Mon.Jun 17, 2019

Why is this trucker running for Congress as a ‘democratic socialist’?

Fleet Owner

Joshua Collins, who is seeking the Democrat nomination for Congress in Washington state, shares how truck driving shaped his political beliefs and drove him to run for public office

TMS Results: Results to Expect From a TMS


One of the biggest concerns shippers have when considering the implementation of a TMS is whether it will provide a significant return on investment (ROI). The answer is simple; a TMS does provide verifiable results that will benefit your operation.

A look at trucking market trends

Fleet Owner

From evolving logistics models to changes in maintenance and legislation, it's helpful to take a moment and look at what's going on within our industry and how that affects our customers and the way we do business

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The 12 Most Dangerous Companies of 2019

Material Handling and Logistics

A look at the "Dirty Dozen" companies who do a better job at PR than at protecting their workers and their communities


Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

Truck sales increase in May: Wards

Fleet Owner

May retail truck sales continued to post gains both from the month before and compared to 2018, according to figures compiled by Wards Intelligence. Dealers sold 75,033 trucks with gross vehicle weight ratings above 10,000 pounds last mont

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California Energy Commission Doles out Clean Transportation Grants

NGT News

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has awarded more than $6 million through its Clean Transportation Program, also known as the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program. Two recipients received nearly $1.3

Freight Brokerage 'Booking Structures': Opportunities to Streamline Your Operations


Every freight brokerage uses one— or a combination of— four main booking structures: 1) Outbound region, 2) Inbound region, 3) ‘Carrier manager' model, and 4) ‘Free for All.'

Charlotte Airport Purchases Electric Buses for Ground Transportation

NGT News

Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) in North Carolina has agreed to purchase five 35-foot Proterra Catalyst E2 electric buses and five 125 kW Proterra plug-in charging systems. As one of the busiest airports in the nation, CLT serves approximately 46 million passengers each year.

Shippers Claim Class One Railroads Fines are Unfair, Illogical, and Arbitrary

Logistics Viewpoints

Railroad customers objected to escalating fines across the country’s seven Class I carriers and referred to monopolistic, unfair, illogical, and arbitrary actions by most of the railroads.

Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.

BMW Tops 400k in Electrified Vehicle Sales

NGT News

In May, cumulative BMW Group electrified vehicle sales topped the 400,000 mark. Compared to May 2018, overall sales of BMW Group electrified vehicles were up 9.8%.

How to Become a Carrier of the Year

Talking Logistics

After the challenging transportation environment in 2018, it’s clear that shippers and carriers are dependent on each other for success. But while there’s plenty of discussion about what it means to be a “shipper of choice,” what does it mean to be a “carrier of choice?” What capabilities or attributes elevate some carriers above the. The post How to Become a Carrier of the Year appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Episode Highlights Transportation Management C.H.

Shell, Toyota and NYSERDA Sponsor H2 Refuel Accelerator

NGT News

Seven early-stage companies have been selected as winners of the H2 Refuel Accelerator, designed to identify new solutions to increase the adoption of hydrogen infrastructure and supply-chain technologies.

How Long Should Forklift Tires Last?


How long should your forklift tires last? The quick answer is - there’s no set time for your tire life. It all depends on how you’re using them and what your work environment is like. So what exactly affects your forklift tire life?

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Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.

Blue Bird Wins CEC Funding Eligibility for Electric School Buses

NGT News

Blue Bird Corp. has announced that a number of its electric buses have passed a technical evaluation phase by the California Energy Commission (CEC) and, in turn, can be ordered through GFO-18-604, a CEC Clean Transportation Program grant.

How to Make the Right Choice of ERP Implementation Partner


In our ERP world, we get those who manufacture and those who distribute. The ones who make ERP, typically rely on “distribution” firms to sell and support the end consumer.

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N.C. Seeks Vehicle Replacement Proposals for VW Settlement Funds

NGT News

The North Carolina Division of Air Quality (DAQ) has issued two requests for proposals (RFPs) under phase one of the state’s Volkswagen Settlement Mitigation plan. Under the Diesel and Bus Program RFP, $24.5 million is available, of which 40% will be allocated for school bus replacements.

FTL or LTL? What You Need to Know and Which Works Best for You.


Shippers have a variety of options available to them based on the size of their shipment. LTL and FTL Freight offer the perfect solution for different situations and it’s important to understand the key differences between both modes, especially if you’re new to the terms. What are LTL and FTL?

Parts Town: An O2C Journey from Manual Processing to Digital Transformation

Speaker: Sarah Gibson, Platinum Operations Manager

The order-to-cash (O2C) process is often considered the lifeblood of an organization. It’s why so many business leaders are looking to next generation of O2C solutions to unlock value across their enterprise — value that’s necessary to remain competitive. Join us for an educational webinar with guest speaker, Sarah Gibson of Parts Town, as she takes attendees through her company’s digital transformation journey.

Companies Are Wildly Overestimating Their ‘Digital Maturity’ in Supplier Management

Supply Chain Brain

When it comes to assessing progress toward digital transformation of the procurement function, a lot of companies appear far less advanced than they think they are

U.S. waterborne shipments are up in May, reports Panjiva

Logistics Management

May shipments, at 1,078,514, rose 0.8% annually. On a year-to-date basis, shipments through May, at 4,974,896, are up 2.5% compared to the same period a year ago. The firm added that containerized freight was up 3% in May

The Gig Economy Poses New Safety Threats and Liabilities

Material Handling and Logistics

Employers who don’t address evolving hazards face OSHA and other joint liability


How Long Should Forklift Tires Last?


How long should your forklift tires last? The quick answer is - there’s no set time for your tire life. It all depends on how you’re using them and what your work environment is like. So what exactly affects your forklift tire life?

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Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

Walmart Adjusts to Tariffs Through a Price-Changing Tool for Suppliers

Material Handling and Logistics

The move shows how the world’s largest retailer, which sells billions of dollars of goods made in China annually, is incorporating the reality of tariffs into its day-to-day operations

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Natron Installing Storage for UC San Diego EV Charging

NGT News

Natron Energy, a provider of battery products using Prussian Blue chemistry, has been awarded a $3 million grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) for “Advanced Energy Storage for Electric Vehicle Charging Support.”

Nimble Defines High-End Logistics

Food Logistics

Specialty logistics requires a unique understanding of customer requirements and changing variables

Before You Eat That, Do You Have Any Idea Where It’s Been? Food Supply Chains on Blockchain


Before you pick up that cherry tomato or prep the chicken, do you really know what you’re about to eat? How often do you think about the actual processes and activities that go on behind the scenes in food supply chains? Produce is grown. Meats are raised. Dairy foods are processed. Others are prepared in advance and flash-frozen for distribution. When you think about it, there are ample opportunities for contamination.

How Automation in the Supply Chain Will Make Employees More Strategic & Improve the Overall Supply Chain

Speaker: Adam Robinson, Director of Marketing, Cerasis

In this educational webinar, Adam Robinson from Cerasis, a leading North American Transportation Management Solutions Company, will address how automation in the supply chain is allowing companies to empower their employees with a more strategic work flow aiding in overall collaboration with peers across departments, improved business operations, more efficient manufacturing, a healthier corporate culture, and more visibility to data and processes providing the ability to gain actionable insights that lead towards actions that impact the company’s bottom line.