June, 2024

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Free spaces now pay-to-park: The future of truck parking?

Overdrive Online

Truck Parking Club, the "AirBnB of truck parking," crosses a line, some truckers contend, by turning previously free spots at major truck stops to a pay-to-park model. A closer look shows new effort by TPC to respond, better manage a growing network.

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The Phoenix Factor: How Arizona Became a Logistics Hub with Chris Camacho

The Logistics of Logistics

Chris Camacho and Joe Lynch discuss the Phoenix factor: how Arizona became a logistics hub. Chris is President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) , an organization working to attract and grow quality businesses in the Greater Phoenix area. Summary: The Phoenix Factor: How Arizona Became a Logistics Hub In this podcast, Chris Camacho, President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, discusses how Phoenix has become a thriving logistics hub and a prime location for bu

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The Power of a 3PL Partner: When and Why to Collaborate

Blue Grace Logistics

The Power of a 3PL Partner: When and Why to Collaborate Search Search Bryce Williford - June 27, 2024 Efficiency and flexibility are paramount when it comes to logistics. Companies across various industries are constantly seeking ways to streamline their operations, reduce costs, and enhance customer satisfaction. One strategy gaining increasing popularity is partnering with third-party logistics providers, commonly known as 3PL partners.

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State of Logistics Report 2024

Supply Chain and Logistics

The 2024 State of Logistics Report outlines a decrease in US logistics costs and a shift toward asset-heavy 3PL strategies.

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EROAD’s Guide to Running a Sustainable Trucking Business

Over the last three decades, emissions from new trucks have been reduced by more than 98 percent. In fact, it would take 60 of today’s trucks to generate the same level of emissions from a single truck in 1988. Despite these impressive improvements, many trucking businesses continue to seek methods to achieve sustainability goals in a viable, measurable way.

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Lessons from “The Goal” for Optimizing Warehouse Operations

Logistics Viewpoints

As part of my personal and professional development, I’ve been participating in our book club at Lucas Systems over the past several months. We’ve read and discussed some fantastic and thought provoking books. One of the most recent, “ The Goal ,” by Eliyahu Goldratt and Jeff Cox, suggested by our CEO, really got me thinking about the book’s centering theme, the Theory of Constraints, it’s applicability to my area of expertise, software development, and how it can also be applied to processes in

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NOOA leasing program in battle with its first leased-on owner

Overdrive Online

The first-ever person to lease on with NOOA's "virtual carrier' operation isn't happy, and says he plans to sue, amid a social media flame war between the two parties. NOOA representatives, meanwhile, defend their contract.

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Quad Cities Transit Agency Selects EO Charging to Install Bus Fleet Infrastructure

NGT News

MetroLINK, the Illinois Quad Cities public transit and mobility provider, has selected EO Charging, a supplier of electric vehicle charging solutions for depot-based fleets, to expand EV charging infrastructure for its electric bus network. EO will be providing its Full Fleet Electrification consisting of hardware, software, and ongoing operation and maintenance services.

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The Top 3 Mistakes Companies Make in Beer, Wine and Spirits Logistics

West Coast and California Logistics

Finding the right 3PL provider to perform and manage your beer, wine and spirits logistics operations can be a daunting task. Mistakes in this industry can be costly and damage your reputation with customers. In this article, we’ll examine the 3 most common mistakes that 3PL providers make when handling these sensitive products.

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Amazon Further Evolving Delivery with Direct Overseas Shipments of Goods Planned

MTS Logistics

Amazon reportedly will be getting into the business of offering goods that can be shipped directly to customers from China. In a meeting with China-based sellers, Amazon made the announcement. The move is meant to emulate websites such as Temu and Shein, which ship goods directly from overseas destinations to U.S. customers. The move would widely change the existing shipping practice for sellers from China and from elsewhere: goods are shipped from the origin country into the U.S. where they are

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How a Global CPG Leader Optimized $500M of Direct Materials Spend and Exceeded Savings Goal

A Fortune 500 CPG company partnered with GEP to improve end-to-end category management, optimize direct spend categories, and increase strategic focus on tail spend. GEP’s sourcing expertise and market intelligence enabled the company to centralize sourcing and order management processes, strengthen key supplier relationships, and enhance supply chain resilience and agility.

