Thu.Sep 23, 2021

The State of the Trucking Market in 2021


The state of the trucking market in 2021 is uncertain, filled with risk, and continues to evolve, making logistics management challenging.? Let’s consider these top factors affecting the trucking market, their implications on supply chains and how they are driving change within the industry. .

Sustainability in eCommerce: How Fulfillment Companies Reduce CO2 Footprint

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Most consumers have become comfortable shopping online due to the pandemic, but the rise in online shipments leads to apprehension about supply chain sustainability in eCommerce.


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Shippers face tough choices in the US trucking market as costs escalate

Supply Chain and Logistics

It’s a good time for larger shippers to consider a dedicated fleet, according to this consultant. The driver shortage and inability for carriers and 3PLs to offer good schedules are making it hard to book a good service. It certainly … Continue reading → Logistics Trucking dedicated fleet driver shortage innovation Strategy trucking

Peak Season Preparations for This Year and Next

Logistics Viewpoints

E-commerce sales have continued to soar in 2021. The National Retail Federation projects 2021 non-store and online sales will grow 18-23 percent to $1.09-1.13 trillion , and many retailers should expect significantly more e-commerce orders during peak season.

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.

Sourcing from Vietnam could shift as costs and restrictions rise

Supply Chain and Logistics

In recent years Vietnam has had its day in the sun, as production of certain items has shifted from China. It’s been cheaper to manufacture in Vietnam, and it’s been a boon to Vietnam’s economy. But Covid brought a lot … Continue reading → Logistics Managerial Econ Strategy Supply Chains international trade manufacturing supply chains Vietnam

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UPS provides a look into its Peak Season playbook

Logistics Management

For UPS, providing service levels it prides itself on, is a key part in its approach to the 2021 Peak Season and beyond


Regulators gear up for rule setting minimum train crew size

The Supply Chain Journal

The nation’s top rail regulator confirmed that the Federal Railroad Administration is on track to issue a proposed rulemaking this fall on one-person train crews, including minimum requirements depending on the type of rail operation.

WorkWave Announces the Release of Marketplace to Exclusively Drive Customer Savings and Growth


Time To Read: 3 minutes. Convenient one-stop WorkWave Marketplace portal offers access to unique tools, services, and savings designed to drive sales, streamline workflows, and add value. HOLMDEL, N.J.

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Using data aids shippers in holding carriers accountable

FreightWaves SONAR

Shippers are at a disadvantage in negotiations with carriers and brokers unless they have adequate data and real-time information surrounding the freight market. Shippers’ main focus isn’t moving freight, it’s manufacturing the goods to be moved.

The Rise of Supply Chain n.0 – 5 Ways to Thrive on Change

Ready to learn how to thrive on change? In this eBook, our experts share the 5 key steps to executing Supply Chain n.0 strategies that thrive on change.

Railroad crossings require extra precautions, good judgment

The Supply Chain Journal

Following a fatal collision between a tractor-trailer and freight train in Houston earlier this month, drivers are urged to take extra precautions when approaching railroad crossings.

Xos, Cox Automotive Mobility Partner on Battery Remanufacturing

NGT News

Xos Inc., a manufacturer of fully electric Class 5 to Class 8 commercial vehicles, is collaborating with Cox Automotive Mobility to leverage the automotive services provider’s electric vehicle (EV) battery remanufacturing capabilities for Xos battery packs.

Emerge raises $130M Series B to scale digital freight marketplace

The Supply Chain Journal

Scottsdale, Arizona-based digital freight marketplace Emerge announced Thursday morning that it has closed a $130 million Series B funding round led by 9Yards Capital, Tiger Global Management and The Spruce House Partnership.

The PROs and CONs of 3PL Industry Consolidation

Kane is Able

Mergers & Acquisitions in the third-party logistics (3PL) industry are on the upswing. Is that a good thing for users of 3PL services?

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SAP S/4HANA: 4 Tips to Get You Started on the Right Path

With SAP S/4HANA at the core of your digital transformation, you can empower your supply chain with intelligent process automation, unprecedented visibility, actionable insights and real-time collaboration.

