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RNG: Moving beyond zero emissions

Fleet Owner

Renewable natural gas (RNG) has been receiving a lot of buzz lately. You may have seen this recent headline: UPS makes largest purchase of renewable natural gas ever in the U.S. UPS contracted with Clean Energy to purchase 170 million-gallon equiva

4 Strategies to Attract and Retain Warehouse Workers


In warehousing, as in every other organization, it’s the people who make or break the business. At a time when warehouse workers are swift to move from one warehouse to another, retaining them may seem to be a daunting task.

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New Trends in Sustainable Packaging May Shake Up E-Commerce Shipping


Almost every online order fulfilled means another cardboard box shipped to a consumer. It should come as no surprise that cardboard boxes are contributing an unprecedented amount to overall cardboard waste.

Why Chattanooga is the Silicon Valley of Trucking with Craig Fuller

The Logistics of Logistics

[01:04] Tell us a little bit about you and your company. I am Craig Fuller, founder and CEO of FreightWaves, which is based in Chattanooga, TN. I grew up in a trucking family and worked in my dad’s company.

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.

6 Benefits of Automated Material Handling


In the logistics and supply chain industries, every edge counts. That’s why facilities managers and decision makers everywhere are exploring the benefits of automated material handling.

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What’s Your Burger Made of This Labor Day Weekend?


Beef burgers have been a summer barbecuing staple for generations of Americans. From Memorial Day to Labor Day families and friends will gather to share this favorite food in backyards across the country, not to mention year-long at many popular fast-food chains.

Managing Logistics for The World’s Largest Company with Gary Sostack

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:38] Please introduce yourself and your company. I’m Gary Sostack, President and Founder of ElementaLogistics LLC. We assist 3PLs with their bid packages to corporations, and we work with corporations who don’t see supply chain as their core activity. [01:20] 01:20] Tell us a little about your background. I grew up in New York and graduated from the New York Institute of Technology. While putting myself through school, I got a part-time job at JFK airport which opened my eyes to logistics.

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Fontaine relocating modification center closer to new Hino plant

Fleet Owner

Fontaine Modification announced it is relocating its West Virginia modification center closer to a new Hino truck manufacturing plant. Fontaine said the new center in Mineral Wells offers double the production space and all

Retail Compliance Programs: How to Exceed Retailer Expectations

Talking Logistics

The retail industry is evolving and adapting to new consumer demands which is shifting the supply chain landscape. Retailers expect more supply chain visibility, shorter delivery times, and real-time connectivity from shippers and carriers.

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.

4 Workforce Management Jobs that Can’t be Ignored

Logistics Viewpoints

You know the drill. The order comes in at 3:59pm and company policy says anything ordered by 4:00 gets shipped the same day. You immediately assign it to your workforce to fulfill. But it’s not like the workforce you had when you became a manager 5 or 10 years ago.

Drones to play key role in food cold chain logistics

Logistics Management

A new generation of transport providers may be making some forms of temperature control system irrelevant, says the upstart drone company, Flytrex

Dorian targeting Florida as hurricane after Puerto Rico run

Fleet Owner

New path shows storm menacing Orlando by early Monday. A second tropical storm has flood watches in effect for much of New England


Surprise CVSA Inspections Find 1,600 Brake Violations

Material Handling and Logistics

Focus on truck brake safety continues in September

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.

What Digital Freight Isn’t

Talking Logistics

There is a lot of discussion today about digital freight, whether it’s a threat or opportunity for the logistics industry. There is also a lot of hype and confusion. Understanding what digital freight is — and what it isn’t — is important for all stakeholders to succeed in the industry. Last week, as part of. Read more What Digital Freight Isn’t. The post What Digital Freight Isn’t appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Trade tension and uncertainty from tariffs puts supply chains on alert

Logistics Management

Fight over proposed Arizona inspection station heats up

Fleet Owner

The station in Nogales at the Mariposa Port of Entry came about as a compromise between FMCSA and ADOT that local leaders say is adequate for the current traffic


3 Powerful Ways ERP Can Improve the Manufacturing Process


Is anything more important to your manufacturing process than securing materials, managing orders, and payments, and having the right staff to run it all? I don’t think so. Thankfully, these are three specific areas where an ERP can help even the most advanced manufacturer.

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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.

Precautions and Preparation for Hurricane Dorian

Material Handling and Logistics

Stay safe and treat this story like it might be the big one


Steering government in the right direction

Truck News

As we enter into an election period, both provincially and federally, the output from governments has screeched to a halt. As I’m sure you already know, this is due to election laws that prevent governments from making certain announcements during … Human Resources Transportation Newsletter

Trucking by the Numbers: Safety

Fleet Owner

Editor's note: This is the fourth of a five-part series of Fleet Owner's annual Trucking by the Numbers report. Read the first, second, and third part here. In this section of Trucking by the Numbers, our focus is safety. What could be mo

Alabama School District Expands Propane Autogas Fleet

NGT News

Mobile County Public School System (MCPSS) in Alabama has put 10 new propane autogas buses into service for the 2019-20 school year, with 30 more on the way. According to Blossman Gas Inc.,


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.

[PODCAST] What is the State of Freight Pricing?


Listen to “What is the State of Freight Pricing” on Spreaker.

US-China Trade War: One Good Outcome

Talking Logistics

Last Friday, as reported by CNBC, “the Chinese State Council said it decided to slap tariffs ranging from 5% to 10% on $75 billion U.S. goods in two batches effective on Sep. 1 and Dec. It also said a 25% tariff will be imposed on U.S. cars and a 5% on auto parts and. Read more US-China Trade War: One Good Outcome. The post US-China Trade War: One Good Outcome appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Global Trade China tariffs global trade management Indago trade compliance

Spot truckload pricing shows signs of bottoming out

Fleet Owner

Spot truckload freight pricing held firm during the week ending August 25 despite a 3% drop in the number of posted loads, said DAT Solutions, which operates the industry’s largest network of load boards. The number of posted trucks increased 2.6%

Ten Nebraska School Districts Opt for Propane Autogas

NGT News

The Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE) is awarding more than $2.6 million in rebates to schools across Nebraska to aid in the replacement of older diesel school buses. The rebates are funded from Nebraska’s share of the Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Mitigation Trust.


Smarter Networks for Customer Fulfillment

Speaker: Hannah Testani, COO, Intelligent Audit

You've probably noticed that shipping costs are going up. Have you ever wondered if your transportation spend is as optimized as it could be? It's 2019, and consumers are expecting shipping to be cheap and quick, but that can turn into a real headache from the shipper's side of the equation if you don't make the appropriate changes. But what changes do you even need to make? Join Hannah Testani, COO of Intelligent Audit, as she takes us through the reasons why your shipping could cost so much, and how to use big data and digital transformation to move the needle on your transportation spend.