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TruckPro launches e-commerce site

Fleet Owner

Customers can browse more than 400,000 truck and trailer parts from any device. The website lets customers chat with experts, create customizable parts lists, and access detailed order histories and invoices.

Supply Chain Fraud 101

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply chain disruptions are continuing to occur for a variety of reasons.

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76% of Commercial Trucks Run on Diesel

Food Logistics

Other fuels that play a role in commercial trucking include gasoline (23%) and compressed natural gas (0.4%). Electric and other categories each register less than 1%. Transportation / Trucking

An Alternative to LTL with David Lynch

The Logistics of Logistics

David Lynch and Joe Lynch discuss alternatives to LTL. David is the VP of Growth at Warp , a tech-centric logistics company that connects shippers, carriers, and facilities to find the most efficient route for middle-mile freight. About David Lynch.

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.

America’s freight railroads are incredibly chaotic right now

Supply Chain and Logistics

Right now there’s a big railroad strike looming. There’s also a potential strike coming up among West Coast dock workers. And there is labor unrest elsewhere in the supply chain area, including warehouse workers and independent contractor drivers. It’s obvious … Continue reading → Logistics Rail Supply Chains congestion disruption labor relations PSR transportation

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Walmart to buy 4,500 electric vehicles for last-mile delivery

Fleet Owner

The retail giant will be the first to receive Canoo’s Lifestyle Delivery Vehicle, which is expected to begin hauling Walmart goods in 2023. Equipment

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Supply Chain Disruptions Are Here to Stay with Steve Elwell

The Logistics of Logistics

Steve Elwell and Joe Lynch discuss why supply chain disruptions are here to stay. Steve is he Managing Director of Haxlar , an integrated manufacturing solutions provider, delivering design, manufacturing, sourcing, supply chain, and product management services for a wide range of industries.

When will California’s trucking industry feel the effects of AB5?

Supply Chain and Logistics

Not for a while, it seems. And perhaps the impact will be greatest in the port drayage sector. That’s the consensus in this article. Many firms seem to have made adjustments already. AB5 is the law in California that sets … Continue reading → Logistics Trucking AB5 container shipping drayage labor economics owner-operators trucking West Coast Ports

Making the Connection: The Real-World Value of Logistics Digitalization

Logistics Viewpoints

Today’s logistics teams are operating in an environment characterized by uncertainty on three fronts. Customers’ needs and expectations are constantly changing. The available talent pool of drivers, warehouse associates and other employees is small, which creates staffing volatility.

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.

Alabama City Fleet Deploying Mack LR Electric Refuse Truck

NGT News

The City of Mobile, Ala., has ordered a Mack LR Electric Class 8 refuse vehicle: the city’s first electric vehicle to operate in its fleet of 26 refuse trucks. Mobile received funds from the Volkswagen lawsuit settlement to enable the purchase of the truck.

REPOST: The Transfix Story with Drew McElroy

The Logistics of Logistics

Drew McElroy and Joe Lynch discuss the Transfix story. Drew is a Chairman and Co-Founder of Transfix , a market-leading, next-generation freight platform transforming the traditional and digital freight sector while bringing transparency, trust, and sustainability to the transportation ecosystem.

In topsy-turvy commodity trades, small ships outperform big ships

Supply Chain and Logistics

It’s unusual for small ships to be more valuable than large ones. But that has been happening in the tanker and dry bulk shipping area. The disruptions of 2022, following on Covid, have created markets better served by smaller ships. … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping bulk shipping ocean shipping spot rates

Amazon Puts the Best Possible Spin on an Overbuilt Network

Logistics Viewpoints

Goods-to-Man Robot at an Amazon Warehouse. Last Tuesday, Amazon issued a press release that highlighted the company’s investments across its global operations network to provide fast delivery for customers. Prime Day is July 12 th and 13 th.

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.

ExxonMobil uses NASCAR to highlight trucking lubrication strategies

Fleet Owner

The "Mission: Unstoppable" campaign shows how Mobil Delvac solutions benefit NASCAR’s Stewart-Haas Racing team, and how fleets also can improve performance through better lubrication practices. Equipment

Did 2020's split-sleeper change increase owner-ops' productivity?

Overdrive Online

A majority of drivers now enjoy increased productivity with hours-accounting flexibility after 2020's split-sleeper shift in the hours of service. But not everyone agrees, and not everyone thinks trucking and its regulators are headed down the right path. Hours of Service

CVSA Brake Safety Week eyes brake hose chafing

Commercial Carrier Journal

Experts advise how to inspect and correct brake hose chafing issues ahead of CVSA's Brake Safety Week next month. Regulations / Safety & Compliance

This Week in Logistics News (July 9 – 15)

Logistics Viewpoints

The other day I noticed a bug in my house and quickly said to my brother-in-law standing next to me “l ook at that bug! nasty.” He quickly replied as I moved toward it with a paper towel “ don’t smush it. It’s a stink bug. ” I said, “what is a stink bug?”

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.

Trucker Path offers its app to fleets

Fleet Owner

With Trucker Path for Fleets, operations of all sizes can use personalized company-branded version of the app. The app offers automated app onboarding, document scanning, a fuel savings planner, and tutorial videos for drivers.

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Say no to legalized theft: Rein in nonconsensual tow fees

Overdrive Online

Colorado trucking association's Greg Fulton calls for an end to tow company abuse of "the privilege of being on a state’s safety rotation" -- trucking companies, he says, "should not be at the mercy of unscrupulous towing operators'" excessive fees. Overdrive Extra

3 Practical Metrics for Supplier Performance Evaluation

Logistics Bureau

For many organisations, the reality of supplier performance management is that time and opportunity to track and react to dozens of complex KPIs simply doesn’t exist.

Inflation surges in June, motor carrier profits sinking

Commercial Carrier Journal

Inflation reaches record levels, again, and the operating profit among small fleets has slid about 66-cents per mile. Economic trends

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.

Changing the way we hire technicians

Fleet Owner

The demand for diesel technicians is still outpacing the supply. If fleets are to find workers, they must reconsider who they look for, how they recruit, and how they train. Perspectives / IdeaXchange

The Envase Fuel Card – A saving grace for truckers to survive the cost of fuel in 2022

Envase Technologies

Fuel? A bare necessity for truckers. The cost of fuel? Activates survival mode. This year the fuel market has unleashed chaos on the trucking industry unlike ever before. Fuel prices have hit mind-boggling highs, with the diesel market hitting its worst crisis since the 1970s.

How Do You Measure Your Warehouse Productivity?

Logistics Bureau

What are your performance metrics, and how do you know what good target should you achieve? Here’s John Monck , our resident warehouse consultant, to shed his thoughts. ?.

54% of truck drivers would change jobs for their pets

Commercial Carrier Journal

More than half of pet-owning truck drivers said they would leave their job over changes in pet-friendly policies. Workforce / Recruiting & retention

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.

Operation Safe Driver Week underway across North America

Fleet Owner

During Operation Safe Driver Week July 10-16, law enforcement officers will be on the lookout for dangerous driving behaviors such as speeding, driving while using a mobile device, driving aggressively, and cutting off other drivers. Safety

The importance of 3PL inventory management in 2022

West Coast and California Logistics

The supply chain environment has seen incredible change over the past few years, from panic buying to supply shortages to historic inflation surges. These changes have all had a profound impact on how suppliers, distributors, and retailers manage inventory.

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How to Best Use a Spot Market Strategy During This Market Shift

CH Robinson Logistics

Our academic research continues to show that contracted freight in a hierarchical route guide provides great service and price. However, it also shows that some freight does not do well in a committed route guide.