Will Trucking Challenges Transform JITS in North America?


Trucking Challenges in North America. While the challenge may be looming globally, the North American automotive manufacturing base may be more inclined to try and dilute their just-in-time-sequence (JITS) supply loops. But why just in North America? The same applies to automotive manufacturing in Europe, where investing in additional warehousing space is a lot more expensive than the cost of transportation.

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


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.


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April Class 8 truck orders: Too much of a good thing?

The Supply Chain Journal

Last year, the industry was faced with all the negative challenges of the pandemic,” said Don Ake, vice president of commercial vehicles at FTR Transportation Intelligence. “We Daimler Trucks North America is taking rolling downtime at plants in North Carolina and Mexico.

Fall in May Class 8 truck orders masks underlying demand

The Supply Chain Journal

We’re talking about the worst supply chain environment since the end of World War II,” Don Ake, FTR Transportation Intelligence vice president of commercial vehicles, said during a webinar Thursday. “We

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. For the larger supply chain (the larger freight infrastructure of the North American market), I worry. Expect Major Shifts in the North American Transportation Market.

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 In order to continue moving product, trucking companies are pushing more and more freight onto the rail system, but that solution is not sustainable as it is also showing signs of being at capacity. Service in both […].

Truck Talk: Hydrogen rising edition

The Supply Chain Journal

This week we explore evidence that may soon demand a verdict on hydrogen as a transportation fuel, plus highlights from companies doing what they can to get on the right side of the business viability that Lordstown Motors said may elude the electric pickup truck startup. .

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. Dubai and HERE Technologies to develop data infrastructure for driverless transportation. Our guinea pig Cow died this morning. The kids named him Cow when he was born.

Camera monitoring systems gain fleet favor as adoption grows

The Supply Chain Journal

Oftentimes you not only have the two side mirrors, which are regulated, but you’ve got fender mirrors that look down at the passenger vehicle next to you,” said Mike Roeth, executive director of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency. Mario Gafencu wishes the Stoneridge Inc.

Truck Talk: Making the case edition

The Supply Chain Journal

This week, we’re looking at the meaning of electric trucks delivering groceries, autonomous trucks delivering watermelons and other “firsts” trying to make the case for advanced transportation technologies. Photo: Volvo Trucks North America).

Transmission: Electric delivery trucks from Volvo, Lion get ready to roll in California and Canada

The Supply Chain Journal

The transportation sector has recognized its role and is paving the way for a more sustainable future. From fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction goals to hydrogen-powered aircraft and battery-electric trucks, sustainable transportation technologies are advancing every day.

Dedicated Transportation Outlook: 2018

Supply Chain Link

This coming year, the dedicated transportation market across North America will. Supply Chain Transportation Truck DriversAs the holidays approached this past year, consumer spending hit a three-year high and truckload capacity neared 100 percent, which many shippers considered to be uncharted territory 1. Although the surge from the holidays has since subsided, the capacity challenges will continue well into 2018.

Today’s Tightened Transportation Market


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 ChainCapacity is tight across most areas of the supply chain, presenting challenges in the truckload, drayage, less-than-truckload(LTL), intermodal rail, and warehousing markets.

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.

Hyzon expects to deliver fuel cell trucks in Europe in Q3

The Supply Chain Journal

NASDAQ: NKLA ) and its manufacturing joint venture partner IVECO and German pipeline company OGE will work together to transport hydrogen to stations serving commercial fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) via a 124-mile pipeline.

Freightera Featured in North America Cargo Logistics Conference in Vancouver on Feb 5, 2020


” Attendees will be cargo owners, logistics providers, multimodal transportation providers, brokers, agents, and government representatives. . The post Freightera Featured in North America Cargo Logistics Conference in Vancouver on Feb 5, 2020 appeared first on Freightera Blog.

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


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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Can Kodiak Robotics compete with the big boys of autonomous trucking?

The Supply Chain Journal

State transportation officials and law enforcement will be watching. We’re eventually going to work on autonomous systems throughout the ecosystem and throughout the transportation market.”. Kodiak Robotics is one of several Silicon Valley autonomous trucking software developers.

