Southwest coalition seeks to connect supply chains ‘growing chaotically’

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that seeks to stage certain logistics activities in Nevada, Utah and Arizona and away from the densely populated metropolitan and port areas in California. The supply chains of California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona are inextricably linked and growing chaotically.

Nevada Trucking Association CEO named to ATA council post

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Enos, CEO of the Nevada Trucking Association , succeeds Brenda Neville as chair. Enos became president of the Nevada Trucking Association in 2006.


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FreightWaves Classics: “Hell in Nevada” for transcontinental convoy

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Hell in Nevada . So, 102 years ago today, the Army convoy was crossing Nevada. TRUCK TRAIN MIRED IN NEVADA DESERT.” The Times report also stated, “After leaving Orr’s Ranch, the last station in Utah, the road led over a long stretch of desolate, mountainous, Nevada desert.

1st big snowfall of season possibly coming to Mountain West

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A storm will begin to cool things down across the northern Rockies on Thursday and Friday, with areas from northern Nevada into Montana, Wyoming and Idaho getting some rainfall,” according to a forecast by AccuWeather meteorologist Rob Richards.

Raging wildfire inches closer to Lake Tahoe

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The Caldor Fire in eastern California grew to almost 200,000 acres Tuesday evening, prompting the evacuation of 22,000 residents in South Lake Tahoe and the partial shutdown of casinos in nearby Stateline, Nevada. The lake straddles the California-Nevada line high in the Sierra Nevada.

FreightWaves Classics: Big plans for Interstate 11 coming down the road

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miles and runs on a mostly northwest-southeast alignment in Nevada, running concurrently with U.S. The highway would then cross the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge into Nevada. I-11 in Nevada. Photo: Nevada Department of Transportation).

Ship game

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Plus, White House releases Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force goals; Semi Megachargers spotted at Giga Nevada; coil rolls off back of semi; fast food sends corporate workers to the cash register; and the perfect peanut butter and jelly ratio.

Viewpoint: Why is rail being left out of regulatory discussions?

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Do federal policymakers not understand the premise we have pushed here in Nevada, which is that the public bears a substantial risk as the result of the movement of certain freight by rail? This commentary was written by professional locomotive engineers Jason Doering and Matt Parker.

FRA, states develop 40-year plan to bolster Midwest passenger rail

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Related links: Nevada says push for freight rail not an attack on trucking. The Federal Railroad Administration and regional and state stakeholders have unveiled a 40-year plan aimed at restoring and boosting the existing passenger rail network in the Midwest.

5 states with toughest chain laws for truckers

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Nevada. Nevada Highway Patrol trooper Charles Caster told FreightWaves that Nevada doesn’t require commercial drivers to carry chains during any certain period of the year. Commercial truck drivers have a tough job, especially when winter storms kick in.

Tesla Gigafactory Begins Battery Production

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

Semi tough: Tesla electric Class 8 truck leader departs company

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Electrek reported that Guillen wanted to stay in Nevada, where a Tesla Gigafactory is located in Sparks. The departure of Jerome Guillen, who was overseeing the oft-delayed Tesla Semi program, renews questions about when the electric trucks will be on the road as more than prototypes.

Windy weather keeping wildfire crews on their toes

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A trough of low pressure has set up along the Sacramento Valley, helping to produce increasing winds that have spread into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, including the two fire areas.

This Week in Logistics News (October 31 – November 6)

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As of the writing of this, swing states including Pennsylvania, Nevada, Georgia, and North Carolina were still counting ballots, and the races are too close to call. As I wrote earlier this week, the election is behind us – well, maybe not. With record numbers of mail-in votes still being counted, a winner has yet to be declared.

Achieve the Environmentally Sustainable Supply Chain Consumers Demand


For example, the Sierra Nevada Brewing company composts its waste into fertilizer for its on-site gardens, diverting 99.8%

Transportation capacity tightens further in May

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The LMI is a collaboration among Arizona State University, Colorado State University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rutgers University and the University of Nevada, Reno, conducted in conjunction with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.

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


The SAPinsider hosted event, Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada wrapped up last week. This was a must-attend for organizations using SAP where attendees have the chance to learn more about industry best practices, SAP use cases and top trends for SAP.

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Intermodal Summit: Precision scheduled railroading ‘all about doing more with less’

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DETAILS: Matt Parker, a legislative chairman with the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) in Nevada, discusses with FreightWaves’ Kevin Hill why precision scheduled railroading (PSR) isn’t about precision, but about profit.

