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Reasons for drayage truck driver shortage and how the right 3PL can help

West Coast and California Logistics

The current driver shortage affects every mode of trucking, port drayage included. What you may not realize, however, is that this shortage of drayage drivers is not new – it didn’t begin with COVID-19 or even in the years leading up to the pandemic.

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The Race for (Warehouse) Space: A Q&A with KANE’s Chief Commercial Officer

Kane is Able

Vacancy rates for distribution warehouse space are near all-time lows and that’s forced shippers and 3PLs to rethink traditional strategies to support growth.

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Will your ELD be obsolete in 2022?

The Supply Chain Journal

Have you heard about the looming 3G sunset? This upcoming transition, which will largely take place in early 2022, has the potential to dramatically disrupt electronic logging device (ELD) communications for hundreds of thousands of devices.

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Effective Training for Warehouse Workers to Improve Productivity

Cyzerg

Training for warehouse workers should include more than just the necessary skills to operate particular machinery or implement a procedure. The curriculum should also be designed to inspire employees and help them understand that their efforts contribute and are necessary to the company's success.

4 Critical Steps to Build into Your Digital Logistics Strategy

Up your logistics game by empowering your supply chain with AI-powered analytics, real-time collaboration, IoT-enabled track and trace, and cognitive decision-making to achieve digital logistics success. Build your strategy around these 4 critical steps.

Order Fulfillment Solutions for HSN, QVC and other Home Shopping Channels

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

A home shopping television network is an ideal way to sell a product in high volumes, quickly.

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The New Face of Grocery Delivery

Logistics Viewpoints

Grocery delivery is not a new phenomenon. In fact, it’s been around for more than 3 decades, although the ongoing pandemic has certainly lifted the market to new heights. However, I should clarify that when I say grocery delivery, I am talking about e-commerce grocery delivery.

What Trends Will Drive Cold Storage 3PL in 2022?

Food Logistics

Third-party logistics leans into the growth of e-commerce and the frozen food sector in cold storage 2022. Transportation / 3PL/4PL

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Video: When is it time to change fulfillment providers?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Is your fulfillment provider helping you satisfy customers and grow your brand? Or is it holding you back from enjoying greater success and growth? These are tough questions, but your business may depend on you asking them. Fulfillment Operations

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Today’s Freight Transportation Market: Answers to 9 Common Questions

CH Robinson Logistics

During our Q3 Market Insights Live! webinar, C.H. Robinson experts provided in-depth analysis of current supply and demand trends, our updated forecast, and the impact of global import volumes on North American freight transportation. We also answered many of your questions live.

Is Digital Procurement Transformation Delivering on the Promise?

Is your digital transformation working, or is it still a work in progress? Download this report, from a GEP-sponsored survey from ISM, to check your performance and see how your peers are reaching their transformation goals.

The Biden Administration versus Amazon

Logistics Viewpoints

Biden Hands Lina Khan the Signature Pen after Signing an Executive Order to Boost Corporate Competion. President Biden has assembled the most aggressive antitrust team in decades. Amazon appears to be one of the large platform companies in their gun sights.

FMCSA driver advisory panel's first subject: Not any 'driver shortage', but the retention of experience, safety

Overdrive Online

The FMCSA driver-advisory panel's first subject -- the retention of experienced drivers in trucking -- launched discussion at the highest levels of government about the old overtime-pay exemption, compensated training, regs burdens and much more. Business

When to Switch From In-House to Managed Logistics Transportation Services

GlobalTranz

The supply chain is evolving, and the standards used for managed logistics transportation services today are more data- and technology-driven than those of the past.

3PLs Keep on Truckin’: Drivers are the Backbone of the Company

Food Logistics

Craig Callahan, EVP and chief commercial officer at Werner Enterprises, details why it will take a collective effort by the entire transportation industry to help navigate the driver shortage. Transportation / 3PL/4PL

Cognitive Manufacturing: 4 Strategic Pillars That Drive Successful Outcomes

Manufacturers are eagerly embracing Industry 4.0 to gain end-to-end supply chain visibility, reduce OpEx spend, improve asset health and accelerate time to market. Explore the 4 strategic pillars that drive successful cognitive manufacturing outcomes.

