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Freight Capacity Trends During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Meta description Freightquote addresses current shipping capacity trends during the coronavirus, including trends for LTL and TL freight shipping

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.

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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.

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.

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!

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?

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.

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.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

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

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”?

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

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is a guest article from Laura Jelen with negotiations.com 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.

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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.

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

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 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.

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

Cerasis

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.

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.

Coronavirus and Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Rob Handfield, PhD, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University

Join this informative webinar with Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University, who will go over how the Coronavirus has impacted supply chains, as well as discussing approaches for preparing your supply chain for future outbreaks of major global disruptions. The world is becoming a riskier place, and it is important to plan for disasters ahead of time.

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.

Blue Yonder WMS: Vision, Enhancements, and Adoption

Logistics Viewpoints

Blue Yonder's WMS track in its virtual user conference featured content on WMS enhancements, vision, and customer 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.

Last Mile Problem: Preparation and Visibility Overcome All Obstacles

Cerasis

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.

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

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.

BD’s Medical Supplies Control Tower Powers their Response to Covid-19

Logistics Viewpoints

BD's Control Tower provides end-to-end visibility of their supply chain. This has been of great value during the pandemic. This project is key to BD's digital transformation. And with machine learning applied to Big Data, the solution will only get better with time.

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Xebec Welcomes New Advisor to Board of Directors

NGT News

Xebec Adsorption Inc., a global provider of clean energy solutions, says Peter Bowie will be providing strategic, corporate finance and audit advice to its board of directors and management. He will also be nominated to the company’s board of directors at this years’ annual general meeting in June.

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

Cerasis

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.

New Planning Maturity Assessment

In today's new supply chain paradigm, resilience and agility are key. Is your planning process fit enough to keep up with the pace of change? Is your tech stack helping or hindering your progress? Take AIMMS's new quiz to uncover learnings and benchmark yourself against peers!