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5 Key Elements for a Fleet Safety Program

Linxup

Keeping your fleet safe is important, no matter how big or small your field service or delivery business is. Having a solid company fleet safety plan helps lower the chances of accidents, injuries, lawsuits, and financial losses. But it doesn't stop there. A thoughtful, and well-implemented fleet safety plan makes your business more efficient, productive, and respected.

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Logistics 5.0: What It Is, Benefits, and Supply Chain 5.0

3PL Links

With the exponential development and application of technologies, the digital world has already become an accepted norm in the corporate universe. The way that businesses think and operate is being disrupted by the Digital Age, and this has an impact on every aspect of a company, including logistics. The arrival of Logistics 5.0 is the result of this development in digital transformation.

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A Glimpse into Supply Chain 2024

Log-hub

4 min read Happy New Year, Log-hub Community! Let’s explore what the supply chain 2024 trends have in store for us! Here’s to a year of growth and innovation. In the ever-evolving landscape of supply chain management, next year promises to be pivotal, marked by significant transformations. Let’s delve into the key supply chain 2024 trends that are reshaping the industry and driving innovation.

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Commercial Fleets Recognise Threat to Drivers

Logistics Business Magazine

There has been a steep rise in incidents of aggression and harassment towards commercial fleet drivers from both opportunistic thieves and members of the public in the past 12 months, in the opinion of leading fleet, health and safety, and technology specialists at a recent event organised by SureCam and PeopleSafe to discuss driver safeguarding and lone worker protection.

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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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3 CRM Tips to Protect Your Profits During a Freight Recession

IFS Blogs

Learn how to survive a freight recession and protect your profits with these three powerful CRM strategies.

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Amware Fulfillment Rebrands as Staci Americas

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

In March 2023, we announced the acquisition of Amware Fulfillment by Staci Group, a global leader in multichannel fulfillment services. Since then, we’ve integrated company operations in the U.S., blending the best of both organizations.

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Best Logistics and Supply Chain Conferences to Attend in 2024

Logistics Viewpoints

Welcome 2024! This year, as with years in the past, there is a broad and deep line-up of supply chain and logistics conferences to attend. Many events exist in North America, Europe, and Asia. Industry association events are being held in the winter, spring, summer, and fall. Meanwhile, technology providers’ user events are mostly packed into the spring, so plan accordingly.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (January 5, 2024)

Talking Logistics

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a fun and relaxing holiday. 2024 is kicking off right where 2023 left off: with lots of risk and uncertainty in ocean shipping, as several of the news items below highlight. What lies ahead in the world of supply chain and logistics? Everything from the known knowns (e.g., Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (January 5, 2024) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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The Right Fit for Drivers with Beth Potratz

The Logistics of Logistics

Beth Potratz and Joe Lynch discuss The Right Fit for Drivers. Beth is the Founder and CEO of Drive My Way , a unique, personalized recruiting service that matches CDL truck drivers with available jobs based on their qualifications and personal preferences. About Beth Potratz Beth Potratz , Co-Founder and CEO for Drive My Way, has over 20 years of experience.

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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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Court says sleeper berth time over 8 hours is compensable

Commercial Carrier Journal

The First Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a previous ruling that, under the Fair Labor Standards Act, team drivers should be paid for time spent in the sleeper berth beyond 8 hours because time spent there is to the benefit of the employer.

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This Month in Logistics News (December 30 – January 5)

Logistics Viewpoints

Later this month the nominees will be announced for the 2024 Oscars. One category that has always been interesting is Best Adapted Screenplay. This is the award for the best screenplay adapted from previously established material, including novels, stage plays, musicals, short stories, and TV series. The list of winners over the years has been very impressive.

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Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2024

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the year ahead. This year’s list remains a work in progress; therefore, please check the event websites for the latest updates. Also, if you have a favorite industry conference not. Read more The post Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2024 appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Red Sea and Suez Canal Shipping Crisis Update

Freightos

Blog " * " indicates required fields Email * Comments This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. More Resources Home Red Sea and Suez Canal Shipping Crisis Update Judah Levine Optimize your logistics tendering, vendor selection, negotiations, and procurement with Freightos Data Book a Demo Even with an international naval force in place, Houthi attacks on commercial vessels in the Red Sea continue.

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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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Increase Picking Density with Mezzanines, Pick Towers, and Automation

Supply Chain Brain

Warehouse operators can increase the density of their pick operations by installing pick towers and mezzanines within their current facilities, boosting throughput inside their existing building.

