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.

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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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Lest We Forget

The 21st Century Supply Chain

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).

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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?

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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.

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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

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 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.

A New Year, a New Administration Begins

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. The rising Consumer Price Index ( CPI ), up 2.1 percent year over year in December, companies gain the ability to raise wages, boosting the consumer economy. It also provides the Federal Reserve with their targeted 2 percent CPI goal allowing them to begin raising the Fed lending rate this year.

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.

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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…

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The Red Poppy Express

Tailwind

There were especially heavy losses at the American landing on Omaha, something the movie ‘Saving Private Ryan’ captured with shocking reality.

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‘Truckemon Go’ trucking software app

Tailwind

We have half or our drivers in the nation now congregating at these gol’ darned Truck-e-mon Stops,” said Armand Roadstrips, Chief Dispatch Officer of Central Trucking out of Omaha Nebraska. “Look… I just found a Load over by the hockey arena!”. And with those words Harold Wicks kicked his 2023 Peterbuilt into gear and drove quickly to pick up his load ahead of the four other big rigs trying to catch up with him. That’s the third load I found this week!’

American Idle

Tailwind

We now get to select the one winner who will get to go on for an all expenses trip paid to Omaha Nebraska for the national American Idle competition. American Idle Welcome to the 4th season of American Idle, Ladies & Gentlemen.

Expect Traffic Jams on Monday, as Eclipse Crosses 8 States

DAT Solutions

Lincoln and Grand Island, NE (Omaha market, I-35). The solar eclipse will traverse the country from West to East on Monday morning.