Editor’s Choice: The Importance Of Last Mile Optimization

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. Today’s article is from FarEye and highlights the importance of last mile optimization.

Rob Hallahan's 'Joke's on You' 2022 389 and Great Dane van – Pride & Polish Limited Mileage champ

Overdrive Online

Pride & Polish Limited Mileage winner Hallahan is coming off two years of fast growth to the 12-driver, 9-truck Hallahan Transport fleet he has today. This brand-new custom flagship is whipped cream of top of that, despite time limitations on the owner. Pride & Polish

Nuvve and Blue Bird Partner on Electric School Bus Leasing Model

NGT News

Nuvve Holding Corp., a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) platform company, and Blue Bird Corp. are deploying the financing capabilities from Levo Mobility LLC, Nuvve’s joint venture with Stonepeak Partners LP, across Blue Bird’s distribution network.

TD155: Yes, More Trucking News

Trucker Dump

Podcast Show Notes Got a whopper of a show for you today, but once again, there is no main topic. I promise this isn’t a new trend. I’ve got some good things lined up for the next few episodes.

Just in Time vs. Just in Case: What’s the Way Forward for Supply Chains?

Just-in-time supply chains worked just fine — until they didn’t. Is more inventory the answer? It’s not a binary solution. Read this latest GEP paper to learn how enterprises can ensure adequate supplies without running excess inventory.

Trucking rate relief in 2022? Not so fast

FreightWaves SONAR

Shippers hoping for trucking rate relief in 2022 are going to be severely disappointed. The trucking freight market is one of the most volatile markets on the planet, especially since 2014. What is causing these massive swings? Supply and demand, naturally.

Senate passes $1 trillion infrastructure bill with AEB, under-21 apprenticeship pilot

Overdrive Online

The bill will move to the House, which is in recess until Sept. If passed by the House as it currently reads, the bill would not include funding for truck parking capacity expansion, but it also excludes a liability insurance minimum increase. Regulations

Hexagon Purus Constructs a New Manufacturing Facility in Canada

NGT News

Hexagon Purus is starting construction of a new manufacturing facility in Kelowna for battery packs and hydrogen storage systems for medium- and heavy-duty battery and fuel cell electric commercial vehicles. The facility is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2022.

Norfolk Southern to reopen south central Pennsylvania intermodal facility

The Supply Chain Journal

Norfolk Southern will reopen an intermodal facility in south central Pennsylvania in September in an effort to expand capacity, respond to market demand and alleviate congestion.

Leverage SAP IBP to Drive Planning Transformation

Today, traditional SAP IBP deployments are not enough. You need to assure you are leveraging its maximum potential to truly transform planning. And to reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and advance digitalization to gain competitive advantage.

How shippers and carriers are handling the freight capacity crunch

Bulk Connection

As we’ve passed the halfway mark of 2021, we know a few things about the freight capacity crunch: it’s bad and only appears to be getting worse. As a shipper, you are having great difficulty moving freight, while carriers are being offered more loads than they can possibly handle.

How Shippers Can Prepare for Hurricane Season

Freight Center

Things are tight in the freight market and could get even tighter with disruptions in shipping freight due to storms and possible hurricanes. As we know, when it comes to keeping your small business shipping smoothly, it’s essential to have a plan, including a disaster preparedness plan.

Nikola Expands Sales and Service Dealer Network

NGT News

Nikola Corp., a designer and manufacturer of heavy-duty commercial battery-electric vehicles, fuel-cell electric vehicles and energy infrastructure solutions, has added Alta Equipment Group to its dealer network for its Class 8 truck sales and service coverage.

KeepTruckin’s new dashcam uses AI to drive safety and retention

The Supply Chain Journal

In a recent Workhound study , 16.2% of drivers’ negative comments were based on training and safety concerns at their current trucking company. .

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Rethinking Supply Chain Risk: New Threats Demand New Tools and Strategies

Companies like Bayer AG and Akamai coped with recent supply chain disruptions much better than their peers. What did they do differently? Read this new HBR – GEP report on new tools and strategies to mitigate supply chain risk.