A Complete Breakdown of the 26th State of Logistics Report


The transportation sector of the logistics industry grew by 3.6 As a result, the link between the cost of crude oil, gas prices, and consumer spending comes back to the forefront of the transportation industry. Motor carrier transportation cost for 2014 was approximately $702 billion, and an additional $10 billion was found to exist within costs related to shipping. Unfortunately, others have seen container traffic come to a dead halt, as was the case in Portland, Oregon.

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

Talking Logistics

Delivery eBike Debuts In Portland, Ore. The Colorado Transportation Department and infrastructure developer Aecom Inc. According to the press release: This new electrically-assisted tricycle began delivering packages in Portland, Ore., On my morning walks to grade school, I would pretend to be an astronaut, jumping in zero gravity over the sidewalk cracks, my backpack filled with oxygen.

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LTL Carrier Profile: Con-Way Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

Menlo provides supply chain solutions including: transportation management, warehouse management, and information technology. The company was founded by Leland James in Portland, Oregon. Transportation company profile of Con-Way Freight Con-way Freight Con-Way Freight history Con-Way Freight info Con-Way Freight information Con-Way Freight Overview Con-Way Freight profile Con-Way Freight trucks LTL Carrier Profile LTL Carrier Profile: Con-Way Freight.

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

Talking Logistics

It will be available soon in New York, Baltimore, Miami, Dallas, Austin, Chicago, Indianapolis, Atlanta and Portland. Here are some details from the press release: Same Day TMS offers the same features that any shipper would expect from a transportation solution. Global Trade Supply Chain Technology Trends This Week in News Transportation Management Systems Warehouse Management Amazon Amazon Flex Cloud Logistics enVista LLamasoft Manhattan Associates Pitney Bowes Trimble Uber UPS

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

Talking Logistics

transportation capacity, with Jason Seidl , Managing Director at Cowen and Company, leading the conversation. ” 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. . I’m off to a CSCMP New England Roundtable Executive Breakfast to discuss (what else!)

Warehouses are the next HOT investment triggered by the digital transformation of the supply chain


The properties being acquired by BREP are in high-growth markets such as the San Francisco Bay and Los Angeles areas, Seattle, Miami, New Jersey and Portland, Oregon, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. Articles Digital Supply Chain Director's Blog Logistics SCRC News Transportation Planning Uncategorized

How the best shippers manage capacity challenges

DAT Solutions

Three shippers answered that question during a panel discussion at the 2018 DAT User Conference in Portland, OR. Especially with the ELD mandate, we need to inform our suppliers and distribution centers that their receiving hour window may no longer be conducive to transporting freight. – David Domencic, Senior Manager of Transportation Procurement, Armada Supply Chain Solutions. – Cori Purrington, Senior Director of Transportation, ES3.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

Content Summary: Personal Mover Transports Employees around BMW Plant. To eliminate some of this traveling BMW’s R&D group developed a Personal Mover solution—a one-person means of transport for covering short distances within an operating site. UPS’ eBike electric bike program, activated in Portland, Ore., We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes.

Daimler Trucks establishes global organisation for highly automated driving


We will therefore be in the perfect position to put highly automated driving onto the roads, making transportation safer, saving lives and helping trucking companies boost their productivity.". “In This new global organization will enable us to even stronger evolve the technology for highly automated driving and vehicle integration for heavy-duty trucks at our Automated Truck Research & Development Center in Portland.

How Important is 1% to Your Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Nation

At that setting, it would miss its intended port by over 100 miles – putting the container ship closer to Vancouver or Portland. For instance, a 1 percent impact on lead-time variability can lead to out-of-stocks, waste, transportation issues and much more. Perhaps you’ve seen the recent mobile service ads, where the pitchman talks about a 1 percent difference in reliability.

