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Trucking implications for Biden, Trump CNN debate

Commercial Carrier Journal

American Trucking Associations boss Chris Spear hopes to hear "common sense," "solutions" and "certainty" in Thursday's presidential debate.

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Happening Now: US Imports Continue to Rise

West Coast and California Logistics

According to The Loadstar , inbound container volumes were up 5.6% in May compared to last year. This follows YOY increases of 26.5% in February, 19.9% in March, and 13.4% in April.

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When A Cyberattack Takes Down Your Supply Chain Software

Talking Logistics

In a March 2010 article in The Atlantic titled “Cyber Warriors,” James Fallows writes,”[Cyber] attacks — not just from China but from Russia and elsewhere — on America’s electronic networks cost millions of dollars and could in the extreme cause the collapse of financial life, the halt of most manufacturing systems, and the evaporation of.

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Low Prices, Human Costs: Has Online Retail Crippled the Ethical Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Brain

Globally, it's estimated that $161 billion worth of clothing and textiles fall into an area of risk that makes them prone to being produced by forced labor annually.

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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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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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How Logistics Management Software Turned the Tide for Breakthroughs

Loginext

Once flourishing logistics business faced mounting challenges like late deliveries and unhappy customers. Discover how LogiNext's logistics management software with features like real-time tracking and route optimization transformed operations, improved customer satisfaction, and cut costs. The post How Logistics Management Software Turned the Tide for Breakthroughs appeared first on loginextsolutions.com.

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Streamlined Practices for Cross-Border Logistics

Food Logistics

Cross-border trade has become a cornerstone of economic growth around the world. Still, navigating the complexities of international logistics can be a daunting task.

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New Port Underway in India Projected to Become One of the World’s Largest

MTS Logistics

The Indian government has approved plans for a new port on India’s western coast, north of Mumbai, which India believes will be among the world’s top 10 ports upon completion. The Vadhavan Transhipment Port (Vadhavan Port) aims to enhance capacity and serve as a crucial trade corridor linking India with Middle East and Europe. It is believed that this will be a major step towards strengthening India’s global trade connections.

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Market Insights with Supply Chain Economist Jason Miller

The Logistics of Logistics

Jason Miller and Joe Lynch discuss market insights. Jason is a professor of supply chain at Michigan State University, which is ranked as one of the top supply chain schools in the world. Summary: Market Insights In this podcast, Jason Miller, a professor at Michigan State University, shares his expertise on the current state of the supply chain and logistics industry.

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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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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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Editor’s Choice: The Three Trends Transforming Supply Chain Management

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. This article comes from Carlos Díaz Madero, Subdirector Marketing at netLogistiK , and looks at the key trends that are transforming supply chain management. In an ideal world, ensuring the immediate availability of products to customers would be simple, as demand would be easily predictable, all customers would be the same, there w

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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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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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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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Truckload carriers' costs rose in 2023 despite lower fuel costs

Overdrive Online

Fuel costs saw one of the biggest year-over-year changes in 2023 from 2022, falling 8.8 cents per mile. Despite this, per-mile operational costs were up slightly from 2022 to $2.27 per mile.

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Hurricane Preparedness Guide

Blue Grace Logistics

Whitepaper Download Hurricane Preparedness Guide Thank you for your interest in our whitepaper! Be sure to click the download button at the top right of the window below to save the PDF. For further insights or to connect with a BlueGrace logistics expert, click here to contact us today.

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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 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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Norman Camamile's 'Iluminati' hack weekend: Four Amazon runs, no payment

Overdrive Online

Owner Camamile hauled four Amazon loads he figures he may never see payment for after the recent 'Iluminati' series of hacks -- not only of DAT broker accounts, as previously reported, but carrier accounts within the Amazon Relay system.

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Why Driver Availability Is On the Decline & How to Cope With the Challenge

WorkWave

Driver availability in the delivery, transportation and logistics sectors has become a critical issue with widespread ramifications for businesses and consumers alike. According to the American Trucking Association, the industry faced a shortage of over 80,000 drivers in 2021, projected to grow to 160,000 by 2030 if current trends continue. Addressing this shortage is vital for maintaining efficient operations, controlling costs and ensuring customer satisfaction.

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How New Tech Companies Are Solving the Old “Last Mile Delivery Problem”

Loginext

Last mile delivery is a significant challenge in logistics, representing the final step of getting a package to the customer's door. This stage is crucial for customer satisfaction but also the most costly and complex. Tech companies are now stepping in to address these issues, using innovative solutions to enhance efficiency and reliability in last mile delivery.

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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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How Centralized Inventory Control Towers Streamline Inventory Management

Supply Chain Brain

In a time of extreme unpredictability, companies need to centralize inventory control. It’s imperative to drive agile decision-making by consolidating data across the network, employing advanced analytics, and enabling real-time visibility.

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Towing companies dominate FMCSA session on predatory actions

Overdrive Online

Tow company owners and representatives forcefully pushed back against perceived overly simplistic views of what is or isn't 'predatory,' with plenty attempts at explanation for why they charge what they charge.

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5 Factors That Have Affected Inbound and Outbound Container Traffic at U.S. Ports in the First Half of 2024

MTS Logistics

The first half of the year has been lively in terms of container traffic across the U.S. Several factors, such as geopolitical ones and economic volatility, have affected the cargo flows in both imports and exports. Top U.S. ports have yielded increases in the number of TEUs handled, and that is also giving us some clues on how things are going to continue in the remainder of the year.

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Optimizing Shipping Costs with Rate Charts in Logistics Management Software

Loginext

Rate charts play a vital role in logistics management software. They help determine both estimated and actual shipping costs for shippers. By considering multiple parameters, rate charts ensure precise cost calculations, aiding in efficient shipping expense management. The post Optimizing Shipping Costs with Rate Charts in Logistics Management Software appeared first on loginextsolutions.com.

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7 Leadership Themes for Procurement & Supply Chain Leaders in 2024

Procurement and supply chain leaders are presented with their fair share of challenges, with a host of tools and strategies to resolve them. That said, what’s the best path forward to leverage this year’s trends? In this recap of a recent GEP-WBR webinar, 7 Leadership Themes for Procurement & Supply Chain Leaders in 2024, GEP’s Pramod Sethumadhavan explores seven vital leadership trends that will help guide procurement and supply chain decision-makers.

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Watch: Having It All: How Supply Chains Can Deliver 'Multi-Value' Contributions

Supply Chain Brain

Modern-day supply chains have to deliver value on multiple fronts. Michael Dominy, vice president analyst with Gartner, explains how they can indeed "have it all.

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How one state created chaos with $1.5M liability insurance minimum

Overdrive Online

New Jersey has raised minimum commercial auto liability coverage for all who have commercial trucks registered there. Here, owner-op and insurance agent W. Joel Baker outlines significant uncertainty around who the hike applies to.

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RXO acquiring Coyote Logistics from UPS

Commercial Carrier Journal

The combination of Coyote Logistics and RXO's existing capabilities creates the third-largest provider of brokered transportation in North America.