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5 Lessons From Military Logistics with Kenneth Carter III

The Logistics of Logistics

Kenneth Carter III and Joe Lynch discuss 5 lessons from military logistics. Kenneth is the CEO of Ameriton Freight , a logistics company specializing in the food and beverage space. Summary: 5 Lessons From Military Logistics In this podcast, Kenneth Carter III shares his remarkable journey from drug addiction and incarceration to becoming the CEO and founder of Ameriton Freight and Logistics.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (June 28, 2024)

Talking Logistics

Did you know that 50% of the people getting diagnosed with type 1 diabetes today are adults, not juveniles? And those that get T1D as children, like my daughter Hannah who was diagnosed at age 11, ultimately become adults (Hannah will be 24 later this summer). That is one of the reasons why JDRF rebranded. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (June 28, 2024) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Logistics Managers of Life

Food Logistics

At some point, we're all acting as the Buyer, the Planner, the Transportation Associate, the Shipper and sometimes the Engineer.

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SAP Goes All-In on Artificial Intelligence

Logistics Viewpoints

Christian Klein, SAP’s CEO, Speaking at Sapphire SAP’s user conference, Sapphire, ran from June 3 rd through the 5 th in Orlando. 12,000 SAP customers and partners attended the event, and another 15,000 watched remotely. SAP (NYSE: SAP) is the world’s largest provider of enterprise applications. The German software colossus has 27,000 customers and 300 million users that rely on their software.

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Scaling Logistics for Success: A White Claw Story

Speaker: Scott Campbell and Molly Feller

As the demand for your products skyrockets 🚀, you're likely experiencing logistical challenges that are preventing you from scaling your business. The sudden surge in demand can be exciting, but it can also put a strain on your supply chain and logistics operations. In this webinar, join Scott Campbell, Vice President, Logistics & Demand at Mark Anthony Services and Molly Feller, VP Logistics as a Service Operations at e2open, as they explore the challenges that arise when companies expe

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Brake Safety Week set for late August

Overdrive Online

Possibly the biggest inspection initiative each year aside from International Roadcheck, Brake Safety Week will feature a keen focus on brakes and their related components.

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GreenPower Introduces Electric Refrigerated Medium-Duty Delivery Truck

NGT News

GreenPower Motor Company Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of purpose-built, all-electric, zero-emission medium and heavy-duty vehicles, has unveiled the EV Star REEFERX, a new all-electric refrigerated medium-duty delivery truck. This vehicle is available for orders immediately. Built on GreenPower’s EV Star Cab & Chassis platform, the EV Star REEFERX is fully customizable with a lighter […] The post GreenPower Introduces Electric Refrigerated Medium-Duty Delivery Truck appea

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Solving the $1.8 Trillion Inventory Distortion Problem with Karl Swensen

The Logistics of Logistics

Karl Swensen and Joe Lynch discuss solving the $1.8 trillion distortion inventory problem. Karl is the CEO and Co-founder of Pull Logic , an AI-enabled tech company focused on reducing lost sales for retailers, brands, and manufacturers due failure points in the supply chain and selling processes. Summary: Solving the $1.8 Trillion Inventory Distortion Problem In this podcast, Karl Swensen, CEO and Co-founder of Pull Logic, discusses how their AI-enabled technology helps retailers, brands, and m

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The “Why” for Leaders in Yard Management

Talking Logistics

The famous author and speaker Simon Sinek tells us that we should always start by asking “Why?” So, why implement a Yard Management System? In a Talking Logistics video series we conducted a few years ago titled “Profiles in Yard Management Excellence,” we interviewed several supply chain and logistics executives whose companies are leading the.

