FreightWaves Classics: The Soo Line was founded to serve Twin Cities’ millers and ag interests

The Supply Chain Journal

The railroad was formed for a single purpose – to improve transportation options for millers in Minneapolis and St. Anthony was incorporated in 1849; Minneapolis was founded in 1867. The Minneapolis & St. Creating the Minneapolis, St. The Minneapolis & St.

FreightWaves Haul of Fame: ADM Trucking serves ADM and others

The Supply Chain Journal

Daniels began a linseed crushing business in Minneapolis in 1902. A few years later, ADM entered the barge freight business. To serve its own transportation needs ADM Trucking, Inc. This is an overview of ADM and its in-house fleet of trucks.


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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.

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.

3PLs should focus on their specialties

The Supply Chain Journal

Many third-party logistics providers (3PLs) will tell you freight takes serious hustle. Chasing after a wide variety of transactional freight — although lucrative at times — may risk spreading your services too thin. We work hard to focus on a customer’s entire freight spend.

FreightWaves Haul of Fame: Watkins Motor Lines grew for decades

The Supply Chain Journal

Arctic Express Inc embarked on its inaugural trip to Alaska from Minneapolis in December of that year. In 1963, the company’s holdings expanded further when it acquired Highway Transport, Inc.,

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.

Can cold chain keep up with hot demand?


The most intense segment of this will be the transportation and storage of the new COVID-19 vaccines, which require specific conditions to maintain their shelf-life, and thus efficacy. We're able to fly in some of our merchandise into the Minneapolis St.

Kansas City Southern bullish on late-2021 volumes

The Supply Chain Journal

Kansas City Southern (KCS) and CP announced plans last month to merge and are in the preliminary stages of a multimonth regulatory review before the Surface Transportation Board (STB). The facility will handle a type of Canadian crude product and KCS is working with CP to transport the crude.

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.

How Did Truckers Find Loads 40 Years Ago?

DAT Solutions

He liquidated the business in 1991, and in 1997 he and two other partners started another trucking company, Hiawatha Transport, which they later sold. Rather than retire, in 2010 Schultz accepted a job in the transportation division of Ashley Furniture, the world's largest furniture maker, based in Arcadia, Minnesota. At the top of each row was the name of the city where they would commonly deliver freight. Gene Schultz has been in the trucking business for nearly 60 years.

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)

Talking Logistics

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.