Oklahoma betting on economic boom from new logistics park

The Supply Chain Journal

Southern Oklahoma doesn’t normally spring to mind as a hub for global trade, but economic leaders hope a new 200-acre logistics park will be a catalyst for growth for inbound cargo and exports. Oklahoma exported $5.37 Logistics News Global Transportation and Industrial Park of Oklahom

Oklahoma law exempts delivery services from trucking regulations

The Supply Chain Journal

An exemption for local delivery companies – including food delivery platforms and Amazon Flex drivers – from regulations generally used to regulate trucking companies in the state of Oklahoma has been signed into law. It passed both chambers in Oklahoma and was signed by Gov.

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Most dangerous highway stretches for US truckers

The Supply Chain Journal

State Route 9, Oklahoma. State Route 9 in Cleveland County, Oklahoma. State Route 9 spans east to west through the middle of Oklahoma, between the Arkansas state border and the Texas panhandle. These are the top five most dangerous highway stretches in the U.S.,

Oklahoma State University Never Misses a Beat through Covid-19

Jaggaer

The post Oklahoma State University Never Misses a Beat through Covid-19 appeared first on Jaggaer. Press Release

What if the United States broke in half? Is Your Company Ready in the Event of a Catastrophe?

The Network Effect

The New Madrid Fault Zone stretches across Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and Tennessee. The post What if the United States broke in half? Is Your Company Ready in the Event of a Catastrophe? appeared first on The Network Effect. Logistics Multiparty Network Risk Supply Chain Management The Network Effect disaster logistics networks resilience risk supply chain

Flash flood threat looms for truckers in several states

The Supply Chain Journal

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued flash flood warnings early Wednesday for parts of southern Oklahoma and northeastern Texas because of intense rainfall rates indicated by radar.

Supply Chain Graphic of the Week on How Much Do US Plant Managers Make

Supply Chain Digest

Plant Managers Paid the Most in San Franciso, Least in Oklahoma City in 25 Markets, based on New Randstad Data

Stormy week ahead for truckers in eastern half of US

The Supply Chain Journal

Rain totals of 4 to 6 inches are possible in places such as Dallas-Fort Worth; eastern Oklahoma; Fort Smith, Arkansas; Poplar Bluff, Missouri; Carbondale, Illinois; as well as Evansville, Indiana.

Late-season cold snap to impact much of US

The Supply Chain Journal

A strong cold front is sweeping across the country, leading to cold temperatures and snow from Texas into Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri Tuesday afternoon.

Winter Alert: Winter Weather Conditions Developing Across Much of the US

GlobalTranz

Parts of I-44 are closed near Oklahoma City, OK. Parts of I-35 in Oklahoma are closed. Wind chill advisories extend as far south as Oklahoma, with wind chills as low as -10 degrees Fahrenheit possible through Saturday. UPDATE: 02.15.21.

Stormy week ahead for many US truckers

The Supply Chain Journal

This includes places such as Lubbock, Texas; Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Fort Smith, Arkansas; Memphis, Tennessee; St. Dicey weather could slow down truckers and supply chains this week across the eastern half the country.

Not just lip service on safety

The Supply Chain Journal

based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. At the Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) recent annual convention, Truckload 2021: Las Vegas, the safest fleets in the industry were honored through the presentation of the Fleet Safety Awards , sponsored by Great West Casualty Company.

Breaking Supply Chain News- Panasonic Plans an Additional EV Battery Production Facility in the U.S.

Supply Chain Matters

This report cited informed sources indicating that the State of Oklahoma is being considered as a location for this facility but that there are no guarantees that an agreement will be reached. manufacturing facility somewhere in Oklahoma as well.

Weekend truckers face risk of severe storms

The Supply Chain Journal

This includes places such as Topeka and Wichita, Kansas; Kansas City, Missouri; Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Oklahoma; as well as Wichita Falls, Abilene and San Angelo, Texas. Severe thunderstorms.

Wet weekend ahead for truckers in Eastern US

The Supply Chain Journal

So far, the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for southwestern Missouri, northwestern Arkansas, northeastern Oklahoma and southeastern Kansas. This includes Springfield and Joplin, Missouri; Fayetteville and Fort Smith, Arkansas; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Wichita, Kansas.

Heat wave coming for truckers in Southwest

The Supply Chain Journal

High temperatures and heat index values will exceed 100 degrees from Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to Wichita Falls, Abilene and Midland-Odessa, Texas, as well as Roswell, New Mexico.

Flooding shuts down part of I-10 in Louisiana

The Supply Chain Journal

Additional periods of heavy rain could virtually drown areas of Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma through Thursday. Updated May 18, 2021 at 5 p.m.

Severe storm threat keeps trucking through Plains this week

The Supply Chain Journal

Additional rounds of severe weather are likely Monday from southeastern Colorado and southern Kansas to most of Oklahoma, central and eastern Texas, as well as eastern New Mexico. Check out this baseball sized hail that fell in Snyder just a few moments ago! Picture from Brandi Garza.

Late-season snow to hit Northeast

The Supply Chain Journal

Ahead of that cold front, expect developing showers with embedded thunderstorms along the Interstate 35 corridor from Texas into Oklahoma. The calendar says April, but places across the Northeast are bracing for more snow.

Another day of severe weather for truckers in Plains

The Supply Chain Journal

More specifically, this includes Dallas-Fort Worth, Midland-Odessa, Lubbock, Amarillo, Abilene and Wichita Falls, Texas; Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Oklahoma; Topeka and Wichita, Kansas; Kansas City, Jefferson City, Springfield and St.

