Severe weather causes freight rates to slip

DAT Solutions

In Nebraska, snow followed by rain led to “historic flooding” that shut down traffic on I-80. 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.

Transportation TIP List: Week of March 31st, 2019

Transplace

Shippers Flock to Trucking Spot Market Amid Midwest Floods : Existing flood waters were recently met with even more rain in Nebraska, causing the levy systems in the area to “ remain compromised.” ” Due to the floods, trucking arteries I-29 and I-680 in Iowa , Missouri and Nebraska have been closed for a week, but some are starting to reopen. Transportation TIP List: Week of March 31 st , 2019.

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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. Delivering to Menards can be a challenge for brands that do not have an efficiently optimized logistics function or extensive experience working with the retailer.

Origin of Logistics & Supply Chain Revealed! - SupplyChainOpz

Supply Chain Opz

Whitwer Tilden Public Library in Nebraska and Library of Pennsylvania State University who preserve the books (Scots Magazine, and Edinburgh Literary Miscellany for January 1810 , The Elements of the Science of War and The Independent Volume 58). NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics. All Posts. About. Copyright. Privacy. Blogroll. Origin of Logistics & Supply Chain Revealed! What do we know about "Logistics" and "Supply Chain" to date?

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?

AB&R

Nebraska. When 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?”. Are you meeting those expectations? The great news about supply chain compliance is that AB&R® makes it a breeze. It’s one of our top six trends we’re following in 2019, and we have decades of experience in this area.

Which States are Making the Grade in Logistics?

Material Handling and Logistics

Nebraska. Content Summary: Nebraska is located on one of the busiest rail corridors in North America. Union Pacific Railroad’s headquarters, dispatch center, and largest rail yard also call Nebraska home.

Three Sisters, my Wife, and a Nun….

Supply Chain Nation

I was born in Omaha, Nebraska and spent the first 14 years of my life there. In recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8, Mark Nordick, senior vice president, customer success at Blue Yonder, writes about the most impactful woman in his life and the lessons he’s learned and applied to his life and career. I have three sisters and grew up with a caring mother and father. We lived in the countryside until I was 9 or 10 years old.

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We Need Supply Chain Immunity, not Resiliency: A Position Paper

NC State SCRC

Example: Finding PPE for a supply chain shortfall in Nebraska hospitals. In today’s post I am sharing insights from a position paper that my colleague Dan Finkenstadt, PhD , myself, and other academic and government officers are working on. The paper is an attempt to create some logic in the fact of the chaotic healthcare supply chain events currently underway.

Hurricane Harvey - Effects, Forecasts, and Operational Best Practices

Elementum

The Nebraska National Guard has deployed four Army National Guard helicopters and twenty three soldiers to Texas to assist in the ongoing Hurricane Harvey relief operations. As a center of petro-chemical industry and a conduit of trucking and rail out of Mexico, the key supply chain hub is currently devastated by Hurricane Harvey.

Young MacDonald’s Farm: AI-AI-Oh

Enterra Insights

Whether growing corn on the plains of Nebraska or wheat in the mountains of southeastern Turkey, Mother Nature’s seemingly unpredictable temperament has forced farmers to find innovative ways of better understanding soil moisture, rainfall, and crop health throughout the ages.”[2] Children have been singing about Old MacDonald and his farm for the last century. A lot has changed on the farm over those 100 or so years.

Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

Nebraska. Nebraska has not issued a stay-at-home order since the outbreak, so vendors should not expect shipping issues. The second week of May marks more state reopening efforts as businesses look to restart typical operations after the pandemic disrupted commerce March and April. Many states are seeing a significant increase in population mobility , which is indicative of state citizens resuming pre-outbreak activity.

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

Nebraska ? . Nebraska has not issued a stay-at-home order since the outbreak, so vendors should not expect shipping issues.?? . As we move into the back half of May, the freight market is starting to show signs of an expedited rebound. . Currently, we are seeing signs of recovery. However, fluctuations are likely , and the road back to typical conditions will be bumpy. . Most states across the US have opened for business in some capacity.

