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Freight Capacity Trends During the Coronavirus Pandemic


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How to Market Logistics Services: New Research Provides Direct Advice from Buyers

Logistics Marketing Advisors

Wouldn’t it be great if our prospects – the buyers of logistics products and services – told us the very best way to get and keep their attention? Well, they kind of have. Every two years, our firm has been asking these very questions and publishing the results in a report entitled, aptly, Marketing Logistics Services: How to Get, and Keep, the Attention of Buyers of Logistics Products & Services. Logistics Marketing Marketing Logistics

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Dispatching Errors: Best Practices to Avoid Mistakes

United World Transporation

Dispatching is the most important first step in the hauling process. For refrigerated transportation, there are many elements that need to be communicated to the driver to ensure that the load will be transported successfully. With so many details included in the dispatching process, mistakes are inevitable and as we are all human, they do happen. There are some best practices you can take to avoid mistakes and areas that will ensure any mistake will be caught early on.

Small Businesses Reopening: How to Get Back On Track

GoShip Blog

There is a lot of controversy around the topic of reopening the US economy and how to handle the pandemic further. One way or another, we are going to return to our regular life in a short time. Many small businesses already have a carte blanche for reopening and getting back to work. Amongst all of the responsibilities businesses will have to face, there is one clear thing about this process: nothing is going to happen overnight.

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.

Supply Chain Recovery Post Corona Virus.  Formulate Your Plan Now.


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If Amazon FBA is Your Plan A, What’s Your Plan B?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

A few weeks ago, the Wall Street Journal and other news outlets reported that Amazon employees had been using proprietary data collected from some of the company’s third-party sellers to price, develop and launch Amazon products. Alternatives to Amazon FBA Fulfillment Services

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Uber, Amazon, and COVID-19: Shaping the Future of Freight Brokerage

Talking Logistics

COVID-19 is disrupting many aspects of supply chain management. The “glass is half full” perspective, however, is that the pandemic is also serving as a catalyst for innovation and digital transformation. Will COVID-19, for example, lead to an acceleration in digital freight adoption? Last week, Uber Freight announced “a new milestone in [its] vision to. Read more Uber, Amazon, and COVID-19: Shaping the Future of Freight Brokerage.

Delivery Logistics: Why Final Mile Is Where It Comes to a Head


Maintaining proper controls in freight within the final mile has always been a top concern for supply chain executives. Failures within the final mile delivery logistics are both the most visible to consumers and poorly visible to supply chain leaders. Moreover, the logistics of delivery in the last mile result in 40% of the More. The post Delivery Logistics: Why Final Mile Is Where It Comes to a Head appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Voice Technology – The Bridge Between Today and Tomorrow’s Logistics Systems

Logistics Viewpoints

When you think about future and modern technologies, or digitization in supply chain, what comes to mind? Robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), drones, self-driving trucks, and exoskeletons all carry a “futurey” feel—even if many of them are quickly becoming common. But, instead of these incredible new technologies, it might be a technology with over 30 years of history creating the bridge to the future of warehouse operations. Voice technology is commonly associated with picking.

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.

The Food Industry Needs Visibility In The Supply Chain

Trinity Logistics

Of all industries, the food industry needs data and visibility in the supply chain readily available when it comes to their shipping. Many food products are perishable and need to deliver in a specific timeframe to be able to be used. Recalls and claims can cost a lot to a manufacturer, causing them to lose revenue. The technology to keep data easily accessible can also cost quite a bit.

Making a Difference: Supply Chains for a Better Tomorrow

Talking Logistics

A few years ago, I interviewed Tony Martins, former VP Strategic Services at Halo Pharmaceutical. He raised an interesting question during our conversation: Are you a “Company of Yesterday” or a “Company of Tomorrow”? I’ve been thinking about that question recently, along with Billy Beane’s comment that “You can’t run your business in 2020 like. Read more Making a Difference: Supply Chains for a Better Tomorrow.

9 of the Most Useful Tips on How to Negotiate Freight Rates


Editor’s Note: This is a guest article from Laura Jelen with who discusses some useful tips on how companies can negotiate freight rates a bit better. Shipping costs are a significant part of the supply chain expense. It’s in your best interests to reduce these costs where possible without compromising the value of More. The post 9 of the Most Useful Tips on How to Negotiate Freight Rates appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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National Maritime Day means more now than ever

Logistics Management

This year’s National Maritime Day theme, "Sound Off for National Maritime Day," focuses on the current COVID-19 global pandemic response and recovery effort

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!

