Team drivers lean on pets for exercise and stress release

Fleet Owner

Exercise is a big reason. "It's 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? It's a lot of things," said Cynthia Caldwell, who drives with her husband Tys

San Diego MTS Exercises Options for 26 CNG Buses

NGT News

says the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) has exercised options for 26 Xcelsior compressed natural gas (CNG) 60-foot, heavy-duty transit buses, converted from New Flyer’s backlog. The post San Diego MTS Exercises Options for 26 CNG Buses appeared first on NGT News. New Flyer of America Inc.


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Getting outside for exercise not an option? Portable stepper machine fills the gap for this operator

Overdrive Online

Uncategorized exercise health marcy MS69 mini stepper Martin Hill portable-stepper walkingEarlier this year, trucker Martin Hill and his wife put to use a new stepper machine in the truck, which weighs about 15 pounds and utilizes hydraulic shocks to provide resistance, and comes with resistance bands for the upper body that can be employed as well. .

Identical twins – a trucker and an athlete – show benefits of exercise

Fleet Owner

The results indicate that our life choices, as opposed to our genetic makeup, may play a larger role in our health and lifespan

Team drivers lean on their furry friends for exercise and stress release

Fleet Owner

Exercise is a big reason. "It's 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? It's a lot of things," said Cynthia Caldwell, who drives with her husband Tys

Exercised your fast-pitch technique lately?

Overdrive Online

Keep the Friday, 9 p.m., time in your mind if you want an opportunity to send small fleet owner and GATS parking community organizer Les Willis into the frigid waters of the dunk tank -- in exchange for your donation to the St. Christopher fund. It's part of this unique happening at GATS for attendees trucking in for the 2019 show

The Flipkart story: a $20bn exercise in smokes and mirrors

The LoadStar

The post The Flipkart story: a $20bn exercise in smokes and mirrors appeared first on The Loadstar. The latest news out of the vibrant Indian e-commerce sector is that US retail giant Walmart appears to be on the verge of the country’s largest homegrown start-up – Flipkart. It is a move that would likely bring the ongoing turf war between Amazon and Walmart into the sub-continent and is expected to cost the US retailer around $20bn. But what is it actually buying?

The Performance Review as a Tool for Mentoring

Material Handling and Logistics

The review process should be much more than just a ‘check the box’ kind of exercise

ELDs and trucking: A pain in the neck (and back and elsewhere)

Fleet Owner

More drivers are experiencing prolonged sitting, lack of exercise, poor posture, road vibration and increased stress and tension made worse by new HOS and ELD rules and parking shortages

FedEx Freight expands FedEx Freight Direct service offering

Logistics Management

FedEx Freight describes FedEx Freight Direct as an e-commerce service that handles the delivery of bulky items like furniture, televisions, and exercise equipment, among other items

Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing – the Power and the Risk Mitigation- Part 1


Mitigating risk is a data-driven exercise, which is the kind of exercise I enjoy, especially when my efforts are augmented (along with my eyestrain), by increasingly intelligent AI machines empowered with cognitive technologies. As a Chief Financial Officer specializing in manufacturing, I enjoy working to mitigate a wide variety of risks.

Assess your Inventory Optimization Process with This Quiz


We hope it serves as a though-provoking exercise to improve your approach! . Inventory management has always been challenging. How much should we hold? How much is too much? How much is too little? The supply chain shocks of 2020 brought this challenge into focus.

RFID Technology for Orthopaedic Warehousing and Distribution

SIPMM Professional Publications

Orthopedic conditions treated operatively and non-operatively with medications, physical therapy, exercise, alternate therapies or by a host of surgical procedures, including some that are minimally invasive and thus less traumatic to the body than traditional open surgery. Orthopedics is the field of medicine that focuses on surgery on, or manipulation of, the musculoskeletal system.


Shipping Heavy Freight:  Four Functions You Should Ask a Fulfillment Center To Help With

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Once upon a time, most people would have thought twice before ordering furniture, a piece of exercise equipment, or a kitchen appliance online. Today, such heavy freight orders are commonplace. For example, according to a survey conducted by AlixPartners in 2016, 88% of consumers are willing to purchase an appliance online – a vast increase over the comparatively lower 62% that were open to it in 2012.

PR: TFI International closes $219m public offering

The LoadStar

Underwriters exercise over-allotment option in full. TFI International issued a total of 5,060,000 shares, including 660,000 shares following the exercise in full by the underwriters of their over-allotment option. PRESS RELEASE.

Staying healthy on the road as a new driver

Truck News

I often hear from people new to the industry who are afraid of gaining weight on the road, knowing that it can be difficult to eat well and exercise as a driver. If that’s you, I’m here to help! First, … Newsletter

Distribution Network Optimization: Modeling Tools Won’t Give You the Answer

Kane is Able

Warehouse optimization modeling exercises examine the upside of being closer to customers versus the downside of carrying more inventory in more locations. Distribution network optimization has become a white-hot topic these days as “the Amazon effect” leads businesses to evaluate how quickly they can get products to customers.

Size now matters to FedEx as it joins scramble for bulky home deliveries 

The LoadStar

The integrator has started trials of full-service home deliveries of items like washing machines, exercise bikes and sectional sofas in six areas in the US through FedEx Freight, the company’s LTL arm. . Increasingly consumers are ordering things like exercise equipment and household appliances online and extend their expectations for small parcel deliveries to this segment, requiring fast transit times and flexible scheduling options, noted.

