Hours-of-service relief part of response to historic Minnesota drought

The Supply Chain Journal

Minnesota farmers have been slapped in the face by Mother Nature this year. We really had a one-two punch this summer,” Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture Thom Petersen told FreightWaves. “It For a lot of Minnesota, even getting the rain now is too late,” Petersen lamented.

The top 3PL companies in Minnesota

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Union Pacific probes train derailment, hydrochloric acid leak

The Supply Chain Journal

Union Pacific ( NYSE: UNP ) is investigating what caused 28 train cars to derail in Minnesota on Saturday, prompting an evacuation after a leak of hydrochloric acid. The derailment happened in Albert Lea, Minnesota, about 100 miles south of Minneapolis around 1:45 p.m.

FreightWaves Haul of Fame: Red Owl had loyal employees and customers

The Supply Chain Journal

Red Owl was a grocery store chain headquartered in Hopkins, Minnesota, that operated in that state and the upper Midwest. At that time, the company operated 441 stores in Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and North and South Dakota. Its first store was in Rochester, Minnesota.

Union Pacific probes train derailment, hydrochloric acid leak

The Supply Chain Journal

Union Pacific ( NYSE: UNP ) is investigating what caused 28 train cars to derail in Minnesota on Saturday, prompting an evacuation after a leak of hydrochloric acid. The derailment happened in Albert Lea, Minnesota, about 100 miles south of Minneapolis around 1:45 p.m.

FreightWaves Haul of Fame: Red Owl had loyal employees and customers

The Supply Chain Journal

Red Owl was a grocery store chain headquartered in Hopkins, Minnesota, that operated in that state and the upper Midwest. At that time, the company operated 441 stores in Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and North and South Dakota. Its first store was in Rochester, Minnesota.

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. The University of Minnesota is close to our headquarters and they have a very strong research faculty base there as well.

Watch: Seven Tips for Manufacturers on Navigating the Supply Chain Crisis

Supply Chain Brain

Rebecca Jasper, director of global supply chain with Minnesota Rubber & Plastics, offers seven tips for companies struggling to survive in the current supply chain crisis, as well as looking to cope with future disruptions

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. Minnesota Gov.

Let the Alumni Debates Begin. Gartner is Back with its Top Supply Chain Graduate University Program Rankings

Supply Chain Digest

Penn State Once Again Top the List, but Here Comes Minnesota

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.

Stranger supply chain things: Capacity planning lessons from Stranger Things

Kinaxis

by Mike McAllister Courtesy of the Science Museum of Minnesota/Netflix. Which brings us to Dustin’s purple brontosaurus hoodie from Episode 1 of Stranger Things 2 – apparently purchased at The Science Museum of Minnesota, perhaps while on a road trip with his mom during the summer between season one and season two. As a teenager in the 80s, it probably comes as no surprise I relate heavily to every cultural reference in Stranger Things.

Leveraging Logistics Trends to Make a Difference When it Matters Most

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And that’s why I’m incredibly proud of our team for helping the state of Minnesota save more than $1 million. That’s why we joined our business community on a task force to help our home state of Minnesota ensure they were prepared with necessary personal protective equipment (PPE).

Elevated wildfire risk developing in Upper Midwest

The Supply Chain Journal

This could be particularly problematic across much of North Dakota and Minnesota where wind gusts will reach 40 mph. Cloud and Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

This Week in Logistics News (January 20 – 26)

Logistics Viewpoints

They will meet the Philadelphia Eagles, who crushed the Minnesota Vikings 38-7 in the NFC title game, a week from Sunday in Minneapolis, MN. In yet another impressive comeback, the New England Patriots topped the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-20 in the AFC title game to move on to their 10th Super Bowl, and 8th in the Belichick – Brady era. Logistically, hosting the Super Bowl is no easy feat, given everything that goes into it. The […].

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

The Supply Chain Journal

Like a recent HOS waiver issued in Minnesota , the rationale for the waiver cites the drought’s impact on the state’s agricultural sector. Minnesota has tacked on a petroleum transport waiver.

Minneapolis goes ahead and enacts sweeping truck parking restrictions

The Supply Chain Journal

Minnesota trucking officials had been hopeful that a rush to approve the parking restrictions was slowed by several factors, including the large number of east African residents of the city involved in the trucking sector and the acknowledgement that trucks are necessary to deliver goods.

