The Logistics Destination of Southern California

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As the sixth largest economy in the world 1 and the largest gateway for international trade and domestic commerce in the United States 2 , California continues to provide an ideal location for logistics solutions such as ocean transportation and distribution.

A Budding Industry: Recreational Marijuana is California's Newest Supply Chain


California’s Prop 64 marks a sea change in the effort to bring an entire industry out of the shadows, and everyone from pharmaceutical companies to big investment firms and app developers has been racing to cash in. However, as the sixth largest economy in the world and the country’s cannabis capital , California is in many ways poised to lead the development of the burgeoning legal industry, with expected sales of over $5B by 2019. Introduction.

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A Budding Industry: Recreational Marijuana is California's Newest Supply Chain


California’s Prop 64 marks a sea change in the effort to bring an entire industry out of the shadows, and everyone from pharmaceutical companies to big investment firms and app developers has been racing to cash in. However, as the sixth largest economy in the world and the country’s cannabis capital , California is in many ways poised to lead the development of the burgeoning legal industry, with expected sales of over $5B by 2019. Introduction.

Transportation Trends: What’s Ahead for Trucking with California’s Gig Economy Bill?


With Assembly Bill 5 signed into law, trucking firms in California are now assessing the impacts and figuring out how to comply with the fast-approaching January 2020 deadline. Of particular interest are the port trucking operations that support California’s goods-movement economy.

Transportation Trends: What’s Going on in the Trucking Industry?


Here are the top trucking trends that all shippers should be aware of, according to The American Transportation Research Institute. Coming into 2019, issues like the tariff wars, driver shortage, and rising freight rates were high on transportation managers’ radar screens.

California Trucking Association Combats State Contractor Test

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California Trucking Association Sues State. On October 25 th , the California Trucking Association and two independent owner-operators filed a lawsuit against the state of California over an unfair test adopted by the California Supreme Court. In April, the California Supreme Court adopted the ABC Test to determine if a worker is an employee or contractor within any industry. Are you looking for ways to optimize your transportation system?

2012: California Transparency in Supply Chains Act comes into effect


The Act was originally adopted by the State of California in 2010 and it requires impacted companies to disclose their efforts, if any, to ensure their direct supply chains are free from slave labor and human trafficking. According to UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime), human trafficking : involves an act of recruiting, transporting, transferring, harboring or receiving a person through a use of force, coercion or other means, for the purpose of exploiting them.

The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

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Produce season transportation can have an impact on your freight, even if you do not ship grains, fruits, or vegetables. Even if you don’t grow or ship produce, your transportation performance and spend can still be directly impacted. California.

Road Trip to California


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Transportation Innovation 2018


A lively discussion followed regarding how the technologies will affect the transportation and warehousing industries. As of February 26, 2018, California allows fully autonomous cars without safety drivers to test on public roads.

4 Companies Driving Transportation Technology Innovation


Historically, new technologies have been slow to come to, and be adopted by, the transportation industry. From software solutions to new vehicle concepts, awesome ideas are making the transportation industry more efficient, safer, and profitable.

Insights into the FedEx Ground Ruling in California and Oregon

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Report: Trends in the Transportation Industry. The post Insights into the FedEx Ground Ruling in California and Oregon appeared first on Tompkins International. By Lisa Kennedy. Project Manager, Tompkins International. It was inevitable.

Trending Transportation News: May 2016

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California Invests in Zero-Emissions Trucks. The state of California is awarding $23.6 Transportation NewsDriver Shortage Worsens for Truckload Fleets. For the year, turnover averaged 79% at smaller fleets and nearly 95% at larger fleets. The turnover rate shows that the driver market remains a serious challenge for truckload fleets. Among LTL operators, turnover was 11% for the fourth quarter and for the full year of 2015. Haven’t felt the effects of the driver shortage?

Keeping Your Supply Chain Ahead of Winter Weather This Holiday Season


It revealed that regions from southwest Oregon into California, the Great Basin, Desert Southwest and […]. Blog Holiday Truck Drivers Visibility Weather Challenges kuebix Snow TMS Transportation Management weather Winter

TMS Optimization: Transitioning from “Nice to Have” to “Must Have”

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In practice, however, relatively few companies are using optimization technology, particularly in transportation. What factors are shifting transportation optimization from a “nice to have” to a “must have” capability? Why is transportation optimization key today? The underlying theme of these examples is that they induce more cost in transportation, and that leads to the need for optimization.

This Week in Logistics News (November 12-16, 2018)

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Here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) Mobilizes For California Fires. California Fires: How Can Logistics Professionals Help? ALAN is now seeking support in response to the California fires.

Let’s Celebrate: The Western Growers Transportation Program Turns 10

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Let’s Celebrate: The Western Growers Transportation Program Turns 10.Transportfolio. Transportation is (and always has been) a fundamental issue for fresh produce. So we created the Western Growers Transportation Program (WGTP). Creating a transportation program for members.