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Omnichannel Retailers Leverage Optimization for Order-Promising

Logistics Viewpoints

Historically, omnichannel software solutions were not capable of optimization. This meant that retailers were not maximizing their profitability. That is changing. Omnichannel refers to the ability of a consumer to get products fulfilled to them in various ways. A customer can of course buy goods in a store. They can also order online and have goods shipped to their home.

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[Editor’s Pick] 2024 Freight Planning: 5 Leading-edge Strategies for a Productive Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. This recent post from Uber Freight’s blog highlights five strategies to enable a productive supply chain in 2024 and beyond.

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Happening Now: Optimism for Manufacturing in 2024

West Coast and California Logistics

According to Supply Chain Dive , the US manufacturing industry ended 2023 with growing optimism for a 2024 rebound. Both the ISM and S&P Global PMI indices pointed to rising business optimism and increased investment in advertising. While inflation remains a concern, cost increases are slowing down, suggesting subdued industrial price pressures.

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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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Supply Chains in the 5G Era: A Paradigm Shift in Connectivity

Supply Chain Brain

The combination of low latency, high bandwidth, massive device connectivity, reliability, and other factors makes 5G technology well-suited for various automation and virtual-enabled technologies across industries.

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Court says sleeper berth time over 8 hours is compensable

Overdrive Online

The First Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a previous ruling that, under the Fair Labor Standards Act, team drivers should be paid for time spent in the sleeper berth beyond 8 hours because time spent there is to the benefit of the employer.

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Ballard Signs New Hydrogen Fuel Cell Supply Agreement with NFI Group

NGT News

Ballard Power Systems has signed a new Long-Term Supply Agreement (LTSA) with NFI Group Inc., an independent bus and coach manufacturer and a provider of electric mass mobility solutions in North America and Europe. The agreement marks a new phase in the established partnership between Ballard and NFI, focused on deployment-level volumes of fuel cell-powered […] The post Ballard Signs New Hydrogen Fuel Cell Supply Agreement with NFI Group appeared first on NGT News.

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Add your voice to help CTA pursue full 2024 agenda

Truck News

It may be an inside baseball cliché to many of us in the industry, but I never tire of reminding people who I know that: “If you got it, it […]

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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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New Actions from the White House Highlight the Difficulty of Tracing Forced Labor in Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

While recent actions won’t end the issue of forced labor entirely, this may well be a meaningful milestone in the long-running effort.

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Project Logistics: The Basics You Should Know

MTS Logistics

Project logistics takes place successfully all over the world everyday thanks to a mix of experienced personnel, intense coordination, planning, and savvy use of logistics technology. Project logistics is a very complex field and covers many great aspects. Simply put, Project logistics is the transportation processes of cargo with characteristics such as large, heavy, bulky, out-of-gauge, unusually shaped, high-value and critical items.

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City in Arizona Unveils State’s First Fully Electric Fire Truck

NGT News

Mesa, Ariz.’s all-electric fire truck is officially in service. The pumper truck, stationed at Fire Station 221 in southeast Mesa, will reduce toxin exposure for firefighters as part of the Mesa Fire and Medical Department’s commitment to implementing cutting-edge health and safety practices. The truck, manufactured by E-ONE, a subsidiary of REV Group Inc., is […] The post City in Arizona Unveils State’s First Fully Electric Fire Truck appeared first on NGT News.

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Thank You Thursday Shout Outs – December

Ship Monk

ShipMonk is privileged to have a lot of hard-working, incredible team members at all our state-of-the-art locations. We love showing them appreciation at every opportunity, so we created “Thank You Thursday” to celebrate employees on a weekly basis. Check out the shoutouts from December across our 12 fulfillment center locations, now including ShipMonk Europe.

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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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69% of Employees Said They Experienced Burnout in 2023

Supply Chain Brain

71% of employees said burnout impacted their work with 45% saying they’re not as enthusiastic as they could be, while another 26% said they only performed their required responsibilities.

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Maersk Pauses Shipments in Red Sea Again Following More Attacks

MTS Logistics

Just a few days ago, we previously reported on Operation Prosperity Guardian, which the U.S. and its allies launched in an effort to clamp down and stop attacks in the Red Sea and other critical Middle Eastern waterways. What changed since last week? Since last Friday, there was another major attack over the weekend. That attack has caused shipping giant Maersk to reverse its decision to resume shipping operations in the Red Sea.

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CARB Extends Clean Truck Check Reporting Deadline

NGT News

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has extended the reporting deadline for Clean Truck Check, giving heavy-duty truck owners and operators extra time to enter their information into a new database that will track compliance. Vehicle/fleet owners now have until January 31, 2024, to complete the initial reporting requirement and compliance fee payment for 2023. […] The post CARB Extends Clean Truck Check Reporting Deadline appeared first on NGT News.