Big push to restrict overnight truck parking in Minneapolis hits the brakes

The Supply Chain Journal

A lot of East African drivers had gotten into the industry and that is a big constituency,” John Hausladen, president and CEO of the Minnesota Trucking Association, told FreightWaves about the parking limitation initiative.

Amazon to hire 75K workers for North American logistics, fulfillment

The Supply Chain Journal

According to Amazon, the states with the most open positions are Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington and Wisconsin. Amazon.com Inc.

Pandemic spurs more freight-related job cuts across the country

The Supply Chain Journal

According to a notice filed with the New York Department of Labor, BCS Automotive cited the economy and said it is transferring products/production lines to its Winona, Minnesota, and Reynosa, Mexico, facilities.

Stormy week ahead for truckers in Plains

The Supply Chain Journal

Watch out for windy conditions Tuesday from the Dakotas into Minnesota. Winds will be from the west, so crosswinds will be an issue on Interstate 29 in the Dakotas, as well as Interstate 94 in Minnesota.

Polaris Named a Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s 2021 Top Supply Chain Project with ToolsGroup

ToolsGroup

Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe. BOSTON (June 16, 2020) – Supply & Demand Chain Executive , the only publication covering the entire global supply chain, selected Polaris to receive a “Top Supply Chain Projects Award for 2021” for its project with ToolsGroup.

Flooding rain, severe storms for truckers east of the Mississippi

The Supply Chain Journal

Hours-of-service relief part of response to historic Minnesota drought. It’s been a wet week across much of the South, but the flood threat is shifting to other regions the next couple of days.

Hirschbach Motor Lines acquires fellow refrigerated carrier Lessors

The Supply Chain Journal

Refrigerated carrier Hirschbach Motor Lines announced Wednesday that it has acquired Eagan, Minnesota-based carrier Lessors Inc.

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Potential flooding rain could delay truckers in South

The Supply Chain Journal

Hours-of-service relief part of response to historic Minnesota drought. Torrential rain will continue to drench the South this week, potentially slowing down freight flows through one of the nation’s busiest markets.

A third-party solution to driver recruiting — Taking the Hire Road

The Supply Chain Journal

The Minnesota-based company serves drivers across the U.S. Right Turn Recruiting CEO Doug Drier joined this week’s episode of Taking the Hire Road to discuss the third-party solution to driver recruiting with host Jeremy Reymer, founder and CEO of DriverReach. “My

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.

This Week in Logistics News (March 19 – 25)

Logistics Viewpoints

The railroad serves the Dakotas, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, and other states, according to a map on its investor website. Enter the proposed Tamarack Mine in Minnesota, which is being developed by Talon Metals and mining giant Rio Tinto.

Ransomware gang behind Utility, CSX attacks feels heat in Ukraine

The Supply Chain Journal

In addition, it claimed that it attacked Canadian trucking firm Boutin Express and Minnesota truck dealership Allstate Peterbilt, though neither company responded to requests for comments about the apparent attacks. .

BluJay’s Jim Sanborn Re-elected as Mayor of Waconia, MN

BluJay Solutions

Client Services Manager Jim Sanborn serves as the Mayor of Waconia, Minnesota and was re-elected yesterday. BluJay’s Jim Sanborn has been serving as Mayor for the City of Waconia in Minnesota since 2015, and was re-elected to another term on Nov. Waconia, Minnesota is a city of approximately 12,000 people, and is situated on the south shore of beautiful Lake Waconia, just west of Minneapolis. BluJay team members give back to their communities in many diverse ways.

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.

FreightWaves Classics: Fix U.S. bridges! (Part 2)

The Supply Chain Journal

In 2007, the Interstate 35W bridge over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota carried an average of 140,000 vehicles daily. Photo: Minnesota Department of Transportation). In 2001, the University of Minnesota’s civil engineering department studied the bridge.

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Canadian Pacific, CN argue which is better for grain shippers

The Supply Chain Journal

CP circulated a news release on Thursday that said it has the support of grain and other shippers across North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota.

C.H. Robinson Releases 2020 Sustainability Report

CH Robinson Logistics

Robinson joined Minnesota’s task force and leveraged our scale and expertise to help replenish supplies of personal protective equipment for local hospitals.

Windy weather keeping wildfire crews on their toes

The Supply Chain Journal

Hours-of-service relief part of response to historic Minnesota drought. For the second day in a row, windy weather will make it a bit more difficult to keep Northern California wildfires in check.