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Logistics Analytics: Top Reports You Need To Reduce Costs

Trinity Logistics

Optimizing your logistics can make all the difference in your business’s bottom line. However, to fully understand your logistics processes you need to look at your logistics analytics. To start, you’ll need access to the right technology.

Connecting The Digital Dots with Blythe Brumleve

The Logistics of Logistics

Blythe Brumleve and Joe Lynch discuss connecting the digital dots. Blythe is the Founder of Digital Dispatch and the Host of Cyberly, an influential podcast on the Freightwaves platform. About Blythe Brumleve.

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Keep it moving: What is a cross docking warehouse?

West Coast and California Logistics

Getting product to market fast, and at the lowest cost. While these goals sometimes conflict, there are times when logisticians can achieve both simultaneously. Cross docking is one of those opportunities and in this article we’ll take a closer look at this distribution-speeding process

Trucking Industry is Cyclical in Nature, Plan for Long Term

Food Logistics

Guillermo Garcia, CEO and co-founder of SmartHop, explains the cyclical nature of the trucking industry and why it’s important to stay positive and plan for the future. Transportation / Trucking

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.

Achieving Maturity in Risk Management Takes Years

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply Chain Risk Management Solution from riskmethods. If I was asked to vote for the most interesting solution set that has come to the fore over the last few years, my vote would be for supply chain risk management solutions. AGCO Stayed Nimble during the Pandemic.

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Innovations in E-grocery

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “ Editor’s Choice ” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. This article is from KNAPP and looks at innovations in e-grocery.

Truck driver pay not a simple fix to recruiting

Commercial Carrier Journal

Fleet Intel's Rob Hatchett said the top takeaway from his recent TCA webinar is for carriers to have regular six-month check-ins on driver pay rates to keep pace with changing market conditions. Workforce / Recruiting & retention

How Rising CPI Can Significantly Impact Fleet’s Operating and M&R Costs

Food Logistics

Maintenance and repair is a significant area where cost control options exist, even as price pressures remain elevated year-over-year. Transportation / Trucking

Be better prepared for roadside inspections

Fleet Owner

As an industry, we have more work to do to ensure that our trucks are as safe as possible—especially given the fact that new truck deliveries have been delayed and many fleets are operating older vehicles. Perspectives / IdeaXchange

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.

The Fulfillment IQ Story with Ninaad Acharya

The Logistics of Logistics

Ninaad Acharya and Joe Lynch discuss the Fulfillment IQ story. Ninaad is the Co-founder and CEO of Fulfillment IQ , a transformational supply chain solutions provider for companies that dare to disrupt. About Ninaad Acharya.

Data-Driven Decision Making: Autonomous Procurement

Talking Logistics

How can companies unlock new value in transportation management? By becoming more data driven in their decision making. That is the focus of a multi-part video seminar we are producing in partnership with Transporeon (a Talking Logistics sponsor) on data-driven decision making.

Bridging Today’s Clean-Diesel Technology into Tomorrow’s Alternate Energies

Food Logistics

Brian Antonellis, SVP, fleet operations for Fleet Advantage, details the importance of fusing today’s and tomorrow’s technologies. Transportation / Trucking

Editor’s Choice: How the EV Boom is the Oil & Gas Market

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “ Editor’s Choice ” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. This article is from GEP and look at the impact of EV boom on the oil & gas market.

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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.

The Ruan Story with Ben McLean

The Logistics of Logistics

Ben McLean and Joe Lynch discuss the Ruan story. Ben serves as CEO for Ruan Transportation Management Systems , one of the largest privately-held logistics firms in the U.S. About Ben McLean.

Editor’s Pick: July U.S. Container Import Volume Maintains Record Trend for 2022 as Port Congestion and Delays Persist

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics.

Midwest soybean farmers to help pay for Pacific Northwest export terminal; rail service is risky for harvest this year.

