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What does 'the messy middle' really mean?

Fleet Owner

If fleets keep in mind that there is no one right answer to the issue of decarbonization, they will be more willing to jump into the middle—even if it is messy. Perspectives / IdeaXchange


Top Five Transportation Trends

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply chain disruptions have brought about an age of innovation. From a transportation standpoint, this has included major technological advancements. Last week, I gave the keynote presentation at the Dangerous Goods Symposium , sponsored by LabelMaster and the DG Exchange.

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Steering the Next Generation Toward Careers in Trucking

Food Logistics

Attracting young people into professional trucking careers has become a five-alarm fire situation. Learn more at this week's International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA)'s Distribution Solutions Conference. Transportation / Trucking

Fulfillment Outsourcing: 10 Questions to Ask a Fulfillment Center Operator

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Your choice of a fulfillment center partner is one of the most critical choices you will make. But what are the questions to ask a fulfillment center operator? Many fulfillment RFPs regurgitate the same tired questions and fail to get at the core issues.

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.

Video: How warehouse slotting can improve efficiency

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Looking to improve the efficiency of your warehousing operations? You may want to pay closer attention to warehouse slotting. Slotting in the warehouse refers to the placement of products to reflect their velocity and to reduce travel time by order pickers.

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Bad brakes, false logs were most common 2022 Roadcheck violations

Fleet Owner

CVSA’s International Roadcheck put around 12,000 trucks and 4,000 drivers out of service during the North American safety blitz. Brake systems and tires were cited the most on vehicles, while false logs and wrong license class took out the most drivers. Safety

10 questions to ask an outside service provider

Fleet Owner

If you're going to trust an outside service provider with your equipment, make sure you're asking them these questions. Perspectives / IdeaXchange


How to Calculate Beginning Inventory and Why You Should Track It

Ship Monk

There are a lot of accounting terms thrown around when describing eCommerce inventory: merchandise inventory , WIP inventory , ending inventory , and beginning inventory to name just a few. Unless you’re a CPA, the differences are subtle and can be confusing.

Will Cloud Computing in Logistics Replace On-Premises Systems for Good?

Logistics Viewpoints

Cloud computing has spurred a revolution in private and business applications over the past decade. Today, data and software programs can be saved or run in any data processing center in the world. Everything is operated via the internet, completely independent of the location or device.

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 TraylorTranspo Story with Brittany Traylor

The Logistics of Logistics

Brittany Traylor and Joe Lynch discuss the TraylorTranspo story. Brittany is the CEO of TraylorTranspo LLC , an asset light brokerage that specializes in power-only moves, which typically means the carrier provides the tractor and the shipper provides the trailer. About Brittany Traylor.

Lowering the Minimum Age of Interstate Truck Drivers to 18

Talking Logistics

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that was signed into law in the US last year includes funding for setting up an apprenticeship pilot program for commercial driver’s license holders under the age of 21 to operate in interstate commerce.

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Highlights Benefits, Challenges of Trucking Industry

Food Logistics

67% of truck driver surveyed agree that they feel their job is appreciated, yet 83% experience daily challenges with recent increases in fuel prices. Transportation / Trucking

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This Week in Logistics News (September 10 – 16)

Logistics Viewpoints

Earlier this week, I was listening to Morning Addition on WBUR Boston. One of the guests was discussing the new words that were added to the Merriam Webster dictionary in September. In all, 370 new words were added.

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.

Ocean Freight Survival Guide with Nathan Strang

The Logistics of Logistics

Nathan Strang and Joe Lynch discuss the challenging shipping environment and why shippers need an ocean freight survival guide. Nathan is the Director of Ocean Trade Lane Management at Flexport , the operating system for global trade. About Nathan Strang.

5 Things a Transportation Management System Can’t Do

Talking Logistics

Think of everything that is happening outside the four walls of any shipper, manufacturer, or distributor.

Top Reasons to Appreciate Truck Drivers

Blue Grace Logistics

In honor of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week , we’re taking a moment to show our gratitude and pay respect to all the professional truck drivers for all that they do. Life just wouldn’t be the same without them. What’s in the article: How the economy relies on Truck Drivers.

Feds dodging US-flag ship cargo rules, GAO reveals

Supply Chain and Logistics

The General Accounting Office (GAO), the branch of the US government that audits agencies, has found that the US Maritime Administration (MARAD) has not been following the Jones Act rules for cabotage. Cabotage is a type of regulation that mandates … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping cabotage Jones Act MARAD military supply supply chains

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.

3 Freight Trends to Watch with Ryan Schreiber

The Logistics of Logistics

Ryan Schreiber and Joe Lynch discuss 3 freight trends to watch.

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Rail strike would be 'polar vortex-level shock" to freight market

Commercial Carrier Journal

A looming railroad strike could have a historically significant impact on the U.S. economy and will influence every on-highway transport mode to some degree. Economic trends

Father-daughter team drivers take family life on the road

Fleet Owner

UPS tractor-trailer drivers Jim and Raquel Sanchez are the company's first father-daughter sleeper team on the West Coast. Jim has provided for his family of five with trucking, and the two share excitement in continuing that legacy. For the Driver

IMO’s Carbon Intensity Indicator comes in for further criticism

Supply Chain and Logistics

A critique of the International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s new Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) which comes into effect January 1, 2023. The CII assigns a rating to ships based on their carbon efficiency. It takes into account their actual trips rather … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Sustainability carbon intensity CII CO2 intensity IMO ocean shipping regulations sustainability

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.

Ask Not What Will Happen In the Transportation Market Next Year

Talking Logistics

What do you think is going to happen in the transportation market next year? I get asked that question a lot this time of the year. It happened at dinner this past Monday night at the Deliver 2022 conference. My answer is always the same: I have no idea. Neither does anybody else, at least.

Gen Z seeks tech, purpose from trucking jobs

Commercial Carrier Journal

Panelists discuss what Gen Z finds appealing about trucking careers and how carriers can use that to market to the youngest generation in the workforce. Workforce

What is eCommerce Order Fulfillment?

Ship Monk

Fulfillment means different things to different people. To a pastry chef, seeing a souffle rise in the oven is fulfillment. To an aerospace engineer, seeing their rocket breach the stratosphere is fulfillment. To an eCommerce entrepreneur, having their brand grow and scale is fulfillment.

Monopolist gatekeepers keeping warehouse power in the shade

Supply Chain and Logistics

In the UK, using warehouse roofs for solar power could produce over 13 trillion watt-hours of energy. Even one-third of this would fulfill the UK’s commitment for 2030. The issue: regulators have handed power over who and how to connect … Continue reading → Logistics Sustainability Uncategorized regulations rooftop solar solar energy sustainability warehousing

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.

Overdrive's Pride & Polish virtual truck show voting now open

Overdrive Online

Overdrive readers can now vote to determine the finalists in each of seven categories -- Working Bobtail, 2014 & Older; Working Bobtail, 2015 & Newer; Working Combo, 2011 & Older; Working Combo, 2012 & Newer; Antique; Interior; and Limited Mileage. Pride & Polish

Expect 'immediate' impact on freight volume, rates if rail strikes

Commercial Carrier Journal

The last two rail work-stoppages, 30 years ago, combined to last for three days before Congressional action ended them both. Economic trends

CSCMP Sessions Highlight MercuryGate’s Last Mile Delivery Optimization


CSCMP’s 2022 EDGE Supply Chain Conference and Exhibition takes place in Nashville Sept. 18-21. This year’s event promises to deliver impactful content on today’s most pressing supply chain issues, including last mile delivery optimization.