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How to Conduct Workplace Incident Investigations to Create Safer Workplaces

This white paper provides a comprehensive overview of global workplace incident trends, focusing on the top three biases leading to such incidents. It also highlights the significance of CSA Z1005 as a risk management standard and outlines the ROI of thorough incident investigations, covering emergency response to post-incident interviews. Additionally, it introduces an Investigation Evidence Gathering Matrix.

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Watch: Can AI Help To De-Risk the Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Brain

Among the many benefits that artificial intelligence can bring to industry is to reduce risk in every link of the supply chain, says Jim Hayden, chief data scientist at Everstream Analytics.

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Warehouse Automation 101: A Beginner’s Guide

Logistics Viewpoints

Autonomous technology continues to make an impact on the supply chain. The autonomous supply chain , as I am writing about it here, applies to moving goods without human intervention (to some degree at least). While there is plenty of talk about autonomous transportation, including drones and self-driving trucks, warehouse automation is at the forefront of the autonomous supply chain.

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Paid truck parking not utilized, resented by many truckers

Overdrive Online

After a trucker's heated exchange with Truck Parking Club about taking previously free parking spots paid, owner-ops and other drivers weighed in on just how they feel about being "everybody's piggy bank," in the words of another operator.

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Psychological safety: The thing that changes everything

Truck News

If people don’t feel safe to be who they are at work – to make mistakes or ask for help – they are less likely to invest, participate fully, or […]

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Brick & Mortar Retail Relevance: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

Let's set the record straight: in-store retail isn't dead - it's evolving! Faced with the digital age and the demands of omnichannel shopping, some retailers are thriving while others are struggling to adapt. Join Jay Black in this exclusive session as he explores the strategies that set successful stores apart, including: Crafting unique and unforgettable in-store experiences 🛍️ Mastering the art of retail demands 🛒 Navigating inventory challenges in today's climate 📦 an

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Happening Now: East & Gulf Coast port labor talks suspended

West Coast and California Logistics

According to CNBC , talks between the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) – which represents the union workers at East Coast and Gulf Coast ports – and the ports have broken down over automation allegations.

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Editor’s Pick: Is Your Transportation Management System Adequate or Extraordinary?

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. This recent post by Mike Mulqueen from JBF Consulting’s blog highlights how to maximize your investment in a transportation management system (TMS).

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Walmart Rolls Out Hydrogen Semi-Trucks For Retail Fleet in Canada

Supply Chain Brain

According to the company, Walmart is the first major retailer in Canada to use hydrogen fuel cell semi-trucks in their delivery fleets.

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Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) for Efficient Transportation Management

Logistics Viewpoints

Various trends influence the Geospatial Information Systems market: the adoption of digital technologies, out-of-the-box GIS offerings, cloud and mobile deployments, and location-based analytics. All this knowledge I gleaned from ARC Advisory Group’s recent research on Geospatial Information Systems. But what caught my attention was its use in transportation and why it is so important.

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Navigating Uncertainty: How Technology Helps Fleets Thrive in Challenging Times

Change is a constant in the transportation industry. Amid business competition, regulatory developments, environmental concerns, and myriad other challenges, motor carriers must continually adapt to an ever-evolving operational landscape. Fleet telematics technology can help transportation businesses navigate uncertainty, gain a competitive advantage, and boost profitability.

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DAT hacks lead to thousands of 'impossible' $20/mile load posts

Overdrive Online

Brokers reported on Monday a "scary" hack of their DAT accounts that posted attractive, high-paying power only loads in what looked like a possible "inside job" to steal cargo from Amazon warehouses.

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June 4, 2024 Update

Freightos

Blog " * " indicates required fields Email * Name This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. More Resources Home June 4, 2024 Update The Freightos Weekly Update helps you stay on top of the latest developments in international freight by giving you the rundown on the latest economic data, ocean and air demand trends, rate data – and anything else impacting the market.

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What Are Strategies for Mitigating Women Truck Driver Challenges?

Women in Trucking

One of the tenants of the Women In Trucking Association (WIT) mission is to remove barriers for women in the industry. That’s why WIT agreed to play a significant role in newly released research that takes a closer look at strategies to mitigate female professional truck driver challenges.

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