Wed.Dec 02, 2020

Freight Broker Sales: Direct and indirect prospecting

FreightWaves SONAR

It’s often difficult to identify who you should speak with at a company when you are prospecting for new business through freight broker sales. Freight can be controlled by a variety of departments. Sometimes there is only one decision-maker.

Help Wanted: The 2020 Seasonal Logistics Hiring Boom

Blue Grace Logistics

The seasonal shopping madness is already underway as retailers begin priming their customers for the holidays. 2020 has, without a doubt, been one of the strangest years for just about everything.


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The Evolving Complexity in the Parcel Environment

Talking Logistics

The COVID-19 pandemic has put a major spotlight on parcel shipments as consumers and businesses have accelerated the shift to online purchases.

The Logistics Economy: December 2020 Update

Logistics Viewpoints

One year ago, there was debate about whether the recently inverted US treasury yield curve was a sign of a forthcoming recession. We took a moment to evaluate the current environment last December. Recent data indicated soft manufacturing activity coinciding with ongoing trade disputes.

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New Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design

Many companies are looking to redesign their supply chain network to lower costs, improve service levels and reduce risks in the new year. To do this, teams are finding that they need to perform network assessments more regularly and in-house. Scenario modeling is emerging as a key capability. To help you start 2021 strong, we updated our popular Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software with research insights and learnings.

How Carriers Can Optimize Their Assets (with video)

FreightWaves SONAR

On this episode of #WithSONAR, co-hosts Luke Falasca and Kyle Taylor discuss how to automate workflows, improve service levels and expand operations for asset-based carriers. They discussed how Zaro Transportation leverages SONAR to improve and increase its business.

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Five Ways to Face Supply-Chain Headwinds With Digitalization

Supply Chain Brain

The supply-chain landscape is likely to remain turbulent for some time. Here are five ways digitalization will help

Biden Administration has many hurdles to leap in addressing surface transportation infrastructure

Logistics Management

With the outcome of the election all but certain, at this point, there is now a pivot to the future, in many ways, especially on the freight transportation front.

5 Ways RPA Can Enable Management by Exception | VIDEO


[link] Leveraging robotics process automation, also known as RPA, is essential to enabling management by exception in logistics. RPA leverages virtual robots to streamline back-office processes and empower shippers, avoiding the need to intervene for every little need.

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In Trade’s 2020 Comeback, Globalization Is Alive and Kicking

Supply Chain Brain

The COVID-19 pandemic was supposed to put the final nail in the coffin of globalization and prompt a retreat into a new era of protectionism. Instead, some are now calling the crisis the Great Accelerator


The Five Worst Practices in Procurement

The GEP white paper lists 5 common mistakes that impede the success of procurement professionals. Learn from industry veteran Bill Huber about the wrong and right ways to approach a procurement mandate and why just saving money isn’t enough. Download this report now to learn how to avoid the worst procurement practices.

A Conversation With Lyn Hollingsworth, Trinity Authorized Freight Agent

Trinity Logistics

When asked about the key to the success of the Authorized Freight Agent Team at Trinity, our answer is always the same. Relationships.

Penske Logistics announces it plans to acquire Black Horse Carriers Inc.

Logistics Management

Established in 1925, Black Horse Carriers serves the food and grocery, retail, bakery, dairy, CPG, manufacturing, and automotive sectors.

Top Benefits of Outsourcing Order Fulfillment

Ship Monk

Ah, the ol’ order fulfillment crossroads. Here you are, a determined eCommerce business owner, facing yet another major decision. So far, you’ve probably stuck to internal turmoils — product sourcing, website creating, store marketing, etc. Now, it’s time to think above and beyond.

ONE Apus stack collapse could be the largest container loss since the MOL Comfort

The LoadStar

New details have emerged about the loss of containers overboard from the ONE Apus earlier this week that suggest it could be the largest single container loss since the sinking of the MOL Comfort in 2013.

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How Georgia-Pacific Turned Their Supply Chain into a Competitive Advantage

Georgia-Pacific, one of the world's leading manufacturers of tissue, pulp and paper and supplier to top brands like Brawny, Angel Soft and DIXIE, trusts ClearMetal for their supply chain requirements. Read the case study to hear how one company turned the reliability and transparency of its supply chain into distinct competitive advantages.

California Utility Helping Fleets with EV Cost Analysis

NGT News

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E)

Maersk veteran Soren Toft begins a new chapter as CEO of MSC

The LoadStar

Former Maersk chief operating officer Soren Toft (pictured above) today begins his new job as chief executive at MSC. He will report directly to group president Diego Aponte and founder and chairman Gianluigi Aponte.

Metro Transit, New Flyer Partner with The Mobility House to Launch Electric Bus Fleet

NGT News

The Mobility House has delivered its smart charging solution to the largest U.S. battery-electric bus fleet charging project for Metro Transit in the St. Louis region. Working for New Flyer of America Inc., the 4.35

Forwarders see their cargo bumped as vaccine shipments take off

The LoadStar

It’s started: forwarders are beginning to feel the pain as vaccine distribution begins – they are getting bumped from booked flights. Singapore Airlines has been loading vaccines in Amsterdam for the past few days,” claimed one European air freight forwarder, “I keep getting freight offloaded.

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

Motiv Power Systems Unveils New Generation of EPIC Chassis

NGT News

Motiv Power Systems, a sustainable technology company that delivers EV solutions for medium-duty trucks and buses, has unveiled its newest generation of EPIC chassis for medium-duty electric fleets.

Calls for Brexit extension dismissed by European operators as a ‘no-go’

The LoadStar

Support for extending the Brexit transition period is gaining traction on the UK side of the Channel, but it seems a Europe fatigued by “false starts” is keen for the new regime to start as planned.

[WHITE PAPER] How Data Powers Freight Brokerage ROI Part 1

FreightWaves SONAR

Take a moment to think about the basic freight brokerage business models. Both buy/sell and cradle-to-grave models have common goals – saving money for customers, connecting customers with capacity and generating a profit.

2021 Outlook: Small Business Trends

GoShip Blog

This year was challenging for everyone, especially small business owners. COVID-19 and the economic fallout have highlighted the weak points in companies’ strategy , inventory, marketing, and transportation. So, anticipating future trends in the face of so much uncertainty is more vital than ever.

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.

DSV sails into the charter market in a ‘one-off deal’ to beat the capacity crunch

The LoadStar

DSV has taken the “extraordinary” step of chartering its own vessels to beat the China-Europe capacity crunch.

XPO Logistics signals intent to spin its Logistics group into two separate companies

Logistics Management

Significant changes may be coming for Greenwich, Conn.-based

Watch: A New Supply-Chain Resilience Stress Test

Supply Chain Brain

Kris Timmermans, senior managing director and global lead for supply chain operations with Accenture, and David Simchi-Levi, professor of engineering systems at MIT, discuss their joint effort in creating a stress test for assessing the risks to supply chains of major disruptions

Ford still working on fuel cell while banking largely on all-electric

Commercial Carrier Journal

During the recent reveal for the all-electric 2022 Ford Transit, Ford CEO and President Jim Farley made it clear that his company was on board with all-electric vehicles, California style.


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!