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3 Freight Trends + Strategies Shippers Need to Know from Q2 2022

Talking Logistics

Trend #1: While route guides are performing better, inflationary and deflationary pressures on rates have never been more challenging to synthesize into a confident rate outlook.

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Chameleon Carriers Threaten Our Safety

Logistics Viewpoints

The nation’s highways can be a dangerous place. A few years back, my colleague Steve Banker wrote an article highlighting a very important loophole protecting impaired truckers that was about to close. The closing of this loophole was a very important step towards highway safety.

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The Secret Sauce with Mark McEntire

The Logistics of Logistics

Mark McEntire and Joe Lynch discuss the secret sauce. Mark is the Senior Vice President of Operations at Emerge , one of the fastest-growing startups in the U.S. and is transforming the $800 billion transportation and logistics industry with its digital freight marketplace platform.

Advantages and Challenges of a Having Fulfillment Center in Los Angeles

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

While many people love Los Angeles for its movies, logisticians and eTailers have come to love the City of Angels for its eCommerce fulfillment benefits.

5 Unexpected Ways to Control Supply Chain Costs in 2023

Speaker: Todd Simms and Andy Johnson

Join industry experts Todd Simms and Andy Johnson as they break down five budget line items that ballooned out of control in 2022 and strategies to control them in 2023.

How Trailer Pool Technology Overcomes Operational Inefficiencies

Food Logistics

Trailer pool technology connects shippers, carriers and receivers to enable visibility of what is happening with the trailer pool in real time at each of the facilities. Transportation / Trucking

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Trucker Tools with Kary Jablonski

The Logistics of Logistics

Kary Jablonski and Joe Lynch discuss Trucker Tools. Kary is the CEO of Trucker Tools , the leading carrier relationship management platform that helps brokers grow their carrier network, book loads digitally, track freight, and build enduring relationships with carriers to drive reuse.

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Video: Set productivity standards to increase warehouse throughput

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If you're looking to improve throughput in your B2C warehousing operations, setting productivity standards may do the trick. Many brands do not set such standards, but those that do see a 10% to 15% uptick in throughput. Warehouse KPI

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (July 29, 2022)

Talking Logistics

It’s the last Friday in July and I’ve yet to go to the beach. Well, I did visit a beach in Iceland, but the water was way too cold for my Cuban blood (and probably Icelandic blood too), and there were signs everywhere warning about “sneaker waves” that can pull you out to sea.

Supply Chain Digitization Gains Favor as Disruptions Continue

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply chains have experienced significant disruptions in the first half of 2022, from a global pandemic to wars, rising fuel costs, and a potential recession. Throughout the past six months, rates and capacity have been highly volatile as the industry deals with other ongoing challenges.

Supply Chain Strategy (And Why Yours Isn't Working)

Speaker: Michelle Meyer, Founder and CEO of MatterProviders

Michelle Meyer is here to walk you through the future of supply chain strategy, and why your current approach is probably not working. In this exclusive webinar, she will explore ways to develop and perfect your new supply chain strategy in this post-pandemic era of uncertainty.

Ecommerce’s Dirty Little Secret with Aaron Schwartz

The Logistics of Logistics

Aaron Schwartz and Joe Lynch discuss ecommerce’s dirty little secret. Aaron is the President of Loop , a post-purchase platform that enables brands to transform returns into exchanges. About Aaron Schwartz.

Cloud-Native Technology Suite Automates Client, Carrier Logistics Operations

Food Logistics

These solutions help clients and carreriers more effectively manage logistics operations across multiple modes of transportation. Transportation / WMS/TMS

Demurrage & Detention Rules Under OSRA 22: Can Supply Chain Technology Help?

Talking Logistics

This year, we saw the first major revision of US maritime regulatory statutes since 1998 with President Joe Biden signing the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 (OSRA 22) into law. Why was this so significant?

Digital Transformations Are Not Just for the Big Guys

Logistics Viewpoints

Nathan Sanders, CEO of Brook Furniture Retail. When you think about digital transformation, you probably think of multinational giants like McDonald’s or Sephora. But it’s the small to midsize companies that often reap the most rewards from such transformation.

5 Powerful Prescriptive Analytics Examples in Supply Chain

Prescriptive analytics is a type of advanced analytics that optimizes decision-making by providing a recommended action. Supply chain, with its complex planning questions, is typically an area where optimization technology is required. Read about 5 use cases.

Trinity Logistics Named 2022 Top 3PL By Inbound Logistics

Trinity Logistics

Trinity Logistics is excited to announce that the company has been recognized as a Top 100 3PL by Inbound Logistics in 2022. Every year, hundreds of third-party providers submit their credentials to Inbound Logistics to be considered for their Top 100 list.

