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Innovations and Start-ups: Drones, Google Your Digital Twin, and Sustainability

Logistics Matter

Trends and innovations in supply chain and logistics. That’s what this blog is all bout. Therefore I bring you an overview of the news this week on logistics start-ups and innovations below. Follow @LogisticsMatter on Twitter to stay up to date with the latest news and the best background stories.

Average annual driver salaries have cracked $70k: ATBS’s Amen

The Supply Chain Journal

For the first time since Todd Amen’s ATBS firm has been tracking fleet and average independent owner operator salaries, pay levels have cracked an annual rate of more than $70,000.

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Paper Crunch Hits American Retailers When They Need It Most

Supply Chain Brain

Skyrocketing demand for boxes and packing materials during the pandemic has slashed paper production across North America, and it couldn’t have come at a worse time for retail companies

Why is the number of railcars in storage important?

The Supply Chain Journal

Rail equipment manufacturers, suppliers and industry observers will talk about the number of railcars in storage being up or down. But why is that figure important?

Procurement: 5 Tips to Deliver Value Beyond Savings

Now is the time for procurement teams to redefine themselves – from buyers to strategic partners across the supply chain. Take the first step today. Discover five tips for delivering procurement value beyond savings.

Fuel Shortages Pile Pressure on Johnson as U.K. Crisis Escalates

Supply Chain Brain

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is under increasing pressure to do more to ease a supply chain crisis in Britain after pumps ran dry at some gasoline stations because of panic buying

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Tracking spot carrier shipments: The visibility gap that doesn’t have to be

Shippeo

Real-time tracking visibility of spot carriers for urgent orders is a challenge for 3PLs. Shippeo's Driver mobile app allows shippers, 4PLs, 3PLs and carriers to gain real-time visibility of spot carriers instantly

Borderlands: Mexico reports 5,000-plus cargo thefts in first half of 2021

The Supply Chain Journal

Borderlands is a weekly rundown of developments in the world of United States-Mexico cross-border trucking and trade.