Fri.Oct 16, 2020

Three Essentials to Look for in Your Freight Forwarder Software


Whether you’re new to the freight forwarding industry or you’ve been in this line of business for a long time, it’s easy to marvel at how the industry has evolved in recent years. M ethods and expectations today are far more complex than years past.

Traton’s $3.7B buyout of Navistar the latest highlight of the global nature of trucking

Commercial Carrier Journal

After nearly 10 months on the table, and with mutual interest surviving a global pandemic that saw truck orders slump to record lows for two consecutive months, Volkwagen's commercial truck business, Traton, is set to acquire Navistar for nearly $3.7 billion. The post Traton's.7B

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BBVA USA Begins Offering Loan Discounts on Fuel Efficient Commercial Vehicles

NGT News

BBVA USA has unveiled its second product geared towards environmental sustainability, announcing a rate discount on secured term loans for fuel-efficient commercial vehicles.

Guide to Reducing Carbon Footprint in Logistics

Trinity Logistics

Guest Author: Betty White. Environmental concerns are likely on everyone’s mind. Addressing global warming and reducing one’s carbon footprint are now primary concerns for many industries. The logistics industry, in particular, has a unique position in this context. A brief word on the environment.

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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.

Retail sales see solid increases in September, reports Commerce and NRF

Logistics Management

Commerce reported that total September retail sales—at $549.3 billion—were up 1.9 over August and were up 5.4% annually. And NRF pointed to September retail sales, which were paced by apparel, continuing a V-shaped recovery from the pandemic, with sales growing for the fourth consecutive month


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Hyliion, ANG Enter Fuel Partnership Agreement

NGT News

Hyliion Inc., a company that specializes in electrified powertrain solutions for Class 8 commercial vehicles, and American Natural Gas Inc.


DAT Truckload Volume Index posts strong September gains

Logistics Management

The September edition of the DAT Truckload Volume Index, which was issued this week by DAT Freight & analytics, an online marketplace for spot market truckload freight, picked up where August left off, posting all-time highs for spot market rates for van and refrigerated, or reefer, truckload freight.

Ocean rates still rising alongside ‘major problems’ for those on the front line

The LoadStar

Today’s Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI) shows a further 10.65-point gain in its comprehensive index to 1,448.87 – 71% higher than at the end of May.

Cold Storage California Solutions

FW Logsitcs

West Coast living has its downfalls, especially when you’re storing food in a refrigerated warehouse. There are a lot of obstacles that businesses in California have to overcome due to a 12-month summer, and storing perishable food is one of them.

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.

U.S. rail carload and intermodal volumes are mixed for the week ending October 10, reports AAR

Logistics Management

Rail carloads—at 230,964—saw a 5.2% annual decline, and intermodal containers and trailers—at 289,488 units—saw an 8.4% annual increase


Podcast | Strategies for Bringing Manufacturing Back to the U.S.

Supply Chain Brain

Easier said than done: that pretty well describes the task of shifting manufacturing out of China and back to the United States

Cathay Pacific Cargo: ‘we need to be agile and open to change’

The LoadStar

Cathay Pacific, which wants to expand its reach to South America and Africa, has assured customers that its cargo arm is focused on delivering results, but acknowledged that “gaps still need to be filled”.

Creating More Resilient Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

Here's how to reassess short-, mid- and long-term global sourcing and production strategies

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.

Petition to name post-Brexit Kent ‘lorry park’ the Farage Garage

The LoadStar

Winter is coming, coronavirus has really got its feet under the table and any semblance of sanity has clearly taken its leave from the Brexit negotiations….

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index turns in strong performance

Logistics Management

The August TCI, which is the month for which the most recent data is available, came in at 8.31, which is in line with what the firm called a “very favorable rate environment for trucking during the month.” This reading marked a significant improvement over July’s 2.84, and marked its second-highest reading, going back to March 2018, with the exception of June’s 11.35, the highest reading over the last decade

Auto logistics braces for triple-whammy of Covid, Brexit and new electric era

The LoadStar

Logistics providers in the automotive sector have been warned to brace for one of the sharpest downturns in living memory. There are fears the multiple effects of the coronavirus pandemic and Brexit spell a double-digit decline in vehicle sales this year.

The day an ELD mandate protestor and ELD provider visited the White House to talk brokers

Overdrive Online

Sounds like the set-up for a joke, yet in this Overdrive Radio edition owner-op Mike Landis and Ezlogz founder C.J. Karman narrate the story of how a May White House meeting came to be, culminating three weeks of protest with these continuing ripple effects.

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!

2020 Holiday Shipping Deadlines

247 Customs Broker

During the holiday season, customers have a heightened need for their packages to arrive on time. If someone doesn’t get their Christmas gift by December… The post 2020 Holiday Shipping Deadlines appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

Air Atlanta Icelandic launches new airline to boost ACMI presence

The LoadStar

Wet-lease specialist Air Atlanta Icelandic is creating a new airline, Air Atlanta Europe, to begin operations next year. The lessor is applying for an AOC in Malta, popular with airlines for its tax and financial benefits, as well as EU membership.


247 Customs Broker

GEODIS, a world leader in transport and logistics, has reached an agreement with Innova Capital for the acquisition of PEKAES, a leading LTL (Less-Than-Truckload) and… The post GEODIS acquires PEKAES appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

World Food Day: WFP and Unicef collaborate to improve nutrition

World Food Programme Logistics

Complementary Feeding Bowl design?—?the the first UNICEF-WFP Innovation Project?—?is is set for field-testing in the Middle East and North Africa region Palestine is one of the countries where the nutrition-bowl design WFP and Unicef have developed will be tested.

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (October 16, 2020)

247 Customs Broker

So far this year, I’ve spent over 160 hours on a bicycle, traveled 2,744 miles, and climbed almost 155,000 feet. The best statistic, however, is… The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (October 16, 2020) appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

Market insight: Toll Group facing the endgame music

The LoadStar

Soon after I dropped my son at school this morning, the following album cover from 1978 popped up on my car’s (woefully basic) ‘infotainment’ screen right before I hit an express shop to buy a much needed dose of caffein.

Winning small fleet’s custom trucks tie to its spinoff businesses

247 Customs Broker

After JDT owner James Davis rebuilt this 1993 Peterbilt 379 years ago, he got the bug for customization and now has about 14 in his… The post Winning small fleet’s custom trucks tie to its spinoff businesses appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

SA: JB Hunt EPS misses by $0.13, beats on revenue

The LoadStar

SEEKING ALPHA reports: – J.B. Hunt Transport Services (NASDAQ:JBHT): Q3 GAAP EPS of $1.18 misses by $0.13. Revenue of $2.47B (+4.7% Y/Y) beats by $110M.

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.