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Reshaping the Freight Industry: Self-Driving Semi-Trucks

MTS Logistics

Self-driving semi-trucks are on their way and heading to U.S. roads during 2024 despite job fears, lack of regulation, and public concerns. Test drives have been conducted in some states such as Texas, Florida, Arizona, and New Mexico due to the rarity of snow and ice weather. However, this was with a human driver behind the wheel monitoring the automated truck.

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Watch: The Incredible Shrinking Inventory: What To Do About It

Supply Chain Brain

Tracking inventory solely within the four walls of a warehouse isn’t enough to stop shrinkage, says Eddie Misicka, vice president of product and solutions at OneRail.

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Building Moats in AI: Buy vs. Build (AI Popup #1)

Freightos

Blog " * " indicates required fields Email * Comments This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. More Resources Home Building Moats in AI: Buy vs. Build (AI Popup #1) In logistics tech, building a competitive moat is key for market leadership. In the first issue of our AI popup newsletter series, Matt Motsick, CEO of Rippey AI and a long-time logistics technology leader, explores buying or building AI models.

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The Impact of Biden’s Tariff Increases on U.S. Economy

Supply Chain Brain

China is likely to respond to President Biden’s increases in tariffs on Chinese imports, including electric vehicles, in several ways.

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EROAD’s Guide to Running a Sustainable Trucking Business

Over the last three decades, emissions from new trucks have been reduced by more than 98 percent. In fact, it would take 60 of today’s trucks to generate the same level of emissions from a single truck in 1988. Despite these impressive improvements, many trucking businesses continue to seek methods to achieve sustainability goals in a viable, measurable way.

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Marroquin brothers: From Guatemala to U.S. trucking

Overdrive Online

A 30-plus year odyssey into U.S. trucking, now as owner-operators, is the story in brief of three of these four brothers, united not just by their last name but also CA-domicile difficulties with AB 5 that have dulled the Golden State to decidedly silver.

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From Mats to Maps: The Yoga-Inspired Secret to Better Delivery Management

Loginext

Yoga Day celebrates the time-honored practice that effectively reduces stress and enhances well-being. In parallel, LogiNext's delivery management software drives unparalleled efficiency and tranquility in business operations. Embrace yoga for mental clarity and LogiNext for assured business success. The post From Mats to Maps: The Yoga-Inspired Secret to Better Delivery Management appeared first on loginextsolutions.com.

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BNSF to Pay Washington Tribe Nearly $400M for Trespassing

Supply Chain Brain

According to court documents, BNSF regularly ran 100-car trains carrying crude oil through the reservation between 2012 and 2021.

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Baltimore Port Reopening: Implications and Strategic Adjustments

TransAudit

The Port of Baltimore, a crucial node in the U.S. and global trade networks, has resumed operations after an 11-week closure following a significant incident. This marks a pivotal moment in restoring the flow of commerce through one of the East Coast’s most vital ports. The Incident and Closure The unexpected closure began on March 26, when the container ship Dali lost power and collided with the Francis Scott Key Bridge, causing the bridge to collapse.

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China Investigates Possible Tariffs on EU Pork Products

Supply Chain Brain

Europe exported more than €2.5 billion ($2.7 billion) worth of pork into China in 2023, according to EU customs data.

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How a Global CPG Leader Optimized $500M of Direct Materials Spend and Exceeded Savings Goal

A Fortune 500 CPG company partnered with GEP to improve end-to-end category management, optimize direct spend categories, and increase strategic focus on tail spend. GEP’s sourcing expertise and market intelligence enabled the company to centralize sourcing and order management processes, strengthen key supplier relationships, and enhance supply chain resilience and agility.

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What is Liner and Tramp trades in shipping.

Shipping and Freight Resource

Article that discusses the difference between Liner and Tramp Service. The post What is Liner and Tramp trades in shipping. appeared first on Shipping and Freight Resource.

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Malaysia to Get New $425M AI-Powered Port Near Kuala Lumpur

Supply Chain Brain

The new port will use AI systems will also analyze traffic data to plan ship movements and automate logistics.

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DHL Supply Chain Passes 500 Million Picks using AMRs

Logistics Business Magazine

Locus Robotics, a leader in autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for fulfillment warehouses, has announced that its valued customer, DHL Supply Chain reached the milestone of 500 million picks accomplished using Locus’ innovative LocusBot robots. This achievement underscores the transformative impact of Locus’ AMR technology on productivity and operational efficiency at an unprecedented scale.

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Mack Delivers Maine’s First Electric Refuse Vehicle to Portland

NGT News

Officials representing the city of Portland, Maine, have taken delivery of a Class 8 Mack LR Electric model — the state’s first refuse battery electric vehicle (BEV) — during an event in the city. “The city of Portland’s choice to purchase the Mack LR Electric refuse truck to help meet its sustainability goals speaks to […] The post Mack Delivers Maine’s First Electric Refuse Vehicle to Portland appeared first on NGT News.

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Navigating Uncertainty: How Technology Helps Fleets Thrive in Challenging Times

Change is a constant in the transportation industry. Amid business competition, regulatory developments, environmental concerns, and myriad other challenges, motor carriers must continually adapt to an ever-evolving operational landscape. Fleet telematics technology can help transportation businesses navigate uncertainty, gain a competitive advantage, and boost profitability.