ShipMatrix data provides insight into delivery on-time performance for July and August

Logistics Management

Data recently provided to LM by ShipMatrix, a subsidiary of Pittsburgh-based SJ Consulting showed somewhat mixed on--time performance (OTP) ranges, in July and August, for major parcel carriers, including UPS, FedEx, and the United States Postal Service (USPS

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Canada border officers ratify deal for new contract

The Supply Chain Journal

Canada Border Services Agency officers have overwhelmingly voted to ratify an agreement for a new four-year contract with the Canadian government, their union said on Thursday.

NFI, ADL Supply Electric Double Deck Buses in the UK

NGT News

NFI Group Inc. has announced that the BYD UK and Alexander Dennis Ltd.

FreightWaves Classics: Thank bicyclists for today’s highways?

The Supply Chain Journal

The Good Roads Movement was a broad-based effort to construct and improve the condition of U.S. roads in the late 1800s that lasted until the National Highway System was begun by the federal government in 1926.

4 Critical Steps to Build into Your Digital Logistics Strategy

Up your logistics game by empowering your supply chain with AI-powered analytics, real-time collaboration, IoT-enabled track and trace, and cognitive decision-making to achieve digital logistics success. Build your strategy around these 4 critical steps.

How to Survive the U.S. Warehouse Squeeze

Supply Chain Brain

The U.S. supply chain is squeezed, with industry reports stating that the country needs to add at least 330 million square feet of warehouse space dedicated to e-commerce by 2025 in order to keep up with the current rate of demand

Say it ain’t Mo! Trucking fraudsters take advantage of PPP rollout

The Supply Chain Journal

While the emergency relief program was designed to help struggling small businesses stay afloat during the global pandemic more than a year ago, federal investigators claim fraudsters — including trucking-related businesses — took advantage of the U.S.

Deserted Factories Show How China Electric Car Boom Went Too Far

Supply Chain Brain

While home-grown stars like Nio Inc. and Xpeng Inc. have gone on to raise billions of dollars and are now selling cars in numbers that rival Tesla, scores more have fallen by the wayside, unable to raise the crazy amounts of capital needed to make automobiles at scale

Port of New Orleans sees mixed results for August cargo volume

The Supply Chain Journal

Vessel omissions and a shortage of shipping containers resulted in a mixed bag of throughput results at the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) in August. Fourteen vessel omissions at the port in August represented a 30% increase in omissions compared to the same month last year. “A

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Cognitive Manufacturing: 4 Strategic Pillars That Drive Successful Outcomes

Manufacturers are eagerly embracing Industry 4.0 to gain end-to-end supply chain visibility, reduce OpEx spend, improve asset health and accelerate time to market. Explore the 4 strategic pillars that drive successful cognitive manufacturing outcomes.

Thailand to Start Shipping Line to Boost Status as Logistics Hub

Supply Chain Brain

Trade-reliant Thailand plans to launch a national shipping company next year to bolster its trade capabilities, reduce transport costs and become a bigger player in global logistics as the Malacca bypass opens

A cheesehead’s guide to driving 4 million safe miles

The Supply Chain Journal

Duaine Conrad climbed into the driver’s seat of his cabover Mack, 300 horsepower under the hood and five speeds at hand. It was sometime in the mid-’80s — the exact year escapes him — he was 23 years old and had agreed to fill in for a driver who called in sick.

Lyten Launches Lithium-Sulfur Battery for Electric Vehicle Market

NGT News

Lyten, an advanced materials company, has introduced its LytCell EV lithium-sulfur (Li-S) battery platform.

Prologis expands training program for logistics workers

The Supply Chain Journal

Logistics real estate investment trust Prologis Inc. announced Thursday it was expanding its training program aimed at tackling the growing need for logistics workers.

Is Digital Procurement Transformation Delivering on the Promise?

Is your digital transformation working, or is it still a work in progress? Download this report, from a GEP-sponsored survey from ISM, to check your performance and see how your peers are reaching their transformation goals.