Logistics Market Stays Flat as May Begins

Zipline Logistics

Nebraska . Nebraska has not issued a stay-at-home order since the outbreak, so vendors should not expect shipping issues. . As we move into the fourth month of the US COVID-19 outbreak, businesses may begin returning to pre-pandemic operations as states begin reopening. . To effectively track each state’s progress in reopening and how freight is impacted, we will publish a market update for the coming weeks as the country eases out of lockdowns. .

This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Here are some excerpts from the press release: In the 20 years examined, 11 states (North Dakota, Virginia, Missouri, Nebraska, Maine, Montana, Tennessee, Kansas, Wisconsin, Colorado, and Florida) made progress in all seven categories and 37 states improved in at least five of the seven metrics.

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

Cerasis

These specific grants, distributed through the FMCSA’s Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator Safety Training (CMV-OST) program, will be given to 9 technical and community colleges around the country from Florida to Minnesota, Nebraska to Virginia. One of the biggest problems facing veterans leaving the military is the difficulty of finding jobs in the civilian sector.

Overtime Rules Face Challenges in Courts and Congress

DAT Solutions

The states named in the lawsuit include Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin. New overtime rules set to take effect on December 1 are being challenged on multiple fronts. Recently, 21 states filed a lawsuit in Texas to stop implementation of the new rules, and the U.S.

Time to Reimagine STEM Education from Bottom to Top

Enterra Insights

”[4] Even though this hands-on approach to STEM education is widely recommended, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln study “found that 55 percent of [university-level] STEM classroom interactions consisted mostly of conventional lecturing, a style that prior research has identified as among the least effective at teaching and engaging students. 5] University of Nebraska-Lincoln, “ Lesson learned?

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. What You Need to Know About the FMCSA Emergency Declaration. Keeping your drivers safe on America’s roadways takes staying up to date on the latest Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) emergency declarations.

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

EFT

Nebraska. #29. Nebraska. Rhode Island has been given the dubious distinction of being named the worst state in the US for infrastructure by both CNBC and US News , amongst a poor outlook for the US as a whole by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

How the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement Affects Ecommerce Shops

ShipBob

As of October 1, 2019, there are 23 member states that fully comply with the provisions of the SSUTA: Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

How Did Truckers Find Loads 40 Years Ago?

DAT Solutions

If we were delivering to Chicago or Ohio or Nebraska I'd tell the driver to go into a truck stop with a DAT monitor and see what they had coming back to Minnesota," he said. Gene Schultz has been in the trucking business for nearly 60 years. Ask him what technological advances have made his job easier over the years and three things come to mind: Computers. Satellite trailer tracking. The DAT load board. "We

America’s Most Luxurious Truck Stops

GTG Technology Group

Sapp Bros (Sidney, Nebraska). Truck stops have come a long way over the years. In fact, it’s safe to say that some are simply awe-inspiring. Whether you’re looking for a luxury stop to spend the night, or a truck stop that doubles as an amusement park, there’s something out there for every taste. The following locations are highlighted for their history, entertainment value, and how thoroughly they help you unwind. History. Iowa 80 (Walcott, Iowa).

Jobs Sustainability: Retrain, Reskill, Relocate, Reimburse

Enterra Insights

Danielle Paquette ( @DPAQreport ) reports, “A Nebraska city with more job listings than applicants has extended a special offer to employers: It will match signing bonuses for out-of-town hires — up to $5,000. Worrying about jobs sustainability during a period of low unemployment may seem unwarranted.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Nebraska. Nebraska hosts a significant number of agricultural shipments. Short Answer: Yes. Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape. Additionally, you may notice that the cost of your shipment changes depending on which state you are shipping to or from. Yes indeed, freight shipping prices do vary by state.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Nebraska. Nebraska hosts a significant number of agricultural shipments. Short Answer: Yes. Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape. Additionally, you may notice that the cost of your shipment changes depending on which state you are shipping to or from. Yes indeed, freight shipping prices do vary by state.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Nebraska. Nebraska hosts a significant number of agricultural shipments. Short Answer: Yes. Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape. Additionally, you may notice that the cost of your shipment changes depending on which state you are shipping to or from. Yes indeed, freight shipping prices do vary by state.

