Tue.Nov 19, 2019

Trucking Isn’t Going Away Any Time Soon

Blue Grace Logistics

There is absolutely no doubt that we have entered into a new era of technology. As computing is getting more powerful, many technologies that were once science fiction are now either on the horizon or already here.

The History of Containerization and its Impact on the Shipping Industry


Container shipping is one of the best ways to ship freight across the ocean. The advent of containerization brought about a significant move forward for the Marine sector, which allowed it to reach heights that had never before been seen.

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Flash sale events! How to win the last mile on days like Black Friday or Thanksgiving


What’s with same-day or next-day deliveries? Well if haven’t forgotten important dates such as Valentines’ or any other such day, you won’t much appreciate the urgency of fast deliveries to save face.

Why Fulfill Orders from a Long Beach Warehouse?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

When people say the Port of Long Beach is long on logistics advantages, they’re not exaggerating. Together with the Port of Los Angeles, this busy international gateway handles approximately 40% of all inbound U.S.

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.

Team drivers lean on pets for exercise and stress release

Fleet Owner

Solo truck drivers traditionally have ride-along pets to keep loneliness at bay, but why are more team drivers bringing their pets on the road? Exercise is a big reason. "It's It's a lot of things," said Cynthia Caldwell, who drives with her husband Tys

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Unpredictable weather calls for predictable trucking resources

Fleet Owner

Mother Nature is somewhat predictable, as we have these things called “seasons,” after all. But the exact time, location and amounts of temperature change, precipitation, high winds and road closures is not. For example, eastern Washington, northern

How Freight Bidding Can Boost Capacity and Strategic Value


Freight rates are in a state of constant flux, and while the market appears on the bridge of stabilization, the current peak season and uncertainty in global economies threaten to bring it to a halt.

Schneider donates Freightliners to driver training schools

Fleet Owner

Company says modern equipment will help CDL programs better prepare new professionals for the commercial trucking industry

Is the NLRB Embracing Common Sense?

Material Handling and Logistics

Employer practices previously frowned upon gain favor


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!

McLeod updates DocumentPower Enterprise to index shipping docs with phone camera

Fleet Owner

These images now carry no transaction charges for McLeod customers


Non-marking Press-on Forklift Tires

Material Handling and Logistics

Camso has introduced the Solideal PON 555 NM and PON 550 NM non-marking press-on forklift tires to meet indoor applications and rental fleets’ requirements

Meritor creates express parts delivery unit for emergency repairs

Fleet Owner

The axle and brake maker will launch the special group Jan. 1, 2020 to provide customers with higher uptime

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End-to-End Supply Chain Platform

Material Handling and Logistics

Yusen Logistics has launched Yusen Vantage, which provides real-time tracking and advanced supply chain management within a modular architecture

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

MODE Transportation announces planned agreement to acquire SunteckTTS

Logistics Management

Earlier this week, Dallas-based MODE Transportation, a non-asset 3PL offering truckload, less-than-truckload, intermodal, ocean, rail, air, and managed transportation services, said it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire Stanford, Conn-based SunteckTTS, a multimodal transportation solutions provider.

Five Questions to Ask About Third-Party Vendors and Cybersecurity

Supply Chain Brain

From marketing consultants and supply-chain partners to accountants and IT service providers, organizations today depend on all kinds of third parties for virtually every conceivable business function

Diesel average heads up for second straight week, reports EIA

Logistics Management

With a 0.001-cent gain, this week’s average is $3.074. This marks the third time over the last six weeks that the national average has seen a gain, with declines occurring in three of the previous five weeks


MaxiTRANS supporting men’s health with Movember drive

Refrigerated Transporter

MaxiTRANS, an Australian trailer manufacturer and parts supplier, is helping raise awareness about men’s health issues this month by participating in “Movember.” The annual Movember event, held every November, shines a light on men’s health iss

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

Truck tonnage is mixed in October, reports ATA

Logistics Management

The ATA’s advanced seasonally-adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index for October, at 118.1 2015=100), fell 0.3% off of September’s 118.5 reading, which was upwardly revised from an initial reading of 117.6.

How Technology Can Help Midstream Transportation Companies?

PLS Logistics

Technology and innovation are changing our world and the way we live. These shifts are affecting every single industry, and the energy industry is one of the most influenced branches of the global economy.

CSX gets on board with TradeLens, with a focus on supply chain visibility

Logistics Management

The blockchain relationship between Maersk and IBM dates back to June 2016, when they initially teamed up to build new blockchain- and cloud-based technologies, which have subsequently been piloted by various concerns, including DuPont, Dow Chemical, and U.S.

Signs of Truckload Freight Market Shift in Time for Holiday Season


For the first time in over a month the Morgan Stanley Truckload Freight Index (TLFI) increased and showed signs of life. transportation trends transportation news

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.

Team drivers lean on their furry friends for exercise and stress release

Fleet Owner

Solo truck drivers traditionally have ride-along pets to keep loneliness at bay, but why are more team drivers bringing their pets on the road? Exercise is a big reason. "It's It's a lot of things," said Cynthia Caldwell, who drives with her husband Tys

FSIP debuts new air springs for European CV aftermarket

Refrigerated Transporter

Firestone Industrial Products (FSIP) recently introduced an expanded range of parts for the European commercial vehicle aftermarket. The product lineup includes 12 new aftermarket air springs for Mercedes Benz Actros MP4, Volvo FH4/FM4 and DAF CF/XF

NASTC safety program offers one road to fighting off the ambulance chasers if the worst happens

Overdrive Online

The program can be a backstop to any size carrier's efforts to effectively demonstrate a commitment to safety should the lawyers come searching for ways to cherry-pick further adversity after an accident -- and in future may help NASTC square the circle as it relates to insurance premiums with the power of the group utilizing the program.

How to Select the Best Shipping Method for Your Freight

Freight Center

With so many different ways to ship freight, how do you know which method is the best? Look no further, we’ve simplified the search for the right shipping method for your cargo. To help you make a better, more informed decision, we’ve created a short synopsis of the types of methods available. Less than Truckload (LTL). If your cargo is too big to be parcel (150 lbs. or more), but you don’t need an entire freight truck, LTL shipping is the way to go.

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Supply Chain Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

Speaker: Aanand Pandey, Supply Chain Analyst & Consultant, AIMMS

This short video explains how scenario modeling can help you improve supply chain resilience and your ability to respond and recover quickly from disruptions. Looking at scenarios side by side provides valuable insights that makes it easier to evaluate impact on your operations, ability to service customers and margin, and the best options to restart supply when supply lanes reopen.