Fri.Sep 20, 2019

3 Ways to Improve Your Last-Mile Delivery Strategy

247 Customs Broker

Companies are under constant pressure to meet the expectations of a “need-it-now” society. This urgency, along with the massive growth in e-commerce and online ordering,… The post 3 Ways to Improve Your Last-Mile Delivery Strategy appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

Sustainability In The Maritime Industry

Mazars Ledger Manufacturing and Distribution

Sustainability concerns are increasing, both in the United States and internationally, gradually rewriting the rules for business. In the past, […]. The post Sustainability In The Maritime Industry appeared first on The Ledger - Mazars USA.

Can ELD data put the detention issue to rest?

Fleet Owner

Editor's note: This is a continuation of a story looking at the detenton time. Dan Murray, senior vice president of the American Transportation Research Institute, said it is very clear from the recent report on detention that there is not a strictl

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Start Recognizing Mental Health Issues at Your Workplace

Material Handling and Logistics

As September is World Suicide Prevention Month, here are some strategies to implement in the workplace to improve mental health

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.

Women in Trucking’s finalists for 2019 Influential Woman in Trucking Award

Fleet Owner

The Women in Trucking Association (WIT) and Freightliner Trucks revealed the six finalists for the 2019 Influential Woman in Trucking award. This is the ninth year for the award which was developed in 2010 to honor female leaders and to attract and a

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UPS to hire about 100,000 for holiday season

Fleet Owner

Flexible shifts, full and part-time positions available at thousands of locations

Cloud-Based WMS vs. Legacy WMS: A Primer

Cerasis

Many discussions are occurring that reflect the need to upgrade systems, but companies remain reluctant to abandon their legacy systems.

How big business turns a profit on environmentalism

Fleet Owner

Technology that reduces energy use when trucks are idling and software that creates more efficient routes can improve fuel efficiency by 90

Small win for transports: 53-foot containers from China exempt from Trump’s tariffs

Logistics Management

It’s probably a pyrrhic victory, but transport interests recently gained a small victory in President Donald Trump’s growing trade war with China. The Office of the U.S.

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.

CVSA Roadcheck Sidelines Nearly 15,000 Trucks

Material Handling and Logistics

High number of hours-of-service violations raises alarm

FTR Trucking Conditions Index sees slight gain

Logistics Management

For July, the most recent month for which data is available, the TCI was -0.28, which came in ahead of June’s -0.82 and May and April’s -2.3 and -0.64, respectively

Amazon Orders 100,000 Electric Delivery Vehicles

NGT News

As part of its commitment to the newly formed Climate Pledge, Amazon has ordered 100,000 fully electric delivery vehicles from U.S.-based based electric vehicle (EV) company Rivian.

U.S. rail and intermodal volumes are down for week ending September 14, reports AAR

Logistics Management

Rail carloads, at 252,310, fell 6.1% annually, and intermodal units, at 274,424, fell 3.5

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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.

5 Steps to Begin Your Digital Supply Chain Transformation

Coyote

Find out what you can do to start balancing technology and human expertise in supply chain operations

Sustainability In The Maritime Industry

Mazars Ledger Manufacturing and Distribution

Sustainability concerns are increasing, both in the United States and internationally, gradually rewriting the rules for business. In the past, […]. The post Sustainability In The Maritime Industry appeared first on The Ledger - Mazars USA.

3 Steps to Increase Your Supply Chain Advantage

Coyote

Find out where supply chain leaders are investing in technology and human expertise for continuous improvement

Freight Brokerage Services

PLS Logistics

Our team of qualified freight brokers is ready to help you schedule loads, manage loads and negotiate the lowest possible rates. With PLS, you gain access to more than 45,000 professional carriers and a dedicated account executive team and 24/7 support who will simplify everyday logistics operations.

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.

Feds Officially Move to Withdraw California’s Clean Air Act Waiver

NGT News

As expected, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has officially announced it is withdrawing California’s waiver under the Clean Air Act (CAA) to set its own vehicle emission standards. On Thursday, the EPA and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) took what they call an initial step toward finalizing the […]. The post Feds Officially Move to Withdraw California’s Clean Air Act Waiver appeared first on NGT News.

Why do drivers leave? Pay has a lot to do with it, but …

Overdrive Online

Many are quick to say it is a driver-pay problem, but that's not all. In trucking companies' rush to grow, they devalue the freight market, notes owner-operator Clifford Petersen, and in doing so trade their pricing power in favor of a questionable status quo where driver time itself is devalued. Uncategorized capacity driver shortage FLSA hours of service overtime pay rates recruiting stress turnover

Attending PMA? Let’s Talk Cold Chain Solutions

Trinity Logistics

The Produce Marketing Association is holding their annual PMA Fresh Summit Convention and Expo on October 17-19, 2019 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim California. At PMA Fresh Summit over 20,000 professionals will gather to network, showcase new products throughout the expo, and stay up to date on produce industry trends.

Snowflake's data warehouse bolsters Spireon's FleetLocate

Refrigerated Transporter

Vehicle intelligence company Spireon recently formed a partnership with Snowflake, which operates a cloud-based data warehouse, that it says will allow users of its FleetLocate solution to increase efficiency through near real-time insights. Snowfla

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.

‘Truck parking only’: Working together toward a new get-in reality

Overdrive Online

The need for greater parking capacity, well-positioned, throughout the nation is no secret. The need along Texas lanes was the subject of the lively discussion devoted to parking at GATS. In today’s edition of Overdrive Radio, hear just what could well provide a model toward engaging with other states, too. The need for greater parking capacity, well-positioned, throughout the nation is no secret. The need along Texas lanes was the subject of the lively discussion devoted to parking at GATS.

WABCO launches new customer-centric Americas website

Refrigerated Transporter

WABCO, a global supplier of braking control systems and other advanced technologies for commercial vehicles, recently launched a new Americas website featuring an updated literature center. The new website, wabco-na.com, is designed with the custome

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GlobalPost: The Answer For Possible USPS International Shipping Disruptions

247 Customs Broker

Key Takeaways from the 2019 Transplace Carrier Advisory Board Meeting

Transplace

Key Takeaways from the 2019 Transplace Carrier Advisory Board Meeting. By: Karen Sage, CMO, Transplace.

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.