Mon.Aug 19, 2019

The Changing Business of Freight Brokerage: 3 Ways to Come Out on Top

Parade

Over the past 15 years, brokerages have largely adopted good foundational technologies like a Transport Management System (TMS), a tracking system, and a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system such as Salesforce.

Aging Drivers, Higher Volumes, Competition Causing Driver Shortage

Material Handling and Logistics

The industry will need to hire 1.1 million new drivers over the next decade – an average of 110,000 per year to replace retiring drivers and keep up with growth in the economy

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It will feel worse because it’s getting better.

The Lean Thinker

The line is starting to flow, or at least there is more time flowing than not flowing. The places where it isn’t flowing well are now much more evident. Things are speeding up.

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5 elements of a successful technician hiring program

Fleet Owner

The technician shortage is real. Do you have a plan to entice students enrolled in technician training programs to come work for you

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.

How will the Looming Recession Impact Global Supply Chains?

Logistics Viewpoints

On Thursday, yield curves inverted and the stock market tanked. An inverted yield curve signals a recession in 14 to 20 months. Companies need to prepare by developing more agile supply chains. Integrated business planning and supplier risk management are critical tools.

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What makes grease different from oil?

Fleet Owner

Grease plays a critical part in the health of your equipment and is an essential part of any well-rounded equipment maintenance plan

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Propane vs. Diesel School Buses: Study Shows Clear Winner When it Comes to Emissions

NGT News

After more than a year of testing, researchers from West Virginia University (WVU) recently concluded that emissions measured from propane autogas school buses are significantly lower than those from diesel buses.

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Amazon, Daimler and the risks of a global recession

Fleet Owner

Daimler AG relies on the U.S. for about a quarter of the group’s revenue last year. That’s more than Germany or China

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Trump’s see-saw China policies rattle oil markets

Truck News

Admonish the thought (out, damned spot!) that there is no political element in the day-to-day changes in the value of crude oil or its refined derivatives. To compensate, add the thought that I am convinced U.S. President Donald Trump and … Transportation Newsletter

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.

Truck sales continue to outpace 2018: Wards

Fleet Owner

July retail truck picked up from the previous month and continued to post gains compared to last year, according to figures compiled by Wards Intelligence. Dealers sold 75,527 trucks with gross vehicle weight ratings above 10,000 poun

Warehouse Inventory Management (Doing it The Right Way)

Cerasis

Warehouse management seems easy in theory, but there are actually a lot of things you need to pay attention to in order to do it properly.

Quebec’s STL Unveils Electric Transit Bus

NGT News

The Société de transport de Laval (STL), a public transit system in the City of Laval, Quebec, has unveiled a battery-electric city bus that will be used for testing and validation ahead of its 2020 entry into the province’s electric bus line. The battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE bus from New Flyer is expected to have a […]. The post Quebec’s STL Unveils Electric Transit Bus appeared first on NGT News. Electric Transit

Talking to Myself about the Top 25 Supply Chains

Material Handling and Logistics

Sorting out what it actually means to be ranked as one of the top supply chains in the world

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.

Coalition Fights for Zero-Emission Refuse Trucks in LA County

NGT News

The Los Angeles County Electric Truck & Bus Coalition is launching a new campaign to bring zero-emission refuse trucks to Los Angeles. Last week, the coalition kicked off its campaign by submitting letters to three cities in LA County: Culver City, Los Angeles and Santa Monica.

$125 million Baltimore tunnel grant opens double stack option for rail shippers

Logistics Management

East Coast rail shippers stymied by the lack of double stack rail container option on a 125-year-old tunnel underneath Baltimore may be seeing light at the end of the tunnel.

Stay Metrics offering free Driver Appreciation Week ideas

Refrigerated Transporter

Stay Metrics, a provider of driver retention tools for motor carriers, is offering a free compilation of ideas for fleets to make the most of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. The publication is entitled “How to Celebrate Driver Appreciation

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You Don’t Have Time to Neglect Worker Safety

Supply Chain Brain

Companies can’t afford not to put a premium on the safety of their workers in global supply chains

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.

NewEnergyBlue Acquires Biofuel Tech, Plans Nebraska Refinery

NGT News

NewEnergyBlue has acquired exclusive rights to Inbicon’s bio-conversion technology throughout the Americas. The company first plans to use it to turn North Dakota wheat straw into a carbon-neutral automotive fuel. The technology license was purchased from Ørsted, a Danish green energy company.

SOC Shipper owned container loading in Galveston for Dakar

Trans Global Auto Logistics

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Hexagon Inks Deal with CNG Delivery Company Certarus

NGT News

Hexagon Mobile Pipeline, a business of Hexagon Composites, was recently awarded an order for TITAN gas transport modules from Certarus Ltd., a North American provider of integrated compressed natural gas (CNG) delivery solutions. The order has a total value of $7.3 million.

How To Set Lawn Care Pricing & Quotes

WorkWave

Time To Read: 3 minutes. Starting a lawn care business requires more than just having the right equipment and knowing how to mow lawns. Opening a new enterprise requires owners to do their homework to lay the foundation for success, and one of the most critical homework assignments to lay the groundwork for success is to create a useful pricing model.

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.

Photos from the Goodman and Company Auction in Pebble Beach

Trans Global Auto Logistics

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Penske opens ninth full-service facility in Phoenix AZ

Refrigerated Transporter

Penske Truck Leasing recently expanded its presence in Phoenix AZ with a new state-of-the-art facility. Situated on 15.4 acres and spanning 29,615-square-feet, Penske says the facility is the largest it has built to date. The maintenance

Amended California Regulation a ‘Major Victory’ for Biodiesel

NGT News

California recently cleared the way for storing biodiesel blends of up to 20% (B20) in underground storage tanks, says the National Biodiesel Board (NBB). The California State Water Resources Control Board amended California Underground Storage Tank (UST) Regulations on Aug. The regulations now say that diesel containing up to B20, meeting the ASTM standard […]. The post Amended California Regulation a ‘Major Victory’ for Biodiesel appeared first on NGT News.

Where this driver found his way: The Truckers’ Inn, Shepherdsville, Ky.

Overdrive Online

The special story of the day long ago when Long Haul Paul got a little trust and faith back via a chance encounter with a truck-stop chaplain and his congregants. "So So I gave my heart to Jesus that night; and I gave my heart to Hank Williams; and I gave my heart to Ralph and Carter Stanley.". Uncategorized gats 2019 hank williams Kentucky music religion shepherdsville the stanley brothers truck stops truckers' inn

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.