FreightWaves Haul of Fame: Hill Brothers shows power of family

The Supply Chain Journal

The four Hill brothers founded Hill Brothers in Omaha, Nebraska in 1986. It primarily operates on routes to Denver, Chicago and south to Texas from Omaha. Hill Brothers Transportation.

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Werner reports Q2 revenue of $650M, up 14% year-over-year

The Supply Chain Journal

Werner (NASDAQ: WERN ) is an Omaha, Nebraska-based truckload transportation and logistics services company with customers across the U.S.,

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Top Trends in Supply Chain Tech with Charley Dehoney

The Logistics of Logistics

He lives in Omaha, Nebraska with his beautiful wife and three strapping young sons. Top Trends in Supply Chain Tech with Charley Dehoney. Charley Dehoney and Joe Lynch discuss the top trends in supply chain tech.

Werner acquires regional carriers in $142M deal with ECM Transport Group

The Supply Chain Journal

The Omaha, Nebraska-based carrier has the option to purchase the remaining 20% of ECM after five years. Transportation and logistics provider Werner Enterprises ( NASDAQ: WERN ) announced Thursday after the market close that it had acquired an 80% equity stake in ECM Transport Group for $142.4

Capacity correction still a ways off, trucking execs say

The Supply Chain Journal

Derek Leathers, chairman, president and CEO at Omaha, Nebraska-based Werner Enterprises ( NASDAQ: WERN ) thinks the structural issues will take time to play out. “If

Warren Buffett Optimistic on US Business Growth

Supply Chain 24/7

US billionaire Warren Buffett has backed American businesses to continue to create "mind-boggling" wealth, and the investment guru, known as the "Sage of Omaha", said US stocks were "virtually certain to be worth far more in the years ahead

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Truckers facing severe storm risks across US

The Supply Chain Journal

Severe winds and large hail could be more widespread from eastern sections of South Dakota and Nebraska, including Omaha, to Minneapolis, Milwaukee, and Des Moines, Iowa.

Scorching heat wave returning to Plains, South

The Supply Chain Journal

This includes Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska; Minneapolis; Des Moines, Iowa; western Illinois; St. Oppressive heat and humidity will spread across parts of the Plains and the South over the next two days.

Lest We Forget

Kinaxis

He had been part of the Normandy invasion, the ship he was stationed on involved in the seaborne attack at Omaha Beach. by Alexa Cheater Today is Remembrance Day (also known as Veterans Day in the US). It is a day to honor and remember the sacrifices of so many who gave their lives, and continue to give them, to provide a world where peace is a possibility. It is not a day to write about frivolous things like chocolate, or turkey, or houseplants, like I’ve done in the past.

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FreightWaves Classics: Fallen Flags – Chicago & North Western Railway

The Supply Chain Journal

The railroad also provided an eastern link to bring Union Pacific passengers from Omaha, Nebraska and points west to Chicago. This key connection in Omaha went back to 1882; the North Western had owned a majority of the Chicago, St. Paul, Omaha and Kansas City, Missouri.

Truckers facing severe storm threat in heartland

The Supply Chain Journal

Paul; all of Iowa; as well as Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska. Truckers will hit more nasty storms and torrential downpours the next few days from the Plains to the Midwest.

Three Sisters, my Wife, and a Nun….

BlueYonder

I was born in Omaha, Nebraska and spent the first 14 years of my life there.

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Werner raises rate-per-mile guidance

The Supply Chain Journal

The Omaha, Nebraska-based transportation and logistics provider reported a 4% year-over-year increase in consolidated revenue to $616.4

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Severe storms to slam nation’s heartland

The Supply Chain Journal

This includes the metropolitan areas of Denver; Omaha, Nebraska; Kansas City, Missouri; Topeka and Wichita, Kansas; as well as Amarillo, Lubbock and Midland, Texas. A potential significant severe weather outbreak is brewing in the Plains.

The Big Game & Supply Chain Planning

Blue Ridge

Yelling “Omaha!”. You probably heard Peyton Manning yelling “Omaha” a lot this season.and you probably also realized that this often signaled to his team they were going to change the play on the fly. Did you watch the Super Bowl this past Sunday? Whether you were pulling for the Panthers or betting on the Broncos, I wonder if you were drawing any analogies to supply chain planning?