Petroleum commentary: Irving just may have woken us all up

Truck News

It’s been said by people much smarter than me that “for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction”. I bubble-thought that for a moment or two, and I suggest we switch that around a bit to say that, “for every inaction there is a reaction”. Inaction is a result of not reacting to […]. Transportation Newsletter

South Jersey Gas Opens CNG Station

NGT News

South Jersey Gas has opened a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Cape May County, N.J. The station is open to the public and exclusively offers renewable natural gas (RNG) – a clean, sustainable fuel made from methane. The new station and RNG supply is part of an ongoing sustainability initiative at South […]. The post South Jersey Gas Opens CNG Station appeared first on NGT News.


AR Initiatives Show Promise Amid COVID-19 Fallout

IoT World Today

Key takeaways in this article: In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, augmented reality may have an immediate impact. Telehealth and teletraining have already benefited from the use of the Internet of Things (IoT) and AR.

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Last Mile Problem: Preparation and Visibility Overcome All Obstacles


The COVID-19 pandemic challenged the global and domestic transportation markets in new and profound ways. The standards used for traditional freight management have revealed significant risks lurking just below the surface of modern supply chain management, and for shippers, time is of the essence. It’s no longer a less-than-truckload shipping versus traditional operational problem. And,read More.

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

What is RORO Shipping?

Trans Global Auto Logistics

You may have come across the term when looking to ship your vehicle, but do you know what RORO shipping is? RORO shipping rates make it an attractive option for some shipping scenarios, but it may not be right for every situation. As a Non-Vessel Owning Common Carrier (NVOCC) and freight forwarder, we can help you understand your shipping options.

Transportation in the Time of a Pandemic

Logistics Viewpoints

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the long-haul transportation industry has been tested daily. The biggest issue? Fluctuations in supply and demand. Spot loads quadrupled in the last month with outbound tender volumes at their highest since 2018. In April, freight volumes increased from 100,000 loads per weekday to 150,000 loads at its peak, loads remained consistently above 130,000 each day early in the month.

Shared Milkrun Problem Resolution

Carter Logistics

Blog Topics. The Shared Milkrun. Mexico & Border Logistics. How Efficient is Your Supply Chain? Input your email and find out how Carter Logistics can help you save time and money by maximizing the efficiency of your supply chain. contact-form-7]. Shared Milkrun Problem Resolution. Written by John Willman. A prospective customer recently asked me, “What are the top 3 problems your shared milkrun model solves?”

Daimler, Volvo venture a breakthrough for hydrogen trucks

Truck News

Finally, I think a significant corner has been turned in the quest to bring hydrogen to the highway in heavy trucks. And I’m not referring to Nikola, significant though it is, rather to the deep pockets and vast engineering capabilities of Daimler Trucks AG and the Volvo Group. Each of the latter two outfits dwarfs […]. Equipment Sustainability Transportation fuel cells hydrogen Newsletter

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

Natural Gas Futures Launches New Emissions Mitigation Project

NGT News

Natural Gas Futures (NGF) has launched a new project focusing on emissions mitigation for in-use natural gas engines. NGF researchers forged a collaboration with FortisBC Inc., Seaspan Ferries Corp. and Solaris Management Consultants Inc. to provide technologies for low-emissions engine systems, and quantitative emission characterization for inventory and policy development purposes. A total of $356,566 […].

3PL Systems Inc. Integrates its Brokerware platform with Trucker Tools Smart Capacity

Food Logistics

The integration enables 3PLSystems customers to employ Smart Capacity's tools and data in their daily work. Transportation

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Last Mile Distribution: The Global State of Last Mile in 2020


Global logistics spending will soar beyond $10.6 trillion annually in 2020. Of that figure, 70% derives from transportation costs, and more than 40% of the transportation costs are within last mile distribution, reports Material Handling & Logistics. Yet, the state of last mile in 2020 is changing to reflect the added surging demand in More. The post Last Mile Distribution: The Global State of Last Mile in 2020 appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Prepare for more trucking industry work at home

Truck News

There is no sugarcoating the reality that the world is in the throes of a deep recession. Not a trucker on the planet has experienced anything remotely close to this. The initial freight surge carriers enjoyed in March has vanished like my desire to watch U.S. news channels. Backhaul is a distant memory. I feel […]. Transportation Covid-19 Newsletter

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.