVECO, the commercial vehicle brand of Iveco Group, and Plus have successfully completed the initial phase of their autonomous trucking pilot, which focused on engineering integration and closed-course testing.

Women the focus of new trucking initiative

Commercial Carrier Journal

The initiative, which launched at the end of summer, aims to accelerate the rise of women throughout all trucking industry professions and help eliminate roadblocks by advocating on issues that affect women in the workplace. Workforce / Recruiting & retention

Ballard Invests in Quantron Fuel Cell EV Platform Development

NGT News

Ballard Power Systems has made a minority equity investment in Quantron AG, a global electric vehicle (EV) integrator and an emerging specialty OEM, to accelerate fuel cell truck adoption.

Automation’s Role in Addressing Unpredictable Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

Automation in the supply chain is certainly not new. However, recent advances in artificial intelligence-based systems have made automation far more effective

5 Powerful Prescriptive Analytics Examples in Supply Chain

Prescriptive analytics is a type of advanced analytics that optimizes decision-making by providing a recommended action. Supply chain, with its complex planning questions, is typically an area where optimization technology is required. Read about 5 use cases.

FLASH Helps Owners Adapt Urban Real Estate into EV Charging Hubs

NGT News

FLASH has launch its electric vehicle (EV) charging solution that seamlessly integrates into its FLASHOS mobility hub operating system.

September 2022 Freight Market Update

Trinity Logistics

Stay up to date on the latest information on conditions impacting the freight market, curated by Trinity Logistics through our Freightwaves Sonar subscription. Not Interested in Reading? check OUT our Video Instead! SPOT OR CONTRACT? Do I stick to my routing guide?

Westport Debuts H2 HPDI: High-Powered Hydrogen

NGT News

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. has debuted its new H2 HPDI fuel system: a technology that is used with internal combustion engines and, when fueled with hydrogen, offers up to 20 percent more power than diesel and up to 18 percent more torque than diesel, all while producing nearly zero CO2 emissions.


Women the focus of new new trucking initiative

Commercial Carrier Journal

The initiative, which launched at the end of summer, aims to accelerate the rise of women throughout all trucking industry professions and help eliminate roadblocks by advocating on issues that affect women in the workplace. Workforce / Recruiting & retention

6 Ways Video Telematics Improves Driver Safety

An in-cab dash cam video system can help fleet operators significantly reduce risky driving, costly legal judgments, and insurance costs. Download the eBook and learn 6 ways to improve driver safety by using dash cams on your trucks.

Tesla Brings in ChargerHelp! to Increase EV Charging Station Support

NGT News

Tesla is working with ChargerHelp! to improve reliability and consumer confidence in electric vehicle (EV) charging access.

5 Features to Look for In Fleet Dashcams to Improve Fleet Management Operations


When it comes to fleet tracking, you must keep track of everyone and everything, ensure optimal efficiencies, and reduce the risks of legal liabilities. Fleet dashcams are an excellent tool to enhance your fleet’s monitoring and location tracking capabilities.

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New Fully Electric Axle Extends Range for Volvo Electric Trucks

NGT News

Volvo Trucks has unveiled a new, fully electric rear axle at the IAA transport show in Hannover, Germany. Freeing up space for more batteries, the new e-axle means even longer range for Volvo’s battery electric trucks. Volvo Trucks has six different models in serial production.

Amazon Keeps Prices "Artificially High," California Alleges

Supply Chain Brain

State Attorney General Rob Bonta on Sept. 14 announced the antitrust suit challenging Amazon merchant agreements that bar sellers from offering lower prices on other sites and impose stiff penalties if they do

Gain a Competitive Edge: The Importance of a Supplier Diversity Program

Speaker: Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice, Insight Sourcing Group

In this exclusive webinar, Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice Lead & Center of Excellence at Insight Sourcing Group, dives into the key benefits corporations are seeing emerge from their supplier diversity programs, and how you can gain unique competitive advantages with a supplier diversity program of your own.

Waymo Plans Wet Weather Driving Tests in Washington

IoT World Today

Waymo is extending its testing program to the state of Washington this winter. The company, owned by Google parent Alphabet , is bringing its autonomous Jaguar i-Pace SUVs to the city of Bellevue, across Lake Washington east of Seattle with a population of around 120,000.

How to Calculate Inventory Holding Cost or Carrying Cost

Ship Monk

Remember when you were managing your eCommerce business out of your garage? Back then you didn’t need to know about holding costs because Mom and Dad let you store your inventory for free. It wasn’t until your business took off and they kicked you out that you began incurring holding costs a.k.a.

GreenPower Receives 85 More EV Van, Truck Vouchers from Calif. HVIP Program

NGT News

GreenPower Motor Co. Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of zero-emission, electric-powered, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, has secured another 85 vouchers under the California HVIP program for 75 EV Star 22′ Cargo vans, eight EV Star Box Trucks and two EV Star 25′ Cargo vans.

Devil in the Details – Tech Company Seeks to Solve Inaccurate Delivery Addresses

Supply Chain Brain

Around half of all last-mile related costs are expended in the last few hundred feet because of challenges in finding the exact delivery location and, worse, deliveries fail altogether because the person making the delivery cannot find the exact right location

Getting Started With Scenario Modeling in Supply Chain Network Design

To build your supply chain’s agility and responsiveness, you need to look at scenarios more frequently instead of relying on a single plan. Let’s explore how you can apply scenario modeling in supply chain network design.

Efforts to Derail a Potential Logistical Nightmare


President Joe Biden of the USA has reported that a tentative deal has been reached to avert a potential railroad strike that threatens to disrupt the supply chain.

Two Swedish Delivery Startups Merge at $1.7 Billion Valuation

Supply Chain Brain

The new company, Instabee, will be owned by the respective founders of the two startups as well as by Kinnevik AB, an 80-year-old investment firm started by the Stenbeck family

Autonomous Delivery Robot Delivers Pizzas in Detroit

IoT World Today

Canadian auto parts supplier Magna has built an autonomous electric delivery vehicle. The “purpose-built, on-road, lightweight, electric robot” has been launched on a pilot basis already. Since March it’s been used as a last-mile delivery solution at a pizzeria in Detroit, Michigan.