Energy Efficiency Is Key to Better Logistics

Material Handling and Logistics

This is where it gets tricky, according to Yossi Sheffi, director of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. With a goal of reducing emissions to zero by 2050, the company has pledged to increase the carbon efficiency of its own activities and those of its transport subcontractors by 50% globally by the year 2025, as compared to the 2007 baseline. UPS has tested this model in Portland, Pittsburg and Ft.

From Materials to Practices: Sustainable Purchasing Groundswell At The SPLC Summit 2019


Portland has a reputation as a sort of sustainability mecca, so it was certainly an apt site for the SPLC’s annual Summit. Later in the day, University of California CPO Bill Cooper – who championed the EcoVadis ratings program at the UC – brought into sharper focus the Public Sector CPO Perspective on “How Sustainable Procurement Adds Value,” in a panel with two public sector CPO peers from the State of Minnesota, the City of Portland, and State of California.

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

Talking Logistics

October 2014 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Department of Transportation Eliminates $1.7 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. Robinson road transport service offering portfolio…Since 1993, C.H.

What Is a Load Board?

DAT Solutions

DAT created the first load board at the Jubitz Truck Stop in Portland, OR, in 1978. Today, load boards exist as online marketplaces , allowing transportation companies to move spot market freight faster and more efficiently. 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.

1980s Freight Matching Secret Weapon: High School Students

DAT Solutions

When he launched his own brokerage, Turbo Transport, in 1984 he would send his two high-school-aged sons down to the local truck stops to talk to truckers to see if they needed loads to get them back home. 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. The desktop transportation terminal.

How Did Truckers Find Loads 40 Years Ago?

DAT Solutions

He liquidated the business in 1991, and in 1997 he and two other partners started another trucking company, Hiawatha Transport, which they later sold. Rather than retire, in 2010 Schultz accepted a job in the transportation division of Ashley Furniture, the world's largest furniture maker, based in Arcadia, Minnesota. Schultz remembers when he first heard of the Dial-A-Truck electronic load board at the Jubitz Truck Stop in Portland, Oregon.

How To Start Your Brewery On The Path To Success


How many due to transport issues? Zeffer crush and ferment their fruit on-site to produce their cider, before transporting it to a third-party brewery that bottles the cider and then returns it to Zeffer for distribution. Read our Q&A with specialist craft beer advisor Maria Pearman , a Certified Public Accountant based in Portland, Oregon – the home of craft beer. The craft beer industry has had an exciting ride, with a pre-Covid Compound Annual Growth Rate of 14.1%

America’s Most Luxurious Truck Stops

GTG Technology Group

Jubitz (Portland, Oregon). Industry News DMS drayage drayage technology IMS Intermodal transportation truck stops trucking TuckersTruck stops have come a long way over the years. In fact, it’s safe to say that some are simply awe-inspiring. Whether you’re looking for a luxury stop to spend the night, or a truck stop that doubles as an amusement park, there’s something out there for every taste.

Where Does Most Cargo Theft Happen?

DAT Solutions

Speaking to freight brokers at the DAT User Conference in Portland, OR, Lewis said that increased awareness of the problem has helped to combat theft, and due diligence by brokers plays a role. He has 20 years of experience in transportation logistics, and is also a former law-enforcement officer and detective. Compared to 2016, cargo theft dropped by 32% in the second quarter of 2017, according to Keith Lewis, Vice President of Operations at CargoNet.

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29 warehouse & automation experts share insights on how warehouse robots will impact industry employment

6 River Systems

If you ask anyone who has worked in a warehouse after a long shift, they’re generally appreciative of all the assistive technology that makes it easier to reach, pickup and transport objects, whether they are autonomous or not. Dan is a native of Portland, Oregon and a graduate of Stanford University. How would this flow down through transportation? Warehouse robots are just one form of warehouse automation , but they’re making a big impact.

Shippers Can Expect Contract Rates to Moderate – But When?

