Freight rail electrification can exist in North America — the question is where

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FreightWaves recently chatted with Daniel Simounet, vice president of the transportation sector for Hitachi ABB Power Grids , about whether it’s possible to electrify the freight rail system in North America.

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.


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FreightWaves Classics: Port of Chicago billed as the “greatest intermodal facility in North America”

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As indicated in the article’s headline, the Port of Chicago bills itself as the “greatest intermodal facility in North America” through its marine, rail and highway connections. It is the only port that is used by six of the seven North American Class I railroads. Overview. 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’s rates data to provide increased visibility into contract and spot rates in North America.

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

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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.

Truck Talk: There’s a grant for that edition

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It’s anything from helping identify the grants on a federal or state level to helping execute the grants,” Jason Gies, Navistar vice president of eMobility business development, said at the recent Advanced Clean Transportation Expo. “We’ve Peterbilt 220EV Volvo Trucks North America

Fall in May Class 8 truck orders masks underlying demand

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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

Truck Talk: Delayed gratification edition

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Daimler Trucks North America has added eight SelecTrucks used truck locations so far in 2021. Photo Daimler Trucks North America). and Canada to be the transportation provider of choice in pre-owned commercial vehicle sales. Tesla delays the Semi for a fourth time.

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.

Truck Talk: Tasty leftovers edition

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In Long Beach, California, this week, the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo managed to pull off a live event even as rising infections from the delta variant forced other events to cancel or go virtual. Photo: Electrify America). Volvo Trucks North America

LogiNext Mile named Category Leader for Route Planning Software in North America


Category Leaders rankings highlight top-ranked North American software products. Announcement Delivery Management Software delivery route planning delivery route planning software logistic management software route planning software transportation management system

Dedicated Transportation Outlook: 2018

NFI Industries

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.

Camera monitoring systems gain fleet favor as adoption grows

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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.

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 […].

Breakthroughs and misconceptions: 9 questions with ChargePoint’s Rich Mohr

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MOHR: “ The goal of electrification is to lower the total cost of transportation. Rich Mohr spent a quarter-century at Ryder System Inc. working to solve challenges for fleets, some of which they didn’t even know they had.

Investing in transportation futures — Transmission

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AIT’s automotive logistics professionals are the experts at developing resilient, scalable solutions for OEM and Tier 1 supply chains across Asia, Europe, and North America. Most automakers rely on “just-in-time” manufacturing to optimize production.

Truck Talk: Making the case edition

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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).

Truck Talk: Hydrogen rising edition

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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. .

First Class 8 electric trucks headed for Texas

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Volvo Trucks North America is based in Greensboro, North Carolina. Driver shortage especially tough on oil patch companies, tanker transporters.

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ENERGY Transportation Group ranks among Canada’s top growing companies

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ENERGY Transportation Group has been named one of Canada’s Top Growing Companies , according to the recently released annual list from The Globe and Mail. This year ENERGY Transportation Group is No.

Penske Truck Leasing 1st customer for Navistar medium-duty electric

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It has used them on local and regional deliveries in Southern California, contributing to Daimler Trucks North America’s recent milestone of 1 million real-world miles of electric driving. Navistar trails DTNA, Volvo Trucks North America, Mack Trucks and Paccar Inc.

Trimble’s transportation segment reports 9% revenue increase

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Sunnyvale, California-based Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB ) is a software and services technology company for industries such as agriculture, building and construction, geospatial and transportation. Trimble’s transportation segment revenue increased 9% year-over-year to $163.3

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.

HDVI raises $32.5M to mitigate risk, lower insurance premiums

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In a 2020 report, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) found that fleets of over 1,000 power units reported insurance costs of 5.3 cents per mile, whereas those with fewer than 26 power units were paying over 15 cents per mile.

123,481 Freightliner Cascadias recalled because steering linkage can separate

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Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is recalling 123,481 Freightliner Cascadia heavy-duty trucks in the U.S. The reports on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Transport Canada websites did not list any crashes or injuries related to the condition.

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.

Daimler’s electric trucks cross 1 million real-world driving miles

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Daimler Trucks North America has recorded more than 1 million miles of real-world driving in its Class 8 and Class 6 electric trucks, letting fleets try them out in the hopes that orders will follow.

FreightWaves Haul of Fame: Stevens Transport has done well for 40 years

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Stevens Transport was founded by Steven L. Though he did not have much knowledge about the transportation industry, Steven did know the meat industry and began to search for customers there. In a time when other trucking companies were going under, Stevens Transport flourished.

Toyota will build heavy-duty truck fuel cell modules in Kentucky

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Toyota Motor North America will add a dedicated production line for heavy-duty truck fuel cell modules to its assembly complex in Kentucky, moving its zero-emissions technology from prototype to production. Tetsuo Ogawa, president and CEO, Toyota North America Inc.

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.

Embark Trucks: Autonomous testing pioneer latest to join SPAC parade

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The Embark PIPE includes the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Knight-Swift Transportation ( NYSE: KNX ), Mubadala Capital, Sequoia Capital and Tiger Global Management as well as the Northern Genesis management team and its associated institutional investors. Embark Trucks Inc.,

Railcar owners say demurrage charges could reduce delays of private railcars

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Four shipper associations want the Surface Transportation Board to allow demurrage charges to be assessed on privately owned railcars as an incentive for freight railroads to move those railcars more efficiently through their networks.

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.

Turvo Partners with Banyan Technology to Drive Cost Savings by Optimizing Transportation Management


Leading supply chain collaboration application Turvo recently announced a new partnership with North America’s leading provider of live carrier and API connectivity for transportation management, Banyan Technology.

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.