Mon.Aug 19, 2019

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


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.


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.

Point-of-Danger ICE Raids and Audits

Speaker: Max Muller, Attorney and Author

Supply chain managers should constantly be on guard against forces that could cause a significant point-of-failure in or to their supply chains. The sudden loss of a workforce is an evolving danger to those who provide raw materials, subassemblies, finished goods, and/or necessary services to supply chains; and to entities requiring those items or services. Join Max Muller for this timely, fast-paced and guidance rich webinar that will educate you on the specific steps involved in undertaking your own internal audit, as well as providing you with guidance on what your major and/or sole source suppliers should do as well.

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

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Warehouse Inventory Management (Doing it The Right Way)


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.

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

How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

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


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


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.

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

SOC Shipper owned container loading in Galveston for Dakar

Trans Global Auto Logistics

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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.

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

Truckload vs. Less than Truckload: What's the difference?


Freight shipments that don’t require the entire space of a truck are known as less than truckload (LTL) shipping, whereas full truckload (TL) shipments take up an entire trailer. Learn more

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

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.

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.

Photos from the Goodman and Company Auction in Pebble Beach

Trans Global Auto Logistics

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$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

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.

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.

How To Set Lawn Care Pricing & Quotes


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.

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.

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

Exploring the Supply Chain Revolution

Speaker: Sheri Hinish, Supply Chain Queen, and Deborah Dull, Principal of Supply Chain Product Management at GE Digital

So much change is already underway in the supply chain, but what does this change entail and what does supply chain’s future hold? Join Sheri Hinish, affectionately called the Supply Chain Queen, and Deborah Dull, Principal of Supply Chain Product Management at GE Digital, to discuss Supply Chain 5.0. and trends in supply chain, technology, sustainability, and leadership.