Fri.Sep 06, 2019

Detention time continues to be a drag on drivers

Fleet Owner

Detention frequency and length have increased over the past four years, with negative impacts on driver productivity, regulatory compliance and compensation, according to new ATRI study

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Working the retail boom into your LTL shipping approach.

Freightquote

Have big sales and discount prices set your LTL shipping strategy back? Let’s take a deeper dive into how you can work the retail boom into your LTL shipping approach

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Order Fulfillment Mobile Robots Start to Deliver

Material Handling and Logistics

Excluding Amazon, more than 100,000 AMRs will have been deployed for order fulfillment by the end of 2020, and that more than 580,000 will be installed over the next five years

New index to improve liner reliability

Supply Chain and Logistics

Alexander Whiteman mentions that the Shanghai Shipping Exchange (SSE) and Cargosmart are defining a new index of carrier reliability. Current reliability is around 80%. That means 1 in 5 ships are not arriving on time. A good reliability index should prove … Continue reading → Logistics Service Management Shipping Supply Chains container shipping customer service

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 does CVSA's executive director think about this year's Roadcheck results?

Fleet Owner

'It is important to note these numbers are not reflective of the entire population of transportation safety,' says Collin Mooney

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Is Globalization Causing an Increase in Illegal Shipping Container Activity?

Kuebix

The United Kingdom carried out its largest-ever heroin bust at the Port of Felixstowe last week on August 30. Officers from the Border Force as well as the National Crime Agency (NCA) discovered a shipping container loaded with 1.3 tons of the drug stowed aboard the Maersk Gibraltar.

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Daimler testing Level 4 automated trucks on Virginia roads

Fleet Owner

Daimler Trucks announced it has started testing Level 4 automated trucks on public highways in southwest Virginia with Torc Robotics. Martin Daum, head of Daimler’s global truck and bus unit, said at the CES show in January that Da

Record 1.3 Tons of Heroin Seized at UK Port

Kuebix

The United Kingdom carried out its largest-ever heroin bust at the Port of Felixstowe last week on August 30. Officers from the Border Force as well as the National Crime Agency (NCA) discovered a shipping container loaded with 1.3 tons of the drug stowed aboard the Maersk Gibraltar.

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CN heralds separate intermodal agreements with Evergreen and COSCO Shipping

Logistics Management

CN said that these announcements are the latest examples of the company’s “focus on profitable growth in the intermodal sector, as it remains committed to offering the best intermodal rail service in North America

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.

This Week in Logistics News (August 31 – September 6)

Logistics Viewpoints

It’s that time of year again. And no, I don’t mean back to school or the home stretch of the baseball season. I mean football season is kicking off. And once again, my hometown Patriots are set to raise another Super Bowl banner on opening night. In a step away from the norm, the NFL season did not kick off with the defending Super Bowl champions hosting the Thursday night game. My guess is that […].

U.S. rail carload and intermodal volumes see another month of declines, reports AAR

Logistics Management

Rail carloads––at 1,055,386––fell 4.6%, or 50,672 carloads, annually, and intermodal units––at 1,089,849––were down 5.4%, or 61,839 units

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Confusion over ‘relaxed’ regs and rested drivers

Overdrive Online

A sleep expert said sleep deprivation “makes you dumber, more forgetful, unable to learn new things, more vulnerable to dementia.” Applied to truckers, many of whom know sleep deprivation all too well, this trend line doesn’t bode well for long-term health or short-term success and safety.

U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones may be bright spot for shippers in 2020

Logistics Management

With trade policy currently a hot political topic, the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones program plays an even more important role in promoting trade, investment, and job creation. Indeed, industry leaders say it’s a “show stealer” this year

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.

Engineering realities v. hyperactive marketing: The ‘driverless’ trucking future explored

Overdrive Online

The Overdrive Radio podcast transports you like so many teleporting time machines back to the Aug. 22 panel at GATS about the $64,000 question: What's the role of the driver look like at it changes over time with increasingly advanced layers of auto-assist technology? The Overdrive Radio podcast transports you like so many teleporting time machines back to the Aug.

CargoSphere Launches New Maersk Spot Product on their Neutral Rates Platform

247 Customs Broker

“A solid foundation to get us to where we are today”

World Food Programme Logistics

Future Growth of Logistics Software Industry Market Report 2019: Acute Analysis of Global Demand and Supply 2024with Major Key Player: Epicor, IFS AB, Appian, Axway, Tipalti, etc.

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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.

Navistar crowns champions of 2019 Technician Rodeo

Refrigerated Transporter

Navistar technicians from Arizona, Ontario, Canada, and Yumbo, Colombia, claimed the top spots in their respective categories at the 2019 Technician Rodeo. The annual competition, hosted at Navistar’s Woodridge IL product support center, tests the s

Truck stops, fleets, more show appreciation for truckers

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National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is next week, Sept. 8-14. A number of trucking-related businesses are recognizing truckers throughout the week and month. National Truck… The post Truck stops, fleets, more show appreciation for truckers appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

ITI adds lesson on FMCSA's impending Clearinghouse rules

Refrigerated Transporter

Instructional Technologies (ITI), providers of training solutions for the transportation industry, recently released a new Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse lesson. The company said the latest addition to its PRO-TREAD library of training courses pre

Rates dragged down in August by seasonal trends, trade uncertainty, slowing economy

247 Customs Broker

(Rates data from Truckstop.com) Per-mile spot market rates dipped in all three major truckload segments in August, according to national monthly rates averages from Truckstop.com.…

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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.

The road that changes lives

World Food Programme Logistics

How an access road built by the World Food Programme is sparking off development in South Sudan. Yunis Suratere of Saura viallge on her way to Yambio market on the WFP constructed Saura - Lirangu road.

Nomination period opens for annual Best Fleets to Drive For contest

247 Customs Broker

Nussbaum Transportation was chosen as one of the two Best Fleets to Drive For in 2019, along with Prime. Nominations are open through Oct. 31… The post Nomination period opens for annual Best Fleets to Drive For contest appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

Element Logic Launches Robotic Piece-Picking Solution at IMHX

Logistics Business Magazine

Element Logic is launching a robotic piece-picking solution that combines their expertise as AutoStore system integrators with technology from leaders in piece-picking, RightHand Robotics (RHR). The new solution will be showcased at IMHX in Birmingham, September 24-27.

Penske Logistics Highlights Safety Culture in Transportation Webinar 

247 Customs Broker

September 5, 2019 Comment Penske Logistics will discuss its strong safety culture for a webinar, Catapult Your Way to Safety & Operational Success, on September… The post Penske Logistics Highlights Safety Culture in Transportation Webinar 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.