Import Compliance 101: Following Four Basic Principles

Supply Chain Brain

Failure to exercise reasonable care in this effort can result in long delays in the release of merchandise, and the imposition of stiff penalties Importers bear the burden of complying with all U.S. laws and regulations when their goods enter the country.

‘Strong Q3 performance’ expected from ocean carriers in a ‘fresh dynamic’

The LoadStar

Mr Jensen told The Loadstar the “change of behaviour” by carriers during the pandemic, with container lines exercising judicious capacity management that, combined with.

Government urged to avoid "short-sighted protectionism" in ensuring supply chain resilience

247 Customs Broker

[og_img] The International Trade Committee has urged government exercise caution over onshoring as a potential solution to the supply-chain vulnerabilities exposed by Covid-19 A report… The post Government urged to avoid "short-sighted protectionism" in ensuring supply chain resilience appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

Government urged to avoid "short-sighted protectionism" in ensuring supply chain resilience – Logistics Manager Magazine

247 Customs Broker

Convey and CommerceHub tout new strategic relationship

Logistics Management

At the core of this relationship, the companies said that retailers using CommerceHub’s drop-ship platform and network to expand product selections will now be able to leverage Convey’s active delivery management offering to drive new revenue growth opportunities for various product categories that, they said, “require complex delivery orchestration,” for sectors like furniture, exercise equipment, and high-end electronics

3 Critical Supply Chain Risk Questions Your Organization Should Be Asking


These assessments analyze your maturity level across people, processes, technology, and partners with self-assessment exercises, and provide you with a road map to achieve your desired, risk-reduced future state. Supply chain risk comes in many forms. Now more than ever, it's critical for organizations to identify and reduce these risk factors, while maturing their ability to react to changing dynamics. This flexibility requires visibility, capability and resilience.

Lower driver turnover and showcase your stars

Truck News

This exercise will reveal your company’s strengths and weaknesses, providing an opportunity to improve overall. It’s time to get much more granular when measuring driver turnover. To do this, first focus on sub-categories such as: dispatch board; company driver vs. owner-operators; and entry-level drivers. Note that it is imperative to include all drivers in these calculations, whether […]. Business Management Human Resources Newsletter

Hexagon Signs Contract for X-STORE Transport Modules

NGT News

million and includes additional purchase options that, if exercised, will bring the total value of the […]. Hexagon Purus has signed a contract with a major U.S.

Boeing and SunExpress Sign Order for 10 Additional 737 MAX Airplanes

247 Customs Broker

Boeing together with SunExpress, a Turkish airline recently announced at the Dubai Airshow, that the airline is exercising options for 10 additional Boeing 737 MAX… The post Boeing and SunExpress Sign Order for 10 Additional 737 MAX Airplanes appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

Facility Safety: What Could Go Wrong? Can You Answer These Four Questions?

Logistics Viewpoints

Nevertheless, understanding the most rigorous safety processes, and being able to appropriately adopt them to less hazardous facilities, is a worthwhile exercise. An oil depot is an especially hazardous form of warehouse. The standards and processes involved to ensure safety in these facilities may be too onerous for many industries.

Workaholic, daydreamer, recluse – which remote worker are you?

The LoadStar

While here at The Loadstar we are not too keen on the prescribed schedules, (light exercise at 7.15am is only possible if it involves picking up a coffee cup), recruitment firm Robert Walters has some good ideas for working from home – and finding out which kind of person you are. Something a little lighter for a holiday weekend.

ONE Contributes 4 Containers for use as Props in Disaster Management Drill

Logistics Manager

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) held a disaster management exercise for earthquake and collapsed buildings and as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity, Ocean Network Express ( ONE ) contributed to the exercise by providing 4 containers to help simulate the collapse of a 3-story building, by corresponding to the request from BMA. The exercise demonstrated the steps that need to be taken by responders when a building collapse.

DW: France announces second lockdown

The LoadStar

People can only leave home to go to work, to go to school, for a medical appointment, to give assistance to loved ones, for essential shopping or for physical exercise. Deutsche Welle reports: France will enter a new coronavirus lockdown on Friday until at least December 1. French President Emmanuel Macron announced the new restrictions in a speech from the Elysee palace after an emergency meeting. New restrictions.

Editor’s Note: Building the future that we want

247 Customs Broker

Caryn Livingston, Editor, Air Cargo World For an exercise in humility — not that this year lacks for those — it’s interesting to go back… The post Editor’s Note: Building the future that we want appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

FedEx beefs up home delivery services as e-commerce items get bulkier

The LoadStar

FedEx is trying to get a firmer grip on the growing volume of bulky goods, such as exercise equipment and home improvement items, shoppers are buying online and having delivered to their homes.

It’s Mental Health Week & UWT Has Some Tunes to Get You in a Good Mood

United World Transporation

Exercise. Moderate exercise is proven to increase your white blood cell count, which is what attacks viruses and boots your immune system. Long-haul truckers often spend 11 hours per day driving on the roads, and after factoring in sleep, it leaves them little time for exercise. Check out our Exercise Tips for Drivers for some simple body weight exercises that can be done anywhere. This week is Mental Health Week.

Ambitious Growth Plans? Your Customers Will Right-Size You

The Lean Thinker

Then ask “What is our plan to close this gap?” – and run the same exercise on executing that plan. I’ll call the title of this post “Dave’s Observation.”. He is reflecting his experience in varied industries that if a company grows beyond its ability to deliver quality product, on time, then order volume will drop until it reaches a point that performance returns.