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Trucking Isn’t Going Away Any Time Soon

Blue Grace Logistics

There is absolutely no doubt that we have entered into a new era of technology. As computing is getting more powerful, many technologies that were once science fiction are now either on the horizon or already here. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and automation are three of the biggest hot tech topics out there. While there is certainly a potential for job loss as this technology reaches maturity, that’s not likely to happen any time soon.

Know Your Product to Ensure Chemical Shipping Success

Bulk Connection

When you partner with a transportation provider for chemical shipping services, your goals are to ensure that your products are shipped safely, reliably and at a reasonable price. What you may not realize is that safety, reliability and pricing hinges on the information you provide at the outset. In this article, we’ll examine the importance of sharing key product information with your broker or carrier, and include some real-world examples based on our experience as bulk freight brokers.

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The Benefits of Using One 3PL for Integrated Logistics Services

West Coast and California Logistics

Conventional wisdom tells you not to put all your eggs in one basket. In the logistics industry, however, this isn’t always good advice. By leaning on one third-party logistics provider (3PL) for each leg of the distribution cycle, you may find greater efficiency and improved operational success than you would sourcing à la carte. In this article, we’ll examine the benefits of an integrated logistics services approach.

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Google Maps Route Planner For Deliveries


Almost all businesses we talk to with a small delivery fleet start off using something like Google Maps Route Planner or Mapquest Route Planner. It makes a lot of sense. When you only have a handful of deliveries, say 10 or 15 a day, it’s fairly easy to use Google Maps Route Planner to make multiple stops. But what happens when your business is growing and you have too many stops?

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.

The Need to Exceed: The Race to Become an ‘xPL’

Talking Logistics

Last month, Adrian Gonzalez’s blog post on value-added services for third-party logistics providers (3PL) provided statistical evidence from a survey that supports the transformational trend in the trade and logistics space. Carriers, freight forwarders and logistics service providers (LSPs) are aiming to fend off new disruptive competitors by building innovative digital platforms and tools to. Read more The Need to Exceed: The Race to Become an ‘xPL’.

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Tesla shatters expectations with Cybertruck unveiling

Fleet Owner

Futuristic electric pickup production slated for late 2021 as Tesla takes aim at lucrative U.S. pickup market

Can a Carrier Survive Without Amazon as a Customer?

Logistics Trends and Insights

Maybe FedEx is on to something when it announced it was dropping Amazon as an Express and Ground customer. “This change is consistent with our strategy to focus on the broader e-commerce market…,” FedEx said in a statement. In addition, FedEx said in an SEC filing that Amazon developing a stronger delivery network will reduce its revenue and could hurt financial results.

Why Fulfill Orders from a Long Beach Warehouse?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

When people say the Port of Long Beach is long on logistics advantages, they’re not exaggerating. Together with the Port of Los Angeles, this busy international gateway handles approximately 40% of all inbound U.S. ocean containers -- all while offering easy access to a vast land transportation network and huge consumer market. Logistics Outsourcing eCommerce Fulfillment Top Fulfillment Locations

Is Employee Burnout a Threat to Workplace Safety?

Material Handling and Logistics

World Health Organization makes burnout a diagnosable condition


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.

Team drivers lean on pets for exercise and stress release

Fleet Owner

Solo truck drivers traditionally have ride-along pets to keep loneliness at bay, but why are more team drivers bringing their pets on the road? Exercise is a big reason. "It's It's a lot of things," said Cynthia Caldwell, who drives with her husband Tys

Let the Bargains Begin: Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2019


Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become infamous discount-filled holidays. Many families enjoy the tradition of camping outside retail locations and being some of the first to shop at midnight. Those who feel overwhelmed by this often chaotic process can enjoy many of the same sales on Cyber Monday, which starts the Monday after Black […]. The post Let the Bargains Begin: Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2019 appeared first on Kuebix.

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Giving Thanks to the Supply Chain

Trinity Logistics

Before mass production, one would have to grow their own sides and raise their own turkey for Thanksgiving. Thanks to the supply chain and the truckers willing to drive long days and many miles, all you have to do is buy the ingredients and cook the turkey. Thanksgiving and the start of holiday shopping would not be the same without the shippers and carriers working hard to prepare the goodies that we look forward to year after year. Gobbling This Up.

