Fri.Oct 15, 2021

No more room at the logistics warehouse inn, Prologis says

The Supply Chain Journal

The world’s largest logistics warehouse operator said publicly on Friday what everyone has sensed and experienced for many months: There is no more space to be had, at least right now. Prologis Inc. NYSE:PLD) Chairman and CEO Hamid R.

The Warehousing Crisis with Chuck Coxhead

The Logistics of Logistics

The Warehousing Crisis with Chuck Coxhead. Chuck Coxhead and Joe Lynch discuss the warehousing crisis.


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Amazon blinks as transport costs surge and pushes use of collection points

Supply Chain and Logistics

The last mile is problematic for customer delivery. Amazon’s enthusiasm for ever faster delivery is causing some pain for the company. Maybe it’s the driver shortage? The Amazon lockers, or collection points, are one way of reducing pain. The customer … Continue reading → Logistics Trucking Amazon last mile package delivery

This Week in Logistics News (October 9 – 15)

Logistics Viewpoints

I just read an interesting article about Chris Johnson, former top sales executive at Apple and CEO of JC Penney. It seems that Mr. Johnson is on a quest to “remake the retail world” as he takes his new company public.

Minimizing Retail Supply Chain Disruptions in 2021 and Beyond

Speaker: Izaac Moran, Customer Success Manager, FourKites; Glenn Koepke, SVP of Customer Success, FourKites; and featuring interviews with supply chain experts from Dollar Tree and Best Buy

Register for our upcoming webinar to see how savvy retailers including Dollar Tree and Best Buy are leveraging real-time visibility across their end-to-end supply chains in creative ways to drive agility and thrive in today’s unpredictable environment.

Missouri-based Hoewing Trucking expands dump business with farm work to spur growth

Overdrive Online

After growing at one time to as many as 12 dump trucks and a half-dozen owner-operators, owner Scott Hoewing decided to scale back on the dump trucks due to the up-and-down nature of construction and add some road tractors for farm work. Small Fleet Champ

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Happening Now: Trucking Association Responds to 24/7 Port of L.A. Operations

West Coast and California Logistics

The Harbor Trucking Association (HTA) has issued a statement in response to the Biden Administration’s announcement that the Port of Los Angeles will operate 24/7 in hopes of clearing congestion at the Port. Happening Now

The power of niche audience education — Cyberly

The Supply Chain Journal

On this episode of Cyberly, Blythe Brumleve is tackling a big issue in the industry: education. She starts by breaking down a new 3PL study that reveals what shippers want out of their 3PL partnerships, which is a good way for companies to understand specific points to educate their employees.

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Cummins Launches Large Natural Gas Engine for Heavy-Duty Trucks

NGT News

Cummins Inc. is releasing a 15-liter natural gas engine for heavy-duty trucks.

Not just lip service on safety

The Supply Chain Journal

At the Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) recent annual convention, Truckload 2021: Las Vegas, the safest fleets in the industry were honored through the presentation of the Fleet Safety Awards , sponsored by Great West Casualty Company.

The Rise of Supply Chain n.0 – 5 Ways to Thrive on Change

Ready to learn how to thrive on change? In this eBook, our experts share the 5 key steps to executing Supply Chain n.0 strategies that thrive on change.

How Small Businesses are Adapting to Supply Chain Interruptions During Peak Season


Learn about six different methods that small businesses are using to overcome supply chain interruptions during peak season

Hot Shots: Blizzard, flood, wildfire and more

The Supply Chain Journal

Every Friday, FreightWaves takes a look at the past week or so on social media, highlighting images in trucking, transportation and weather. This week features a traffic jam in a Rockies snowstorm, vehicles stuck in Southern floods, a road closure near a wildfire and more. Whiteout.

Cutting-Edge Visibility Collaboration: Parade and project44 Pave the Way for the Future of Freight


Parade , the leader in freight brokerage and truckload capacity management software, today announced a new partnership with project44 , the global leader in supply chain visibility for shippers and logistics service providers.

J.B. Hunt rolls past Q3 expectations

The Supply Chain Journal

Hunt Transport Services handily beat third-quarter estimates Friday, posting earnings per share of $1.88, 11 cents ahead of consensus expectations. Earnings per share were 27 cents higher than the second quarter and 70 cents better than the year-ago quarter.

Is Digital Procurement Transformation Delivering on the Promise?