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Why You Must Consider Logistics Early in Your Project

Logistics Business Magazine

Logistics is an important cornerstone of every industry, with statistics indicating that 2.7 million logistics roles accounted for an estimated 8.2% of total employment in the UK. With it being such a prominent factor of the economy in the country, it should be something that’s at the forefront of business minds. Wincanton , logistics partner and expert in the field, outlined that logistics within the construction industry alone has been criticised for being “poorly planned, uncoordinated, disru

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Industry Cold Chain is Heating up, Are You Ready?

Women in Trucking

It is widely projected that the US Cold Chain industry will grow exponentially over the next 8 years. As the summer temperatures heat up across the country, it is important to look at both long-term and short-term goals.In the short-term most companies can’t really afford to have sudden malfunctions of equipment when the goods are in transit. These costs can impact you with driver downtime and equipment repair expense as well as goods spoilage and missing shipment deliverables.

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EvGateway Introduces Solution to Optimize EV Fleet Management

NGT News

EvGateway has launched a cutting-edge fleet solution designed to enhance the management of electric vehicle fleets. This innovative platform offers advanced features tailored to fleet operators, ensuring improved efficiency and cost savings. Key features include: EvGateway’s new fleet solution is poised to lead the transition to sustainable fleet operations by simplifying EV charging management and […] The post EvGateway Introduces Solution to Optimize EV Fleet Management appeared fi

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Behind Every Supply Chain Are Lots of Spreadsheets

Supply Chain Brain

Like it or not, s preadsheets are still the go-to planning software in the supply chain industry.

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7 Leadership Themes for Procurement & Supply Chain Leaders in 2024

Procurement and supply chain leaders are presented with their fair share of challenges, with a host of tools and strategies to resolve them. That said, what’s the best path forward to leverage this year’s trends? In this recap of a recent GEP-WBR webinar, 7 Leadership Themes for Procurement & Supply Chain Leaders in 2024, GEP’s Pramod Sethumadhavan explores seven vital leadership trends that will help guide procurement and supply chain decision-makers.

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GAC to Acquire Ship Agency Business

Logistics Business Magazine

GAC Group, a leading provider of shipping, logistics and marine services in the Asia-Pacific market, has entered into an agreement with Quadrant Pacific to acquire its agency business, formerly its network partner in New Zealand. This acquisition marks a significant milestone in the company’s long-standing presence in the region. Since its establishment in 2008, GAC New Zealand has operated in partnership with Quadrant Pacific.

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Penske Relaunches Truck Rental Website for Business Customers

Penske Move Ahead

Penske Truck Rental recently announced the relaunch of its newly revamped website at PenskeTruckRental.com for commercial truck rental customers. The redesigned reservation flow introduces a modern, intuitive design to enhance and speed up the customer experience, ensuring a seamless and efficient process for business users. Key features designed to improve user interaction and satisfaction include: Truck First Selection with Enhanced Menu : Commercial customers can now select their desired truc

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Implementation of Racking at Swedish Sports Warehouse

Logistics Business Magazine

Rudells Lagerinredningar, official distributor of AR Racking in Sweden, is proud to announce the successful completion of a key racking installation project for the new MM Sports warehouse in Gothenburg. This project has been efficiently and professionally carried out, meeting the very highest quality and safety standards. The warehouse, covering 7000 m², has been fully equipped with pallet racking, with a capacity for 7560 pallets.

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Penske Relaunches Truck Rental Website for Business Customers

Penske Move Ahead

Penske Truck Rental recently announced the relaunch of its newly revamped website at PenskeTruckRental.com for commercial truck rental customers. The redesigned reservation flow introduces a modern, intuitive design to enhance and speed up the customer experience, ensuring a seamless and efficient process for business users. Key features designed to improve user interaction and satisfaction include: Truck First Selection with Enhanced Menu : Commercial customers can now select their desired truc

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Artificial Intelligence and the Transportation Industry

Artificial intelligence has quickly become a feature of everyday life: Using face ID to unlock a phone, communicating with online chatbots, and letting “smart” appliances help manage our homes are just a few of the ways that we interact with AI regularly. Forward-looking businesses are also using AI to transform their operations and gain a competitive edge.

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Ardian Negotiating to Acquire Majority Stake in Alstef

Logistics Business Magazine

Ardian, a private investment house, has announced it has entered exclusive negotiations to acquire a majority stake in Alstef Group, a leading provider of automated and robotic solutions for the airport, logistics and parcel sorting markets, alongside the Group’s management team and 260 employee shareholders. As part of this transaction, the founders (Pierre Marol and Jean-Luc Thomé) and Future French Champions, the joint venture between Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) and Bpifrance, will

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How to Generate More Pest Control Leads in 5 Simple Steps

WorkWave

In the competitive world of pest control, generating leads is crucial for the success and growth of a pest control business. Leads are potential customers who have shown interest in your services and are likely to convert into paying clients. Without a steady stream of leads, a pest control company may struggle to stay afloat and grow its customer base.

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Lax Antitrust Enforcement Imperils the Security of the Nation’s Supply Chains

Logistics Viewpoints

Baby Formula Shortages were widespread in 2022 There is an emerging school of thought that monopolies and oligopolies, which have been allowed to operate through lax antitrust enforcement, are incredibly harmful. Two new books, Barons: Money, Power, and the Corruption of America’s Food Industry and The Everything War: Amazon’s Ruthless Quest to Own the World and Remake Corporate Power , make this argument.