First UPS U.S. Delivery eBike Debuts in Portland, Ore

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UPS is now delivering some of its packages in Portland, Oregon, with a prototype electric-assist tricycle, with plans to deploy additional e-bike deliveries next year if successful to help solve the ever-evolving demands of urban logistics

Global Supply Chain News on Trend to Larger Container Ships Threatens Small and Mid Sized US Ports

Supply Chain Digest

Container Traffic Almost Totally Gone Now from Portland. Impact on US Exports

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of Feb. 12, 2015

Supply Chain Digest

Procter and Gamble to Build Future Factorym Driver Turnover Certainly not Improving, Labor Tensions Escalating in China, Hanjin has Had Enough with Port of Portland

West Coast Heats Up for Van Freight

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The same was true for roundtrips between Portland, OR and Stockton : Stockton to Portland was up 28¢ to $2.92/mile. Portland to Stockton added 44¢ for a $2.04/mile average.

This Week in Logistics News (December 5-9, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Delivery eBike Debuts In Portland, Ore. According to the press release: This new electrically-assisted tricycle began delivering packages in Portland, Ore.,

A Complete Breakdown of the 26th State of Logistics Report

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Unfortunately, others have seen container traffic come to a dead halt, as was the case in Portland, Oregon. On June 23, 2015, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals ( CSCMP ) released the “State of Logistics Report,” which happens to be in its 26 th year.

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How Important is 1% to Your Supply Chain?

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At that setting, it would miss its intended port by over 100 miles – putting the container ship closer to Vancouver or Portland. Perhaps you’ve seen the recent mobile service ads, where the pitchman talks about a 1 percent difference in reliability. He and other characters in the commercial mock the importance of spending more for only a 1 percent difference in service. Perhaps I’m just tired of seeing this guy; he’s gone from pitching the “Can you hear me now?” provider to this new gig.

California Reefer Freight Starts to Heat Up

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Sacramento to Portland , OR rates soared 31¢ to $2.77 While Sacramento to Portland was up, Los Angeles to Portland rates fell 31¢ to $2.77/mile.

Smart Speakers Are Infiltrating Hotels – Will Room Service Ever Be the Same?

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A few months ago, a family in Portland, WA, reported that their Alexa device had recorded and sent conversations to a contact in Seattle, apparently without their knowledge or consent. “Alexa, order fresh towels.”

Free Food! You're Invited to a BBQ

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To thank you for making these past 10 years a success, we’ll be handing out free pulled pork sandwiches and sausages here in Portland, OR, at the Jubitz Truck Stop – where DAT got started almost 40 years ago.

Consumers Demand Supply Chain Accountability Down to the Last Straw

Material Handling & Logistics

Portland, Ore., Is your business at risk due to unethical supply chain practices? The board at Monster Energy Drink had a decision to make.

What's Hot and What's Not for Vans in February

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TriHaul of the Week, for Vans: Stockton - Seattle - Portland - Stockton. Minimize the pain by taking a series of shorter hauls: Seattle to Portland , at $2.25/mile, then Portland to Stockton for $1.13.

LTL Carrier Profile: Con-Way Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

The company was founded by Leland James in Portland, Oregon. LTL Carrier Profile: Con-Way Freight. Con-Way Freight is the second largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $3.3B in sales (estimated 2012). Con-Way Freight has 9.4% of the less than truckload (LTL) market. Con-Way Freight is the largest of three 3 operating units owned by Con-Way Inc. The other operating units are: Menlo Worldwide Logistics and Con-Way Truckload.

Rates and Demand Are Still High for Refrigerated Freight

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Reefer rates on the lane from Sacramento to Portland soared 70¢ to $3.42/mile. Seasonal harvests are winding down, but capacity is still tight for reefer freight. That’s led to higher reefer rates on the West Coast and in the Midwest.

2 Signs That the Freight Recession Really Is Over

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Crop production is rising out of the Northwest, so reefer rates fell on inbound lanes like Sacramento to Portland , OR. Last week, the national load-to-truck ratio for vans was the highest it's been since March 2014.

An AWESOME Experience

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Thinking there was no way that my second Symposium could top the first, I traveled to Portland, for the 2016 event at Nike headquarters. Nancie Torrence is JDA’s Group Vice President for Aerospace and Defense and leads the company’s Women’s Interest Network, a group focused on mentoring, sponsoring and developing women at all levels to realize their full career potential at JDA.

Life before load boards

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Dial-A-Truck monitors first appeared at Jubitz Truck Stop in Portland, Oregon in 1978. Meanwhile, the Dial-A-Truck (DAT) service launched at Jubitz Truck Stop in Portland, Oregon, with a video monitor that displayed available loads.