Truckload Performance in June 2021

Freight Plus

Omaha NE, Little Rock AR, Des Moines IA, Savannah GA, and Ft. June 2021 - Transportation Market Report. Every mode in the TL market remains significantly elevated in terms of load to truck ratios.

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How Will You Compete with Amazon with Charley Dehoney

The Logistics of Logistics

He lives in Omaha, Nebraska with his beautiful wife and three strapping young sons. How Will You Compete with Amazon with Charley Dehoney. Charley Dehoney and Joe Lynch discuss how will you compete with Amazon.

Early winter storms could cause freight schedules to slip

DAT Solutions

It also snowed in Chicago, Omaha, and Kansas City, but nobody gets quite so worked up about that. It’s snowing at the wrong time and in all the wrong places. That means a lot of freight delivery schedules are going to slip. Over the weekend, Winter Storm Diego blanketed Charlotte, Raleigh and many miles of highway in North Carolina, extending east to Tennessee and north to Virginia. Snow and ice are everywhere, and tens of thousands are without power.

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FreightWaves Classics: The Soo Line was founded to serve Twin Cities’ millers and ag interests

The Supply Chain Journal

Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railway (“The Omaha Road”) into Minneapolis-St. As many railroad buffs know, at one time there were hundreds of North American railroads. Over the decades bankruptcies, mergers, acquisitions, etc. have shrunk that number considerably.

Network Consolidation: A Step Forward for Market-Driven Value Networks?

Supply Chain Shaman

Today, GHX, a healthcare consortia, acquired Omaha, NE-based, privately held H-Card, LLC, known as Hap-X. Market-driven Value Networks: An adaptive network focused on a value-based outcomes. The network senses, translates, and orchestrates market changes (buy and sell-side markets) bi-directionally with near-real time data to align sell, deliver, make and sourcing organizations outside-in. Today’s supply chain processes are inside-out with a focus on orders and shipments.

Veterans Day with Gratitude

BlueYonder

On June 6 he boarded a Higgins Boat (landing craft), circled for 45 minutes and then proceeded to land on Dog Red Beach part of Omaha Beach in Normandy, France. Roughly 4,400 allied troops died during the D Day invasion, of which 1,200 died that day on Omaha Beach. Veterans Day is a day set aside to honor all those who have served the country in war or peace, acknowledging and thanking them for their service.

Hot Shots: Flying car, commemorative train, major floods and more

The Supply Chain Journal

The locomotive will travel through the system on its way to the ONE ERG Conference in Omaha, Nebraska, Sept. Every Friday, FreightWaves takes a look at the past week or so in social media, highlighting trucking, transportation and weather.

This Week in Logistics News (November 7-11, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Amid tightening budgets, Alphabet decelerates drone projects (Omaha World-Herald). Brexit passed. The Cubs won the World Series. Donald Trump won the presidency. What’s next? In each case, the sun rose and set the next day, and it rose again today. There are already countless “What Will the Trump Presidency Mean for [Fill in the Blank]?” articles and blog posts being written. In the case of supply chain, the focus is on trade agreements and transportation infrastructure investments.

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All The Supply Chain News You Need To Know 1.14 - 1.18

Freight Plus

FedEx Freight Direct will offer heavy and hard-to-handle item delivery to last-mile destinations in Atlanta, Omaha, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Dallas with a two-hour delivery window. Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. X-NONE. Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. X-NONE. New audit reveals reliance on legacy systems costs Oregon office up to $1.6 billion.

Where to Find Flatbed Loads in the Off-Season

DAT Solutions

Hot Markets for the week included Medford, OR; Rapid City, SD; Omaha, NE; Little Rock, AR; Shreveport, LA; and Montgomery, AL. Flatbed load availability declined 24% last week on the spot market, as load board activity paused for Thanksgiving. The load-to-truck ratio rose 11%, to 6.4 loads per truck, however. It's the beginning of the off-season for flatbeds, so every little surge helps.

Economic challenges continue springtime

EFT

Current offices include Jacksonville FL , Cleveland OH, Pine Bluff AR, Dallas, TX, Omaha, NE , Clinton, IA, Edgerton, KS, and Kansas City MO and KS. Manufacturing is steady. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reports that manufacturing held its own in April after six months of shrinking. The ISM PMI index is at a 50.8 reading signifying very modest growth. Of the 18 manufacturing segments covered, 11 reported growth. .

