Rise of the Machines: How Self-Driving Trucks Will Alter the Supply Chain

Inbound Logistics

If you are driving through Nevada and see a truck driver reading a book…don’t freak out

Tesla Gigafactory Begins Battery Production

Supply Chain 24/7

Tesla Motors has begun pumping out battery cells at its mushrooming Gigafactory just east of Reno, Nevada

Trending Transportation News: February 2016

PLS Logistics

In February, PLS opened its 13 th branch office in Las Vegas, Nevada. Non-Manufacturing Grows for 72 nd Straight Month. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reported that non-manufacturing activity continues to point towards growth. ISM uses the NMI index to measure non-manufacturing growth and found the economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector continued to grow especially in finance/insurance, real estate/rental, agriculture, health care and public administration.

This Week in Logistics News (August 7-11, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Tesla developing self-driving tech for semi-truck, wants to test in Nevada (Reuters). This is the 80th post I’ve written this year, along with the 30 guest commentaries I’ve reviewed and edited and the 32 video episodes I’ve moderated. It’s time for a vacation.

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

EFT

States faring better include Minnesota, Georgia, Nevada, Florida, and Utah, which appeared in the top 10 of both lists. Nevada. #1. Nevada.

Real-Life SAP use cases – The SAP event for operational excellence

Loftware

The SAPinsider hosted event, Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada wrapped up last week.

The 2016 Techgistics Year in Review

Techgistics

7-Eleven and Google teamed up for drone deliveries from a 7-Eleven store in Nevada, Amazon delivered an order via drone in the UK , Domino’s delivered a pizza by drone in New Zealand , and JD.com delivered orders in rural China via drone. Photo by Oakozhan/iStock / Getty Images.

6 Emerging Trends In Supply Chain and A Deeper Look into Driverless Vehicles

Cerasis

Daimler has developed a driverless truck and a license to test it on public highways has been granted in Nevada.

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Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

OnTrac , previously known as California Overnight, is headquartered in Chandler, AZ and serves California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Colorado, and Idaho. Introduction.

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Time for Value Chain 4.0?

Supply Chain Shaman

” As I turned down my bed, amused by the coverage of the primary election results of South Carolina and Nevada on CNN. “We can see the computer age everywhere, but in the productivity statistics.” ” Robert Solow, Economist, 1987.

Driverless Trucks: Heading Somewhere or Nowhere Quickly?

Talking Logistics

Today, there are 8 states in the country, including Nevada, California, Michigan, Florida, North Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and Arizona that are allowing the testing of self-driving vehicles on certain roadways.”. Will there be a future for driverless trucks in logistics?

Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

OnTrac , previously known as California Overnight, is headquartered in Chandler, AZ and serves California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Colorado, and Idaho. Introduction. Although UPS and Fedex may seem like the best options due to their prevalence, it’s important to look into alternative small parcel carriers. These carriers may be able to provide greater flexibility at a similar or lower price.

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Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

OnTrac , previously known as California Overnight, is headquartered in Chandler, AZ and serves California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Colorado, and Idaho. Introduction. Although UPS and Fedex may seem like the best options due to their prevalence, it’s important to look into alternative small parcel carriers. These carriers may be able to provide greater flexibility at a similar or lower price.

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Trends—July 2015

Inbound Logistics

Amazon and Walmart vie for last-mile supremacy; Nevada community college establishes logistics program to meet Tesla labor demand; Industrial buyers think outside the box; Consortium establishes new chemical footprint assessment; VMI opportunities abound as shippers look to optimize inventory; study looks at the ghost economy

Experts Unfold Top Supply Chain Technology to Watch

Supply Chain Opz

Jim Hoefflin, president and COO of logistics, Kewill Driverless trucks, currently being tested in Germany and Nevada, could be revolutionary to the supply chain and might be the solution to the truck driver shortage that’s poised to have a huge negative impact on the industry. Business environment changes quickly. Then, executives need supply chain technology to stay ahead of the game. But what technologies we should pay attention to?

The Future of Freight and How Brokers Fit In

Cerasis

The first licenses for autonomous vehicles have been issued in Nevada , but the first round of vehicles requires a human driver to be present. Cerasis is by legal definition a freight broker.

Booming Oil Industry Boosts Flatbed Demand

DAT Solutions

Continuing the regional theme out of Nevada: Flatbed rates from Reno to Seattle rose to $2.97/mile. The energy sector heated up in January, which contributed to higher flatbed load counts for the month.

