2024

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If An 18-Year-Old Truck Driver Comes to Pick Up Your Shipment

Talking Logistics

It appears that few carriers are interested in training and hiring truck drivers younger than 21 years old. But that is okay, because it also appears that not many young people are interested in becoming a truck driver anyway. As John Gallagher reported in FreightWaves last month, “The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says only. Read more The post If An 18-Year-Old Truck Driver Comes to Pick Up Your Shipment appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Micro-Fulfillment – From Warehouse to Grocery Store

Food Logistics

The growth of consumers staying at home and buying food/merchandise online is not slowing down. Luckily, grocers have a wide range of technology and suppliers to move forward developing micro-fulfillment operations to satisfy the demand.

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Nurturing Career Growth in the New Era of Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

The supply chain discipline has become a C-suite concern that drives competitive advantage and customer excellence — one that requires expansive leadership skills and technical prowess.

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NOOA leasing program in battle with its first leased-on owner

Overdrive Online

The first-ever person to lease on with NOOA's "virtual carrier' operation isn't happy, and says he plans to sue, amid a social media flame war between the two parties. NOOA representatives, meanwhile, defend their contract.

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EROAD’s Guide to Running a Sustainable Trucking Business

Over the last three decades, emissions from new trucks have been reduced by more than 98 percent. In fact, it would take 60 of today’s trucks to generate the same level of emissions from a single truck in 1988. Despite these impressive improvements, many trucking businesses continue to seek methods to achieve sustainability goals in a viable, measurable way.

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GreenPower Introduces Electric Refrigerated Medium-Duty Delivery Truck

NGT News

GreenPower Motor Company Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of purpose-built, all-electric, zero-emission medium and heavy-duty vehicles, has unveiled the EV Star REEFERX, a new all-electric refrigerated medium-duty delivery truck. This vehicle is available for orders immediately. Built on GreenPower’s EV Star Cab & Chassis platform, the EV Star REEFERX is fully customizable with a lighter […] The post GreenPower Introduces Electric Refrigerated Medium-Duty Delivery Truck appea

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Psychological safety: The thing that changes everything

Truck News

If people don’t feel safe to be who they are at work – to make mistakes or ask for help – they are less likely to invest, participate fully, or […]

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AI in manufacturing

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

AI for manufacturers Using artificial intelligence (AI) in manufacturing can significantly improve productivity, reduce equipment failure, increase production efficiency and help identify new business opportunities. The use and discussion of AI has become common. A 2023 survey by McKinsey reported that 79 percent of all respondents had at least some exposure to gen AI, either for work or outside of work.

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Ensuring Safety on the Road: A Complete Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Checklist

Trux

For truck drivers and fleet operators, safety begins long before the vehicle hits the road. A thorough pre-trip inspection is essential to ensure the safety of the driver, the vehicle, and other road users.

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Boeing: The Turning Point(s)

The Lean Thinker

In early spring of 1999 I was sitting in a classroom at Boeing with a couple of dozen other employees. Everyone with a “management” job code was being sent to this session over a few weeks’ time. The topic was a major new direction for the company. From this point forward, management was to use “shareholder value” as the primary consideration for decisions.

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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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Key Factors Shaping Transportation Management in 2024

Talking Logistics

If you’re on the front lines of transportation management, you know that navigating the ebbs and flows of capacity and rates is a constant challenge, as is dealing with new regulations and changing customer requirements. How can you find the right balance between cost, service, and risk, while also ensuring compliance? That question is more. Read more The post Key Factors Shaping Transportation Management in 2024 appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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The Role of Medium-Duty EV Trucks During Peak Seasons

Food Logistics

All last-mile food deliveries should be made with electric vehicles (EVs) sooner rather than later. So, the big question is, why aren’t we there yet?

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Logistics Managers of Life

Food Logistics

At some point, we're all acting as the Buyer, the Planner, the Transportation Associate, the Shipper and sometimes the Engineer.

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Rock Stars of the Supply Chain: Disrupting Supply Chain Disruptions

Food Logistics

Supply chain rock stars are the backbone of the cold food chain. Meet the winner's of this year's Rock Stars of the Supply Chain award.

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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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U.K. Brexit Import Checks Delayed, Causing Confusion

Supply Chain Brain

Under the rules, medium- and high-risk products, which include meat and dairy products, as well as most plants, could be subject to checks at the borders for biosecurity.