Yield of Dreams

Tailwind

Yield of Dreams As you drive along I-80 through Nebraska, heading west to Wyoming, you may be looking at the rows upon rows of corn along the highway. During the course of the 455 miles that you travel through Nebraska, you realize that NOW is the time for you to take the big leap. You would be following the trails of our ancestors, who 150 years earlier had traversed dirt trails in wagon trains seeking fortune in the West.

Trump's Tariffs Anger US Manufacturers, Business Groups

Material Handling and Logistics

Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska echoed that sentiment about China and called the tariff expansion “dumb.”. The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers urged a “careful re-evaluation of these tariffs so they address legitimate concerns” without harming users of the metals.

‘Truckemon Go’ trucking software app

Tailwind

We have half or our drivers in the nation now congregating at these gol’ darned Truck-e-mon Stops,” said Armand Roadstrips, Chief Dispatch Officer of Central Trucking out of Omaha Nebraska. “Look… I just found a Load over by the hockey arena!”. And with those words Harold Wicks kicked his 2023 Peterbuilt into gear and drove quickly to pick up his load ahead of the four other big rigs trying to catch up with him. That’s the third load I found this week!’

Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2019

Enterra Insights

Some states like Oregon, Iowa, and Nebraska have never observed it. Columbus Day, a day set aside to celebrate the discovery of the New World by Europeans, has become a source of controversy. The History Channel notes, “Over 500 years after he ‘discovered’ the New World — kicking off centuries of exploration and colonization of the Americas — Christopher Columbus is still honored with a federal holiday on the second Monday of every October.

A GPS for Your Money?

Tailwind

But, just in case someone thinks it’s a good idea to put a nuclear launch pad in the middle of a city, rather than some desert location in Nevada, or some cornfield in central Nebraska, these politicians can feel really good about themselves. A GPS for Your Money? The other day the city council, in a small community in northern interior region of British Columbia, passed a motion that all serial crime offenders will be tracked by a GPS system. It’s a toothless tiger, however.

American Idle

Tailwind

We now get to select the one winner who will get to go on for an all expenses trip paid to Omaha Nebraska for the national American Idle competition. American Idle Welcome to the 4th season of American Idle, Ladies & Gentlemen. My name is Ryan SeatRest and I am going to be your emcee for this afternoon show. And here are our 3 fantastic judges who are going to rate the driving skills of our three drivers. Let’s give it up for Simon Scowl, Paula Abdrool and Randy TireJackson! <insert

Life is a Highway

Tailwind

You just might forget to smell the ocean as you leave Vancouver, the fresh evergreens forests of Washington State, see the big sky in Montana, or the cornfields of Nebraska, or the Ozarks of Missouri, and of course hearing the great music of Tennessee. Life is a Highway “Life is a highway, I wanna ride it all night long.” ” - Tom Cochrane Or ride it at least until the mandatory sleep and rest provisions check in!

Why Branch Put Down Roots in Minneapolis

Freightera

From Iowa to Nebraska, and North Dakota to Wisconsin, the connections we made with Target employees was essential to our product development. It’s Twin Cities Startup Week , a gathering of the creatives, hackers, investors, makers, entrepreneurs, and startups that are powering the economic future of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. Our CEO, Atif Siddiqi will be speaking today about the Branch origin story and why we’ve based our operations here.

Expect Traffic Jams on Monday, as Eclipse Crosses 8 States

DAT Solutions

The totality is expected to be 70 miles wide, and stretch from coast to coast, crossing through eight states: Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee and South Carolina. The solar eclipse will traverse the country from West to East on Monday morning. The sky will go dark and stars will be visible along the path of the "totality," as the moon blocks all light from the sun except a circle of brightness around the edge.