Mon.Nov 05, 2018

Navigating Tariff Changes and the Global Trade Environment

Talking Logistics

It’s not often that global trade news repeatedly makes it into the headlines, but that’s been the case this year as the U.S. and China impose tit-for-tat tariffs on each other, NAFTA gets renegotiated, and the uncertainty around Brexit continues (among many other trade-related developments). What impact are these changes having on importers and exporters? What actions should companies take in response to these tariff changes and associated risks?

The Road To Autonomous Truck Viability Begins To Clear

Logistics Viewpoints

When it comes to driving autonomous trucks on the interstate, there are several issues that need to be solved. A startup called Wavesense has solved one key problem. The CEO of Wavesense talks with ARC about the other issues that need to be solved. The post The Road To Autonomous Truck Viability Begins To Clear appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Logistics Technologies Transportation logistics supply chain

Less Than Truckload Shipping Trends to Wrap Up 2018


Transportation is the largest sector of the economy, making up 8.9 percent gross domestic product (GDP), reports the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. The simultaneous growth of the economy and trucking indicate actual GDP percentages would be higher if compared to the same time last year.

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Amazon expands free shipping for the holiday season

DC Velocity

Online retailer says all U.S. customers will get free shipping for a limited time, beginning November 5. Omnichannel


What are your peers saying about Supply Chain Network Design?

Companies want to maximize service levels, but they also want to cut costs. How do you find the optimum balance? That's what Supply Chain Network Design is all about. This report delves into the benefits of SCND as a process and what companies are looking for and struggling with when it comes to supportive technologies.

2018 Warehouse / Distribution Center Survey: Labor crunch driving automation

Logistics Management

The combined forces of a strong economy, e-commerce growth and a tight labor market are making it more important for distribution center (DC) operations to find ways to make their existing infrastructure and people more productive.

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Log-hub at the 35. BVL International Supply Chain Conference 2018


One of Europe’s leading logistics events, the 35t International Supply Chain Conference took place in Berlin, Germany from October 17th-19th. Again, Log-hub was one of the exhibitors.

WorkOliday! LogiNext cracked the millennial code in scenic Goa!


At LogiNext, we thrive on Technology and Innovation, which is why we are continuously winning the hearts of our clients at a Global platform. This success is governed by our belief that the right blend of People and Technology partnership is what steers our business ambition forward.

How drivers, carriers rank top trucking issues speaks volumes

Fleet Owner

AUSTIN, TX. In the American Transportation Research Institute's (ATRI) latest annual survey on the trucking industry's biggest issues, the driver shortage topped the overall list for the second straight year. But the survey's real insight could be in

Control Costs with a Smarter WMS

Logistics Management

Speed and complexity of omni-channel demands an integrated, agile approach


Taking steps to prevent workplace violence

Fleet Owner

Business owners and managers should start paying attention to some of the behavioral characteristics associated with perpetrators of workplace violence


3PL gap is closing at the top

Logistics Management

In a world that is becoming increasingly commoditized, brand recognition is particularly important to the third-party logistics (3PL) industry, observes Armstrong & Associates

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Pilot Flying J announces $2 million in charitable donations

Fleet Owner

The company celebrates its 60th anniversary this month to honor its history of giving back and commitment to fueling life’s journeys into the future


Global supply chains prepare for uncertain economy

Logistics Management

Recent strength in employment and income, solid gains in household net worth, and elevated consumer sentiment have generated considerable momentum just as tariffs on some $200 billion of imports from China have gone into effect

Bestpass surpasses $100 Million in toll-related savings for customers

Fleet Owner

Bestpass, a company that provides nationwide toll management to commercial fleets, recently surpassed $100 million in toll-related savings for its customers, which range in size from independent owner-operators to mega-fleets with thousands of vehicl

2M confirms reintroduction of AE2/Swan Asia-North Europe loop next month

The LoadStar

The 2M alliance has confirmed that it will reintroduce its AE2/Swan Asia-North Europe loop in the second week of December. The move will put back about 6% of capacity to a tradelane where forward booking prospects are uncertain.

