What Happens To Your Freight During A Natural Disaster?

Freight Center

It begs the question: what happens to your freight during a natural disaster? The logistics industry is ready when disaster strikes. This could be from debris or flooding, especially since freight trucking is the most common mode of transport. Despite delayed delivery times, rest assured that your freight is out of harm’s way and trust your carrier’s disaster preparedness. Air shipments were re-routed through surrounding hubs—Atlanta, Chicago, and Dallas/Fort Worth.

This Week in Logistics News (April 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Trucking Stocks Tumble on Downgrade, Pricing Outlook (WSJ- sub. Descartes Showcases Logistics Technology Platform Innovations at Global User and Partner Conference. MercuryGate Launches Global, Omni-modal Freight Procurement Solution. McLeod Software Unveils New Business Process Automation Solutions for Logistics Companies.

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Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

Talking Logistics

But while we are in the midst of a season notorious for a spike in cargo thefts , there are a few precautions you can take to protect your freight. Remember that freight at rest is freight at risk. The more time freight spends sitting unattended, the likelier the chances are for truckload theft. Try to keep the amount freight that’s shipped out over weekends to a minimum, or work with your carriers to avoid prolonged stretches in drop yards.

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This Week in Logistics News (May 7-11, 2018)

Talking Logistics

My wife often jokes that she is the VP of Supply Chain and Logistics in our family. Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Uber teams with NASA to make flying cars a reality (CNN). Freight Operators Dismiss Threat of Digital Startups (WSJ – sub. Robinson launching a trans-Eurasian rail freight service between China and Europe. But it’s no joke, it’s true.

Which States are Making the Grade in Logistics?

Material Handling and Logistics

The 2018 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card , conducted by Conexus Indiana for the Ball State University Center for Business and Economic Research, rates U.S. Illinois is the only state that has all seven Class I freight railroads. It is the 3rd largest in total freight railroads.

2019 – The Year of Amazon Air

Logistics Trends and Insights

Regional Air Hub at the Fort Worth Alliance Airport opens. As Amazon’s investments at the Chicago Rockford Airport come to a completion, its contractor, Pinnacle Logistics announced it would lay off around 1,400 workers as Amazon brings those jobs in-house.

Why Chattanooga is the Silicon Valley of Trucking with Craig Fuller

The Logistics of Logistics

FreightWaves is the leading Freight Intel provider, offering current digital intelligence and context to the freight community on a central platform. [03:50] I’ve noticed that to write about logistics, you have to know logistics. This city has more people connected to logistics per capita than any other city in America. 35:41] Are there companies that are moving to Chattanooga because that’s where the logistics community is?

REPOST: Why Chattanooga is the Silicon Valley of Trucking with Craig Fuller

The Logistics of Logistics

Craig Fuller is CEO and Founder of FreightWaves, the only freight-focused organization that delivers a complete and comprehensive view of the freight and logistics market. FreightWaves is the leading freight intelligence provider, offering current digital intelligence and context to the freight community on a central platform. FreightWaves.com, the company’s news site, is the leading provider of news and commentary for the transportation and logistics space.

Storms and Rising Fuel Costs Put Pressure on Flatbed Rates

DAT Solutions

Rates rose across the region, with shippers moving freight out of the way of the coming storm. Transportation and logistics professionals are urged to contact the American Logistics Aid Network , if you can help provide trucks, trailers, or warehouse space. Volumes have bounced back in Fort Worth , but the lane to Houston dropped to $2.27 Flatbed rates haven’t moved much in the past month, but that could change in the coming weeks.