This Week in Logistics News (March 5 – 11)

Logistics Viewpoints

In the latest news, CEVA Logistics announced it is working with Kodiak Robotics, a developer of self-driving trucks, to deliver freight autonomously on routes from Dallas-Fort Worth to Austin and from Dallas-Fort Worth to Oklahoma City.

Scorching heat waves this week in Northwest, heartland

The Supply Chain Journal

An excessive heat warning is in effect for the Tulsa, Oklahoma, area, where the heat index could exceed 100 degrees. Dangerously hot and humid weather this week may have some truckers dreaming of cool breezes and snow-capped mountains.

This Week in Logistics News (October 29 – November 4)

Logistics Viewpoints

Canoo to build battery manufacturing facility in Oklahoma. Electric vehicle startup Canoo Inc said on Wednesday it would build a battery manufacturing facility at Pryor in Oklahoma with a capacity of 3,200 Megawatt hours production. There are certain movies that are simply iconic.

Memorial Day weekend storms from Plains to Northeast

The Supply Chain Journal

Storms caused flash flooding Friday morning from Springfield, Missouri, to Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Fort Smith, Arkansas. Storm systems this Memorial Day weekend will put a damper on travel for truckers, whether they’re trying to get home or they’re choosing to work.

Planning for a Gas-Fueled Nation

MIT Supply Chain

Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio have become prominent exporters of natural gas, alongside historically productive states such as Texas, Wyoming, and Oklahoma. America’s energy portfolio has undergone drastic changes since the early 2000s. Innovations in drilling technologies have allowed states to tap into large underground shale reserves.

Pandemic spurs more freight-related job cuts across the country

The Supply Chain Journal

Oklahoma betting big on $124M global logistics park. The pandemic has prompted several freight-related businesses to eliminate a total of nearly 1,400 jobs, according to Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act notices filed in several states.

What is Doppler radar?

The Supply Chain Journal

Doppler radar and severe storms research were joined in the early 1960s when the National Severe Storms Project began in Kansas City, and continue to this day at the National Severe Storms Laboratory ( NSSL ) in Norman, Oklahoma.

Memorial Day 2021

Enterra Insights

Born in landlocked Oklahoma, “‘into a world of low prospects and ill will,’ Ernest beat what seemed impossible odds. And even after Evans died in battle, the legacy of this Native American naval officer from Oklahoma lives on.”[4]

Snowstorm to slam Rockies early this week

The Supply Chain Journal

The severe storm threat increases Tuesday and moves to the Plains, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and northern Texas. The first major storm of the season is set to blanket the Rockies with heavy snow through midweek.

Late-season snow to hit Northeast

The Supply Chain Journal

Ahead of that cold front, expect developing showers with embedded thunderstorms along the Interstate 35 corridor from Texas into Oklahoma. The calendar says April, but places across the Northeast are bracing for more snow.

Melton Truck Lines announces driver pay increase

The Supply Chain Journal

The Tulsa, Oklahoma-based fleet will start student drivers at 47 cents per mile and will give the most experienced drivers 63 cents per mile. Melton Truck Lines is implementing the largest overall increase for driver pay in its history, according to Chairman and CEO Bob Peterson.

Driver employment market may be improving amid ‘historic’ pay increases

The Supply Chain Journal

However, relief may be on the way, according to Tulsa, Oklahoma-based software-as-a-service provider Tenstreet. Driver recruitment and retention remains the top priority throughout the trucking industry.

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Fleet telematics provider Samsara confidentially files for IPO

The Supply Chain Journal

Oklahoma betting big on $124M global logistics park. Samsara Inc. said on Wednesday it has confidentially submitted plans to regulators for a U.S. initial public offering. The number of shares to be offered and the price range have not been determined, according to a release.

Soaking storms for truckers across eastern US

The Supply Chain Journal

Thunderstorms and downpours could also return to parts of Texas and Oklahoma later this week. Truckers will have to plan ahead and expect delays in the eastern U.S the rest of the week.

Cold Chain Summit: Refrigerated carriers adapt to new food purchasing habits

The Supply Chain Journal

BIO: Christner started with JCT in 1989 after studying finance at Oklahoma State University. This fireside chat recap is from the FreightWaves Cold Chain Summit on Wednesday. FIRESIDE CHAT TOPIC: How refrigerated carriers are adapting to new buying trends.

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Dangerous heat, humidity linger from Midwest to Gulf Coast

The Supply Chain Journal

It will feel like a sauna outside as the heat index exceeds 105 degrees Tuesday in more than a dozen states. The combination of high heat and oppressive humidity began reaching dangerous levels over the weekend, spreading from the Midwest to the Gulf Coast.

Flood risk shifting to east of Mississippi River

The Supply Chain Journal

This will bring relief to waterlogged areas of Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma, but it will increase the risk of flooding rainfall in other regions. After repeated rounds of heavy rainfall pounded the south-central U.S.

Small Fleet Summit: TVC Pro-Driver helps drivers stay on the road

The Supply Chain Journal

DETAILS: Nick Hillesheim, chief sales officer at Oklahoma City-based TVC Pro-Driver, provides an overview of CDL legal services, showing how a professional driver can leverage outsourced legal benefits and services to their advantage.

Cool Mountain Transport boosts pay in hunt for drivers

The Supply Chain Journal

The Tulsa, Oklahoma-based fleet will start student drivers at 47 cents per mile and will pay the most experienced drivers 63 cents per mile. Cool Mountain Transport , an Idaho-based trucking company, recently announced it is increasing its driver pay from 50 cents to 62 cents per mile.

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Thanksgiving 2022

Enterra Insights

Renée Gokey ( @ReneeGokey ), a citizen of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma and the teacher services coordinator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, has a few suggestions about how that can be accomplished.[2]

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