New awards determine which trucks hold their value best

Fleet Owner

Wondering if your fleet trucks have better residual value than others? B2B vehicle data provider Price Digests is about to announce winners of its first Highest Retained Value Awards for commercial trucks. Price Digests' history in vehicle pricing an

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Quarterly Transportation Market Update: Truckload - Full speed ahead for profitability

Logistics Management

Carrier executives are putting the pedal to the metal to meet rising freight demands in an era of tightened capacity, driver scarcity and regulatory constraints

Zonar and Cummins provide joint customers with enhanced diagnostic solution

Fleet Owner

Zonar customers with Cummins engines to be empowered by Cummins to make critical business decisions with analysis from Cummins engine experts in real-time

Analysis: days of reckoning loom for AP Møller Maersk & Hapag-Lloyd

The LoadStar

Sustainability via Mass-Recycling Go Green Initiative Promoted by Leading Port Groups

Logistics Manager

Five leading container port operators from around the globe recently took part in a week-long initiative to promote sustainable resource usage in their respective port and networks.

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Good news and bad for UK rail freight: more funding, but higher user fees

The LoadStar

Efforts to improve the UK’s beleaguered rail network have been negated by news of higher charges for using it. The government’s rail and road regulator twinned the announcement of an extra £24.3bn in funding over the next five years with the news of higher charges.

Hub Group to acquire CaseStack

Logistics Management

Earlier today, freight transportation services provider Hub Group announced it plans to acquire CaseStack for $225 million in cash. Established in 1999, Santa Monica, Calif.-based based CaseStack has two primary business units. One unit, CaseStack Logistics Services, provides consolidation services for consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies that sell into the North American retail market.

Voice-Picking for Android Users

Material Handling and Logistics

Honeywell has launched a fully integrated voice-directed productivity solution for SAP Business One users

How will the tariff war with China affect U.S. container ports?

Logistics Management

Chinese imports account for nearly half of all container imports moving over U.S. ports, so at first blush, port volumes are seemingly at great risk as increased duties are threatened. But, don’t hit the panic button just yet


Warehouse Control System

Material Handling and Logistics

The HighJump Warehouse Control System has been integrated with the HighJump Warehouse Management System


Rocky Brands Sees the Light

Logistics Management

Confronting an aging materials handling system and new channels of business with new customer expectations, Rocky Brands installed a put-to-light and sortation system to ramp up fulfillment

Rewriting the rules

Automotive Logistics

Russia’s Industry and Trade Ministry wants OEMs to make huge investments in new production capacity in Russia over the coming decade, in order to continue qualifying for state aid.

NEW Loadstar Long Read: Gateway Georgia

The LoadStar

“Logistics is a core competency that the state of Georgia is promoting,” said Cathy Morrow Roberson, head analyst at Logistics Trends & Insights.

35th Annual Quest for Quality Awards Dinner

Logistics Management

Those carriers, third-party logistics providers and U.S. ports that crossed the service-excellence finish line ahead of their competitors collected their Quest for Quality Awards at our annual Awards Dinner

Modular Improvements Made to Warehouse Height Restrictor

Logistics Business Magazine

Workplace safety specialists A-SAFE have re-engineered their Height Restrictor. The product offers guidance and physical protection, guarding against damage to vulnerable corners, columns, door openings and overhead assets such as sprinkler systems and ventilation pipes.

Non-manufacturing output declines in October but remains in growth mode, says ISM report

Logistics Management

The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI–dropped 1.3% to 60.3 (a a reading above 50 indicates growth), while still growing for the 105th consecutive month. The October NMI is 1.8% above the 12-month average of 58.5.


Antje Lochmann is new MD of Geodis freight forwarding in Germany

The LoadStar

Geodis has appointed Antje Lochmann managing director of its freight forwarding activities in Germany. Ms Lochmann joined the company in 2011 from TFG Transfracht, and had previously worked for Hellman Worldwide Logistics.

Land O’Lakes lock in Texas-based capacity

Logistics Management

Faced with the challenge of securing capacity in specific lanes, the iconic company broke with tradition and teamed up with Uber Freight to take a technology-based approach to improve service