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.

5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

The Need to Exceed: The Race to Become an ‘xPL’

Talking Logistics

Last month, Adrian Gonzalez’s blog post on value-added services for third-party logistics providers (3PL) provided statistical evidence from a survey that supports the transformational trend in the trade and logistics space.

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Is the NLRB Embracing Common Sense?

Material Handling and Logistics

Employer practices previously frowned upon gain favor


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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

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.

McLeod updates DocumentPower Enterprise to index shipping docs with phone camera

Fleet Owner

These images now carry no transaction charges for McLeod customers


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.

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

The Beyond Belief Impacts of VUCA on Supply Chains and Commerce

Speaker: Jim Tompkins, Chairman and CEO at Tompkins International

We are fortunate to have Dr. James A. Tompkins, one of the world’s leading supply chain thought leaders, to address the impacts of VUCA on today’s supply chains and commerce. Jim recently stated that “the impacts of digital commerce on supply chains and commerce are far greater than the ending of the Cold War in 1991. The lifting of the Iron Curtain was minuscule when compared to the impacts of VUCA on how business works and how people live.”

MODE Transportation announces planned agreement to acquire SunteckTTS

Logistics Management

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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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.

Visibility in Freight: Where’s My Stuff?


The post Visibility in Freight: Where’s My Stuff? appeared first on MercuryGate International. Blog Supply Chain Trends Value of a TMS Blog Posts

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.

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


Swisslog Proves Practice Makes Perfect

Logistics Manager

To put it lightly, the logistics industry is a complicated business. A myriad of connections needs to be made to get cargo from point-to-point. Putting more stress on the system are surging demands from customers that want their products quickly and without fail.

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

Overdrive Online

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

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.