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Dealing with the bulk freight capacity crunch in 2021

Bulk Connection

As the freight capacity crunch drags on, you may begin to wonder if things will get back to normal. While “normal” may look a little different in the future, it is a safe bet that this capacity crunch won’t last forever. How long it lasts, however, is anybody’s guess.

Understanding Truckload Capacity: What It Is and How It Works

Freight Center

The current market is one of limited capacity – but what does that mean when it comes to full truckload? What are the effects that capacity, whether excess or limited, can have on your shipping strategy?


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Straight Talk on 5G for Industrial Applications

Logistics Viewpoints

Pietro Valsecchi, Covestro’s Expert on 5G. 5G represents the next generation of broadband cellular technology. I have written before that 5G for supply chain applications is still at the hype stage. However, the 5G protocol is slowly evolving to add more features for industrial applications.

5 Trends Shaping Logistics with Ben Gordon

The Logistics of Logistics

5 Trends Shaping Logistics with Ben Gordon. Ben Gordon and Joe Lynch discuss 5 trends shaping logistics and supply chain. In the interview, Ben reviews and discussed trends and interesting companies in ecommerce, final mile, cold chain, reverse logistics, and fulfillment. About Ben Gordon.

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Supply Chain Evolution: Digital Transformation Is the Way Forward

A new study by The Economist shows that 54% of enterprises want to rethink their supply chains. Make them more agile and resilient. How would supply chains evolve from here? And what should supply chain leaders be doing differently? Download the report today!

History suggests sleep apnea's path to regulation in trucking

Overdrive Online

Observers, fleets say taking control of your own risk now, if you're an owner-operator, or assisting your drivers to do so if you're a small fleet, might go a long way toward heading off such regulation if/when it comes. Regulations

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Building Profitability with Agility while Digitally Transforming the Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Many companies were in the midst of digitally transforming their supply chain when the Convid-19 pandemic hits. During that time, with great volatility, many companies struggled to keep pace with increasing customer expectations around delivery on-time.

3 Keys to LinkedIn Success with Vivica von Rosen

The Logistics of Logistics

3 Keys to LinkedIn Success with Vivica von Rosen. Viveka (Vivica) von Rosen and Joe Lynch discuss the 3 keys to LinkedIn success. Vivica is the co-founder of a company that teaches people to use LinkedIn to help salespeople create more qualified and quality conversations.

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How To Overcome Supply Chain Disruption


Supply chain disruption is a fact of life for every company that moves any type of product. There won’t be a new normal, just new sources of disruption, from weather to government policies to industry conditions.

3PL Compliance: If You Fail to Plan, Then Plan to Fail

Food Logistics

Recalls affect all in the cold chain, especially 3PLs. Technology can help. Transportation / 3PL/4PL

A 5-Point Strategy for Digital Procurement Transformation

Today, your entire supply chain must embrace change and accelerate digitalization. When it comes to procurement, focusing on digital transformation now can dramatically reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and give you a significant competitive advantage.

Integrating Warehouse Robotics: SVT Robotics Demo

Logistics Viewpoints

I am interested in seeing how the warehouse robotics landscape evolves. It is becoming clear to me that heterogenous environments will c0ntinue to be a reality, and likely expand along with robot adoption. SVT Robotics is one of the first names I heard in this niche.

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Beyond Cost Per Load with Felipe Capella

The Logistics of Logistics

Beyond Cost Per Load with Felipe Capella. Felipe Capella and Joe Lynch discuss beyond cost per load. Felipe believes that while cost per load will continue to be important, savvy shippers will look for 3PLs who use technology and people to bring additional value to the shipping function.

What is Just Beyond the Horizon for Shipping in the Rest of 2021 & 2022?

MTS Logistics

Looking within a short-term horizon, the outlook for container shipping over the next 2-3 months appears relatively well-known, although certainly not well-liked by shippers. In essence, we will continue to see a situation of bottleneck problems, capacity shortages and high pressure on rates.