Increasing Transportation and Logistics Sales Using CRM with Troy Goode

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Podcast Summary: In this podcast, Joe interviews Troy Goode, Co-Founder and CTO of Lanetix, about increasing transportation and logistics sales for companies using customer relationship management (CRM). Lanetix catering only to the transportation and logistics industry.

Rhode Island Named Bottom State for Infrastructure and Transportation as US Underinvestment Takes Toll


To address these problems the tiny state is taking on a $5 billion programme to try and overhaul the transportation network by 2025, a cost equivalent to nearly $5,000 per citizen. US News Best States for Transportation Rank. California. California. #41.

The Drought Strains Supply and Demand

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California is no stranger to drought conditions. Transportation. Distribution Supply Chain Sustainability TransportationThe lack of rainfall continues to affect the area and threaten the residents and businesses residing in the area. Read more. 09/29/2015. Distribution.

Combating Intermodal Market Challenges & Costs

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And don’t expect this trend to change anytime soon; in fact, many railroads and carriers anticipate that surge charges in constrained markets, such as Chicago, Southern California, Northern California and the Pacific Northwest, will be the highest seen in many years.

How Delivery Companies Can Use Routing Optimization to Offset AB5

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How California’s new “gig economy” law is pushing companies that manage or rely on local transportation to rethink the way they route, schedule, and assign their delivery routes.

The Logistics Sector Leans in to 2050 Climate Goals

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Featured Sustainability Transportation climate change emissions disclosure in freight transportation Global Climate Action Summitate MIT Center Transportation & Logistics MIT Sustainable Supply Chains science-based transportation emissions targets

Driverless Trucks: Heading Somewhere or Nowhere Quickly?

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Those are two of the most common questions I hear about driverless trucks, or to use the term preferred by the Department of Transportation, autonomous vehicles, which includes both cars and trucks. “It’s What impact will driverless trucks have on transportation management systems?

This Week in Logistics News (September 12-16, 2016)

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If so, I invite you to attend two of the sessions that I am participating in, both related to transportation management: TMS 4 SMB: A Case Study with Carhartt. Baidu receives approval from California DMV to test self-driving cars (Reuters).

This Week in Logistics News (October 17-21, 2016)

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Google, automakers object to California rules for self-driving cars (Reuters). Acquires IDS Transportation Services, LLC. Department of Transportation (DOT) issued federal policy for the safe testing and deployment of automated vehicles. How was the JDRF Death Valley Ride ?

Key Transportation Takeaways From the Midterms

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Midterm Elections Mean for Transportation. From tight governor races to questions about which party would make up the majority in the House and Senate, the results of these elections may spell out big changes for many areas of United States public policy, including transportation policy. Many key propositions, funding measures, and transportation policymakers were on the ballot this election season, ushering in potential changes for the transportation industry.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

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Read more on infrastructure funding and other relevant transportation industry news in this month’s Market Update, and then share your thoughts on these topics. California has the country’s most expensive diesel at $3.156 per gallon, followed by the Central Atlantic region at $3.11.

6 Emerging Trends In Supply Chain and A Deeper Look into Driverless Vehicles


Editor's Note: Today's blog is from our friend Kevin Hill with Quality Scales Unlimited who shares his expertise regarding the key trends in supply chain and transportation management. . This is the value of having a transportation network. Supply Chain Transportation Management Trend

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Above the Fold: Trucking Company Failures on the Rise

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Six trucking companies have gone out of business since the beginning of 2019, including NEMF, Falcon Transport, Williams Trucking, and A.L.A. of California last week.

From Vine to Glass: Wine Supply Chain

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From California to New Jersey, North America produces some of the best wines in the world with popularity increasing year-over-year. Distribution Supply Chain Transportation 3pl

This Week in Logistics News (October 9-13, 2017)

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California proposes altering regulations to allow driverless vehicles (CCJ). If you’re a transportation executive, you already know what’s happening in the market today: capacity is tightening and rates are climbing.

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Global shipping trends: What to expect in 2020

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trade war and the trade conflict between Japan and Korea, these and other disruptions caused serious challenges to the transportation industry. Significant investment in technology and transportation platforms continue to accelerate across the industry.

Peak Time or Holiday Shipping: Strategies & Tips to Stay Sane, Mitigate Extra Costs, & Keep Customers Happy


Editor’s Note: This is our second post in a two part series about how to get your logistics and transportation practices in order in time for holiday shipping or peak season crunches. Holiday shipping prices going INTO California and heading west are looking good.

This Week in Logistics News (June 30 – July 4, 2014)

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Costco’s CEO, for instance, flew out to Google’s Mountain View, California campus to meet with Google CEO Larry Page before agreeing to participate in the Google Shopping Express program. Robinson , will discuss The Latest on Transportation Funding and Regulations.

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