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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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.


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


Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa (PCI) is one of the largest private, multispecialty physician groups in Iowa, with locations in Cedar Rapids and Waterloo. The post PCI Case Study: Hybrent’s Solution Revolutionizes Reporting & Streamlines Operations for One of the Largest Multi-Specialty Physician Groups in Iowa appeared first on Hybrent. SITUATION.

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

Supply Chain Digest

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

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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.

Amazon to build over 3 million-sq-ft distribution centre in Colorado and open first Iowa warehouse


Amazon also announced in a press release that it will open its first fulfillment center in the state of Iowa in the city of Bondurant. We are delighted to be opening our first Iowa fulfillment center in the city of Bondurant and look forward to creating 1,000 new, full-time jobs with Amazon’s $15 minimum wage and industry-leading benefits,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s vice president of global customer fulfillment. Normal. false. false. false. EN-GB. X-NONE. X-NONE.

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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Successful Bulk Food Transport with Chris Fish

The Logistics of Logistics

Chris and his spouse Christine are active in the community; most recently, Chris served as the chairperson of Ruan ’s record breaking 2020 United Way of Central Iowa campaign. Successful Bulk Food Transport with Chris Fish. Chris Fish and Joe Lynch discuss bulk food transport.

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Successful Bulk Food Transport with Chris Fish

The Logistics of Logistics

Chris and his spouse Christine are active in the community; most recently, Chris served as the chairperson of Ruan ’s record breaking 2020 United Way of Central Iowa campaign. Successful Bulk Food Transport with Chris Fish. Chris Fish and Joe Lynch discuss bulk food transport.

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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.

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.

Casey’s General Stores Supply Chain Team Contributes to Strong Financial Results

Logistics Viewpoints

Headquartered in Ankeny, Iowa, the retailer has over 37,000 employees. New Casey’s Distribution Center in Joplin, MO. During most of the pandemic, convenience stores were considered an essential business and were allowed to remain open.

Technology Alone Won’t Integrate Your Supply Chain with Paul Jensen

The Logistics of Logistics

Paul Jensen is a graduate of Iowa State University earning a Bachelor of Science in Physics. Technology Alone Won’t Integrate Your Supply Chain with Paul Jensen. Joe Lynch and Paul Jensen discuss why technology alone won’t integrate your supply chain.

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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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Borderlands: Shipping container squeeze hits US soybean exporters

The Supply Chain Journal

The Des Moines, Iowa-based Soybean Transportation Coalition is composed of 13 state soybean boards. Borderlands is a weekly rundown of developments in the world of United States-Mexico cross-border trucking and trade.

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Red-hot renewable diesel encouraging producers to buy into upstream supply chains

The Supply Chain Journal

What Phillips 66 did was become a minority owner of Shell Rock Soy Processing, based in Iowa. Shell Rock is building a facility in northeast Iowa where it will turn soybeans into soybean oil.

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COVID-19 Virus is expected to reduce meat selection and raise prices

Operations and Supply Chain Management

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Meat isn’t going to disappear from supermarkets because of outbreaks of the coronavirus among workers at U.S. That has become abundantly clear with two of the nation’s biggest plants now closed: Tyson suspended operations at its plant in Waterloo, Iowa. The result is that the nation’s pork processing capacity had declined by about 25% as of last week, said Steve Meyer, an industry economist with Kerns and Associates in Ames, Iowa.

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Halloween Candy – A Scary Supply Chain Planning Problem


In the interactive “ Top Halloween Candy by State ” map, shows my beloved candy corn is the favorite candy for trick-or-treaters in Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Iowa, Michigan and Alabama. I admit, I love to eat Halloween candy as much as most grade school children (maybe more). My favorite: candy corn of course! What’s not to like about candy that is sugar mixed with more sugar!

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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Biobased Product Market Growth is Tied to Performance…but Production Credits Will Help!


Iowa has also identified biobased products as a targeted growth sector for the state, and have advocated for a biobased production credit to be established. [1] 1] Interviews suggest that a biorenewable chemical production tax credit would be fundamental to the ultimate location decision in or outside Iowa for new projects. 1] Brent Willett & Joe Hrdlicka, “The Case for a Renewable Biochemical Production Tax Credit”, Iowa Biotechnology Association, 2016.

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Severe weather causes freight rates to slip

DAT Solutions

The highways are open now, but there are still flood warnings in six states: Nebraska, parts of neighboring South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota, plus eastern Arizona and western Mississippi. Just as rates were about to turn around, they took another hit last week. Extreme weather closed highways and forced cancellations and delays. A huge snowstorm in Denver last week closed three interstate highways: I-25, I-70 and I-76.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Plant-location decisions and potential supply chain risk


Besides Texas—Toyota’s new North American headquarters—other states on the companies’ shortlist are Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina, WSJ reported, citing unnamed sources familiar with the potential investment. by Melissa Clow This guest post comes to us from Jim Fulcher , Blogger on the Supply Chain Expert Community.

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.

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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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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.

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.

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.

One Man’s Trash: How Blockchain Can Target Food Waste to Help End World Hunger

Material Handling and Logistics

From the wholesale manufacturers in Iowa to the farmers in Bangladesh, change is coming. For organizations that source products from suppliers in remote regions, blockchain can provide clarity in an otherwise murky journey from harvest to retail. World hunger is a global epidemic. According to the United Nations, one in nine people today—or 815 million globally—lack access to the food necessary to lead a healthy lifestyle.

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