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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Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

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

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

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.


ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

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

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


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.

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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.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

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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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.

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


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

Coronavirus and Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Rob Handfield, PhD, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University

Join this informative webinar with Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University, who will go over how the Coronavirus has impacted supply chains, as well as discussing approaches for preparing your supply chain for future outbreaks of major global disruptions. The world is becoming a riskier place, and it is important to plan for disasters ahead of time.

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.

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

Measuring driver turnover in detail

Truck News

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

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

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

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

Carrier Transicold Introduces Wireless Container Refrigeration Controller Shipping line personnel can now monitor and access container refrigeration unit operations from a smartphone or tablet… The post Carrier Transicold Introduces Wireless Container Refrigeration Controller appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

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. .

Carrier Transicold Introduces Wireless Container Refrigeration Controller

Logistics Manager

Shipping line personnel can now monitor and access container refrigeration unit operations from a smartphone or tablet with Carrier Transicold’s new Micro-Link 5 controller.

New Planning Maturity Assessment

In today's new supply chain paradigm, resilience and agility are key. Is your planning process fit enough to keep up with the pace of change? Is your tech stack helping or hindering your progress? Take AIMMS's new quiz to uncover learnings and benchmark yourself against peers!