Thu.Aug 15, 2019

Trends in Final Mile Logistics


Trends in final mile logistics mirror those present in all industries undergoing digital transformation.

What do the proposed 2020 HOS changes mean for the trucking market?

CH Robinson Logistics

On August 14, 2019, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released the long awaited draft rule updating certain parts of the hours of service (HOS) rules. . What are the proposed HOS changes? In summary, the changes proposed include (per the American Trucking Association): .

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Are You Getting Paid Enough? A Truck Driver’s Salary Guide

United World Transporation

A career in truck driving has many benefits: no extensive post-secondary education required, a short training time, a good supply of jobs, and the potential for lucrative pay are key benefits that draw people to the industry. But, exactly how much can you expect to earn? The good thing is, there is an abundance of readily available data that you can compare against to see if you are getting paid enough. The Data.

‘Back-loaded’ hurricane season bearing down on U.S. coastlines

Fleet Owner

More than 45% of U.S. refining capacity and 51% of gas processing is along the Gulf of Mexico coastline

Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

What’s on Your Radar? Planning for Less Disruption in the Wake of Severe Weather and Disasters

Talking Logistics

Ask anyone in supply chain – the past few years have been particularly active for natural disasters and major weather events. Globally, natural disasters caused $160 billion in damage in 2018 according to a report by German insurance company Munich RE. In the U.S.

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Asset tracking: A fleet owner’s perspective

Fleet Owner

Trucking industry experts explain how this vital link in the system is best addressed, now and in the future

Filing freight claims: Guidelines to make sure you are prepared.


The freight claims process can be both stressful and challenging for shippers. Freightquote by C.H. Robinson offers tips for how to file a freight claim

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Does your AP process make no exceptions?

Fleet Owner

Many of the slowdowns in accounts payable processing are the result of manual, paper-based invoices


The Top 3PLs & Cold Storage Providers of 2019

Food Logistics

Food Logistics announces its Top 3PLs & Cold Storage Provider winners

Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.

How Math is Becoming Cool in Supply Chain – Again!

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. When I started my career in the late ’90s, supply chain was a cool place for math geeks!

Dana to supply Spicer drive axles, driveshafts to McNeilus

Fleet Owner

Dana’s equipment will be standard for redesigned Oshkosh S-Series Front Discharge Mixer


The Top 3PLs & Cold Storage Providers of 2019

Food Logistics

Food Logistics announces its Top 3PLs & Cold Storage Provider winners

Mack introduces new proactive maintenance tool

Fleet Owner

Expanded partnership with Noregon aims to optimize planned downtime for powertrain-related services

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Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.

Trump Bows to Economic Fears in Move to Delay China Tariffs

Material Handling and Logistics

What this means is that retailers will be able to get their shipments in without the 10% tariff, which is a sigh of relief,” said Poonam Goyal, a retail analyst. “It It definitely saves the holiday season

The Top 3PLs & Cold Storage Providers of 2019

Food Logistics

Food Logistics announces its Top 3PLs & Cold Storage Provider winners

Making driver appreciation a year-round event

Truck News

National Trucking Week will be celebrated across Canada Sept. 1-7, but winning fleets – and even manufacturers – have come to the realization driver appreciation should be celebrated year-round. Don’t get me wrong, I applaud all fleets and suppliers that … Transportation Newsletter

Time to get tougher on the motoring public’s distraction

Overdrive Online

Is it time to treat distraction behind the wheel among the motoring public as tough as DUI? Clifford Peterson suggests trucking organizations would do well to team up with insurers to at the very least increase penalties for motorists' distraction, to combat what's clearly a safety problem.

Parts Town: An O2C Journey from Manual Processing to Digital Transformation

Speaker: Sarah Gibson, Platinum Operations Manager

The order-to-cash (O2C) process is often considered the lifeblood of an organization. It’s why so many business leaders are looking to next generation of O2C solutions to unlock value across their enterprise — value that’s necessary to remain competitive. Join us for an educational webinar with guest speaker, Sarah Gibson of Parts Town, as she takes attendees through her company’s digital transformation journey.

U.S. rail carload and intermodal units trend down for week ending August 10, says AAR

Logistics Management

Rail carloads, at 261,194, were off 3.9% annually, and intermodal units, at 271,996, slipped 4.6

In Transit: FSMA Attention to Transport Coming

Food Logistics

Experts in the field are waiting for the FDA to decide when and how to implement safety inspections

Tips for Building a Successful Email Campaign


Time To Read: 4 minutes. Of the many channels of communication used to connect with your audience to promote your brand and increase sales, email marketing has been found to be one of the most successful.

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Create Shipping Efficiencies and Decrease Delivery Costs

Logistics Management

How will your shipping team win during peak season

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

ATA hails FMCSA's proposed hours-of-service improvements

Refrigerated Transporter

The American Trucking Associations was quick to express support for proposed changes to the hours-of-service rules as a way to improve safety on our nation’s highways while providing additional flexibility for professional drivers. Transportation

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index sees some mild improvement

Logistics Management

For June, the most recent month for which data is available, the TCI was -0.82, an improvement over May’s -2.3 and April’s -1.18.

TIP to deploy Dearman's zero-emissions refrigeration system

Refrigerated Transporter

Dearman and TIP Netherlands recently teamed up to deploy—alongside TIP’s regular fleet of refrigerated trailers—Dearman’s liquid nitrogen-powered transport refrigeration units in trailers leased by TIP to leading fleet operators. TIP said the partne

Commerce and NRF report July retail sales gains

Logistics Management

Commerce reported the July retail sales­­, at $523.5 billion, were up 0.7% over June and up 3.4% annually, and NRF reported that July retail sales increased 0.9% on a seasonally adjusted basis and 5.6% on an unadjusted annual basis


How Automation in the Supply Chain Will Make Employees More Strategic & Improve the Overall Supply Chain

Speaker: Adam Robinson, Director of Marketing, Cerasis

In this educational webinar, Adam Robinson from Cerasis, a leading North American Transportation Management Solutions Company, will address how automation in the supply chain is allowing companies to empower their employees with a more strategic work flow aiding in overall collaboration with peers across departments, improved business operations, more efficient manufacturing, a healthier corporate culture, and more visibility to data and processes providing the ability to gain actionable insights that lead towards actions that impact the company’s bottom line.