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Economic challenges continue springtime

EFT

Current offices include Jacksonville FL , Cleveland OH, Pine Bluff AR, Dallas, TX, Omaha, NE , Clinton, IA, Edgerton, KS, and Kansas City MO and KS. Manufacturing is steady. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reports that manufacturing held its own in April after six months of shrinking. The ISM PMI index is at a 50.8 reading signifying very modest growth. Of the 18 manufacturing segments covered, 11 reported growth. .

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Spring Starts Slowly

EFT

Current offices include Jacksonville FL , Cleveland OH, Pine Bluff AR, Dallas, TX, Omaha, NE , Clinton, IA, Edgerton, KS, and Kansas City MO and KS. Retail Sales . . households cut back on purchasing autos in March contributing to the weak GDP performance in the first quarter. The Commerce Department said retail sales declined 0.3 percent last month after being flat in February. When automobiles, gas, building materials and food services are excluded core retail sales inched up 0.1

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Van Rates Surge 6¢, Reefers Add 1¢

DAT Solutions

Omaha, NE. Van rates jumped 6¢ last week, prompted by a 49% increase in load posts on DAT load boards. There was an 11% increase in truck posts, week over week, so the load-to-truck ratio advanced 32%, from 2.1 loads per truck. Because last week was a full work week, and the week before included Thanksgiving, the additional work day would be expected to generate a 20% to 25% increase in all load board activity.

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Why Do We Focus on Solutions Before Defining The Problem?

TrackVia

Barbara Campbell, Business System Advisor at Mutual of Omaha, encourages the business to “come to her with problems, not solutions.” You’ve heard the common cliche, “Bring solutions, not problems.” It’s practically an expectation in the business world. In marketing, requestors often suggest solutions, like “I need a video to drive leads.” In the world of IT developers, it’s “I need an app.”

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The Economy is on a Roll

EFT

Current offices include Jacksonville FL , Cleveland OH, Pine Bluff AR, Dallas, TX, Omaha, NE , Clinton, IA, Kalamazoo, MI, Charlotte, NC, Memphis, TN, Edgerton, KS, and Kansas City MO and KS. From my point of view, I am optimistic about the coming year as we wrap up a solid 2016 at Wagner Logistics. The logistics industry has the wind at its back with stronger consumer spending and manufacturing stabilizing. . Let’s look at the numbers. . Service industries boom.

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Veterans Day with Gratitude

BlueYonder

On June 6 he boarded a Higgins Boat (landing craft), circled for 45 minutes and then proceeded to land on Dog Red Beach part of Omaha Beach in Normandy, France. Roughly 4,400 allied troops died during the D Day invasion, of which 1,200 died that day on Omaha Beach. Veterans Day is a day set aside to honor all those who have served the country in war or peace, acknowledging and thanking them for their service.

Psychic Truck Lines

Tailwind

Okay… well the reason I was phoning in is that I have a full truck…” “Load of Kick-a-poo Joy Juice going from Omaha out to the west coast and you need it there on Friday.”. “Um… “Thanks for calling Psychic Truck Lines – that will be $3,495 before taxes”. “Um… Um… okay… well… it’s Jim Weir here from Corn Stalk Beverages… and I… “Yes Jim, we know it’s you.”.

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The Red Poppy Express

Tailwind

Eisenhower, who led the Allied forces to the D-Day landings on the beaches of Normandy – Gold, Sword, Juno, Utah, Omaha – on June 6th, 1944 alloyed the a combined force of: 6,939 naval vessels 11,590 aircraft 156,00 allied troops ​ Within four days, 326,000 troops, and 106,428 tons of supplies had landed on the beaches of Normandy – owing to the sacrifice of some 4,413 allied soldiers who died that day.

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4 Ways To Save On Trucking Freight in 2018

Freight Plus

a large Omaha-based trucking company, reset its guidance on rate increases at between 6% and 10%, up from 4% to 8%. Shippers who have been playing the spot rate market have been paying more for freight than at anytime in 2017. After a barrage of hurricanes and new ELD regulations sent rates soaring at the end of last year, driver shortages look to keep cost high and capcity low as we move through the first two quarters of 2018.

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