DAT Solutions

The delayed spring slowed things a bit in April and May, only to kick it down the road and add to stronger numbers in July and likely August, so the relief in refrigerated transportation may be muted and brief. It will be fascinating to watch it all unfold in the data, although if transportation is a core part of your business, you are likely to have strong preferences about the potential outcomes.

How did that Christmas tree get here?

DAT Solutions

So we asked Carl Johnson, President of Pac West Transport Services , a freight brokerage located in Portland, Oregon. Christmas trees are often cut and moved by helicopter to small trucks that transport them to a staging area for loading onto big rigs. They have to be transported to their destination, and delays are not an option. Carl Johnson, Pac West Transport. What's the going rate for transporting Christmas trees?

Regulatory changes brokers can't ignore

DAT Solutions

At this year's DAT User Conference, Chris Burroughs – Senior Director of Government Affairs at the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), a trade association for freight brokers and 3PLs – featured an update on regulations that affect freight brokers. Chris Burroughs, Senior Director of Government Affairs at the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), speaks to a group of freight brokers at the 2018 DAT User Conference in Portland, Oregon, in September.

10 Years of Getting Paid Fast

DAT Solutions

“Triumph is one of the most reputable factoring companies in the nation, with deep experience in the transportation industry," said Bert Goo, manager of DAT partner relationships. Triumph President and CEO Steve Hausman has deep roots in the transportation industry. To celebrate its 10-year partnership with DAT, Triumph hauled its custom-built barbecue from Texas to Oregon and provided a free lunch to truckers at the Jubitz Truck Stop in Portland, where DAT began in 1978.

Have Spot Market Rates Bottomed Out?

DAT Solutions

The cities with tight capacity include Memphis, Rock Island, IL, and Portland, OR. Falling fuel rates resulted in lower fuel surcharges, allowing shippers to grant increases in line haul rates, while cutting overall transportation budgets. We are swiftly moving into the holiday part of the year. Yet the freight surges that many of us have been accustomed to seeing at this time have been noticeably absent.

Broker Avoids Ransomware Disaster

DAT Solutions

Rob LaForte, owner of Columbia Fresh Transportation Services. The conference was held in Portland, Oregon, a short distance from his brokerage, Columbia Fresh Transportation Services. "At Rob LaForte's holiday break didn't last long. In late December he had planned to close his freight brokerage for a few days so he and his employees could celebrate the holidays.

Parents Face Difficult School Choices This Fall

Enterra Insights

Parents worried about germs on public transport will be more likely to drive their offspring to school.”[4]. Chan School of Public Health, and Richard Corsi ( @DeanMCECSPSU ), dean at Portland State University’s Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science, insist needs to happen.[9] The coronavirus pandemic and the continued spread of COVID-19 has parents of school-age children in a quandary.

Expect Traffic Jams on Monday, as Eclipse Crosses 8 States

DAT Solutions

According to an article in Transport Topics , some state agencies are changing their delivery schedules from Friday, August 18 through Tuesday, August 22, but there's not much else they can do besides issue warnings. If you have a choice, it might be best to avoid all highways within a 60-mile radius of these and other cities (as well as DAT key market areas and major highways) along the path of the totality: Lincoln City and Salem, OR (Portland market, I-5).

Brokers Sound Off on New Food Safety Rule

DAT Solutions

Rob LaForte, owner of Columbia Fresh Transportation Services, says his transportation management software (TMS) will be a great help in storing and retrieving the documentation required by the new FDA food safety rule. We talked to four DAT customers with expertise in food transportation, to get their opinion on the Final Rule for the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food , released by the U.S. Is Occasional Food Transport Worth the Risk?

How to Get Out of New Jersey Without Losing Your Shirt

DAT Solutions

The truck-specific section included material from the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) and featured this list of the ten worst bottlenecks in the U.S. I grew up in NY City, and even after 20 years in Portland, I still shudder when I remember those epic traffic jams!) An article in Fleet Owner caught my eye this week: "New Report Identifies Major Highway Choke Points and Their Costs.". I downloaded the report from the American Highway Users Association.