Western Express to deploy Platform Science’s full technology suite

The Supply Chain Journal

The technology company also has partnerships and collaborations with numerous companies like Daimler Trucks North America , which factory-installs Platform Science’s system, McLeod Software and Samsung, which runs the RPM platform on its Galaxy Tab mobile devices.

Truck Talk: Autonomous insurance edition

The Supply Chain Journal

5 issue on the American Transportation Research Institute’s Critical Issues list in 2020. I talked with Jason Palmer, general manager of Transportation Intelligence at Omnitracs. Photo: Daimler Trucks North America).

Daimler Trucks adds safety equipment as truck-related crash deaths fall

The Supply Chain Journal

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is adding three safety features that could build on preliminary federal statistics that showed truck-related crash deaths fell last year while passenger car fatalities increased.

The Freight Industry is Uberized in North America!


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 solution proposed by Freightera optimizes, makes travel more efficient, contributes to the reduction of CO2 emissions and offers an alternative to FreightCenter, Freightquote and CargoChief, which are also the 3 other market players in North America.

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


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. In North America, associations such as the North American Fatigue Management Program (NAFMP) have incorporated COR in their education program. A person or corporation is part of the chain of responsibility if their actions, inactions or decisions affect road transport operations.

Transport, logistics tread lightly as in-person conferences return

The Supply Chain Journal

Through the winter and well into the spring, organizers of the North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) show, the trucking industry’s largest, gave every indication it would return to the in-person stage in late September at Atlanta’s cavernous Georgia World Congress Center.

REPOST: Buying and Selling Transportation/Logistics Companies with Peter Stefanovich

The Logistics of Logistics

Buying and Selling Transportation/Logistics Companies with Peter Stefanovich. Peter Stefanovich and and Joe Lynch discuss buying and selling transportation/logistics companies. Key Takeaways – About Buying and Selling Transportation/Logistics Companies.

Truck Talk: Deal or no deal edition

The Supply Chain Journal

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) CEO John O’Leary is taking Caley Edgerly off the bus. It is looking to hire 5,000 people with virtual meet-and-greets across North America. Transport this. Udelv Transporter autonomous electric delivery vehicle.

BluJay to Acquire Raven Logistics, Strengthening its Multi-modal Transportation Solution Offerings

BluJay Solutions

Raven provides rail TMS and managed services solutions for shippers in North America. Raven is a leading logistics management company focused on rail transportation, offering a railroad SaaS solution and managed services for the North American shipper market. “As

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

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


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. Freightera Logistics’ award-winning online freight marketplace has partnered with Natural Resources Canada’s SmartWay program, to help create the North American Low Emission Freight Marketplace.

2020 Trends in Freight Transportation, and the COVID-19 Impact

Logistics Bureau

Now the entire freight transportation industry, across air, ocean, road, and rail sectors, is awash with disrupted expectations and has retreated into survival mode. Air Freight Transportation Trends 2020. Capacity from Asia Pacific to North America – down by 17%.

Blockchain is Coming to Transportation – Here’s How

Talking Logistics

The transportation industry has long discussed blockchain with a healthy dose of skepticism or has taken a wait-and-see approach to its adoption. Even though most have little-to-no IT support or technology, they dominate a mode of transportation that can’t be ignored. The framework for creating a truly viable transportation visibility blockchain network is within our grasp. He holds degrees in transportation & logistics and marketing from The Ohio State University.

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


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 Despite rapidly growing uptake of technology by freight shippers and transport companies alike, Frost & Sullivan predicts that by 2025, freight digitization will be taking off, with 3.7

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. This year’s study again showed that IT spend in transportation management is expected to increase. Figure 1: Transportation IT Spend Change Next 2 Years (Source: Descartes).

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.

Transportation TIP List: Week of June 2nd, 2019


Transportation TIP List: Week of June 2 nd , 2019. Over the past few weeks, a number of new regulations and key pieces of legislation have been the main focus of the transportation news landscape. and the CVSA’s current roadcheck inspections across North America. For three days in June, enforcement officials will be conducting International Roadcheck at more than 1,500 roadside locations across North America.