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Digital Freight Matching: What It Is and How It Works

Freight Center

Finding freight shipping solutions in a post-COVID era will be more different and could be more challenging than ever before. The types of market conditions the industry is dealing with include capacity crunches, uncertain economic conditions, fluctuating costs, increased shipping needs and more.

The Pros and Cons of Using Diesel Fuel Additives During Winter Months

United World Transporation

Diesel fuel starts to get temperamental as the thermometer slides into freezing temperatures. During cold months, diesel can turn into gel, making cold starts incredibly difficult. A popular method for starting a diesel engine in the cold is to use diesel fuel additives.


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Is there a connection between Incoterms® and the shipping line.??

Shipping and Freight Resource

Welcome to the last article of “annus horribilis” = 2020. Is there a connection between Incoterms® and the shipping line.?? Should Shipping Lines be concerned with Incoterms®.?? How does Incoterms® affect the shipping line.??

Overcoming Supply Chain Disruptions with Shanna Greathouse and Tony Nichols

The Logistics of Logistics

Overcoming Supply Chain Disruptions with Shanna Greathouse and Tony Nichols. Tony Nichols , Shanna Greathouse , and Joe Lynch discuss overcoming supply chain disruptions. Tony and Shanna work at CarrierDirect , a company that specializes in helping companies minimize supply chain risk.

New Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design

Many companies are looking to redesign their supply chain network to lower costs, improve service levels and reduce risks in the new year. To do this, teams are finding that they need to perform network assessments more regularly and in-house. Scenario modeling is emerging as a key capability. To help you start 2021 strong, we updated our popular Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software with research insights and learnings.

IT Outsourcing: 3 Alternatives to an In-House IT Department


IT outsourcing is a great cost-effective alternative to having an in-house IT department. It helps you meet your growing information technology needs while remaining cost-effective for your business. However, there are several types of IT outsourcing your business can adopt.

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The 4 Types of Trucking Carriers Shippers Should Consider in RFPs

FreightWaves SONAR

When it comes to planning RFPs and figuring out which carrier partnerships to pursue, shipping managers need to be aware of the various trucking carriers with availability.

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Five Supply-Chain Trends for 2021: How Professionals Should Prep Now

Supply Chain Brain

What will the new year bring, and how should we prepare

Lion Electric Taps Blink for Electric Bus Charging Solutions

NGT News

Blink Charging Co., an owner, operator and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services, has entered into a reseller agreement with The Lion Electric Co., a manufacturer of zero-emission buses and trucks.

A Korean Container Shipping Alliance (K-Alliance) set to launch in 2021

Shipping and Freight Resource

As covered in my Shipping and Freight Review of 2020 , the global container shipping market is dominated by 3 major global container alliances consisting of 10 container shipping lines, who together, control a whopping 83.80% of the total container shipping market across various services.

The Five Worst Practices in Procurement

The GEP white paper lists 5 common mistakes that impede the success of procurement professionals. Learn from industry veteran Bill Huber about the wrong and right ways to approach a procurement mandate and why just saving money isn’t enough. Download this report now to learn how to avoid the worst procurement practices.

Data-Driven Transportation Management and Its Role in Driving Stronger Tech Stack ROI

FreightWaves SONAR

Data-driven transportation management , including the checks and reviews that accompany healthy data management practices, are part of the process of getting the most out of the tech stack. This remains key to the overall success of investments within supply chain analysis.

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How AI Is Transforming Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

Hit hard by the global pandemic and ready to future-proof their operations, companies are deploying AI-enabled solutions that can help them work better, smarter and faster

Cuomo Unveils Plans to Transition New York Transit Bus Fleet to All-Electric

NGT News

Andrew M. Cuomo has unveiled a series of initiatives to increase the number of electric buses in New York as part of the state’s efforts to mitigate climate change, create healthier communities, improve air quality and boost access to clean transportation in underserved communities.

How to Spruce Up Your Shipping Options

Ship Monk

It’s no secret that shipping is one of the most important aspects of eCommerce. If you want to hold a candle to your competition, upping your shipping game is one of the best ways to do it. Luckily, you’ve got plenty of options to choose from — none of which require a dented wallet ! .

How Georgia-Pacific Turned Their Supply Chain into a Competitive Advantage

Georgia-Pacific, one of the world's leading manufacturers of tissue, pulp and paper and supplier to top brands like Brawny, Angel Soft and DIXIE, trusts ClearMetal for their supply chain requirements. Read the case study to hear how one company turned the reliability and transparency of its supply chain into distinct competitive advantages.

7 ways technology augments effective procurement in the shipping industry

FreightWaves SONAR

Load capacity limits play a crucial part in a supply chain network organization, logistics metrics management, and procurement in the shipping industry. According to Logistics Management , “Time is money in transportation…. And freight transportation is increasingly done “on the fly.”

To Winter-Proof Your Supply Chain, Consider These Three Factors

Supply Chain Brain

With the first winter weather of the pandemic bearing down across the U.S., shippers are looking to ensure their supply chains aren't further disrupted by freezing temperatures

ABB, AFC Energy Partner to Develop EV Charging Solutions

NGT News

ABB has launched a strategic partnership with AFC Energy, a provider of hydrogen power generation technology, to create the next generation of high power sustainable electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions for grid constrained locations.

A look back at 2020 – the year that container supply chains collapsed

The LoadStar

As an unparalleled year for container shipping draws to a close ocean carriers are popping champagne corks to celebrate record profits, while beleaguered shippers reel against skyrocketing freight rates and a broken supply chain.

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

11 Interesting Stats Describing the Current State of The Trucking Industry

United World Transporation

2020 has been a year of upheaval for the trucking industry. The pandemic has put a lot of stress on a trucking industry already being put to the test. However, it hasn’t all been bad news. Continue reading below to see 11 interesting statistics about the current state of the trucking industry.

Watch: Maintaining the Cold Chain for Vaccine Distribution

Supply Chain Brain

Jason Burns, director of corporate development with Dropoff and first vice president of the Customized Logistics & Delivery Association, outlines the challenges that pharmaceutical manufacturers face in maintaining strict temperature controls for delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine

2020 through the rearview: From hours reforms to rates chaos and stories from the road, unwinding a tumultuous 12 months

Overdrive Online

A walk through the year that was — hours of service reforms, how COVID changed drivers' lives on the road, managing money amid the chaos and turbulence, the stories of truckers weathering what descended, custom truck videos, the serialized Over the Road podcast, truckers’s rights on the road, and much more.

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Truckload Shipping Seasons

Freight Center

In the freight shipping and logistics industry, there are different seasons, so to speak. Fluctuations in the truckload market happen throughout the year based on seasonal demand, capacity etc., and in turn, impacts rates and the different options available to truckload shippers.

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.

How to Start a Handyman Business [9 Steps]


Time To Read: 7 minutes. Starting your own business based on a built-in set of skills is one of the most fulfilling projects you can undertake.

Ten Ways COVID-19 Has Changed the World Economy Forever

Supply Chain Brain

Economic shocks like the coronavirus pandemic of 2020 only arrive once every few generations, and they bring about permanent and far-reaching change


The Top 5 Logistics Trends to Know for 2021


The logistics industry continues to undergo digital transformation throughout peak season. Shipping capacity is near […]. The post The Top 5 Logistics Trends to Know for 2021 appeared first on MercuryGate International. Blog Logistics

How transportation brokers should start each morning with FreightWaves SONAR-fueled data

FreightWaves SONAR

Transportation brokers continue to search for new applications and uses of technology to empower more informed decision-making. And in recent years, the application of freight analytics has grown more manageable and faster to use.

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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!