Truck-focused Electric Island charging site opens in Portland, Oregon

The Supply Chain Journal

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) and Portland General Electric (PGE) opened their Electric Island charging project near the truck maker’s Oregon headquarters Wednesday.

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FreightWaves Classics: Port of Portland helps serve the Pacific Northwest… and beyond

The Supply Chain Journal

Congestion at other West Coast ports has caused an increasing number of ships to use the Port of Portland in hopes of being unloaded quicker and being able to return to Asia for more goods during the 2021 peak season. Portland is the leading port on the U.S. Photo: Port of Portland).

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

Supply Chain 24/7

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

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Closed Loop Recycling Systems are Key to Sustainable Concessions for the Portland Blazers

NC State SCRC

Asean Corporation’s StalkMarket, the Portland Trail Blazers, and the Moda Center. Asean’s StalkMarket brand of Ingeo-based foodservice ware has been growing steadily in the last few years, and the StalkMarket logo is easy to find on a walk through any of Portland’s many coffee shops and restaurants. Mr. Chandler reported that one of the retailers they had contacted was a natural food chain in Portland, and they responded very positively to the idea.

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Supply Chain Cartoon Caption Winners for Jan, 27, 2020 Contest

Supply Chain Digest

Greg Fox of DeltaOne Software and Dave Swanson of Portland, Maine, Take Home the Prize with a Great Captions

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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

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Less than Truckload (LTL) Freight Rate Update: Northwest USA

Freightera

Sample rates for 1 pallet, 48”x48”x48”, 500 lbs, class 125: From Portland, OR, to Tangent, OR. Dear shippers, We added a new carrier to our system, and we are excited to share some of their sample freight rates with you.

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About 70 Teamsters walk off job in dispute with supermarket chain

The Supply Chain Journal

An Associated Press report quoted business agent Joe Piccone of Teamsters Local 340, based in South Portland, Maine, as saying 70 drivers and mechanics had gone on strike. Both are south of Portland.

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Global Logistics News on West Coast Port Talks Reaching Crisis Stage, as Tensions Rising Despite Federal Mediator Joining the Talks

Supply Chain Digest

PMA Presents Work Slowdown Data, While ILWU Walks Out in Portland The Environment has become Worse Since Mediator Scot Beckenbaugh oined Talks Last Week.

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FreightWaves Classics: Interstate 5 runs from Mexico to Canada (Part 2 – Oregon and Washington)

The Supply Chain Journal

West Coast, including San Diego, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Portland and Seattle. The relatively rural terrain of extreme northern California continues as Interstate 5 enters southern Oregon in Jackson County near Ashland and enters Washington north of Portland.

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NRF 2022: 4 Big Session Themes from Retail’s Big Show

ToolsGroup

Portland, San Diego, and Cleveland are cited by American Shipper as locations with more capacity to consider.

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Sizzling heat wave continues for truckers out West

The Supply Chain Journal

Over the past few days, all-time record highs were set in Vancouver (112 degrees), Olympia (110), Spokane (109) and Seattle (107), Washington; and Pendleton (117), Salem (113), Portland (112), Redmond (112) and Eugene (111), Oregon. Extreme heat continues to sizzle across the Northwest.

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Truck crash closes large sections of I-84 in Oregon

The Supply Chain Journal

Westbound lanes are open for local traffic only between Ontario and Baker City, ODOT said, according to a report from KOIN-TV in Portland. Virtually all eastbound and westbound lanes on a stretch of Interstate 84 are closed in eastern Oregon due to a truck crash.

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Exclusive: SEKO Logistics chartering vessels for clients

The Supply Chain Journal

The charters are destined to smaller ports on the West Coast such as Portland, Oregon, and San Diego. “We SEKO Logistics tells American Shipper it is expanding its logistics footprint by chartering vessels. The logistics provider began chartering the box ships in July. “We

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Semiconductor shortages not over yet, Daimler warns in Q2 earnings report

The Supply Chain Journal

DTNA in April opened an “Electric Island” charging area in Portland, Oregon, that will eventually support 1 megawatt charging for trucks. Truck-focused Electric Island charging site opens in Portland, Oregon.

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California Reefer Freight Starts to Heat Up

DAT Solutions

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. Reefer rates rose 10¢ per mile in June, compared to May, landing at $2.12, the highest monthly average in almost two years. Load availability was up 30% compared to May, and 84% compared to June 2015.

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The state of electric trucks — Transmission

The Supply Chain Journal

Aneja discusses a number of recent advances in the electric delivery truck world, from the order books being opened for the eCascadia and eM2 trucks to a new heavy-duty vehicle charging station opening up in Portland, Oregon.

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Northwest triple-digit heat wave coming this weekend

The Supply Chain Journal

New daily records could be set for places such as Spokane, Yakima and Walla Walla, Washington; Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Pendleton, Portland, Salem, Eugene and Medford, Oregon; as well as Mount Shasta, California.

