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An Overview of Railroads in Logistics and Transportation

MTS Logistics

Why are railroads important? Railroads are mainly important for moving goods that are mostly heavy in weight and are bulky over long distances, as transportation makes up the majority of the total cost of delivery.

A Complete Guide to All Types of Warehouses (Part 1)


With an increase in the demand for different types of warehouses, it's crucial that businesses choose one that best fits their requirements and operations. But what exactly are the factors that lead companies to pick one type of warehouse over another?

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10 Keywords Logistics Professionals Should Keep an Eye on in 2020


The start of a new year means that it’s time to realign priorities and set new goals. This doesn’t mean you have to start from scratch! There are plenty of topics and information from 2019 that are important to carry over into 2020.

How to take advantage of today's market while planning for the future.


The freight market has been especially friendly to shippers, but it’s important to stay ahead of the game. Let’s take a closer look at how to anticipate and get ahead of capacity crunch headaches, why you should be locking in freight rates and how Freightquote by C.H. Robinson can help

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.

4 Fascinating Freight Facts

Freight Center

The freight industry is a key component to the success of modern commerce. After all, almost everything we use or consume is part of or passes through a logistics chain in one way or another. Check out these fascinating freight facts that perhaps you never knew. Freight Fact #4: Trucks are King. According to the American Trucking Association , “trucks move roughly 71.4% of the nation’s freight by weight.”

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A look at what is in store for 2020

Logistics Management

Technology continues to be the driving force, but it's evolving


2019 through the rearview: Hours reforms filed, trucking hits a plateau, major fleets abruptly close, Calif. goes after owner-operators (and more)

Overdrive Online

The basic theme of the year, at least from a business perspective, was as figurative as it was literal: We're not in 2018, anymore. Freight demand took a hit.

What proposed HOS changes in U.S. mean to Canadian drivers

Truck News

Proposed changes to the U.S. hours of service rules have been touted as more flexible for drivers and carriers -- but what about the benefits and the flexibility for cross-border drivers and carriers? Will the U.S.

A little piece of inspiration for a ‘new me’ — or an old me made new, as the case may be

Overdrive Online

Got those new year's resolutions in the hopper, drivah? Well, CoachCarolyn O'Byrne wants you to grab hold of this idea: "Every day is a new day, and an opportunity to. commit to improvement." She offered this guest post as a bit of extra inspiration, and a poem. Here's a Happy New Year to all of you. Uncategorized 20/20 Carolyn O'Byrne new year self help


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!

Should You Adopt Predictive Analytics in Warehouse Management?


A gamut of challenges such as omnichannel sales, seasonal demand fluctuation, overstocking, out-of-stock situations, back orders, order returns, and the constant striving for ever-shorter lead times create pressure for better warehouse process and operations management.

Supply-Chain Transparency Starts With This Basic Relationship Advice

Supply Chain Brain

Fuel and freight make up nearly two-thirds of logistics costs. Supply-chain and logistics managers need to optimize those costs to improve the bottom line

Increasing demand for industrial automation is key for driving smart and mobile supply chain

Logistics Management

According to a new market report, the global smart & mobile supply chain solutions market was valued at $13,614.8 million in 2018 and is expected to reach $31,612.0 million by 2027, expanding at a CAGR 9.9% from 2019 to 2027

Fleetwood Transportation Joins List of Companies That Have Shut Down in 2019

Food Logistics

Fleetwood Transportation shut down its operations on New Years Eve, citing troubles of finding insurance

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

A Complete Guide to All Types of Warehouses (Part 1)


With an increase in the demand for different types of warehouses, it's crucial that businesses choose one that best fits their requirements and operations. But what exactly are the factors that lead companies to pick one type of warehouse over another?

Workplace harassment ruling

Truck News

For workplaces covered by the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (WSIA) -- or those who are required to have such coverage -- an employee may not have the right to sue the employer in a civil action for constructive dismissal.

Noodoe EV Unveils New Operating System for Chargers

NGT News

Noodoe EV, a company that specializes in electric vehicle (EV) charging technology, has debuted its new EV OS and announced that the system is compliant with the OpenADR 2.0b standard.

The Most Listened To Freight and Logistics Podcasts of 2019


Today’s post will cover the top 10 podcasts of “The Freight Project Podcast” in total listens that were published in 2019.

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

J.B. Hunt expands final mile portfolio with acquisition of RDI Last Mile Co

Logistics Management

the company announced that its subsidiary, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, acquired the assets of South Easton, Mass.-based based RDI Last Mile Co. on December 31, 2019. A purchase price was not disclosed, but company officials said that the acquisition was funded using J.B.

How Blockchain Can Increase Your Supply Chain Security


Supply chain security is something that all supply chain managers should be closely monitoring. Today’s supply chains face a unique array of threats, both in the physical and digital realm.

North Carolina Fleet Converts Vans to Propane Autogas

NGT News

Adult Life Programs, a nonprofit organization offering adult day services and transportation to individuals in Catawba County, N.C., recently deployed new propane autogas vehicles in its fleet.

How the Smart Factory Is Impacting Auto and Food Producers

Supply Chain Brain

The rise of smart factories promises to impact the future of manufacturing in emerging economies

Supply Chain Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

Speaker: Aanand Pandey, Supply Chain Analyst & Consultant, AIMMS

This short video explains how scenario modeling can help you improve supply chain resilience and your ability to respond and recover quickly from disruptions. Looking at scenarios side by side provides valuable insights that makes it easier to evaluate impact on your operations, ability to service customers and margin, and the best options to restart supply when supply lanes reopen.

Manufacturing finishes 2019 on a decline, reports ISM

Logistics Management

The report’s key metric, the PMI, fell 0.9% to 47.2 in December (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth), following readings of 48.1 in November and 49.1, 47.8, and 48.3, in August, September, and October, respectively


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LA Metro Adding More CNG Buses to Fleet

NGT News

Bus manufacturer New Flyer of America Inc. says the Los Angeles County Metro Transit Authority (LA Metro) will be taking delivery of 70 Xcelsior 60-foot, heavy-duty compressed natural gas (CNG) transit buses.


The Amazonification of Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

Digital network platforms and advanced analytics are making it possible for logistics providers to achieve unprecedented levels of visibility and collaboration, enabling true end-to-end supply chains

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.