Tue.Oct 27, 2020

What is Multimodal Shipping?


Multimodal shipping represents how companies can find new value within their supply chains and augment efficiency without dramatically increasing landed costs. While multimodal continues to change in the wake of disruption from the pandemic this year, interest in new shipping strategies has exploded.

There’s More Than One Way to Outsource Fulfillment

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

In July 2019, a DHL survey of 900 retailers uncovered an intriguing statistic: Approximately 60% of retailers now use 3PLs for at least some of their eCommerce fulfillment, and another 6% expect to completely outsource fulfillment over the next few years.

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Forward-Thinking Technology is Improving Safety on the Roads


In recent years, technological advances have influenced nearly every aspect of the transportation industry. Technology has improved the ease and efficiency of training new drivers, optimizing truck routes, managing inventory and more.

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5 Tips on How to Save Money as a Truck Driver

Trinity Logistics

Living on the road as a truck driver is a difficult job but living on the road as a broke truck driver is even harder. Having self-discipline to watch your spending isn’t as easy as it sounds. Lucky for you, we’ve gathered five tips on how to save money while on the road. Plan Ahead.

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Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2020

Our recent supply chain planning survey showed that only 17% of organizations place considerable effort on innovation. For most, firefighting is the norm. But to succeed in today’s business landscape and recover quickly from disruptions, you need to carefully balance operational excellence with innovation for long-term growth. Get insights in this Gartner report to find out where to invest and what you should adopt as standard business practices.

Hours of Service Updates You Need to Know

Freight Center

Back in 2017, there was a mandate that required drivers to track their hours of service in an attempt to better regulate the health and safety of truckers on the road. Part of this mandate included electronic logging devices or ELDs, which track driver behavior and hours spent on the road.

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WorkWave Routing Engine Recognized for Powerful, Flexible, and Proprietary Algorithm


Time To Read: 2 minutes. WorkWave wins Bronze International Business Award.

The Top Three Undergraduate Supply Chain Management Programs

Blue Grace Logistics

Technology continues to advance at an astounding rate, a statement that shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who has been paying attention during the past decade.

New Mack Engine Boosts Fuel Efficiency up to Three Percent

NGT News

Mack Trucks has unveiled a new version of its 13-liter Mack MP8HE engine that improves fuel efficiency by up to 3% compared to the current MP8HE.

National diesel average sees another weekly decline, reports EIA

Logistics Management

The national average price per gallon of diesel gasoline fell for the seventh time in the last eight weeks, according to data issued this week by the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA

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The Five Worst Practices in Procurement

The GEP white paper lists 5 common mistakes that impede the success of procurement professionals. Learn from industry veteran Bill Huber about the wrong and right ways to approach a procurement mandate and why just saving money isn’t enough. Download this report now to learn how to avoid the worst procurement practices.

Can the U.S. Establish a Reliable Domestic Supply of PPE?

Supply Chain Brain

The coronavirus pandemic has led to severe shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) needed to protect Americans from the disease. The crisis has revealed an overreliance on imported supplies, particularly from China

Maersk in deal to provide global logistics to deliver Covid vaccine for Covaxx

The LoadStar

Maersk is partnering with US drug manufacturer Covaxx to provide logistics support for the delivery of Covid-19 vaccines.

The Case for Bringing Home American Manufacturing

Supply Chain Brain

The U.S. stands to profit from turning its manufacturing focus inward, rather than relying on imports


H2-Greenforce Receives Series A Investment to Debut Green Island

NGT News

H2-Greenforce, the latest green hydrogen production, distribution and storage technology, has received a Series A investment of $12 million. The financing will be used to further the proprietary technology platform and to fund business and project development.

How Georgia-Pacific Turned Their Supply Chain into a Competitive Advantage

Georgia-Pacific, one of the world's leading manufacturers of tissue, pulp and paper and supplier to top brands like Brawny, Angel Soft and DIXIE, trusts ClearMetal for their supply chain requirements. Read the case study to hear how one company turned the reliability and transparency of its supply chain into distinct competitive advantages.

Trending Transportation Updates: October 2020

PLS Logistics

There were many new transportation updates in the shipping industry last month. Check out some of the top stories and transportation updates of October 2020! Trending Transportation Updates: October 2020 Port infrastructure gets a $220 million award from DOT The U.S.

Triton-EV Debuts Electric-Powered Full-Service Semi Truck

NGT News

Triton-EV, the new subsidiary of Triton Solar, a company that specializes in solar panels and battery engineering, has produced a 100% electric-powered, full-service 18-wheeler semi-truck.

Torch Logistics closes pre-seed funding round

Logistics Management

Torch Logistics positions itself as the lone network to specifically focus on on a commitment to the short-haul sector, with technology built for short-haul freight

AMV Files For Six New Patents To Bring Electric Work Truck To Market

NGT News

ATLIS Motor Vehicles (AMV), a start-up mobility technology company developing an electric work truck, has filed six new provisional patents for the protection of key technology related to its 100% electric XP vehicle platform and XT pickup truck.

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

What a no-deal Brexit and trading on WTO terms really means

The LoadStar

The UK and the EU are entering into a key phase of negotiations in terms of their future trading relationship and, as things stand, it is quite possible that no agreement will be reached on a free trade agreement (FTA), which would mean a hard Brexit with trade between the UK and the EU being conducted on WTO terms.


ROUSH CleanTech Providing Penske Truck Leasing with BEVs

NGT News

Enterprise TMS: How to Determine If Your Business Is Ready


The global transportation management system (TMS) market continues to expand. According to Globe News Wire, […]. The post Enterprise TMS: How to Determine If Your Business Is Ready appeared first on MercuryGate International. Blog TMS Selection

RVTD Selects U.S. Gain to Supply RNG to Fleet of Buses

NGT News

Gain, a company that specializes in the development and distribution of renewable natural gas (RNG) for the transportation market, has been selected to supply RNG to Rogue Valley Transportation District (RVTD), a public transportation provider in the Rogue Valley region of Oregon, for use within their fleet of buses.

Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

Integrated workforce management technology for better, smarter, safer decisions on the road


Trimble MAPS and Totalmobile have jointly developed an innovative Integrated workforce management system that is designed to monitor, manage and analyse the status and location of all assets in real-time. fleet management commercial vehicle


Four Ways New Consumer Buying Behaviors Are Impacting Manufacturing

Supply Chain Brain

Shifts in consumer buying patterns can have ripple effects through the supply chain that ultimately impact manufacturers’ own customer base and manufacturers themselves

Training available on working safely in Covid-19 world

Truck News

Covid-19 has been a major part of our lives, day in and day out, since government shutdowns and restrictions took place in mid-March of this year.

3PL Industry Perspectives

Logistics Bureau

What is going on with the 3PL industry nowadays? What is the industry needs to do better? Let us hear the insights of an expert, Sarah Barnes-Humphrey. She comes from a 3PL family and she is now based in Canada.

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!