SEKO Logistics increases presences in Baltimore and Charlotte

Logistics Management

Taking steps to expand its United States facilities footprint, Chicago-based third-party logistics (3PL) services provider and global freight forwarder SEKO Logistics said this week it has opened two new East Coast-based regional distribution hubs in Baltimore and Charlotte

Just In: Inventory Optimization Research

How are organizations performing on inventory optimization? How can new technologies help your team improve? Find out in this new research report.

More long-haul drivers eyeing final mile

The Supply Chain Journal

While the country shut down for the pandemic, the trucking industry shined. The current market was the light at the end of the tunnel: high volume, high rates and increased compensation for drivers.

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Scaling Technology to Enhance Customer Engagement

Talking Logistics

The words we tend to use to describe successful supply chains — agile, responsive, flexible — went from concepts to strategic imperatives last year due to the pandemic. This is true for all stakeholders in the industry, but especially for logistics service providers (LSPs).

Cautionary tale: Trucker advises federal reps on hard lessons learned from emissions-systems' rocky tech transition

Overdrive Online

Trucker Joel Morrow offered high-ranking SuperTruck 3 stakeholders a cautionary tale of real-world consequences when new technology isn't adequately validated. Channel 19


Vertical Farming: A Solution to Waste and Inefficiency in the Food Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Brain

The global food supply chain is in trouble

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What Happens When Machine Learning Meets Ocean Shipping?

Read how Unilever developed a first-of-its-kind digital Control Tower with ClearMetal that provides extremely accurate real-time visibility across their sea freight operations.

Shooter kills 8 at Indy FedEx facility

The Supply Chain Journal

Eight people were killed late Thursday night at the FedEx Ground-Plainfield Operations Center near Interstate 70 across from the Indianapolis airport by a gunman who eventually took his own life.

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How to Effectively Manage E-Commerce Logistics and Transportation

Now, That's Logistics

E-Commerce sales in the U.S. spiked by 44% in 2020, driven mostly by consumers who spent over $861 billion shopping from the safety and comfort of their own homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Digital Commerce 360 , this represented the highest jump in yearly U.S.

[Video] Leveraging Data To Drive Operational & Procurement Decisions In Transportation

Talking Logistics

Thanks to all sorts of technology advancements and system integrations, we have more data today than ever before. This is particularly true in transportation.

The Amazon Union Vote and the Southern Textile Mill

Logistics Trends and Insights

It fascinated me that there was an Amazon union vote in Alabama. As a history buff, I had a feeling the vote would be defeated and it reminded me of the many attempts to unionize the Southern textile mill that once dotted the landscape much like Amazon’s fulfillment facilities.

5 Tips to Advance Your Career as a Technical Recruiter

This step-by-step guide is designed to provide technical recruiters with tips and tricks to achieve tangible results that accelerate their recruiting efforts—and career.

Port of Savannah container moves jumped 48% in March

The Supply Chain Journal

It’s definitely not just West Coast ports touting record after record. Georgia’s Port of Savannah just reported an all-time high: 498,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of container throughput in March, up 48% year on year.

In 2020, RNG Provides Half of On-Road Fuel to Natural Gas Vehicles

NGT News

Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica) and the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition) say 53% of all on-road fuel used in natural gas vehicles in the calendar year 2020 was renewable natural gas (RNG).

April Freight Market Update

Trinity Logistics

Stay up-to-date with the latest conditions impacting the freight market, curated by Trinity Logistics. Imported Volumes. Did anyone else think the pictures of the stuck Ever Given ship in the Suez Canal looked like someone put a fishing boat in a bathtub?

LTL Freight Rates: Using data to improve annual contract negotiations

FreightWaves SONAR

With the proper use of data and freight analytics , contract procurement and securing capacity can be enhanced. The incredible insights that accurate data has to offer combats volatility and unearths a clear understanding of what’s actually happening in the market.

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Get More Help With Merchant Onboarding and Get Payments Going Your Way

Software companies are increasingly looking to move up in the payments food chain and play a bigger role. This whitepaper discusses where you'll fit in the chain, your cut of the revenue, and the benefits of becoming a payment facilitator.