The top 3PL companies in Minnesota


With a 3PL firm handling tasks such as transportation, storage and transportation, eCommerce sellers can concentrate on sales, marketing and customer experience. What is 3PL ? Third-party logistics companies simplify the supply chain system for suppliers and sellers.

Minnesota turkeys are stuffing outbound trucks

DAT Solutions

remember to be thankful for Minnesota. Minnesota is also a major source of corn, potatoes and peas for your Thanksgiving table. At other times of the year, we rely on Minnesota agriculture for soybeans, sugar beets, and barley, as well as beef and dairy products. Almost three-quarters of those birds grew up in one of these 8 states: Minnesota. When you sit down to Thanksgiving dinner in the Midwestern U.S.,


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Collaborating on Supply Chain Research

Talking Logistics

Here’s a snippet of Steve’s response: What we’ve seen over the years is transportation, logistics, and supply chain moving from being back-office, required functions to being very strategic. Here’s part of what he said: The reason we chose MIT and Iowa State is that they really like transportation. The University of Minnesota is close to our headquarters and they have a very strong research faculty base there as well.

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. Minnesota.

Leveraging Logistics Trends to Make a Difference When it Matters Most

CH Robinson Transportfolio

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).

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. Supply Chain News This Week in News Inventory Management logistics supply chain TransportationIn 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.

The Truth About Multi-stop Truckload Shipping

Talking Logistics

Steve is a graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato and serves on two university supply chain advisory boards. Guest Commentary Guest Commentary - CH Robinson Transportation Management C.H. Robinson logistics multi-stop truckload shipping transportationIt’s something we’ve wondered about, along with our customers: do carriers reject multi-stop truckloads more than single-stop, or does it only seem that way? We decided to find out.

Working together to deliver medical supplies during a global pandemic

CH Robinson Transportfolio

To learn how we helped the state of Minnesota save $1 million on the transportation of PPE, check out Leveraging Logistics Trends to Make a Difference When it Matters Most. Freight and Transportation Services Global shipping Innovation Logistics management

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.

Research: What Leading Shippers Do to Obtain Better Truckload Rates and Performance

Talking Logistics

Of course, the key to being able to do all this is to have data from a transportation management system, or TMS — your own, or your 3PL’s. Steve is a graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato and serves on two university supply chain advisory boards. Guest Commentary Guest Commentary - CH Robinson Transportation Management Transportation Management Systems brokers C.H. Robinson carriers logistics MIT shippers Steve Raetz transportation trucking

Stakeholders gear up for next round in CN-KCS merger process

The Supply Chain Journal

Shippers groups, Canadian railway CN ( NYSE: CNI ), Kansas City Southern ( NYSE: KSU ) and Canadian Pacific ( NYSE: CP ) have all been weighing in on whether the Surface Transportation Board (STB) should approve CN’s and Kansas City Southern’s (KCS) proposed voting trust.

Shipping Little Liberty

The Supply Chain Journal

Feeling Minnesota — Logic may prevail in Minnesota as a City Council committee rethinks increasing the scope of its bans on truck parking. For ground transportation, CEVA Logistics did the honors. Welcome to the WHAT THE TRUCK?!? newsletter.

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. However, for these benefits to be realized, the CN voting trust must be approved by the Surface Transportation Board (STB).”.

C.H. Robinson Releases 2020 Sustainability Report

CH Robinson Logistics

As a technology company in the transportation logistics industry, we believe the power of data and innovation can solve the industry’s most complex sustainability issues.

How can you stay prepared during hurricane season?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Despite the impact, many businesses remained open and transportation across modes continued operations with little disruption. Although your customer may be located in Minnesota, for example, if the freight is arriving at the Port of Charleston, then you may need backup options.

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


The Louisiana Department of Transportation reported that all state-maintained roadways, except for I-20 and I-49 (sections that remain open), in the seven-parish Northwest region were deemed impassable because of winter weather conditions. UPDATE: 02.15.21.

How to Create a Truckload Strategy That Works in Any Market

Talking Logistics

Once you’ve selected a mix of asset-based carriers, the next step is to choose an optimal 3PL to work with as part of your transportation strategy. Transportation involves numerous risks, with responsibility typically landing on the shipper if something goes amiss during transit. Overall, choose the 3PL that can best help your organization develop better planning for a long-term transportation strategy. Robinson logistics transportation trucking truckload

Ransomware gang behind Utility, CSX attacks feels heat in Ukraine

The Supply Chain Journal

transportation and logistics sector — including the trailer maker Utility and rail operator CSX — arresting six alleged members of Clop and seizing cash, computers and cars. Ukrainian police have dealt a serious blow to the ransomware gang behind the cyberattacks in the U.S.

Is the Food Supply Chain Breaking?

Enterra Insights

MPR News reports, “The JBS pork company announced … that it would indefinitely close its processing plant in southwest Minnesota, just days after state officials announced that more than two dozen employees of the plant have tested positive for COVID-19.”[3] Minnesota has already issued new guidelines for the meatpacking industry. Operating them safety requires implementation of guidelines similar to those issued by Minnesota in order to protect workers.

