This Week in Logistics News (September 12-16, 2016)

Talking Logistics

If so, I invite you to attend two of the sessions that I am participating in, both related to transportation management: TMS 4 SMB: A Case Study with Carhartt. New Transport Mode to Redefine Freight Movement. July 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI).

Hurricane Harvey - Effects, Forecasts, and Operational Best Practices

Elementum

Harvey is not the first lethal and damaging flood to hit Houston: Tropical Storm Allison in 2001 killed 41 and caused $9 billion in damage, as well as flooding in 2016 that shut down the city for days.

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Why We Bought Freightquote

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Most do not have the deep infrastructure to source transportation services in a multitude of lanes. It also increases our market share with small businesses and significantly expands our presence in the Kansas City market.

Advanced analytics meets social good: how Angel Flight West optimizes flight routes for families in need

AIMMS

In the summer months, they also run around 500 flights to transport children to summer camps like Camp Kindle (a camp for kids affected by HIV/AIDS), Champ Camp (a camp for burn survivors) and The Painted Turtle (a camp for children with serious medical conditions), among others.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update May 21, 2020

Transplace

The only market that stands out with a concern on supply is Kansas City. Based on the above three points, one can make the argument that the Canadian transport industry has not been as impacted by the pandemic as the U.S. Letter from the CEO: Market Update May 21, 2020.

Looking Back on a Fulfilling Career in the Transportation Industry

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Mark Bogucki, our general manager in Kansas City, recently announced he would retire at the end of 2015. Robinson in September 1979, he has seen tremendous change in the transportation industry. These fleets were owned by companies to transport their products to the end user.

Intermodal on the Rise in Mexico

Talking Logistics

and they are coming bonded and pre-cleared, so they do not have to stop at the border, which eliminates [all the paperwork and customs activity] that happened at Laredo, which was like the Bermuda Triangle…The trains are coming through Laredo and connecting with either Ferromex or Kansas City Southern de México (KCSM) — the connection process takes about a couple of hours — and then it takes 1-2 days for the trains to reach the interior ramps in the country.

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Benefits of Using Logistics Service Providers in Warehouses

Vinculum

LSCR warehouses are actually one of the most renowned warehouse spaces in all of Kansas City, providing all the basic needs of a warehouse for renters. Partnering with a 3PL provider helps you eliminate expenses for added warehouse storage, technology, transportation, and distribution.

Rapidly Rising Minimum Wages Will Significantly Increase Your Warehouse and 3PL Costs: Effective Strategies to Combat Their Impact on Your Bottom Line

Cerasis

Early this summer, the Los Angeles City Council voted to raise the minimum wage from $9 to $15 an hour. A similar proposal is being considered by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, which would dramatically expand the number of cities impacted throughout Southern California. .

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Despite NAFTA Uncertainty, Logistics Investments Continue

Logistics Trends and Insights

The first 10,000-square-meter warehouse opened its doors in Ocoyoacac in the State of Mexico, and SEKO plans to follow with six more facilities across the country in Laredo/Nuevo Laredo, McAllen/Reynosa, Mexico City, Monterrey, Toluca and Queretaro.

Economic challenges continue springtime

EFT

Big carriers are feeling the pinch as Werner Enterprises reported a 13 percent drop in first quarter earnings, Knight Transportation first quarter earnings fell 24 percent and Swift Transportation first quarter earnings sank 16 percent from last year. . Manufacturing is steady.

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Spring Starts Slowly

EFT

ATA announced that the Department of Transportation data showed that fatal truck accidents fell 5 percent in 2014. The hours of service restrictions on truckers contributes to this trend as carriers cannot legally serve some cities within the same time as they used to. .

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Advanced analytics meets social good: how Angel Flight West optimizes flight routes for families in need

AIMMS

In the summer months, they also run around 500 flights to transport children to summer camps like Camp Kindle (a camp for kids affected by HIV/AIDS), Champ Camp (a camp for burn survivors) and The Painted Turtle (a camp for children with serious medical conditions), among others.

The Economy is on a Roll

EFT

Taking transportation orders out of the mix, demand still increased 1 percent. . Congratulations go to the transportation team for growing revenues during a tough freight market. .

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Letter from the CEO: Market Update March 26, 2020

Transplace

Louis, Kansas City and Memphis. Areas most impacted currently are the east and west coasts with large cities and/or ports. Transportation networks will continue to adjust to new demand requirements challenging carrier’s ability to minimize empty miles.

Advanced analytics meets social good: how Angel Flight West optimizes flight routes for families in need

AIMMS

In the summer months, they also run around 500 flights to transport children to summer camps like Camp Kindle (a camp for kids affected by HIV/AIDS), Champ Camp (a camp for burn survivors) and The Painted Turtle (a camp for children with serious medical conditions), among others.

Is the Smart Cities Movement a Passing Fad?

Enterra Insights

Unless you are building a smart city from the ground up, the time and money needed to make a city “smart” can be underestimated. Lack of progress may account for the fact that a recent Black & Veatch survey found a growing number of stakeholders frustrated if not disillusioned with the smart cities movement. People need to remember the smart cities movement remains in its infancy. Few established cities (e.g., Funding smart city initiatives.

A New Year, a New Administration Begins

EFT

The twelve industries covered by the NMI that showing December growth are: Mining; Retail Trade; Finance & Insurance; Information; Arts, Entertainment & Recreation; Construction; Health Care & Social Assistance; Professional, Scientific & Technical Services; Utilities; Transportation & Warehousing; and Accommodation & Food Services. . The rising Consumer Price Index ( CPI ), up 2.1

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Expect Traffic Jams on Monday, as Eclipse Crosses 8 States

DAT Solutions

Tourists are flocking to cities and towns along the path of the totality, reserving every last hotel room and rental car. Here in Oregon, the eclipse will make first landfall at about 10:16 AM Pacific Time, in the coastal resort town of Lincoln City. Casper, WY (Rapid City market).