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

PINC

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. Growing demand for truck transportation over the past year has exacerbated industry capacity constraints as carriers continue to struggle with recruiting and retaining a qualified truck driver workforce.

Supply chains on film

Supply Chain Movement

Transportation against the clock. In Sorcerer (1977), drivers are tasked with transporting creates of explosive nitroglycerin through the South American jungle in two old trucks. Transport can be dangerous. The comedy film Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (1987) presents a very amusing view of how much can go wrong during a trip for Thanksgiving and just how many alternative modes of transport there are – right down to a refrigerated milk truck.

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The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

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. Indiana.

Introducing the Journal of Supply Chain Management (Guest Post by the Co-Editors-in-Chief)

SCM Research

Brian Fugate is the Oren Harris Chair in Transportation, Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management at the University of Arkansas, United States. and Myra Louise Professor of Manufacturing Management at Indiana University, United States. In today’s guest post, Mark Pagell, Brian Fugate and Barbra Flynn highlight what will guide them in their tenure as the new Co-Editors-in-Chief of the Journal of Supply Chain Management.

Introducing the Journal of Supply Chain Management (Guest Post by the Co-Editors-in-Chief)

SCM Research

Brian Fugate is the Oren Harris Chair in Transportation, Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management at the University of Arkansas, United States. and Myra Louise Professor of Manufacturing Management at Indiana University, United States. In today’s guest post, Mark Pagell, Brian Fugate and Barbara Flynn highlight what will guide them in their tenure as the new Co-Editors-in-Chief of the Journal of Supply Chain Management.

Reconfiguring the Automotive Post Pandemic Supply Chain

Logistics Trends and Insights

GM, for example, partnered with Ventec Life Systems to produce ventilators in its facility in Kokomo, Indiana, while face masks are being made in a facility in Warren, Michigan. Because of the unevenness and uncertainty in sourcing parts, transportation capacity and warehousing availability, the use of 4PLs will increase. The year started off promising for the automotive industry however, like everything in its path, the coronavirus pandemic has dealt a cruel blow to the industry.

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?

AB&R

Indiana. Asset Management Blog Inventory Management Managed Services Manufacturing RFID Transportation & Logistics asset management barcode verification compliance labeling GS1 harsh environment labeling UDIWhen you hear the word compliance , what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Here is a good question to help you understand what compliance should look like in your organization. What are your customer, partner, regulatory, and vendor expectations?”.

Procurement & Suppliers: Paying Attention to Terms & Conditions to Keep Supplier Relations Postitive

Cerasis

For example, in one Indiana case, Tyler Pipe Industries, Inc. After several years of litigation and after both sides spent tens of thousands of dollars on attorneys’ fees, the Indiana Court of Appeals found that the parties did indeed have a contract. Twitter Google+ LinkedIn The post Procurement & Suppliers: Paying Attention to Terms & Conditions to Keep Supplier Relations Postitive appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

FAA Grants Drones Permission to Take Off

Elementum

Transportation takes manpower and wastes valuable time in a supply chain, damaging cars on unpaved country roads. In the meantime, reports WTHR Indiana, residents of Wise County, VA, are hoping to utilize the growing popularity of drones to boost their own economy. It’s a pivotal time for drone delivery systems, and rural transportation cases allow regulators to begin the long process of proliferating drone use.

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

EFT

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. Indiana. Indiana. #20.

Senators introduce DRIVE-Safe Act hoping to address shortage of truckers

EFT

Indiana is the Crossroads of America and the truck driver shortage has a significant impact on our state,” said Senator Young. “As As I’ve traveled throughout Indiana, I have heard from Hoosiers that a pathway is needed to qualify more drivers to move goods safely and efficiently. Though many states allow individuals to obtain a commercial driver’s license at the age 18, federal law currently prohibits those operators from moving goods from state to state until they are 21.

Mastering Menards Delivery through Retail Specialized Logistics

Zipline Logistics

Menards services 12 distribution centers throughout its territory with facilities in Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Michigan, Missouri, and South Dakota. Simply scheduling transport into one of their 12 distribution centers is not an effective long-term strategy for working with the big box store.

Insights from Ryder Innovate 2014

Talking Logistics

The value of peer-to-peer learning and networking was evident at last month’s Ryder Innovate conference — “an exclusive gathering of senior leaders in transportation, logistics, and supply chain seeking strategic insight, new ideas, and thought leadership to improve their supply chain and fleet operations.” Greg Forbis, Senior Director, General Merchandise, Inbound Transportation, Walmart Stores. Walmart Supply Chain and Transportation Trends for 2015.

5 Ways to Prepare for Successful Planned Outages

CH Robinson Logistics

If your company has planned outages, your transportation provider must have the proper sense of urgency to dynamically support both anticipated events and unexpected developments. This information helps the provider coordinate transportation, based on where the equipment will originate (e.g.,

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. Indiana. Louisiana’s transportation infrastructure includes: · Six interstate highways.

5 Ways to Prepare for Successful Planned Outages

CH Robinson Logistics

If your company has planned outages, your transportation provider must have the proper sense of urgency to dynamically support both anticipated events and unexpected developments. We use this information to proactively coordinate our response, lining up the right types of transportation equipment, expedited services, and staffing to match the plan for 24/7/365 response. This information helps the provider coordinate transportation, based on where the equipment will originate (e.g.,

LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

Holland is a regional LTL carrier that provides service to the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Wisconsin. Yellow Transportation was founded in 1924 by A.J. Yellow Transportation and Roadway formally merged to create YRC Worldwide in 2009. LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight. YRC Freight is the third largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $3.2B

How holy is the Grail of Real-Time in Supply Chain?

