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'Trucking bloodbath' or 'broker bloodbath': Who took the biggest hit?

Overdrive Online

Data and no shortage of anecdote show it's been a tough market for motor carriers these last two years. Yet despite many hurdles and handicaps asset-heavy carriers face, they're still doing better on the whole than brokers.

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Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD): Addressing the Entire Value Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Following 45 days of negotiations, the European Council approved a watered-down version of the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive. The EU CSDDD has had a difficult journey, facing delays, changes, and hurdles to overcome. Nonetheless, the direction of travel of European governments is clear: companies need to do more to identify their exposure to unethical practices, human rights abuses, and significant adverse environmental issues , across their value chain.

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Five Essentials Manufacturers Need to Weather the Freight Cycle

Supply Chain Brain

As shippers and dedicated truckload truck operators head into the contract bid season, here are five essential tactics manufacturers can use to reduce transportation spend.

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The Important Role of Logistics in Enabling Risk Mitigation and Resilience Strategies

Talking Logistics

Over the past four years, due in large part to the Covid pandemic, there has been significant discussion about the importance of risk management in logistics and how companies must create more resilient supply chains. Logistics operations are key enablers in this process. We were reminded of this again recently when a cargo ship crashed. Read more The post The Important Role of Logistics in Enabling Risk Mitigation and Resilience Strategies appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzale

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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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Daimler Truck Increases Use of Electric Trucks for Logistics Operations

NGT News

As one of the largest truck manufacturers in the U.S., Daimler Truck North America LLC (DTNA) is expanding the use of electric trucks for logistics operations across multiple business units and regions, including North Carolina, South Carolina, Arizona, Ohio, Michigan and Saltillo, Mexico, to transport components to manufacturing plants and parts distribution centers (PDCs).

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Best TMS Software Of 2024

Kuebix

MS software, or Transportation Management Systems, are crucial tools for businesses that move goods. Their core purpose is to optimize and manage the entire transportation lifecycle, from shipment planning and route optimization to carrier selection and real-time tracking. By automating tasks, improving visibility, and streamlining workflows, TMS tackles logistical challenges like inefficient routes, manual processes, and lack of coordination.

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Using SONAR to Understand Local Markets and Seasonality

FreightWaves SONAR

National market trends are good for understanding where we are in any given freight cycle, but they say little about specific markets where companies operate daily or need to plan around in the future. Decisions made here have the highest impact on results, no matter where you are in the cycle. Understanding this, SONAR provides a plethora of tools and insights around both individual market granularities and national trends.

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DAT IQ: The Metrics that Matter with Samuel Parker

The Logistics of Logistics

Samuel Parker and Joe Lynch discuss DAT iQ: the metrics that matter. Samuel is Director of Product Marketing at DAT Freight & Analytics ‘ Shipper segment. DAT operates the largest truckload freight marketplace in North America. Shippers, brokers, carriers, news organizations and industry analysts rely on DAT for trends and data insights based on a database of $150 billion in annual market transactions.

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How to pass a DOT roadside inspection

Commercial Carrier Journal

CVSA) Roadside Inspection Specialist Jeremy Disbrow fielded nearly 300 questions submitted by members of the trucking community, and provided an instructional how-to on passing a commercial vehicle roadside inspection.

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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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Ferguson’s Commitment to Supply Chain Excellence Drives Customer Satisfaction

Logistics Viewpoints

Michael Jacobs, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain at Ferguson PLC In 2022, I wrote an article called The Best Supply Chain Company You Have Never Heard Of. The article was about Ferguson PLC, a value-added distributor of plumbing and heating products. Ferguson has an extensive and complex supply chain. When I had an opportunity to catch up with Michael Jacobs, the senior vice president of supply chain at Ferguson, I leapt at the chance.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (May 3, 2024)

Talking Logistics

I will be radioactive next week. Literally. Next week I will undergo radioactive iodine treatment to kill off whatever thyroid cells (cancerous or not) remain in my body. For the past two weeks I’ve been on a low-iodine diet in preparation for it: no dairy, no commercial breads, no fish, no anything with iodized salt. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (May 3, 2024) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Freight Recession: Opportunity or Threat with Steve Elwell

The Logistics of Logistics

Steve Elwell and Joe Lynch discuss freight recession: opportunity or threat. Steve is the Founder and Managing Director of iDev Partners a boutique leadership, business strategy and turnaround consulting firm. About Steve Elwell Steve is the Founder and since 2010 Managing Director of iDev Partners a boutique leadership, business strategy and turnaround consulting firm located in Farmington Hills, MI.

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Watch: A Symphony of Systems: The Rise of Warehouse Orchestration

Supply Chain Brain

Warehouse orchestration is the answer for facilities looking to integrate and efficiently manage a multitude of discrete systems, says Keith Moore, chief executive officer of Autoscheduler.ai.

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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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This Week in Logistics News (April 27 – May 3)

Logistics Viewpoints

I was hoping that my news roundup would lead off with a comment about Boston sports going two for two in the playoffs. After Wednesday night’s blowout of the Miami Heat, the Celtics won their opening round series and had me in a good spot. So it all rested on the shoulders of the Bruins, coming off a lackluster performance on Tuesday night where they could have wrapped up the series at home.