20 Manufacturing Blogs Every Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Distribution, and Logistics Professional Should Read


If you are a regular reader of the Cerasis blog, you know our goal is to educate and inform those in the manufacturing, supply chain, distribution, logistics, and transportation space with best practices, trends, and industry news so that we can create a community of people. Cerasis – Run by a transportation management service, this blog features articles covering many aspects of industrial work, but particularly focuses on the automotive trade. ( @Cerasis ).

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?


Minnesota. Asset Management Blog Inventory Management Managed Services Manufacturing RFID Transportation & Logistics asset management barcode verification compliance labeling GS1 harsh environment labeling UDIWhen you hear the word compliance , what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Here is a good question to help you understand what compliance should look like in your organization. What are your customer, partner, regulatory, and vendor expectations?”.

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. Lessors was represented by Transport Capital Partners. “We’re

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How Bad Weather Can Take Supply Chains by Storm—and How You Can Prepare

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The most surprising thing to me about last year’s bad weather was how it caught transportation professionals off guard. Last winter was brutal for shippers, from Minnesota’s frigid temperatures to Atlanta’s unexpected snowfall. They wanted to talk about why the transportation budget was so out of whack, but many transportation professionals were unprepared to explain it. Be sure the transportation providers you are using are flexible.

C.H. Robinson still charging ahead after 654% growth in renewables business

The Supply Chain Journal

It’s impressive to see a truck transporting a massive wind turbine blade on the highway. However, companies face many logistical challenges when trying to source, transport and build something as complicated and large as a wind turbine or a solar farm.

What’s the Hold-up with COVID Vaccinations? Don’t Hold Your Breath…a 2021 Prediction


This had a negative impact on the vaccine supply chain given the immediate dry ice requirement for transportation of COVID-19 vaccine. So not only is there a dry ice shortage, but transporting this stuff also has its challenges. Welcome to 2021!

From roller skates to recliners, material shortages spread to more industries


The Wall Street Journal recently reported on a Minnesota roller skate maker, Riedell Shoes, that lost more than 40% of its revenues at the beginning of the pandemic when roller rinks shut down.

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.

Hanjin, Hurricanes, Harvests May Boost Truckload Rates

DAT Solutions

I’d advise shippers to not get complacent about transportation costs for the longer term, however. Crops are also strong in nearby Wisconsin and Minnesota, despite flooding in the Red River Valley. The spot marketplace remains tame despite occasional surges that cause scattered rate hikes. Capacity finds those opportunities, and throughout 2016, spot markets have restored 'normalcy' without generating the ripple effects that typically drive contract rates higher.

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The Pandemic Motivates Changes in the Food Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

The Food Protection and Defense Institute (FPDI) at the University of Minnesota offers a variety of food safety services and tools including “Disease Watch,” which is a system that collects data from many different sources, including public health, disaster and events, global news media and reports from government agencies. The novel coronavirus outbreak piqued interest in supply chain operations, particularly in the food supply chain.

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Rhode Island Named Bottom State for Infrastructure and Transportation as US Underinvestment Takes Toll


To address these problems the tiny state is taking on a $5 billion programme to try and overhaul the transportation network by 2025, a cost equivalent to nearly $5,000 per citizen. States faring better include Minnesota, Georgia, Nevada, Florida, and Utah, which appeared in the top 10 of both lists. US News Best States for Transportation Rank. Minnesota. #3. Minnesota.

FMCSA Grants $1 Million to Veterans Who Want to Be Trained as Truck Drivers


This situation has prompted people like Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to see that “we can think of none more appropriate to safeguard our highways as commercial vehicle drivers than the thousands of veterans who have already proven they can safely handle large vehicles under extremely stressful circumstances.”. The FMCSA, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Transportation all agree, seeing this as a win-win. Transportation trucking

3PLs should focus on their specialties

The Supply Chain Journal

That is the opinion of Karl Bratnober, vice president of Trademark Transportation. Specialization is Trademark Transportation’s specialty, specifically in temperature-controlled food logistics. Many third-party logistics providers (3PLs) will tell you freight takes serious hustle.

Viewpoint: CP-KCS merger makes sense; CN takeover does not

The Supply Chain Journal

north-south railroad and open new markets in the North American continent with new and faster service for farmers and manufacturers creates an opportunity for more competition rather than less and it should be approved by the Surface Transportation Board. By Byron L. Dorgan, retired U.S.

Driver Shortage in Trucking: Time for Plan B

Talking Logistics

The Minnesota-based firm’s $9 million a year in revenue “ could go to $13 million or $14 million overnight if I could put drivers in those trucks ,” said Charlie Hoag, manager of Copeland’s terminal in Des Moines, Iowa. . What is the Future of Truckload Transportation? Transportation Management driver shortage driverless trucks Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 self-driving trucks transportation trucking Wolfe Research Last week, the U.S.

3 Reasons Why You Need End-to-End Traceability for Vertically Integrated Manufacturers in the Supply Chain


The company first collects initial transactions at their remote Alaskan plants, where fish is prepared for transport on ships. Then, it sends the seafood through value-add plants in Washington, Oregon and Minnesota, where the fish is processed and turned into finished goods. Overview.