Climate Change and the Supply Chain

Elementum

They already had three solar farms in North Carolina and Nevada before they partnered with First Solar in 2015 to build another solar farm in California. As climate change risks grow — rising sea levels, change in precipitation patterns, extreme droughts and heat waves, and intensification of hurricane events — global supply chains are vulnerable to major disruptions. In consideration of this new reality, there are some mitigative measures companies can take to make disasters less costly.

Trends—July 2015

Inbound Logistics

Amazon and Walmart vie for last-mile supremacy; Nevada community college establishes logistics program to meet Tesla labor demand; Industrial buyers think outside the box; Consortium establishes new chemical footprint assessment; VMI opportunities abound as shippers look to optimize inventory; study looks at the ghost economy

An Uneven Road Ahead for Driverless Vehicles

Transportfolio

The first challenge featured 15 self-driving cars trying to navigate a 142-mile course between California and Nevada. An Uneven Road Ahead for Driverless Vehicles.Connect. Editor’s note: This blog post originally ran on Connect.

Manufacturing Predictions: Clean Energy Reform and Your Supply Chain

AFFLINK

The company’s 10 million square foot factory in Nevada is 100% powered by renewable resources. With manufacturers using more than 30% of the nation’s energy, corporate sustainability and global warming have been hot issues for years.

Outsourcing : Tesla is Bucking the Trend

NC State SCRC

Tesla claims that its power-packs cost half what big carmakers pay their suppliers for custom-designed large-format batteries, and that its Gigafactory, a huge battery plant close to completion in the Nevada desert, will cut costs by another 30%.” Debates over outsourcing are appearing with more frequency in the press. Companies have outsourced so many of their processes, through “Business Process Outsourcing”, that many now just sit as marketing companies.

Van Horne Institute Considers Alaska Transport Route, and Weighs Trump’s Plans for Keystone XL

NC State SCRC

VHI research is beginning to test autonomous trucks in Nevada, and has taken the bold step of seeking to license autonomous vehicles. On election night last week, I was stationed in Calgary Alberta, watching the results unfold in Mountain Time, and wondering what was going on in the country I’ve adopted as home. You see, I’m a native Calgarian, and was visiting my home town to share insights with a group of supply chain executives at the University of Calgary this past week.

Christmas is Over. Why Are There So Many Loads?

DAT Solutions

Florida and Texas were still Hot States on the reefer map at mid-week, and load-to-truck ratios were elevated throughout most of the North American continent, except California and Nevada. Lots of people like to take vacation during the week between Christmas and New Year's Day.

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.

Google Looking to Make Delivery Drivers a Thing of the Past

Kewill

While long-haul driverless trucks are currently being tested in Nevada and in German, they’re set up for use on controlled access highways , where distractions and obstacles are kept to a minimum. Whither the good old fashioned delivery guy?

Google Looking to Make Delivery Drivers a Thing of the Past

Kewill

While long-haul driverless trucks are currently being tested in Nevada and in German, they’re set up for use on controlled access highways , where distractions and obstacles are kept to a minimum. Whither the good old fashioned delivery guy?

This Week in Logistics News (May 4-8, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Here are some details from the press release: The Freightliner Inspiration Truck underwent extensive testing before the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles granted it a license to operate on public roads in the state. Ever get a song stuck in your head?

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Trends—October 2012

Inbound Logistics

Truck driver turnover increases,Urban Outfitters equips Nevada e-fulfillment center with state-of-the-art materials handling system. Greyhound partners with One Network to enhance parcel delivery business. Shippers turn to spot market to find capacity and compare carrier rates. MSC Beatrice debut in Asia-U.S. trade signals new wave of larger containerships

Trends—October 2012

Inbound Logistics

Truck driver turnover increases,Urban Outfitters equips Nevada e-fulfillment center with state-of-the-art materials handling system. Greyhound partners with One Network to enhance parcel delivery business. Shippers turn to spot market to find capacity and compare carrier rates. MSC Beatrice debut in Asia-U.S. trade signals new wave of larger containerships

How the Bakken Oil Boom Impacts U.S. Supply Chains

Transportfolio

I was chatting with Ben Spilger from our Reno office about this when he said, “I can’t count the number of people I’ve met in Nevada with friends or family at least considering moving to North Dakota.”

Have Van Rates Hit Their Peak?

DAT Solutions

Capacity is also starting to loosen in California, Nevada, and Florida, and there were more lanes with significant declines than what we've been seeing in recent weeks. The national average van rate has soared in the new year, hitting a whopping $2.30/mile on January 6th.

Spot Market Gets a Strong Start to May

DAT Solutions

A couple lanes out of Nevada have benefited from construction: Las Vegas to Los Angeles rose ▲64¢ to $3.35/mile. Early May brought higher spot market rates for each trailer type.