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[Video] The Important Role of Logistics in Enabling Risk Mitigation and Resilience Strategies

Talking Logistics

Over the past four years, due in large part to the Covid pandemic, there has been a lot of discussion about the importance of risk management and how companies need to create more resilient supply chains, with logistics being a key enabler. We were reminded of this again just a few days ago, when a. Read more The post [Video] The Important Role of Logistics in Enabling Risk Mitigation and Resilience Strategies appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Boston-Area Transit Authority Orders 80 Electric Buses from New Flyer

NGT News

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has awarded NFI Group subsidiary New Flyer of America Inc. a contract for up to 460 next-generation Xcelsior CHARGE NG 40-foot battery electric transit buses (BEBs). This contract includes a firm order for 80 vehicles, including 48 buses with New Flyer’s standard two-door configuration and 32 buses with an […] The post Boston-Area Transit Authority Orders 80 Electric Buses from New Flyer appeared first on NGT News.

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Report: Tyson Foods Dumped 371M Pounds of Waste into U.S. Waters Over 5 Years

Supply Chain Brain

The toxic waste includes chemicals such as nitrogen, phosphorous, chloride, oil, and cyanide, released into rivers and lakes between 2018 and 2022 in 17 states.

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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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Effective insurance, exacting analysis deliver Gary Schloo's success

Overdrive Online

With 30-plus years of small business behind him, Gary Schloo is the kind of owner-operator who can tell you at any time what his overall cost-per-mile is, down to the cent -- likewise what portion of that is tied up in fuel, tires, brakes, you name it.

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Rev Up Your Engines: Preparing for DOT Blitz Week 2024

Blue Grace Logistics

Rev Up Your Engines: Preparing for DOT Blitz Week 2024 Search Search BlueGrace Logistics - May 2, 2024 DOT Blitz Week 2024, also known as the DOT Week, is an annual event organized by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) that aims at promoting commercial vehicle safety through comprehensive roadside inspections. During this period, enforcement officials conduct thorough inspections of commercial vehicles across North America to ensure compliance with safety regulations.

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Toyota Invests $1.4 Billion in Indiana Plant to Produce New Battery Electric SUV

NGT News

Toyota will prepare for assembly of an all-new, three-row battery electric SUV in the U.S. as part of a new $1.4 billion investment in its Princeton, Indiana, facility, affirming the firm’s commitment to reinvesting profits in its U.S. operations and bringing total investment in Toyota Indiana to $8 billion. The investment will also create up […] The post Toyota Invests $1.4 Billion in Indiana Plant to Produce New Battery Electric SUV appeared first on NGT News.

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AI Attacks Are Becoming More Common in the Logistics Industry. What To Do About Them?

Supply Chain Brain

Financial losses from a cyberattack in the logistics industry include possible legal liabilities, disrupted operations, revenue loss and regulatory fines, but the costs don't stop there.

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Artificial Intelligence and the Transportation Industry

Artificial intelligence has quickly become a feature of everyday life: Using face ID to unlock a phone, communicating with online chatbots, and letting “smart” appliances help manage our homes are just a few of the ways that we interact with AI regularly. Forward-looking businesses are also using AI to transform their operations and gain a competitive edge.

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I-95 in CT closed for 'significant period' after explosion

Overdrive Online

At about 5:30 a.m. on I-95 in Norwalk, Connecticut, a tractor-trailer, a fuel truck and a passenger vehicle collided, causing a massive fire that's shuttered the interstate.

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May 1, 2024 Update

Freightos

Blog " * " indicates required fields Email * Comments This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. More Resources Home May 1, 2024 Update The Freightos Weekly Update helps you stay on top of the latest developments in international freight by giving you the rundown on the latest economic data, ocean and air demand trends, rate data – and anything else impacting the market.

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ALAN and Camelot 3PL Software at 2024 IWLA

Camelot 3PL Software

Summary Introduction at IWLA 2024: Geoff Greenhill, Director of Sales, introduces ALAN at the IWLA event in Orlando, Florida, highlighting their partnership and representatives Emilee Martichenko and Alexia Nobles from ALAN. Overview of ALAN: ALAN is short for the American Logistics Aid Network, is a nonprofit organization focused on disaster relief.

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How AI Can Power Eco-Friendly Deliveries

Supply Chain Brain

By harnessing AI for activities such as load optimization, route planning, predictive analytics and dynamic scheduling, businesses can start to find ways to trim their carbon footprint.

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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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Icom North America Secures Key Distribution Agreements with GM

NGT News

Icom North America, a provider of patented alternative fuel systems, tanks and components, has completed pivotal distribution agreements with General Motors. This milestone collaboration aims to accelerate the adoption of propane, natural gas and other alternative fuels across a wide spectrum of industries, including original equipment manufacturing (OEM) and aftermarket fleets, power generation, marine, agricultural, […] The post Icom North America Secures Key Distribution Agreements with

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How to Expand Your Business with Cross-Border Shipping to Mexico – LinkedIn Live

Blue Grace Logistics

Webinars Show Submenu Resources The Logistics Blog® Newsroom Whitepaper Case Study Webinars Indexes Search Search BlueGrace Logistics - May 2, 2024 LinkedIn Live Webinar On-Demand: How to Expand Your Business with Cross-Border Shipping to Mexico What’s the Topic? One of the most promising avenues for expanding business beyond borders lies in cross-border shipping to Mexico.

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Chief Carriers uses financial incentive, gamifying safety scores and new job opportunities for safety initiative

Commercial Carrier Journal

The Nebraska-based flatbed carrier started the program three years ago and has seen positive results in driver safety scores.

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