The Log Book: Workforce Heroes teaches Iowa students about trucking industry

The Supply Chain Journal

ATA Workforce Heroes tours Iowa high schools. Workforce Heroes, an American Trucking Associations (ATA) program focused on recruiting and training future trucking professionals, finished it’s tour of high schools within Northwest Iowa this week.

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PCI Case Study: Hybrent’s Solution Revolutionizes Reporting & Streamlines Operations for One of the Largest Multi-Specialty Physician Groups in Iowa


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Green Supply Chain News on Is Big Wind Running Over Local Farmers in Iowa, Other States

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Local Farmers in Hawkeye Stare Saying Life Around Turbine Farms is Not Good

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Collaborating on Supply Chain Research

Talking Logistics

Robinson has partnered with several universities to conduct industry research, including MIT’s Center for Transportation and Logistics, Iowa State University’s Supply Chain and Information Systems department, and the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management Supply and Operations team. Here’s part of what he said: The reason we chose MIT and Iowa State is that they really like transportation.

Top Findings: What Makes a Favored Shipper?

Talking Logistics

Researchers at Iowa State University analyzed data provided by C.H. Bobby Martens is an Associate Professor of Supply Chain in the Iowa State University College of Business. Robinson carriers dwell time freight rates Iowa State University preferred shipper shipper of choice TMC transportation managementWhat makes carriers prefer to move one shipper’s freight over another’s?

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Rail-related projects included in $905M infrastructure grants

The Supply Chain Journal

Dubuque Port and Rail Improvements (Dubuque, Iowa). $5 News Rail Chicago CSX INFRA grant Infrastructure funding Iowa Port of Dubuque South Carolina U.S. A handful of freight rail-related projects have received federal funding from a popular infrastructure grant program. The U.S.

Truckers facing severe storm threat in Midwest

The Supply Chain Journal

The main threat for severe storms Thursday stretches from South Dakota and Nebraska to Iowa, southern portions of Wisconsin and Minnesota, as well as northwestern Illinois. The biggest risk is damaging wind gusts, especially in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa.

Heyl Truck Lines buys regional carrier Holiday Express

The Supply Chain Journal

Akron, Iowa-based carrier Heyl Truck Lines announced that it has acquired fellow family-owned carrier Holiday Express Corp. Based in Estherville, Iowa, Holiday Express operates a fleet of more than 50 tractors and 80 refrigerated trailers.

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Quarter-End Freight Surges Impact Transportation Rates

CH Robinson Logistics

Our research with Iowa State University and MIT’s Center for Transportation and Logistics have identified the impact of the last 4-days of a quarter to route guide performance, paving the way for applying strategies to mitigate the risk of cost over runs.

3 more states waive targeted hours-of-service rules for 30 days

The Supply Chain Journal

The steps by Minnesota, Wyoming and Iowa to declare a state of emergency as the basis for the waiver follow a recent decision by South Dakota to also implement a 30-day HOS waiver, with that state citing driver availability as well. Iowa’s is more recent, going into effect Thursday.

The Driver’s Perspective with Dean Key

The Logistics of Logistics

In addition to driving responsibilities, Dean is also a Work Force Ambassador for the Iowa Motor Truck Association and as a Road Team Captain for the American Trucking Association. Iowa Motor Truck Association. The Driver’s Perspective with Dean Key.

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Appellate court overturns multi-million-dollar decision in driver poaching case

The Supply Chain Journal

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (which oversees Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota) recently overturned a multi-million-dollar jury award in a case involving two major trucking companies.

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The Ruan Story with Ben McLean

The Logistics of Logistics

Ben is also a member of the Iowa Business Council and served as chair of the organization from 2016 to 2018. Previous board and philanthropic affiliations include United Way of Central Iowa, Orchard Place, and Reaching Higher Iowa. Ben McLean and Joe Lynch discuss the Ruan story.