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This Week in Logistics News (September 28 – October 2, 2015)

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It will be available soon in New York, Baltimore, Miami, Dallas, Austin, Chicago, Indianapolis, Atlanta and Portland. There was plenty of learning and networking at the CSCMP Annual Conference this week, which I’ll write about in a future post.

This Week in Logistics News (November 3-7, 2014)

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” Here are some excerpts from the CNBC article: The delivery service will be available to Starbucks loyalty program members as part of its new mobile order and pay app that will launch in Portland next month and nationwide next year. .

Reefer Demand Spikes During Inspection Blitz

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to Portland, OR was up 45¢ to $3.33/mile. Sacramento to Portland added 50¢ to 3.21/mile. Refrigerated freight was met with tight capacity last week, with the annual Roadcheck inspection blitz taking many trucks off the road.

Where's the Freight? 5 Markets with Lots of Van Loads

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PORTLAND, OR: The Pacific Northwest is hot for both van and reefer freight. Portland cracked the top 20 for load posts, with a load-to-truck ratio that's also well above the national average. The national average van rate rose 1¢ last week.

Reefer Rates Respond to New Regulations and Pre-Holiday Urgency

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California lane rates had some dramatic increases: Sacramento to Portland, OR, soared 91¢ to $3.78/mile. Last week was a short week, as most carriers needed to get drivers home in time for the Christmas weekend.

This Week in Logistics News (December 8-12, 2014)

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Pentant also helps customers meet UK Revenue & Customs requirements for imports and exports to be managed through an approved inventory control system for the ports of Dover, Portland, Poole, Plymouth, Teignmouth, Bideford and Scrabster, as well as London City and Warton airports.

Reefer Prices Swing, in Seasonal Shift

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Los Angeles to Portland climbed 20¢ to an average of $4.13/mile. The national average rate for reefers added 1¢ last week, approaching a record high at $2.70/mile. But prices fell on a lot of the highest-traffic lanes.

Energy Efficiency Is Key to Better Logistics

Material Handling & Logistics

UPS has tested this model in Portland, Pittsburg and Ft. Logistics providers have discovered that sustainability in the supply chain delivers a good ROI.

Last chance to join the 2017 DAT User Conference

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The conference is October 23-25 in Portland, Oregon. The 2017 DAT User Conference is almost here. If you haven't registered yet, don't miss out on this opportunity to learn how to get the most out of your DAT products. Guests arrive on Monday and sessions run Tuesday and Wednesday.

What Is a Load Board?

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DAT created the first load board at the Jubitz Truck Stop in Portland, OR, in 1978. A load board is an on-demand freight exchange used by shippers, freight brokers, motor carriers, and other logistics companies to find freight and trucks.

DAT User Conference: Book Your Hotel Room By Oct. 3

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DAT has reserved a block of rooms for attendees at the Portland Hilton Hotel and Executive Towers, at the discounted rate of $209 per night. Rooms are filling up fast for the DAT User Conference, so now is the time to register for the conference and book your hotel.

1980s Freight Matching Secret Weapon: High School Students

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One of Syfan's customers frequently shipped to Portland, Oregon. "I I think it was one of our regular carriers who first told us about the Dial-A-Truck load board at Jubitz Truck Stop in Portland," he said.

Corporate supply chain social responsibility in the news

Supply Chain View from the Field

The Times article notes that “unauthorized subcontracting, or farming work out, to an unapproved factory (as was the case for the Quaker Pet Group order in China), is “very, very common,” according to Gary Peck, founder and managing director of the S Group, a design and sourcing company based in Portland, Ore.” Today’s New York Times has a front-page story on how supply chain inspections of factories have become a vital link in the supply chain of overseas production.

How Did Truckers Find Loads 40 Years Ago?

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Schultz remembers when he first heard of the Dial-A-Truck electronic load board at the Jubitz Truck Stop in Portland, Oregon. He had a customer who had regular shipments to Seattle, Spokane and Portland. Gene Schultz has been in the trucking business for nearly 60 years.

5 Ways to Make More Money as a Freight Broker

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17-19 in Portland, Oregon. In the freight brokerage business, time is money. The more loads you move in a day, the more money you earn. How can you move more loads in a day? You’ll find out at the first-ever DAT User Conference , set for Oct.

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Reefer Demand Remains High in Mid-Winter

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Los Angeles rates were generally down, but the lane to Portland, OR, averaged $3.44/mile, up 42¢ on strong volume.

Reefer Freight Adjusts to Post-Holidays, Post-ELD

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Los Angeles to Portland, OR, tumbled 50¢ to $4.18/mile.

Pre-Christmas Demand Could Keep Reefer Rates High

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On the West Coast, reefer rates on the lane from Sacramento to Portland, OR fell 32¢, but the $2.91/mile average is still higher than it was a month ago. Reefer rates skyrocketed in November, with the national average hitting its highest mark in more than 3 years at $2.43/mile.

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