Industry Group Reports Record North America Rail Freight Traffic in 2014

Supply Chain Matters

Throughout 2014, Supply Chain Matters featured commentaries related to the North America railroad industry, specifically capacity, safety and specialty car backhaul operational challenges that impacted multiple industry supply chains. Procurement and Sourcing Service-centered Supply Chains Transportation and Logistics 2014 North America rail traffic volumes independent blog commenting on supply chain developments industry dynamics of the railroad industry Supply chain Matters blog

Truckstop.com and Chainalytics Team Up to Unleash North America’s Largest Freight Rate Database

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The partnership between industry data giants will combine Chainalytics’ market intelligence products with Truckstop.com’s rates data to provide increased visibility into contract and spot rates in North America.

A Tipping Point?

Supply Chain Shaman

The merged company will be the third largest food and beverage company in North America and the fifth in the world. The goal is to drive organic growth in North American and global expansion by combining Kraft’s brands with Heinz’s international platform.

This Week in Logistics News (February 5-9, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Embark Self-Driving Truck Completes Coast-to-Coast Test Run (Transport Topics). Kuebix Tops 5000 Companies Using its Transportation Management System. CX North America Expands Driver Mobile App with Digital Proof of Delivery Update. Our guinea pig Cow died this morning.

Trending Transportation Updates: January 2018

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An External Perspective on the North American Rail Industry

Supply Chain Matters

Too often, logistics and transportation as well as procurement professionals lend more attention to industry sources of information than to more independent, less biased business focused sources. Procurement and Sourcing Transportation and Logistics challenges in North America rail industry independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management Positive Train Control technology challenges Supply chain Matters blog

Combating the Driver Shortage Problem with Transportation Optimization

Logistics Viewpoints

North America is facing a huge shortage of truck drivers, and the problem is expected to get worse. Guest Commentary Supply Chain Network Design Supply Chain Optimization Supply Chain Planning Transportation Transportation Management Systems

Driverless Truck Platooning: Is There Enough ROI?

Talking Logistics

As reported by Heavy Duty Trucking last week, “Daimler Trucks North America has decided to pass on platooning and focus instead on advancing its position in vehicle automation.” Above the Fold Transportation Management Daimler Trucks North America driverless trucks truck platooning

Dedicated Transportation Outlook: 2018

Supply Chain Link

This coming year, the dedicated transportation market across North America will. Supply Chain Transportation Truck Drivers

Today’s Tightened Transportation Market

NFI

1 Economic growth, paired with various other factors such as driver retention, continue to impact supply chains across North America. Although many areas of the supply chain are experiencing a capacity constraint, transportation capacity. Transportation 3pl Supply Chain

What’s Driving the Increase in Transportation Management Technology Spend?

Talking Logistics

DC Velocity and Descartes have conducted a transportation benchmark study for the last two years to help transportation professionals understand what is driving the market, and how the strategy and tactics of top performers differ from the rest of the pack.

Frost & Sullivan: Freightera Among Key Automated Freight Solutions in North America

Freightera

Frost & Sullivan places Freightera among ‘Key Automated On-Demand Brokerage Solutions in North America’ along with Uber Freight and Convoy. trillion USD in 2025, with transportation accounting for a majority of the spending at about 70 percent, or $11.8

The Freight Industry is Uberized in North America!

Freightera

Freightera Logistics is the first market place that connects manufacturers, distributors, and wholesalers to road transport companies of all sizes who still have space in their trucks. The post The Freight Industry is Uberized in North America!

Big Data and Analytics for Oil and Gas Transportation

Talking Logistics

Based on the current trends, North America could rival OPEC in oil and production. This growth along with the complexities found in the oil and gas industry can create significant transportation and logistics challenges. Utilizing sand and production water transportation solutions. The post Big Data and Analytics for Oil and Gas Transportation appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Live Epsiode: Friday, November 14, 2014 at 12:00 ET.

Have you Heard About ‘’Chain of Responsibility’’ in the Supply Chain and Transportation?

Cerasis

Although we have much in common, the transportation laws in Australia and New Zealand have a distinct difference with those in Europe, the U.K. and North America. THE CURRENT STATE OF AFFAIRS IN NORTH AMERICA.

Navigating Ongoing International Transportation Capacity Challenges

Talking Logistics

International transportation is dealing with ongoing challenges of tighter capacity. From import space and export space tightening up and a hot drayage market causing capacity constraints to volatile air freight rates – international transportation has had its share of challenges the last 10-12 months. Examining and sharing inventory forecast data with supply chain partners can help you be proactive with your international transportation partners in order to get the space you need.

Lean Transportation: Are you Using Lean Thinking for Transportation Management? If not, Why?

Cerasis

For shippers, culture and behavior have to change to apply Lean Transportation thinking. The “Them (company leadership) versus Us (shop floor associates)” mentality also needs to change for Lean Transportation to " WE. The 8 Rights To Achieve Lean Transportation Practices. The are the 8 Rights of Lean Transportation thinking: Right Materials, Right Quantity, Right time, Right Place, Right Source, Right Price, Right Quantity, and. Transportation takes time.