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Hirschbach Motor Lines acquires fellow refrigerated carrier Lessors

The Supply Chain Journal

We’re very excited to welcome the Lessors drivers along with their mechanics and office staff to the Hirschbach family,” said Brad Pinchuk, CEO and owner of Dubuque, Iowa-based Hirschbach. “It’s

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Three Painful lessons you can avoid with your APIs and mobile apps


What we can all learn from the Iowa Caucus app failure to help us with our strategy for mobile apps and api management? The Iowa Democratic Caucus has received a lot of attention this year because reporting of results was … News

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7 Ways to Reduce Carrier Detention Fees and How Digital Yard Management Can Help


Robinson and Iowa State University, favored shippers are receiving better pricing and service. Using shipment data and econometric modeling, Iowa State University’s researchers quantitatively measured the effects of these characteristics on transportation costs.

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The Mary Kay Supply Chain with Michael Ringsdorf

The Logistics of Logistics

Mike has a degree in Marketing from Iowa State University and over 30 years of experience leading teams in Demand Planning, Inventory Control, Automated Storage Retrieval Warehouses & Transportation. The Mary Kay Supply Chain with Michael Ringsdorf.

Canadian Pacific slams CN’s bid to acquire Kansas City Southern

The Supply Chain Journal

Upper Midwest grain-growing regions of the Dakotas, Minnesota, and Iowa, where CP/KCS will inject new competition for shippers now beholden to UP and BNSF to reach the Gulf and other end markets.

Truckers facing severe storm threat in heartland

The Supply Chain Journal

Paul; all of Iowa; as well as Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska. Louis again); far southern parts of Iowa and Nebraska; and western Illinois. Truckers will hit more nasty storms and torrential downpours the next few days from the Plains to the Midwest.

PepsiCo’s Massive, Complex, and Difficult Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Logistics Viewpoints

The long-term agreement will initially enroll corn, soy and wheat farmers across Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, and Nebraska, with the opportunity for future expansion. These are hyperlocal organizations like Practical Farmers of Iowa.

Blizzard keeps trucking through Rockies

The Supply Chain Journal

Interstate 80 from Nebraska City, Iowa, to North Platte. Tuesday will be another day of heavy snow, whiteout conditions and delays for truckers in the Rockies.

FreightWaves Classics: Fallen Flags – Chicago & North Western Railway

The Supply Chain Journal

Most of the abandoned and sold lines were lightly used branch lines in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The Chicago Great Western ran between Chicago and Oelwein, Iowa.

Heartland’s 50-cent special dividend 2nd by a carrier this week

The Supply Chain Journal

The North Liberty, Iowa-based company also announced an increase of 3 million shares to its buyback program. Truckload carrier Heartland Express announced Friday a 50-cent-per-share special dividend.

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Northwest triple-digit heat wave coming this weekend

The Supply Chain Journal

Included in this risk are Des Moines, Iowa; Peoria, Illinois; Indianapolis; Columbus, Ohio; Charleston, West Virginia; Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Allentown and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Baltimore; Washington; New York City; the Delmarva Peninsula; and all of New Jersey.

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Truckers facing severe storm risks across US

The Supply Chain Journal

Severe winds and large hail could be more widespread from eastern sections of South Dakota and Nebraska, including Omaha, to Minneapolis, Milwaukee, and Des Moines, Iowa.

FreightWaves Classics: Fallen Flags – Illinois Central Railroad (Part 1)

The Supply Chain Journal

The first passenger train arrived in Waterloo, Iowa, in 1861. Among the key routes was a link between Cairo, at the state’s southern tip along the Ohio River, to Galena, which is near the Mississippi River (and not far from Dubuque, Iowa). Expansion into Iowa.

Dangerous heat, humidity linger from Midwest to Gulf Coast

The Supply Chain Journal

It will feel like a sauna outside as the heat index exceeds 105 degrees Tuesday in more than a dozen states. The combination of high heat and oppressive humidity began reaching dangerous levels over the weekend, spreading from the Midwest to the Gulf Coast.

