Sat.Sep 11, 2021

Rethinking the Freight RFP Process

The Logistics of Logistics

Rethinking the Freight RFP Process. Once a year, shippers and carriers begin the arduous freight RFP process, when shippers send out request for pricing (or proposal) for contract rates to their list of trucking companies.

Will you get the COVID vaccine if your company requires it?

The Supply Chain Journal

A recent FreightWaves online poll of truckers found that 65% of 1,120 respondents have already been vaccinated against COVID-19 but that nearly 73% of the holdouts would rather find a new employer than get the “jab.”.

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The Log Book: Nonprofit groups mobilize to help Hurricane Ida survivors

The Supply Chain Journal

The Log Book is a weekly rundown of human-interest stories related to the transportation industry. This week: The Log Book focuses on two nonprofit groups working together to collect and transport critical supplies to Hurricane Ida survivors.

‘It was a nightmare’: A trucker’s cross-border hazmat run on 9/11

The Supply Chain Journal

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Canadian trucker Robert Mitchell picked up a load in Toronto bound for Laredo, Texas. Mitchell, a company driver for C.A.T., expected a routine run to the U.S., though he didn’t haul hazardous material often.

4 Critical Steps to Build into Your Digital Logistics Strategy

Up your logistics game by empowering your supply chain with AI-powered analytics, real-time collaboration, IoT-enabled track and trace, and cognitive decision-making to achieve digital logistics success. Build your strategy around these 4 critical steps.

Are increasing lead times improving carrier compliance?

The Supply Chain Journal

Chart of the Week: Outbound Tender Lead Time – USA SONAR : OTLT.USA.

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For air cargo security, the past is prologue

The Supply Chain Journal

Air cargo security has come far since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks turned the tools of transportation and trade into weapons of mass destruction. Until 9/11, the lone form of security in the U.S.

FreightWaves Classics/Extra: 20 years after 9/11, recounting more stories of heroism

The Supply Chain Journal

The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) had retired the fireboat John J. Harvey. But the boat and its crew went back into action when “she assisted in the large-scale relief and evacuation efforts at the World Trade Center following the deadly terrorist attacks” on September 11, 2001.