Fleet Operators Turn to Tech to Increase ROI

Material Handling and Logistics

Investment in technologies include the adoption of targeted technology solutions that allow fleets to track drivers, vehicles, and other assets including cargo in near real-time

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!

Fleets demonstrate impressive mpg in regional haul operation

Fleet Owner

When we first came up with the idea to conduct Run on Less Regional, we did so without really having a target mpg in mind. We knew because of a combination of factors — the rise of e-commerce and drivers’ desire to be home more often — that regional

Thanksgiving Causes Logistics Headaches

Logistics Viewpoints

Next Thursday is Thanksgiving, which as I pointed out last year, is a time for FFFTT – family, friends, football, thankfulness, and turkey. Thanksgiving is also a time for logistics headaches. The holiday is centered around the big family meal, and the food supply chain tied to that meal is complex. But there are a number of other areas that can result in logistics headaches as well. Let’s examine some of them. Feast Logistics Headaches […].

Fuel Fact Check: EVs Are the Straightest Path to Lower Emissions

NGT News

Fuel Fact Check: Commercial Fleets Claim: Electric vehicles are the most effective way to eliminate emissions. It’s easy to see why electric vehicles are perceived to be the future of automotive technology. They’re better for the environment and require less maintenance, which can save money for fleet owners. But they aren’t the only progressive fuel […]. The post Fuel Fact Check: EVs Are the Straightest Path to Lower Emissions appeared first on NGT News.


Will Luxury Amenities Attract Warehouse Workers?

Material Handling and Logistics

If you’re not offering competitive wages and benefits, don’t expect to attract new talent with nail salons and free pizza


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!

Nikola reveals new energy density doubling battery

Fleet Owner

CEO Trevor Milton called the prototype cell “the single most important advancement in electric vehicle history


[PODCAST] Scaling & Leveraging Freight Resources Effectively


Listen to “Scaling & Leveraging Freight Resources Effectively” on Spreaker. Inbound Freight Resources Improving Inbound Freight Management: How Data-Driven Processes Bring Efficiencies & Reduce Costs Download White Paper Inbound Freight Costs: How Gaining Visibility Achieves Bottom Line Savings Download White Paper How to Drive Inbound Freight Savings thru Improved Vendor Compliance Management Download White More.

The Evolution from Control Tower to Center of Excellence

Talking Logistics

Control Tower and Center of Excellence (CoE) are two terms mentioned repeatedly as companies try to gain better visibility, control, and performance from supply chains that are becoming more dynamic and complex every day. But what do these terms mean and how do they relate to each other? What defines a successful Center of Excellence? Read more The Evolution from Control Tower to Center of Excellence.

Agile Management in the Supply Chain and on the Shop Floor

Material Handling and Logistics

Agile teams develop solutions faster because they are self-managing and have the authority to achieve bold goals

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.

Unpredictable weather calls for predictable trucking resources

Fleet Owner

Mother Nature is somewhat predictable, as we have these things called “seasons,” after all. But the exact time, location and amounts of temperature change, precipitation, high winds and road closures is not. For example, eastern Washington, northern

How Automated LTL Freight Shipping Processes Creates Efficiencies


Unless you still love fax-machines and booking LTL freight the old fashion way; there are some great fast-evolving ways to utilize automated LTL freight shipping processes and simplify the process. Historically, freight organizations and shipping customers had to fax or email shipping related documentation and make endless phone calls to stay on top of More.

Transport concerns adapt to lower freight volumes in “challenging” freight environment

Logistics Management

The combination of a slumping U.S. manufacturing economy, a nervous trade war between the world’s two largest economies, a 40-day labor strike that shut down General Motors Corp., and a general economic malaise nervously settling in over much of the nation is causing transport executives and shippers to nervously change their economic game plans for 2020

Why do 75% of Millennials Abandon In-Store Purchases?

Material Handling and Logistics

Retailers need to make sure they have the basics right when it comes to product availability, ease of finding products, returns and exchanges

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.