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Free spaces now pay-to-park: The future of truck parking?

Overdrive Online

Truck Parking Club, the "AirBnB of truck parking," crosses a line, some truckers contend, by turning previously free spots at major truck stops to a pay-to-park model. A closer look shows new effort by TPC to respond, better manage a growing network.

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FMCSA's confusing excuse for not enforcing 'commercial' regs

Overdrive Online

FMCSA has been citing a judge's 2019 decision as blocking its ability to penalize bad actors among brokers and carriers for so-called "commercial" violations, but now they seem to admit that's not true.

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FMCSA forces transparency from Uber Freight after scam uncovered

Overdrive Online

After a small fleet owner caught scammers red-handed double brokering an Uber Freight load, FMCSA got involved and forced transparency from the broker, amid ongoing payment dispute.

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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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How AI Transforms Trade Classification and Compliance

Supply Chain Brain

The trading world is a perfect candidate for artificial intelligence-based tools and capabilities, to enhance the quality and productivity of classification and compliance.

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Supreme Court 'Chevron deference,' 'Comer Post' decisions: Trucking impact

Overdrive Online

Conservative court activists and business interests celebrate dealing a blow to federal agencies' power to regulate businesses. What does the end of so-called "Chevron deference" to regulators mean for FMCSA and EPA?

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Digital Threads: The Path to Sustainable Manufacturing

Supply Chain Brain

Growing environmental concerns, rising consumer expectations for ethical production, and increasing regulatory pressures are pushing businesses toward sustainable operations.

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Brake Safety Week set for late August

Overdrive Online

Possibly the biggest inspection initiative each year aside from International Roadcheck, Brake Safety Week will feature a keen focus on brakes and their related components.

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Brick & Mortar Retail Relevance: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

Let's set the record straight: in-store retail isn't dead - it's evolving! Faced with the digital age and the demands of omnichannel shopping, some retailers are thriving while others are struggling to adapt. Join Jay Black in this exclusive session as he explores the strategies that set successful stores apart, including: Crafting unique and unforgettable in-store experiences 🛍️ Mastering the art of retail demands 🛒 Navigating inventory challenges in today's climate 📦 an

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Five Stops on a Road Map to the ‘Perfect Order’

Supply Chain Brain

Companies planning longer-term fulfillment strategies for growth and resilience will need direction in reaching "order and delivery excellence," allowing them to move beyond siloed operations.

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How much money are freight brokers really making from truckers?

Overdrive Online

DAT's Ken Adamo tries to show that brokers take, on average, less than 15% of any load's full payment, but many owner-ops don't buy it as some even question the motives and tools running freight tech.

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FMCSA to overhaul registration system to stamp out fraud

Overdrive Online

FMCSA admitted its "very dated" registration system "desperately" needs to improve for truckers. Now, owner-ops and others may have to go through some additional hoops as the system revamps in the mission to tamp down fraud.

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How RFID and 2D Tags Will Drive Supply Chain Innovation

Supply Chain Brain

As retail operations become increasingly complex, the need arises for serialized data capture. That’s where tools like the 2D barcode and radio frequency identification come into play.

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How Intent Data Helps Marketers Convert A-List Accounts

One of the biggest challenges for any B2B marketer is understanding your prospects’ next move — who is most likely to buy and when. Without these insights, marketing campaigns can feel more like guesswork, with high investment and little return. We’re here to tell you there’s a better way. By tracking buyers’ digital footprints and online activity, such as website visits, product reviews, and spikes in content consumption, you can engage prospects with a message that really resonates.

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Who is really hauling all the cheap freight? Truckers weigh in

Overdrive Online

What's behind all the cut-rate freight? Foreign carriers evading taxes? A government subsidy scheme? Clueless carriers headed for the poor house? Overdrive readers weigh in.

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Cybersecurity Experts Fear Risks from Shein’s Supply Chain Technology

Supply Chain Brain

Shein plans to sell supply chain technology to companies around the world, raising fears that sensitive logistics and customer information could be seized by the Chinese government.

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Ikea v. Convoy: Lawsuit brings broker transparency

Overdrive Online

Ikea's lawsuit against Convoy reveals freight rates the mega shipper agreed to pay the broker, sometimes well above the average that brokers were paying owner-ops on the spot market at the time.

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