Heat wave scorching the West again

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The National Weather Service has excessive heat warnings posted across most of California, much of Utah, the western half of Arizona, southern and western Nevada, southern and eastern Oregon, as well as southern Idaho.

Hurricane Sam churns toward Caribbean, Bermuda with 130-mph-plus winds

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Gusts from the south and west could reach 40 to 50 mph at times from the Sierra Nevada to the Reno-Carson City metropolitan area. Hurricane Sam continued inching across the tropical Atlantic over the weekend, gaining strength in the warm waters.

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. This is the one time of the year where I truly and completely disconnect: no smartphone, no laptop, no television (except to watch all the movies I’ve missed this past year.).

Space: The final logistics and supply chain management frontier


In parallel, privately held and publicly traded companies like SpaceX, Arianespace, Orbital Sciences and Sierra Nevada Corporation boost the number of manufacturing options for space-related programs while contributing to the innovation of space and rocket technology. by Ilyas Kucukcay Recent advancements in the space launch market may indicate an increased need for logistics and supply chain management in outer space operations.

FreightWaves Classics: I-15 runs from southern California through the Intermountain West

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The highway passes through California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Idaho and Montana. In addition, I-15 from San Diego to Mesquite, Nevada via the Inland Empire and Las Vegas is part of High Priority Corridor 16/70, which is known as the Economic Lifeline Corridor. I-15 in Nevada.

Transportation capacity declines accelerate in September

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The LMI is a collaboration among Arizona State University, Colorado State University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rutgers University and the University of Nevada, Reno, conducted in conjunction with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.

Pot o’ gold? HERBL CEO outlines promise, struggles of marijuana distribution

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In June, the company announced it had acquired Blackbird, a premier cannabis distributor and software solution company in Nevada, for an undisclosed amount. This gives HERBL access to 98% of all cannabis retailers in Nevada and California.

Autonomous Vehicles Will Be Piloting Your Supply Chain Sooner Than You Think


Uber’s self-driving trucks, known previously as Otto, have already begun delivering cargo in routes between Nevada and California – and have apparently taken thousands of trips , although the company has been secretive regarding further details. Lastly, Tesla has begun testing its autonomous Semi trucks by using them to deliver batteries from its battery plant in Nevada to its vehicle assembly plant in California. The future of transportation is autonomous.

Transportation capacity dips further, prices keep surging

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The LMI is a collaboration among Arizona State University, Colorado State University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rutgers University and the University of Nevada, Reno, conducted in conjunction with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.

Halloween Candy – A Scary Supply Chain Planning Problem


In the interactive “ Top Halloween Candy by State ” map, shows my beloved candy corn is the favorite candy for trick-or-treaters in Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Iowa, Michigan and Alabama. I admit, I love to eat Halloween candy as much as most grade school children (maybe more). My favorite: candy corn of course! What’s not to like about candy that is sugar mixed with more sugar!

Trucking, logistics firms rocked by embattled bottled water producer’s bankruptcy filing

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Several trucking and logistics firms are collectively owed hundreds of thousands of dollars after a Nevada-based bottled water company — currently under federal investigation over allegations that its water resulted in a nationwide hepatitis outbreak — went out of business.

Dangerous triple-digit heat wave continues across West

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Records could be tied or broken again Monday and Tuesday in many parts of Nevada and California, with records also possible in portions of Utah, northwestern Arizona, eastern Oregon and southern Idaho.

Transportation capacity ‘historically low’; prices ‘show no sign of slowing’

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The LMI is a collaboration among Arizona State University, Colorado State University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rutgers University and the University of Nevada, Reno, conducted in conjunction with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.

USPS Slowdown of First-Class Mail on Oct. 1: What Delays and Price Hikes Mean for You

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The Post found 70% of first-class mail sent to Nevada and 60% sent to Florida is likely to be delayed. Peak season surcharges are not new factors in logistics around this time of year, but USPS is making new challenges as the entity moves to slow down certain shipments.

Warehousing’s newest unicorn: Stord reaches $1.1B valuation

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Fulfillment Works has three warehouses – one in Reno, Nevada, one in North Haven, Connecticut, and one in Shelton, Connecticut. Stord, the cloud supply chain company that is attempting to bring an Amazon-like experience to all brands, is the newest unicorn in the supply chain space.

May the road check be with you — WTT [newsletter]

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In fact, for a period of time the company was only able to produce drive units from a single factory in Nevada. In Nevada, Tesla may have another problem to contend with: wild horses. . Welcome to the WHAT THE TRUCK?!? Newsletter.

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