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. When crops are moved at high volume, available capacity is diminished as carriers devote a sizable portion of their fleets to produce season transportation. How Produce Season Transportation Affects Rates and Capacity – State by State.

Market Updates and Favored Shippers: 2015 Transportfolio Recap

CH Robinson Transportfolio

From surface transportation to global forwarding, our posts aim to fill you in on the topics that matter most. Looking back, our three most popular blog posts of 2015 were: December Market Update: Transportation Industry News : Every month, Steve Raetz, director of research and market intelligence , summarizes the top industry trends affecting the market. We teamed up with researchers from Iowa State University to find answers.

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Drivers in the Spotlight: 4 Reasons for Their Growing Influence on Supply Chain Management


Researchers at Iowa State University studied this phenomenon using data provided by C.H. The research shows that there is a strong link between transportation rates paid and dwell times over two hours. For more on the Iowa State study, download the white paper Do “Favored Shippers” Really Receive Better Pricing and Service? An example is where inter-plant moves are unnecessary and a source of excessive cost that can be eliminated with better planning.

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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.

Driverless Trucks, China, COVID and the Future of the Supply Chain


A consultant, a tech wizard, a VP at a large Transportation company, and an ex-freight broker turned, a strategic sourcing specialist, turned HR consultant, mother of 3, trying to navigate her next career phase. Interestingly, we all had significant experience in the freight, logistics, sourcing, and supply chain world. How would sourcing and transportation patterns change if manufacturing shifted away from China?

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

Material Handling and Logistics

For organizations that source products from suppliers in remote regions, blockchain can provide clarity in an otherwise murky journey from harvest to retail. For organizations that source products from suppliers in remote regions, blockchain is an essential tool that can provide clarity in an otherwise murky journey from harvest to retail. From the wholesale manufacturers in Iowa to the farmers in Bangladesh, change is coming.

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Which States are Making the Grade in Logistics?

Material Handling and Logistics

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Jaro Caban: “Establishing S&OP is a challenging journey”

Supply Chain Movement

It’s hard to imagine that Cargill began as a grain storage warehouse in Iowa, USA, in 1865. Today it operates in 67 countries with 143,000 employees and has 76 business units on six platforms that cover animal feed, food production, energy and transportation, financial services and pharmaceuticals. I split this off from global sourcing because we had plenty of buyers but not enough planning and logistics so service and documentation was failing.

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Minnesota turkeys are stuffing outbound trucks

DAT Solutions

Minnesota is also a major source of corn, potatoes and peas for your Thanksgiving table. 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. The Land of a Thousand Lakes is also the number-one state for turkey production, by a wide margin.

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. Sources: [link].

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Flooding in the Midwest and FMCSA Emergency Declaration

GTG Technology Group

High floodwaters in the Dakotas, Nebraska, Iowa, Montana, Mississippi, and surrounding states have caused incredible property destruction, as well as serious injuries and multiple deaths. The suspension does not exempt motor carriers or drivers from requirements that relate to federal tax requirements, hazardous material transportation, drug and alcohol laws, or commercial driver’s licensure. Sources: [link]. What You Need to Know About the FMCSA Emergency Declaration.