Owner-Operators appear to migrate to large trucking companies

Supply Chain and Logistics

This news service called ‘Loaded and Rolling’ is aimed at the trucking sector. The article here is intriguing. The author has postulated the downward swing of spot trucking rates compared to negotiated or contract rates as the driver for an … Continue reading → Labor Economics Logistics Trucking contracts fuel prices owner-operators truck freight prices trucking

Why Benchmarking is the First Step to a Successful Freight Procurement Event

Talking Logistics

At a recent industry conference, a shipper asked me many questions about transportation procurement, such as, “How do you best determine how long and how often to have transportation sourcing events?”

This Week in Logistics News (July 23 – 29)

Logistics Viewpoints

Toy companies are always looking for the next big thing. And for Mattel, that next big thing might be Space X. Mattel inked a multiyear deal with Elon Musk’s SpaceX to create a line of toys inspired by the space venture, the companies announced Wednesday. “As

6 Ways Video Telematics Improves Driver Safety

An in-cab dash cam video system can help fleet operators significantly reduce risky driving, costly legal judgments, and insurance costs. Download the eBook and learn 6 ways to improve driver safety by using dash cams on your trucks.

Why Are Fuel Prices So High?

Trinity Logistics

It’s no surprise that one of the hottest topics in the world lately is the pain felt at the pump. Rising fuel prices have been at an all-time high, surpassing the costs since 2008 , and these prices will only continue to climb.

Making recruiting look easy with show-quality Peterbilts

Overdrive Online

Michael A. Manuel Trucking's approach to recruiting is dead simple but potent: Offer up show-ready Peterbilt gliders, access to a bustling flatbed market, and let the drivers put those trucks to work the way that's intended. Custom Rigs

High Fuel Prices and Logistics: Actions Companies Can Take to Mitigate the Impact

Talking Logistics

As if transportation and logistics executives didn’t already have enough challenges to deal with, high fuel prices have been added to their plate.

Saving costs when sourcing parts

Fleet Owner

About 20% of truck parts are uncommon enough that service providers must spend an inordinate amount of time searching for them. Service operations must adjust strategies and remain flexible to lessen downtime and repair costs. Perspectives / IdeaXchange

Gain a Competitive Edge: The Importance of a Supplier Diversity Program

Speaker: Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice, Insight Sourcing Group

In this exclusive webinar, Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice Lead & Center of Excellence at Insight Sourcing Group, dives into the key benefits corporations are seeing emerge from their supplier diversity programs, and how you can gain unique competitive advantages with a supplier diversity program of your own.

The Mobility House, Endera Offer Charging Solutions for Commercial EV Fleets

NGT News

The Mobility House and Endera have partnered to bring the benefits of electric vehicles (EV) and smart charging to commercial transportation through an integrated technology offering.

Envase Gives Back: Supporting the causes important to our team

Envase Technologies

We are fueled by people. Every day, we come into work looking for a way to improve the lives of people in our industry.

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Logistics Bureau Supply Chain and Logistics News Roundup, July 2022

Logistics Bureau

As part of our ongoing commitment to keep our blog readers updated on what’s happening in the supply chain and logistics world, we’re launching a regular industry news roundup, which we’ll release periodically.

Why Choosing the Right Payment Facilitator Matters

WorkWave

Time To Read: 2 minutes. For many field service companies, the inability to control the finer points of what happens behind the scenes in regards to payment processing often becomes the starting point for a snowball effect that can have a huge impact on a business’s financial health.

Getting Started With Scenario Modeling in Supply Chain Network Design

To build your supply chain’s agility and responsiveness, you need to look at scenarios more frequently instead of relying on a single plan. Let’s explore how you can apply scenario modeling in supply chain network design.

Owner-operator Steve Huff's 'Poor Money' 2023 Kenworth W900L

Overdrive Online

The truck features a number of custom touches -- visor, window chops, custom headache rack -- and its moniker serves to remind Huff of his upbringing, his long path to where he is today. Huff is leased to Oklahoma-based Miller Truck Lines. Custom Rigs

Charging ahead on infrastructure

Fleet Owner

Soon every state will have corridors for alternative-fueled vehicles thanks to the Federal Highway Administration. This infrastructure is a great leap toward an all-electric future. Perspectives / IdeaXchange

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Distribution Channel Traps in Your Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

What are the challenges you are experiencing right now within the Distribution Channel in your Supply Chain? There are so many ‘traps’ that can fall into.