Small Fleet Summit: TVC Pro-Driver helps drivers stay on the road

The Supply Chain Journal

The chat also includes Lysa Bockoven and Chelsea Pieczko from Dodge City, Iowa-based Decker Truck Line, sharing their first-person experience working with multiple legal providers. This fireside chat recap is from the FreightWaves Small Fleet & Owner-Operator Summit on Wednesday.

FRA, states develop 40-year plan to bolster Midwest passenger rail

The Supply Chain Journal

The 12 states studied during the plan’s creation were Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

BNSF clears sites in Texas and Montana for industrial development

The Supply Chain Journal

Among the other areas hosting at least one of BNSF’s 29 certified sites are Arizona, California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma and South Dakota.

Severe storms to slam nation’s heartland

The Supply Chain Journal

The overall risk covers a broad region from western Texas to eastern Wyoming, stretching as far east as western Iowa. A potential significant severe weather outbreak is brewing in the Plains.

What Does Decreasing Boxcar Fleet Mean for U.S. Capacity?

Logistics Viewpoints

I called upon the CyBIZ Lab at the Iowa State University College of Business to look at the implications for equipment and rates in the coming decades. […]. Part of my job is to watch transportation trends and help our customers prepare for what might happen next. So when three customers asked me the same question recently—was a capacity crisis coming with so many boxcars going out of service?—I I immediately took steps to look into it.

Hot Shots: Dislodged bridge, deluge, dust storm and more

The Supply Chain Journal

More than 40 tornadoes touched down Wednesday across Iowa, according to the National Weather Service, as a strong frontal boundary moved through the Midwest. The highest straight-line gust reported to the NWS was 75 mph, and was measured at a truck stop in Floyd County in northeastern Iowa.

EKA Solutions adds functionality to Omni-TMS platform

The Supply Chain Journal

For Yeti Logistics, a Women’s Business Enterprise National Conference-certified 3PL based in Iowa City, Iowa, that means working with technology partners that offer solutions that can be implemented quickly and are easy to train on.

Worst Memorial Day storms in US history

The Supply Chain Journal

Lake Park, Iowa, tornado (1942). On Memorial Day 1942, a tornado ripped through farmlands in northwestern Iowa near the Minnesota border. Memorial Day 1942 tornado near Lake Park, Iowa. Here are a few of the most devastating — and unforgettable — Memorial Day weekend storms.

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Winter Alert: Winter Weather Conditions Developing Across Much of the US


UPDATE: 02.15.21. According to, “more than 2 million Texas homes and businesses were without power Monday morning as record-breaking cold and Winter Storm Uri extended an icy grip across the central United States.” Winter weather continues to impact multiple U.S.

FreightWaves Classics: “Hell in Nevada” for transcontinental convoy

The Supply Chain Journal

The convoy proceeds across a reasonably flat dirt road along its route through Iowa. Eisenhower (far right) and others in Iowa. Photo: Iowa DOT virtual museum). Background.

Toggle raises $1.6M for blockchain technology connecting shippers to carriers

The Supply Chain Journal

Iowa is now at the leading edge of the inclusion of blockchain in contract law here,” said Spillman, as his team recently fought to have these contracts recognized under law in Toggle’s operating state.

Fire, drought and tight petroleum supplies spur more hours-of-service waivers

The Supply Chain Journal

It followed one by Iowa declared at the end of July. The list of states creating hours-of-service (HOS) waivers for a variety of reasons is growing. Several states have seen their governors sign executive orders granting trucker HOS waivers for 30 days, which is allowed by law.

Scorching heat wave returning to Plains, South

The Supply Chain Journal

This includes Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska; Minneapolis; Des Moines, Iowa; western Illinois; St. Oppressive heat and humidity will spread across parts of the Plains and the South over the next two days.