2024

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Energy Transition in Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply chain sustainability has become a very hot topic, but for a lot of people, there is uncertainty around its meaning. Now, more than ever, companies and countries are looking at their overall carbon footprint and trying to establish a path to be more environmentally friendly. A few ways companies can begin to offset their carbon footprint is to take a deeper look at product packaging, energy efficiency, alternative fuels, route optimization, and returns and recycling programs.

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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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Who’s Really in Your Supply Chain Network? 

Talking Logistics

There was a time when a business person’s Rolodex® was considered a treasure. Salesmen, PR agents, and many other professionals recorded names, addresses, phone numbers, and maybe fax numbers on 2 ¼” x 4” cards that were filed alphabetically on the wheel-shaped roll. For readers too young to know about this tool, it was first. Read more The post Who’s Really in Your Supply Chain Network?

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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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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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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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Stellantis Pro One Adds Mid-Size, Large Vans to Hydrogen Fuel Cell Lineup

NGT News

The Stellantis Pro One commercial vehicle lineup has expanded its production capabilities of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles with in-house production starting immediately on both mid-size and large van offers in Hordain (France) and Gliwice (Poland), respectively, boosting the company’s zero-emissions offerings. The extended lineup and increased in-house, industrial scale production of fuel cell vans helps […] The post Stellantis Pro One Adds Mid-Size, Large Vans to Hydrogen Fuel Cell Lineup a

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Red Sea and Suez Canal Shipping Crisis Update

Freightos

Blog " * " indicates required fields Email * Comments This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. More Resources Home Red Sea and Suez Canal Shipping Crisis Update Judah Levine Optimize your logistics tendering, vendor selection, negotiations, and procurement with Freightos Data Book a Demo Even with an international naval force in place, Houthi attacks on commercial vessels in the Red Sea continue.

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Provinces must work together to monitor carrier safety fitness

Truck News

The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) feels it’s time provinces and territories work together to monitor the safety fitness of carriers across the country.

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February 2024 Happiness in honor of Valentine’s Day

Women in Trucking

Women In Trucking Founder Ellen Voie encourages readers to make the entire month of February a happiness experience in honor of Saint Valentine.

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Rethinking Direct Materials Sourcing: The Tools You Need To Manage Costs, Risks and Sustainability

Direct materials sourcing is evolving, with procurement now tasked not only with cost efficiency but managing sustainability and risk management. The environment is marked by heightened demand and expectations, compounded by challenges such as rising input prices, supply chain disruptions and geopolitical tensions. While some embrace cutting-edge tools like AI and blockchain for global trade functions, others lag in technology adoption.

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5 Key Elements for a Fleet Safety Program

Linxup

Keeping your fleet safe is important, no matter how big or small your field service or delivery business is. Having a solid company fleet safety plan helps lower the chances of accidents, injuries, lawsuits, and financial losses. But it doesn't stop there. A thoughtful, and well-implemented fleet safety plan makes your business more efficient, productive, and respected.

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5G Holds Great Promise Across the Supply Chain, but Challenges Remain

Logistics Viewpoints

5G promises high bandwidth, low latency, and massive IoT device connectivity. For industry, the ability to better connect machines, objects, and devices is what is driving excitement for this technology. Patrick Arnold, a research analyst at ARC Advisory Group, says that suppliers of industrial solutions are responding by investing in new product design and incorporating 5G into their portfolios. “5G” is the 5th generation mobile network.

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NYC Plans New Shipping Hubs to Replace Existing Infrastructure, in Experiment

MTS Logistics

Local New York City-based blog Gothamist reported today that New York City is eyeing a transformative vision for how shipping and freight intersect and function across the city. NYC plans to transform six locations around the city’s waterfront into “hubs” for maritime shipping. The idea is to make it easier to complete shipments via waterways, not roads.

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U.S. E-commerce Logistics Report: Overcoming Barriers and Seizing Opportunities

Talking Logistics

The United States has established itself as an unrivaled leader in the North American e-commerce logistics market. This success is primarily driven by its cutting-edge technologies and robust infrastructure. Online sales in the country have experienced remarkable growth over the past decade, registering an impressive annual increase of 13% to 18%. This remarkable trajectory is.

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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 and Automation Are Poised to Revolutionize the Supply Chain Industry

Supply Chain Brain

In the last few years, the growing sophistication of artificial intelligence has brought unprecedented levels of precision, efficiency and innovation to supply chain management.

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State troopers indicted in CDL test bribery scheme

Overdrive Online

Massachusetts State Police indicted in scheme to give "horrible, brain dead" CDL applicants a pass in exchange for cash, bottled waters, a new snowblower, and even a driveway paving job.

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Court says sleeper berth time over 8 hours is compensable

Commercial Carrier Journal

The First Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a previous ruling that, under the Fair Labor Standards Act, team drivers should be paid for time spent in the sleeper berth beyond 8 hours because time spent there is to the benefit of the employer.

