Tue.Sep 10, 2019

Spotting a fire truck ahead is easy for people, not so for autonomous vehicles

Fleet Owner

Advocates for cutting the death toll on U.S. roadways are eagerly awaiting the maturity of autonomous technology because of its promise to reduce accidents, particularly rear-end collisions

How to Choose the Right TMS for Your Company


Choosing the right transportation management system for your company can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be difficult.

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How Digital Payments Improve Logistics Efficiency

Supply Chain Brain

To meet modern-day demands for speed and efficiency, logistics providers need to discard paper processes and go digital

Converting More Leads to Loads with John Simpson

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:33] Please introduce you and your company. . My name is John Simpson. I’m the director of sales at Covideo. We’re an email, texting, video platform for salespeople. The company is based in Indianapolis. [01:14] 01:14] Tell us a little bit about yourself.

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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.

Using Machine Learning to Improve Ergonomics in Warehouse Jobs

Material Handling and Logistics

"Robots and humans could have an active collaboration, where a robot can say, 'I see that you are picking up these heavy objects from the top shelf and I think you may be doing that a lot of times. Let me help you '"

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Raising the bar on ELD security

Fleet Owner

How do fleet managers decide what they should look for when trying to assess the security policies and measures related to their telematics platform

Clean Transportation Leaders Honored in DC/Maryland/Virginia Region

NGT News

The Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition (GWRCCC) has announced the winners of its 2019 Clean Transportation Awards. In its annual report to the U.S.

Smart trailer outlook - The advantages are many, but so are the challenges

Fleet Owner

Smart trailer technology is beginning to redefine the capability of trailers


Big Data, Big Possibilities: The Power of a Telematics Platform

Logistics Viewpoints

Fleet telematics has a robust return on investment. Multitenant platforms can be an elegant way to collect Big Data. Big Data, used right, has great power. Put them all together and what do you get? An interesting logistics technology.

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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.

Meet NACFE's Run on Less Regional drivers

Fleet Owner

NACFE has picked a diverse range of 10 drivers to test the limits of modern fuel efficiency methods

UPS moves to promote Free Trade Zone opportunities in a world of uncertainty

Logistics Trends and Insights

. International trade is becoming increasingly complicated thanks to tariffs, trade agreements and political maneuvering such as Brexit. Having a logistics partner to guide companies through such uncertainties is certainly beneficial as complexity increases.

XL reaches milestones, readies F-250 plug-in hybrid

Fleet Owner

As XL continues expanding into the plug-in hybrid market this year, it is also taking time to celebrate the accomplishments of its first decade in business. The Boston-based company was founded in 2009 as XL Hybrids


Article 4: Trucking Spot Market Vs. Freight Futures Market Pricing & Price Discovery

Logistics Management

If a market participant is interested in using trucking freight futures for hedging or profiting, they should understand a few things about pricing before they start taking positions in the trucking freight futures market

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.

Duke Energy Funds Electric Bus Charging for City of Asheville

NGT News

A $200,000 grant from Duke Energy will help Asheville Redefines Transit (ART) in North Carolina fund five electric bus charging stations that were installed by the city earlier this year.

Impact of trade war is apparent in U.S. import trends, reports Port Tracker

Logistics Management

Tariff activity and trade tension between the United States and China continue to dominate import activity, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker Report, which was issued today by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates

[PODCAST] How an ERP to TMS Integration Brought Visibility to a Multi-Million Dollar Shipper


Listen to “How an ERP to TMS Integration Brought Visibility to a Multi-Million Dollar Shipper” on Spreaker.

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Careful with CBD: False-positives in drug tests are possible

Overdrive Online

One example from an Ohio hauler, and if you have any doubt about the purity of what you're using -- the FDA has approved just a single pure-CBD-containing drug for use treating severe seizures -- the safe choice may be to steer clear.

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.

Dealers and electric vehicles

Fleet Owner

So here’s an interesting question for you: Are truck dealerships ready to sell commercial battery electric vehicles? I was speaking with Rick Mihelic, NACFE’s director of future technologies, who reminded me that there was a time when dealers were r

Benefits and Disadvantages of AI-Powered Supply Chains


Artificial Intelligence (AI) is everywhere around us. From simple digital watches to complex urban planning and development, the new form of intelligence is revolutionizing the way people live and the way companies work.

National diesel average slips for the ninth consecutive week, reports EIA

Logistics Management

Falling 0.005 cents, the national diesel average is now at $2.971 per gallon


Cost impact of IMO2020

Shipping and Freight Resource

IMO2020 is getting serious commercially. As everyone may have read, as of January 2020, all ships are required to use fuel with a sulphur content of 0.5% or less on all of the world’s oceans.

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.

Shopify set to acquire 6 River Systems for $450 million

Logistics Management

Ottawa-based Shopify, a multi-channel commerce platform, announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Waltham, Mass.-based based 6 River Systems, a provider of collaborative warehouse solutions.

High-level Palletizer

Material Handling and Logistics

Columbia Machine has introduced the HL4200 high level palletizer with Smart Diagnostics


Dematic Material Handling & Logistics Conference is underway

Logistics Management

The 34th annual Material Handling & Logistics Conference is focused on the predictive revolution

What Is Flatbed Shipping?

GoShip Blog

If you have ever wanted to ship large or oversized items, you may have heard about flatbed shipping. It can be a beneficial solution for industrial shippers, as well for individual shipments of large objects that are too big for LTL shipping. What is flatbed shipping?

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.