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FreightWaves Classics: Maine Turnpike carries traffic in the Pine Tree State

The Supply Chain Journal

Until then, Route 1, which follows Maine’s coast, was the primary road between Kittery and Portland. The first four-lane section of the turnpike opened on December 13, 1947, and ran between Kittery and South Portland. Maine is the northeasternmost U.S. state.

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Free Food! You're Invited to a BBQ

DAT Solutions

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. Stop by if you’re in the neighborhood: 10210 N Vancouver Way, Portland, OR. DAT and Triumph Business Capital have teamed up for 10 years to help owner-operators and carriers find loads and get paid fast.

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

DAT Solutions

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. If you have the time, you can even look for a load from Portland to Medford , in southern Oregon, and yet another one from Medford to Stockton. February is usually one of the slowest months for spot market freight, but demand started to pick up last week.

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West Coast Heats Up for Van Freight

DAT Solutions

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. So far, the national averages for spot market rates in October are the highest they've been since the Snowpocalypse of 2014. Back then, it was a series of winter storms that disrupted supply chains and pushed load-to-truck ratios unusually high for several months.

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Transmission: Chip shortage hits EV production; specific tires for performance EVs

The Supply Chain Journal

Over in Portland, Oregon, Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced the opening of the first-of-its-kind charging site for heavy-duty electric trucks.

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Legal woes force Illinois trucking company to close, file Chapter 7

The Supply Chain Journal

Bank Equipment Finance of Portland, Oregon, owed $188,000; and Crestmark Vendor Finance of Troy, Michigan, owed $160,000. An Illinois trucking company, facing mounting legal problems, shuttered operations and filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy on Monday. Mardon Trucking Inc.,

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Major truck manufacturers plan European electric charging network

The Supply Chain Journal

Daimler Trucks North America in April opened an Electric Island for truck charging near its Portland, Oregon, headquarters. Truck-focused Electric Island charging site opens in Portland, Oregon.

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

GlobalTranz

Starting Saturday, a Pacific storm system will cause heavy snowfall from Portland to Seattle. UPDATE: 02.15.21.

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Heat waves scorching two coasts heading into weekend

The Supply Chain Journal

The National Weather Service is keeping excessive-heat warnings posted through Saturday evening for the Seattle and Spokane, Washington; Portland, Oregon; and Boise, Idaho, metropolitan areas. Scorching heat will continue to bake two regions of the country heading into the weekend.

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Scorching heat waves this week in Northwest, heartland

The Supply Chain Journal

The Northwest is where drivers will find actual temperatures soaring past 100 degrees from Spokane, Washington, to Portland, Pendleton and Medford, Oregon. Dangerously hot and humid weather this week may have some truckers dreaming of cool breezes and snow-capped mountains.

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Record-breaking heat wave coming to Northwest

The Supply Chain Journal

This includes Redding, California; Salem, Pendleton and Portland, Oregon; Seattle and Spokane, Washington; Boise, Coeur d’ Alene and Lewiston, Idaho; Libby and Thompson Falls, Montana; as well as Black Rock Desert, Nevada.

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Target Expands Curbside Pickup to 1,550 Stores for Back to School

Multichannel Merchant

Markets being added to Drive Up service include Massachusetts (Boston metro area, Springfield, Worcester), Rhode Island (Providence/Warwick), Maine (Portland, Augusta, Bangor) and New Hampshire (Manchester, Concord, Keene). Target is expanding its free curbside pickup program, Drive Up, ahead of the busy back-to-school season, making it available at 1,550 stores and adding coverage in the Northeast, the company reported in a blog post.

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Reefer Rates Respond to New Regulations and Pre-Holiday Urgency

Bobsguide

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. Still, demand for reefer trucks was sky high last week, with volumes up out of big produce markets in California, Texas, and Florida.

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New Legend energizes local lanes, ordering 50 Freightliner eCascadias

The Supply Chain Journal

Legend currently operates local lanes in Phoenix, Dallas and Portland, Oregon, but as the company grows, it plans on continuing to bring zero-emissions transport to more large cities. New Legend Inc.

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

DAT Solutions

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. Following a seasonal October lull, van load posts on DAT load boards increased 4.5%, but the load-to-truck ratio is still low at 1.6 loads per truck. Below is a look at five markets where you should be able to find a van load fast.

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Flood threats for Gulf Coast, Northwest this weekend

The Supply Chain Journal

The heaviest rain will soak places from the Cascades westward to the coast, including the Seattle and Portland metropolitan areas, as well as far northern California.

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CSX’s application to acquire Pan Am Railways denied

The Supply Chain Journal

CSX is seeking to acquire Pan Am Systems and Pan Am Railways, which would also include acquisition of the Boston & Maine, the Maine Central Railroad, Northern Railroad, Portland Terminal, Springfield Terminal Railway, Stony Brook Railroad and Vermont & Massachusetts Railroad.

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