How the Latest Government Shutdown Affects Today’s Transportation Professionals

Talking Logistics

Department of Transportation and future rulemaking. Department of Transportation (U.S. Often, cross-border freight requires approval from partner agencies — the U.S. As the shutdown continues, more cross-border freight delays will occur as well as some ancillary impact that motor carriers may see while the U.S. He monitors regulatory and legislative issues impacting the transportation and produce industries for C.H.

Freight Availability Remains High, Despite Declines

DAT Solutions

In fact, there were more load posts on DAT Load Boards from January through September 2015 than in any other year except 2014 -- which was an exceptional year in freight transportation. Rates are derived from DAT RateView and are based on actual rate agreements between freight brokers and carriers, on 65,000 point-to-point lanes across North America. 18-24, above, also shows favorable load-to-truck ratios in the Dakotas, but freight volume there is more moderate.

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Minnesota turkeys are stuffing outbound trucks

DAT Solutions

So it's no big surprise that the Minneapolis market area was also the land of a thousand loads (per day) in the first half of November, as fresh turkeys got stuffed into temp-controlled trailers during the run-up to Thanksgiving. There were also hundreds of trucks available, so the load-to-truck ratio out of Minneapolis didn't go above 5-to-1 last week, when the national average for reefers rose from 7.0 When you sit down to Thanksgiving dinner in the Midwestern U.S.,

There’s Something Happening Here (With Truck Drivers, Logistics Planning)

Supply Chain Collaborator

Join us for a look back at the intersection of trucking, civil unrest and an examination of how logistics planning and management software helps keep freight moving in spite of upheaval and disruption. The images of truck driver Reginald Denny pulled from his tractor and beaten to near death during the LA Riots in 1992 are eerily similar to the beating of driver, Bogdan Vecherko on a freeway bridge in Minneapolis this week.

28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

6 River Systems

Our supply chain involves a contract manufacturer, a third-party testing facility, warehouses to store inventory and a freighting company. For example, if my contract manufacturer is late with an order it can cause me to incur excess costs with the freighting and warehousing companies, respectively. As if this wasn’t enough, transportation costs are rising and forcing companies to constantly adjust and optimize. Freight capacity — how long will equilibrium last?

4 Reasons We Love the Drivers Who Keep Our World Moving

CH Robinson Transportfolio

– Bernt ‘Smitty’ Smith, capacity manager, Minneapolis Surface Transportation. Being able to impact their business by finding them freight to get them home is a perk of working with these professionals. I know what kinds of loads and lanes they prefer most, and enjoy finding freight I know will be good for their business. 4 Reasons We Love the Drivers Who Keep Our World Moving.

This Week in Logistics News (May 8-12, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Oracle Optimizes Global Transportation and Trade Compliance Processes. Setback for Uber as European court advised to treat it as transport firm (Reuters). Target to test next-day delivery service in Minneapolis (Reuters). March 2017 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). 3PL Retail Supply Chain & Logistics Trends Supply Chain Technology Trends This Week in News Transportation Management Systems Airbus Alexa chatbots Cloud Logistics DHL drones.

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

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Target invests in Minneapolis start-up that helps retailers monitor supply chains (Star Tribune). Federal Judge Deals Swift Transportation Legal Setback (WSJ – sub. November 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). If Amazon has serious plans of realizing this idea, there’s already a company in the UK called Mole Solutions that has been working on creating “underground freight pipelines” since 2002.