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GreenPower Appoints Monarch Truck Center as California Bay Area Dealer

NGT News

GreenPower Motor Company Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of purpose-built, all-electric, zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, has appointed Monarch Truck Center, a medium-duty truck dealer in the California Bay Area, as its commercial dealer serving the St. Clara, San Jose and Union City, California markets. As a dealer for GreenPower, Monarch will sell and rent/lease […] The post GreenPower Appoints Monarch Truck Center as California Bay Area Dealer appeared first on NGT Ne

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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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a look at world of concrete 2024 with trux!

Trux

Last month Trux sent a few of our team members out to Las Vegas to be on the show floor for the 50th World of Concrete Expo. World of Concrete is an annual event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries.

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Static vs Dynamic Routing: What’s the Difference?

WorkWave

Time To Read: 3 minutes Efficient route planning is crucial for optimizing operations and ensuring timely deliveries. Two primary methods, static routing and real-time dynamic routing, are often employed to achieve this goal. In this post, we’ll delve into the differences between these approaches and explore their unique benefits for businesses in delivery and transportation industries.

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What Does a 3PL Do?

Ship Monk

Learn All about Ecommerce Logistics and Fulfillment Of all the many things you do as an ecommerce brand owner, logistics and fulfillment are often afterthoughts — as in, let’s worry about that after the orders start coming in. Yet, like it or not, you find yourself spending a disproportionate amount of time on those two things. We’re talking about tasks like making sure your inventory is stored safely where it needs to be and that you have enough of it to fill orders.

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Why “360 Visibility” is Critical for Comprehensive Fleet Management

Linxup

In the fast-paced world of fleet-based businesses, thriving in today's competitive landscape requires a keen focus on efficiency and effectiveness. Every decision, every passing minute, and every hard-earned dollar play a pivotal role. Mere reactions to problems after they occur are no longer sufficient to ensure sustained profitability. What you truly need is a comprehensive fleet management solution, a reliable partner that grants you 360 visibility.

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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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Tesla Semis Don’t Have Full Autopilot (and That’s a Very Good Thing)

Logistics Viewpoints

The much-delayed Tesla Semi has finally hit the road. The Semi started its first consumer deliveries in 2022. The vehicles have only been delivered to one customer – PepsiCo. Since then, the PepsiCo’s Tesla Semi fleet has grown to almost 100 vehicles. The Tesla Semi is a battery electric Class 8 semi-truck built by Tesla. Unlike Tesla’s electric cars the Semi does not support an upgrade to Enhanced Autopilot.

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The Future of Drone Delivery: Trends, Advantages, and Challenges

MTS Logistics

Drone delivery, once looked at as the pinnacle of logistics innovation, has not yet achieved the widespread adoption anticipated by early advocates. Nonetheless, it continues to captivate the interest of numerous companies as a promising realm for investment and advancement. Offering the allure of expedited, streamlined, and environmentally conscious delivery options, drone delivery stands as an area of logistics full of potential.

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Can You Have Too Much Supply Chain Visibility?

Talking Logistics

You’ve probably heard the phrase “Too much of a good thing,” which the Grammarist defines as “an excessive amount that becomes overwhelming or harmful, rather than helpful or pleasurable.” The phrase popped into my head the other night as I helped myself to another serving of ice cream. In case you’re wondering, you can’t have. Read more The post Can You Have Too Much Supply Chain Visibility?

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How 3D Printing Will Change Supply Chains and Improve Sustainability

Supply Chain Brain

As the technology has advanced and become more available, 3D printing is expected to become an integral part of many industries’ operations and could ultimately help companies achieve sustainability goals.

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Exploring the Advantages and Hurdles of Direct Store Deliveries

Direct Store Delivery, or DSD, is a common practice among global suppliers and retailers – like PepsiCo, Frito Lay, CVS, and Dollar General – and its popularity is growing, with the global DSD market expected to reach $1.19 trillion by 2027. Download this eBook for exclusive insights into direct store deliveries, challenges, benefits, and future trends.

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Roadcheck set for May 14-16 with two focus areas

Overdrive Online

CVSA's International Roadcheck will be held May 14-16. For trucks, inspectors will focus specifically on the tractor protection valve, trailer supply valve and anti-bleed back valve, which may be overlooked during trip and roadside inspections.

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AIM Transportation named CCJ 2024 Innovator of the Year

Commercial Carrier Journal

Commercial Carrier Journal has named Aim Transportation its 2024 CCJ Innovator of the Year for the development and deployment of a text-based mobile app feature for over-the-road maintenance calls.

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Seattle Transit Company Orders 33 Electric Buses from Alexander Dennis

NGT News

Alexander Dennis Ltd., a subsidiary of independent bus and coach manufacturer NFI Group Inc., says that Sound Transit, which provides regional transit in the Seattle metropolitan area, has placed a firm order for 33 zero-emission Enviro500EV buses. These double-deck buses for Sound Transit are scheduled for delivery in 2026 by Alexander Dennis Inc., the U.S. […] The post Seattle Transit Company Orders 33 Electric Buses from Alexander Dennis appeared first on NGT News.

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