Is your digital transformation working, or is it still a work in progress? Download this report, from a GEP-sponsored survey from ISM, to check your performance and see how your peers are reaching their transformation goals.

Proterra Names Chris Bailey as Proterra Powered & Energy’s President

NGT News

Proterra Inc., a commercial vehicle electrification technology company, has appointed Chris Bailey as president of its Proterra Powered & Energy business units.


Instacart shoppers plan nationwide strike for Saturday

The Supply Chain Journal

It should come as no surprise that the state of the gig economy is a precarious one.

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Biden Administration Intervenes to Try Easing West Coast Port Woes

MTS Logistics

The Biden Administration has weighed further into West Coast port delays at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The government is intervening to keep both ports operating 24/7, as it tries to wrestle delays and inflation under control. This week, U.S.

E-commerce, elevated inventories to keep warehouse demand hot, Prologis head says

The Supply Chain Journal

The chairman and CEO of logistics warehouse titan Prologis Inc., Hamid R. Moghadam, said the unprecedented tightening of logistics warehousing space that has severely disrupted U.S. supply chains in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic is likely a “temporary event” that lasts two to three years.

SAP S/4HANA: 4 Tips to Get You Started on the Right Path

With SAP S/4HANA at the core of your digital transformation, you can empower your supply chain with intelligent process automation, unprecedented visibility, actionable insights and real-time collaboration.

September retail sales see gains, according to Commerce and NRF data

Logistics Management

Commerce reported that September retail sales, at $625.4 billion, were up 0.7% compared to August and up 13.9% annually. And it added that total retail sales, from July through September, saw a 14.9% annual increase compared to the same period a year ago

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Weekend of high winds, high heat in Southern California

The Supply Chain Journal

Truckers will have to deal with windy, hot weather if they’re heading to the busy freight hubs in Southern California. A moderate Santa Ana wind event will develop over much of Los Angeles and Ventura counties beginning Friday morning and continuing into Saturday evening.

U.S. rail carload and intermodal volumes are mixed, for the week of October 9, reports AAR

Logistics Management

Rail carloads—at 239,821—saw a 4% annual increase, and intermodal containers and trailers—at 266,821—were down 7.8% annually


TrusTrace to expand supply chain sustainability tracking with $6M Series A

The Supply Chain Journal

As retailers and consumers demand products that are made sustainably throughout all stages in the supply chain, a transparency software platform provider TrusTrace may have the technology to provide the necessary traceable data.

4 Critical Steps to Build into Your Digital Logistics Strategy

Up your logistics game by empowering your supply chain with AI-powered analytics, real-time collaboration, IoT-enabled track and trace, and cognitive decision-making to achieve digital logistics success. Build your strategy around these 4 critical steps.

Podcast | Where Will We Get the Rare Earth Minerals for Our Electric Cars?

Supply Chain Brain

Are we on target for making zero-emission vehicles account for half of all cars sold in the U.S. by 2030? Not without enough rare earth minerals to build them


Supply chain hurdles not high enough to thwart J.B. Hunt’s Q3 beat

The Supply Chain Journal

Labor was the main talking point of J.B. Hunt Transport Services’ third-quarter earnings call with analysts Friday. Management from the Lowell, Arkansas-based transportation company said many of the nation’s supply chain obstacles are rooted in a shortage of workers.

Companies Start Engineering for Canadian Commercial Facility to Produce Fuel from Air

NGT News

Canadian clean energy company Huron Clean Energy with its partners, The Upper Nicola Band, Oxy Low Carbon Ventures and Carbon Engineering (CE), announced that preliminary engineering and design has begun on a large-scale, commercial facility in British Columbia (B.C.)

The cold truth at the ports — Freightonomics

The Supply Chain Journal

nVision Global, is a leading Global Freight Audit, Supply Chain Management Services company offering enterprise-wide supply chain solutions.

A Recruiter’s Guide To Hiring In 2021

With vaccination rates rising, consumers spending more money, and people returning to offices, the job market is going through a period of unprecedented adjustment. As the New York Times observed, “It’s a weird moment for the American economy.” And recruiting professionals are caught in the middle. To make the most of this disruption, you need to understand the economic drivers, develop a strong strategy for unearthing valuable talent, and use the latest tech tools to get the job done. Read this guide to get your recruiting practice ready to thrive in the new normal.