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Logistics of Love: Journey of the Rose

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Logistics Transportation Blog Trucking Third Party Logistics North America export customs import flowers warehousing Roses Valentines Day Valentine Love perishableWhen you picture Valentine’s Day in your mind, what do you see? Chocolates, hearts, giant stuffed teddy bears, and "lovey-dovey" cards. But isn’t there something that is even more common on that day? Yes, flowers! But not just any flower, roses, vibrant red roses.

How Freight Brokers Can Help Ease the Effects of the Capacity Crunch

NFI

Economic growth, paired with other factors like driver retention, continues to cause tight transportation capacity and impact supply chains across North America. Brokerage Transportation 3pl Supply Chain

Freightera to Build North America’s First Low Emission Freight Marketplace

Freightera

Freightera to Build North America’s First Low Emission Freight Marketplace, Partners with SmartWay to Showcase Certified Carriers. has partnered with Natural Resources Canada’s SmartWay program in an initiative to reduce fuel costs and emissions from freight transportation.

The Last Fast Mile

EFT

Chuck Moyer has spent 37 years in the transportation industry, 31 of them in the same-day sector. · The role of app-driven driven transportation companies. Image: Column 3PL/Logistics Features & Opinion North America

The Next Generation of TMS Helping More Carriers Become Comprehensive Logistics Service Providers

Logistics Viewpoints

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Market Update: Transportation Industry News

Transportfolio

Market Update: Transportation Industry News. In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. Which transportation indicators or topics are most relevant to your interests?

Understanding What’s Behind the High Demand for Flatbed Shipping

Logistics Viewpoints

High demand for flatbed shipping is rolling mightily into the peak periods of summer, continuing to drive historic supply issues across North America. Guest Commentary Transportation flatbed shipping logistics supply chain

Shippers Access Newly Released Enterprise Multi-Carrier Parcel Shipping Solution in Transportation Management System With New Partnership

Cerasis

(Eagan, MN) – North American third-party logistics (3PL) company, Cerasis, in partnership with Pierbridge , a leading transportation management software development company, announces the addition of multi-parcel carrier shipping management to the Cerasis Rater, a web-based transportation management system (TMS). This mirrors Cerasis longstanding goal of providing shippers with more transportation choices. .

Corporate America’s New Dilemma: Raising Prices to Cover Higher Transport Costs

Supply Chain Brain

Interviews with executives at 10 companies across the food, consumer goods and commodities sectors reveal that many are grappling with how to defend their profit margins as transportation costs climb at nearly double the inflation rate. All Logistics Transportation & Distribution Logistics Outsourcing LTL/Truckload Services Rail & Intermodal Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider News Transportation Management North America

Celadon Trucking Implements Load Analyzer and Improves Service and Profitability

Logistics Viewpoints

Celadon Trucking is one of the 20 largest truckload carriers in North America. They are headquartered in Indianapolis in the US and they offer a range of dry van truckload transportation services including long-haul, regional, local […].

Experts Reveal Top Transportation Trends to Watch

Supply Chain Opz

In this article, leading experts from various sectors in transportation industry will discuss transportation trends you should take a closer look. James Winebrake, Dean of College of Liberal Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology There are a number of important trends happening in the freight industry, spanning all modes of transportation: trucking, shipping, rail, pipeline, and air. In North America the low hanging fruit for long-haul loads is rail.

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Market Update: Transportation Industry News

Transportfolio

Market Update: Transportation Industry News. In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. Which transportation indicators or topics are most relevant to your interests?

From Transactional to Transformational: Successfully Adding Managed Transportation Services

Talking Logistics

As part of a natural evolution of their existing offerings, many carriers and brokers are looking to managed transportation services (MTS) to provide greater value for their customers and growth for their organization. Shippers buying MTS don’t just buy transportation – they buy simplicity.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

Transportfolio

In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx resubmitted his and the White House’s highway funding plan to Congress.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

Transportfolio

Market Update: Transportation Industry News. In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. Which transportation indicators or topics are most relevant to your interests?

As Fuel Prices Rise, Here's How Supply Chains Can Cut Transportation Costs

Elementum

Transportation can be a significant part of a business’ logistics costs— potentially upwards of 55 percent. Fuel price is driven primarily by five factors: demand, refinery maintenance costs, transportation constraints, crude oil prices, and geopolitical disruptions. In an attempt to reduce the length of transportation for products in the supply chain, several industries have taken to nearshoring. Lean Transportation Policies.

Intermodal Industry Outlook 2017

Supply Chain Link

Intermodal rail transportation has revolutionized the way shippers deliver goods across North America. Intermodal Supply Chain Transportation 3pl

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

Transportfolio

In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. Which transportation indicators or topics are most relevant to your interests? The post Market Update: Transportation Industry News appeared first on Transportfolio.