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5 Freight Optimization Benefits in Multimodal Transportation

MercuryGate

Improving multimodal optimization and streamlining the shipping process from start to finish can unlock many perks for shippers. Freight optimization benefits and optimized logistics make it easier to overcome challenges with smart transportation solutions.

Diesel prices are likely to climb again soon

ShipLilly

Cost and viability implications for the logistics industry. There are indicators that the diesel price crisis is ongoing. Such indicators belie the expectations that the economy is slowing down. Instead, demand for diesel is increasing. Some countries are already grappling with a diesel shortage.

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The Current State of Imports and Exports

Blue Grace Logistics

Imports and exports are being disrupted by turbulence in the supply chain. What are the causes, impacts, and how can shippers successfully navigate this environment? What’s in the article: The Supply Chain Bullwhip. Impacts on imports and exports. The nearshoring trend.

The Days of Winging it on Order Fulfillment are Over

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

As an instrument-rated pilot that flies my own airplane, I’m struck constantly by the similarities between flying and running a fast-paced order fulfillment operation. Fulfillment Operations

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.

Editor’s Choice: 10 Reasons to Implement a Cloud Multi-Carrier Parcel Management System

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 Logistyx Technologies and looks at cloud multi-carrier parcel management systems.

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Transportation Requires More Digitization

Food Logistics

Dave Brajkovich, chief technical officer for NorthStar Digital Solutions, details why shippers need transparency from their carriers. Transportation / Trucking

Four Essential Supply Chain Management Tools

CLX Logistics

Every day, global supply chains increase in size and complexity as customer demands endlessly rise. To meet these demands, shippers need the right supply chain management tools with the flexibility to grow and scale as needed.

How will supply chain recover?

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Distribution Network Cost- A Mini Case Study

Logistics Bureau

You can access a recorded webinar about Distribution Network Costs on this link: [link]. ?. Related articles on this topic have appeared throughout our website, check them out: The 7 Principles of Warehouse and Distribution Centre Design. The Long and Short of Designing a Distribution Network.

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 Haul Story with Tim Henry

The Logistics of Logistics

Tim Henry and Joe Lynch discuss the Haul story. Tim is the Co-founder and CEO of Haul , a digital platform that connects certified and vetted commercial truck drivers with trucking companies looking for qualified drivers. About Tim Henry.

BD Achieves End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility

Logistics Viewpoints

Ever since COVID hit, supply chain executives have embraced supply chain risk management. Within this discipline, one of the toughest challenges is how to get visibility to problems arising across the extended supply network. Supply Chain Chaos is the New Norm.

Not enough trucks to mitigate effects of rail strike

Commercial Carrier Journal

The trucking industry is freight rail’s largest customer and delivers the last mile of virtually every product transported by rail. Regulations

ATRI seeks input on trucking’s top concerns

Fleet Owner

Research organization’s 2022 Top Industry Issues Survey is open through Oct. 7, with results to be revealed at ATA’s upcoming Management Conference in San Diego. Operations

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 Symtrain Story with Dan McCann

The Logistics of Logistics

Dan McCann and Joe Lynch discuss the Symtrain story. Dan is the CEO & Chief Learning Officer at Symtrain , an advanced AI-based training platform that is unlike any other. About Dan McCann.

This Week in Logistics News (September 3 – 9)

Logistics Viewpoints

Fall is here, hear the yell, back to school, ring the bell. These are the opening lines from one of my favorite songs, especially this time of year. And while it is not officially fall yet, summer vacation is over, and my kids are back to school and starting fall sports.

Sulphur cap has resulted in a 77% drop in SOx emissions from ships: IMO

Supply Chain and Logistics

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is blowing its horn about the last set of rules they put forth. The sulfur cap rules began on January 1, 2020. On January 1, 2023 a new set of rules will go into effect. … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Sustainability emissions imo2020 ocean shipping sulphur dioxide sustainability

Werner plans to buy 500 Cummins X15H hydrogen engines

Fleet Owner

Werner will integrate Cummins' hydrogen internal combustion engines and natural gas engines into its fleet in an effort to reduce its carbon footprint 55% by 2035. Emissions & Efficiency

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.

REPOST: The ROAR Logistics Story with Robert Rich

The Logistics of Logistics

Bob Rich and Joe Lynch discuss the ROAR Logistics story. Bob is the Founder and President of ROAR Logistics , a based logistics company that delivers world-class service by rail, ocean, air or road. About Bob Rich.

Weber Logistics Opens 418,000 Sq. Ft. Inland Empire DC in Perris, CA

West Coast and California Logistics

Weber Logistics has secured a 418,000-square-foot, omni-channel distribution center (DC) in Perris, CA. This new, multi-client facility is the company’s 8th DC in Southern California’s Inland Empire region, and its 17th facility in California. weber logistics news

BLS data indicates truck transportation employment growth may be slowing

Supply Chain and Logistics

This interesting article dissects the BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics) monthly report. Truck job growth might be slowing, but warehouse jobs are declining. Is that due to increased automation? Or is it due to fewer people wanting the jobs, when … Continue reading → Labor Economics Logistics Jobs labor economics transportation trucking trucking labor workforce changes

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U.S. Xpress absorbing Variant in company realignment plan

Commercial Carrier Journal

Xpress is rolling its once-lauded Variant subsidiary into its larger over-the-road operations segment as the fleet admits defeat on a tech-driven experiment that dropped utilization rates and sent turnover soaring. Business

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.

Lamb Fuels' recent growth fueled by business diversification

Overdrive Online

The Chula Vista, California-based petroleum-hauling fleet has grown from 14 trucks at the end of 2018 to 23 today, thanks in large part to the addition of new business units hauling aviation fuel and retail gasoline. Small Fleet Champ

Information Overload: What Does it Mean? How Can You Gain Control?

Talking Logistics

There is little doubt that using analytics for supply chain decision-making helps businesses improve operational, strategic, and tactical efficiency. And supply chain professionals receive massive volumes of internal and external data streams.

Uber Utilizes Nuro EVs for Autonomous Food Deliveries in California and Texas

NGT News

Uber Technologies Inc. and Nuro, an autonomous vehicle company, have signed a multi-year partnership to use Nuro’s autonomous, electric vehicles (EV) for food deliveries in the United States.

Best Fleets to Drive For opens up nominations for 2023 honors

Fleet Owner

Now in its 15th year, the contest recognizes U.S. and Canadian companies that provide a top culture and environment for truck drivers. Twenty fleets will be honored during TCA’s 2023 convention in March. Operations

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.

Autonomous trucking firm targeted in class action lawsuit

Commercial Carrier Journal

The lawsuit claims that TuSimple made false and misleading statements to the market, overstated its commitment to safety and concealed significant problems with its technology, leading to a decline in the company's stock prices. Equipment controls

Fleenor Bros. 2022 Kenworth W900 stands out with old-school paint scheme

Overdrive Online

Fleenor Bros. driver J.T. Picah, who has been with the company a little over three and a half years, showed one of the fleet’s newest rides, this 2022 Kenworth W900, at the 2022 Shell Rotella SuperRigs working truck show in Branson, Missouri, in June. Custom Rigs

Werner Enterprises Signs for 500 Hydrogen Engines from Cummins

NGT News

Transportation and logistics provider Werner Enterprises has signed a letter of intent to purchase 500 Cummins Inc. 15-liter hydrogen internal combustion engines upon availability.