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.

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 Sources

The Tesla Gigafactory Site Selection is Made: Surprise-Surprise!

Supply Chain Matters

states to be designated as the designated site for this massive factory, but the betting for the final site was leaning heavily towards a particular site, that being Nevada. This afternoon, the formal announcement regarding the chosen site for this massive $5 billion supply facility will be made but business and general media has already running stories concerning disclosed the site, which is an industrial complex near 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.

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?

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.

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

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.

The Most Overlooked Cloud Opportunity

Talking Logistics

3PLs with warehouses in Nevada and Tennessee with Automotive connections. There are many value propositions associated with cloud (or software-as-a-service) solutions, but the two most cited are lower upfront costs and faster time-to-value as compared to on-premise implementations.

Utah 52

What Could Stop Lithium from Revolutionizing Transportation?

Elementum

Companies like Tesla, using the gigafactory, could source lithium from local suppliers in Nevada for a fully closed supply chain. The answer is… transportation.

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.

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?

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.

From Model X to Project Titan: A Closer Look at the New Auto Manufacturing

Elementum

Tesla’s gigafactory, set to open in the next year, is in Nevada. It’s been a long road, but electric vehicles are quickly becoming the future of the auto industry. We take a look at how new vehicles are changing the manufacturing game. Electric Vehicles have seen their share of speed bumps.

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.

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.

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.”

Spring Came Early in These Freight Markets

DAT Solutions

Phoenix and Las Vegas volumes have been low, which is indicative of statewide trends in Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico. Last week, we said that if spot market volumes kept climbing, then rates were going to go up finally.

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.

Tesla Raises the Bar on Production Goals

Elementum

Another dauntless effort by Tesla to prove its dedication to their technology is the $5 billion Gigafactory in Nevada. This year Tesla debuted in the Harris Poll Reputation Quotient , and it came out strong, receiving an “excellent” reputation rating as it sits on the top nine among a hundred other companies and the highest of any automaker to be included on the list.

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?

An Uneven Road Ahead for Driverless Vehicles

TMC

The first challenge featured 15 self-driving cars trying to navigate a 142-mile course between California and Nevada. While autonomous vehicles may seem like a futuristic fairy tale to some, these technological game-changers may be closer to reality than you think.

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

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.

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.

This Truck Could Save the American Freight System

Elementum

Automakers like Volvo are already testing prototypes in Nevada. The American trucking industry has long been bracing itself for a major disruption, but recent advancements in self-driving technology could solve labor shortage issues. The Trucking Industry is Losing Steam. We’ve talked about the truck driver shortage and its potential to disrupt domestic freight shipping: fewer people are choosing to become truck drivers, leading to a serious dip in truck capacity in only a few years.

Are Autonomous Trucks Here Already?

Transportfolio

The first autonomous commercial truck licensed to operate on public highways in the United States, granted by Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, was recently unveiled at the Hoover Dam. Reading about autonomous trucks in the news lately leaves me wondering what, exactly, “autonomous” means.

This Week in Logistics News (March 3-7, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Finally, logistics service providers and warehouse operators need to pay close attention to a case the Supreme Court agreed to hear this week involving Amazon warehouse workers in Nevada. Mystery of the week: My third grader came home yesterday with dog poop inside his right boot.

Is the Self Driving Truck A Reality?

3PL Insights

They plan to release in 2020, and the ‘Freightliner Inspiration Truck’ is already officially licensed to operate on the highways of Nevada. For a long time, the concept of self-driving vehicles has belonged firmly in science fiction. And yet for the trucking industry, it could well be the reality of tomorrow, particularly where warehousing and distribution is concerned.

Supplier Diversity Reporting in Utility Industry

Infosys Supply Chain Management

The client was from utility industry located in Las Vegas & had a customer base of approximately 2 million including residential, commercial and industrial customers.They provided natural gas service to parts of Arizona, Nevada, and California. An year of perseverance, hard work, intense discussions and night outs has come to an end and the results, I would say, have been impressive.

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.

An Authentic Brand

Tailwind

It’s like they stopped rolling… and are now sitting like some big lonely red rock protruding from the sand in the Nevada desert. “Hi My wife said that she wanted to go to Las Vegas to see the Rolling Stones. It was on her “bucket list”.

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.

What Self-Driving Freight Trucks Mean for the Industry

GTG Technology Group

Right now, the truck is only licensed in Nevada, but this is just the beginning. For the time being, these trucks are limited to the highways of Nevada.

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.

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.

Yield of Dreams

Tailwind

As you pass through Utah and Nevada, you think about your next steps and what order you are going to do them in. 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.

Storms and Rising Fuel Costs Put Pressure on Flatbed Rates

DAT Solutions

Nevada is still dark in the Hot States Map above, though, and rates could rebound once as volumes rise along the Gulf Coast. Flatbed rates haven’t moved much in the past month, but that could change in the coming weeks.

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

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?