Thu.Sep 19, 2019

Transportation Trends: First Autonomous Spotters, Then Autonomous Trucks.

Logistics Viewpoints

Autonomous vehicles, such as yard and shuttle trucks that operate in in controlled environments, such as ports, manufacturing plants, and distribution center yards will be the first to go mainstream. ZF revealed autonomous Terminal Yard Tractor to the world last year.

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3PL Metrics: Do Retail Suppliers Measure Success the Wrong Way?

Kane is Able

If you are a user of third-party logistics (3PL) services, you know that 3PLs tend to have a metric for just about everything – productivity, accuracy, timeliness, costs…. 3PL metrics are used as a barometer of performance and to inform continuous improvement programs.

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The Definition of Transparency

Blue Grace Logistics

As companies mature and the market changes, our understanding of crucial operating components of any industry has also grown. Supply chain transparency, in particular, has come a long way over the past twenty years.

Women drivers speak out about detention study

Fleet Owner

Fleet Owner talked with women drivers to get their insight into detention. Many of them did not agree with the report's results

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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.

Don’t Hoard Your TMS

Talking Logistics

A transportation management system (TMS) is an obvious tool for the logistics team, helping to move freight faster, more cost-effectively, and more easily from start to finish.

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Reflections on East Timor by a logistics unit commander – twenty years on

Logistics in War

By Brigadier Michael Kehoe (Retd). In the two decades since the Australian deployment to East Timor as part of the International Force East Timor (INTERFET), much has been written about the operation predominantly from the national and military strategic perspectives.

Pear Sports selected to develop a fitness and wellness platform for long-haul drivers

Fleet Owner

Free workouts are now available with fitness specialist Siphiwe Baleka

Truckers Feeding the Homeless delivered to 600-plus in Dallas

Overdrive Online

"We knocked it out of the park," says Fredrik Claxton of the group's effort, delivering ultimately $11K worth in food, hygiene supplies and clothing to more than 600 homeless residents in need at sites in Dallas, Ft. Worth and Arlington, Texas, on Aug. Next stop: Baltimore in 2020.

The health care plan that will help you retain, attract drivers

Fleet Owner

By decreasing the cost of benefits, fleet managers can free up money to allocate to other areas of the business to increase margins, improve recruitment and retention, and more.


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.

C.H. Robinson CEO Biesterfeld makes case for major technology investment at CSCMP

Logistics Management

Minneapolis, Minn.-based based global logistics services provider and freight forwarder C.H. Robinson said this week that it is making a major investment in innovation, advanced technologies, and talent. The driver for this stems from in-depth customer research, according to the company.

UPS CEO says growth is steady in Amazon Age, even as FedEx reels

Fleet Owner

A $20 billion investment spree detailed by UPS CEO David Abney last year, a plan that initially rattled Wall Street, is bearing fruit


FedEx issues rate changes and fiscal first quarter earnings

Logistics Management

For the holiday season, FedEx said that 2019 will mark the third consecutive year it will not apply residential surcharges, with a few exceptions, including shipments that are oversized unauthorized, or require additional handling.

Storm cleanup, oilfield activity boost spot flatbed volumes

Fleet Owner

Spot flatbed freight activity rose last week as construction supplies and equipment moved into areas along the East Coast affected by Hurricane Dorian

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.

Are Your Profits Taking a Hit in This New Retail Environment?

Logistics Management

This whitepaper aims to provide a better understanding of whether it might be a solution for your retail supply chain operations

Know Your Tools – The Truckers Guide to Truck Engines

United World Transporation

Apart from your home, your truck is probably the single most expensive asset you will purchase. When you are buying such a big-ticket item, it’s always a good idea to have some knowledge. Finding the best diesel engine for a semi-truck and the best semi-truck to buy requires much research.

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CH Robinson CEO says company investing $1B in tech, talent

Refrigerated Transporter

CH Robinson plans to invest $1 billion in advanced technologies and talent over the next five years in an effort to “shape the future of the logistics ecosystem,” according to Bob Biesterfeld, the company’s president and CEO. The new commitment will

Are We Facing a Potential Freight Market Shift?


CA passed a law, starting on January 1, 2020, that will prevent truck owner/operators from leasing on or contracting with another trucking company as an independent contractor. Doing so, would impose significant liabilities on the companies that contract with owner-operators.

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.

Low Profile Bi-Directional AGV

Material Handling and Logistics

Creform has introduced the CA-B50100-NSI AGV, the newest edition to its lineup of material handling AGV systems

Heavy Haul & Machinery

PLS Logistics

Here at PLS Logistics, we leverage the largest flatbed carrier network in the US. Such a powerful asset and decades of experience in heavy industries transportation give us the capability to tackle any shipping challenge you’re facing. industries

Measuring driver turnover in detail

Truck News

The following is an edited excerpt from Truckload Carriers Associations Driver Retention Project Plan Manual, Chapter 30.

Global Standards accredited as certification body for FSMA

Refrigerated Transporter

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently recognized an additional certification body that has been accredited under its Accredited Third-Party Certification Program. The American National Standards Institute accredited Global Standard


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.

Evergreen ULCV order will leave THE Alliance far behind rivals in terms of big ship capacity

The LoadStar

Evergreen’s new order of 10 23,000 teu ULCVs will bring the Ocean Alliance close to parity with the 2M alliance in terms of the number of 18,000 teu-plus ships in their combined fleet, leaving THE Alliance well behind, according to Alphaliner.

Carrier Transicold Introduces Wireless Container Refrigeration Controller

247 Customs Broker

FedEx axes older freighter fleet as tough air freight market starts to bite

The LoadStar

FedEx is making swingeing cuts to its less efficient air freight capacity, with plans to park or retire dozens of older aircraft following its decision to axe Amazon and amid a tough macroeconomic environment. .

Jettainer Successfully Supports ULD Care Code of Conduct

247 Customs Broker

on September 20, 2019 at 12:20 pm Every year, the improper handling of ULDs causes avoidable additional costs of millions. Jettainer sent a special… The post Jettainer Successfully Supports ULD Care Code of Conduct appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

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.