Supply Chain and Logistics

Soybean exports are one of the US major sources of export revenue. China is the biggest consumer of soybeans that are exported, about half the US crop. The US competes with Brazil for the Far East soybean market. Most soybeans … Continue reading → Logistics Supply Chains Shipping Rail supply chains China biofuel soybeans reliability grain shipping exports soybean meal railroads grain exports

California court lifts trucking's AB 5 injunction

Overdrive Online

Following the Supreme Court's decision to not hear trucking's challenge to AB 5, a California district judge lifted an injunction blocking the law from applying to trucking. A motion for another injunction is in the works, however, as challenges reemerge. Regulations

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.

Symtrain Demo with Melanie Flores

The Logistics of Logistics

Melanie Flores and Joe Lynch discuss the Symtrain demo. Melanie is is the Director of Solutions Consulting at Symtrain , an advanced AI-based training platform that is unlike any other. It simulates real-world coaching scenarios to prepare front-line agents for interactions with customers.

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All-electric Kenworth T680E delivers a smooth, powerful ride

Commercial Carrier Journal

The Kenworth T680E is easy to drive and delivers a better experience in terms of acceleration, handling and braking over its diesel counterpart. Test Drives

US freight rail links reach deal with unions

Supply Chain and Logistics

Unions have reached a deal with rail lines on a contract for the next five years. There will be a 24% wage increase over the next five years, with 14.1% immediate, and five payouts of $1000 per worker. The terms … Continue reading → Logistics Rail labor relations supply chains transportation

Great Dane, Hendrickson reward truck driver who assisted motorist after collision

Fleet Owner

In his 44 years of driving a tractor-trailer, Vic Benson has logged more than 4 million accident-free miles. What he saw on Interstate 40 in Knoxville, Tennessee, put his experience to the test. For the Driver

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.

What Does It Mean to Have a Sense of Urgency?

Trinity Logistics

“Sense of urgency” is a term that is thrown around a lot in the business world today. And for good reason – the world around us is constantly changing, and we need to react right now! Trinity has made a sense of urgency a priority, and from what I’ve learned, most companies probably should.

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American CNG Converting 150 Diesels to Run on Renewable Natural Gas

NGT News

American CNG says it is performing 150 DEMI Diesel Displacer renewable natural gas (RNG) conversions on Sand Revolution‘s existing diesel fleet, with the potential of additional conversions at a future date.

Biden could reduce inflation, mitigate a recession, and strengthen democracy with a new EU-US trade agreement

Supply Chain and Logistics

This article from Brookings offers a way to reduce inflation, add jobs, and improve commerce by making a bilateral trade agreement with the European Union. It’s got lots of support for expecting good outcomes for the American economy and American … Continue reading → Logistics Supply Chains international trade managerial economics supply chains

FMCSA appoints Women of Trucking Advisory Board inaugural members

Fleet Owner

The board, created as part of last fall's Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, will focus on recruiting and supporting women working in the commercial vehicle industry. Sixteen members were appointed from various industry sectors.

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.

Til Friday delivers work-life balance for operators

Overdrive Online

Til Friday's secret to success sits right there in the name. With drivers paid at least a daily minimum with fairly regular hours and home every weekend, owner Michelle Hefner manages to deliver a work-life balance seen rarely in many OTR ops. Small Fleet Champ

Female fleet execs, drivers appointed to advisory board

Commercial Carrier Journal

WOTAB’s launch was mandated by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and is part of the Biden-Harris Trucking Action Plan that is focused on improving job quality and recruiting more people into the truck driving profession. Regulations

How will autonomous trucks handle blowouts?

Supply Chain and Logistics

This article discusses the issues surrounding blowouts, and how autonomous trucks might handle the problem. Blowouts occur fairly frequently, though tire manufacturers are making better tires as time goes by. Drivers can usually use their ‘feel’ of the truck to … Continue reading → Logistics Trucking blowouts maintenance trucking