Global Trade Management

A transportation management system (TMS) helps companies move freight from origin to destination efficiently, reliably, and cost effectively. In a TMS survey, ARC found that respondents indicated freight savings of approximately 6 percent with the use of a TMS application. TMS achieve these savings based on process enforcement, visibility, analytics, and optimization.

Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

Transportation could be impacted in Illinois. Indiana. Shipping in and out of Indiana should not be interrupted for vendors. Vendors should not expect much transportation disruption in Iowa. Remain in-the-know of transportation market updates by signing up for Zipline’s monthly e-newsletter. The second week of May marks more state reopening efforts as businesses look to restart typical operations after the pandemic disrupted commerce March and April.

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

Transportation?could Indiana ? . Shipping in or out of Indiana should not be interrupted. . Vendors should not expect much transportation disruption in Iowa.?? . Remain in-the-know of transportation market updates by signing up for Zipline’s monthly e-newsletter.? . As we move into the back half of May, the freight market is starting to show signs of an expedited rebound. . Currently, we are seeing signs of recovery.

Logistics Market Stays Flat as May Begins

Zipline Logistics

Indiana . Shipping in and out of Indiana should not be interrupted for vendors. . Vendors should not expect much transportation disruption in Iowa. . Remain in-the-know of transportation market updates by signing up for Zipline’s monthly e-newsletter. . As we move into the fourth month of the US COVID-19 outbreak, businesses may begin returning to pre-pandemic operations as states begin reopening. .

5 Best Trucking States in America

GTG Technology Group

The American Journal of Transportation (AJOT) reports that the trucking industry made more than $700 billion last year, so there’s no doubt the trucking industry is booming in the United States. Indiana. Based on their positioning along major transportation routes, all 5 best trucking states offer ample opportunities for those in the trucking industry.

Minnesota turkeys are stuffing outbound trucks

DAT Solutions

Indiana. Remember to follow food safety guidelines when transporting fresh and frozen turkeys, and when preparing them at home , so everyone can stay healthy. When you sit down to Thanksgiving dinner in the Midwestern U.S., remember to be thankful for Minnesota.

Overtime Rules Face Challenges in Courts and Congress

DAT Solutions

Regarding the Texas lawsuit, it’s unclear whether the court will hold a hearing or issue any decision before December 1, according to Will Sehestedt, government affairs manager for the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), a trade organization for freight brokers. New overtime rules set to take effect on December 1 are being challenged on multiple fronts. Recently, 21 states filed a lawsuit in Texas to stop implementation of the new rules, and the U.S.

DOT Gives $500 Million in Grants to Much-Needed Infrastructure Projects

GTG Technology Group

The Department of Transportation’s Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program is a federal grant program that funds projects within the federal trade corridors. This year, the grant program focused on projects that considered the future of transportation, making the nation’s roads safer and more innovative. Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin are included in the grant.

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36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

Penske Logistics @PenskeLogistics In early 2018, Penske Logistics gained entry into the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA), which encourages the development of blockchain applications in the transportation industry. In 2017, the company opened a new distribution center in Indiana to accommodate rapid growth. The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day.

Get Ready for La Niña, With Snowy Winter in the Northern U.S.

DAT Solutions

Winter is on the way, and the coming season’s weather pattern represents a big question mark for transportation and logistics pros. We had a La Niña winter last year, with atypical cold and snowfall in the Midwest, from northwest Ohio to northern Indiana and Illinois, up into Wisconsin and Minnesota. We hear weathermen discussing whether we will have an “El Niño” or a “La Niña” year.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Delaware contains a large number of ports and freights, making intermodal transportation a good choice. Florida embraces a multimodal transportation system, moving over 770 tons of freight annually. Indiana. Indiana’s freight shipping rates tend to remain consistent year-round. The state of Virginia has great access to intermodal transportation , often making it the most economical choice for outbound shipments. Short Answer: Yes.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Delaware contains a large number of ports and freights, making intermodal transportation a good choice. Florida embraces a multimodal transportation system, moving over 770 tons of freight annually. Indiana. Indiana’s freight shipping rates tend to remain consistent year-round. The state of Virginia has great access to intermodal transportation , often making it the most economical choice for outbound shipments. Short Answer: Yes.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Delaware contains a large number of ports and freights, making intermodal transportation a good choice. Florida embraces a multimodal transportation system, moving over 770 tons of freight annually. Indiana. Indiana’s freight shipping rates tend to remain consistent year-round. The state of Virginia has great access to intermodal transportation , often making it the most economical choice for outbound shipments. Short Answer: Yes.

Just an Ordinary Hero

Tailwind

Listen bud, I want the characters played by Tom Hanks fighting in the hedgerows in Normandy, landing planes on the Hudson River, or the Liam Neeson characters that ‘have a particular set of skills’, not to mention Harrison Ford’s ‘Indiana Jones’. So, as I leave on vacation, I am feeling good that we have turned a corner in our transportation management software business. The post Just an Ordinary Hero appeared first on Tailwind Transportation Software.

This Week in Logistics News (October 3-7, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Meanwhile, according to a Reuters report, “Denmark’s DSV, which became the world’s fifth largest freight transportation company by buying up competitors, is considering more large acquisitions to expand in a fragmented market despite weak growth in global trade.” Finally, yet another study was published analyzing different mechanisms to fund highway transportation projects.