Transportation Trends: What’s Ahead for Trucking with California’s Gig Economy Bill?


Industry groups say the measure that passed the state’s legislature would upend road transport business across the state, WSJ’s Jennifer Smith reports. There are exemptions in AB-5 for some job classifications, including construction trucking, but that is a carve-out for Teamsters, Rajkovacz told the Sacramento Business Journal. ” The post Transportation Trends: What’s Ahead for Trucking with California’s Gig Economy Bill? innovation technology transportation trucking

This Week in Logistics News (April 4-8, 2016)

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Marten Transport Ltd. Shippers are under enormous pressure to cut transportation costs and seem not to be satisfied with the massive fuel surcharge reductions racked up over the past year and a half.”. Mergers/Acquisitions Supply Chain & Logistics Trends This Week in News Transportation Management Systems Amazon Best Buy Descartes Manhattan Associates McLeod Software MercuryGate same-day delivery Stifel Swisslog trucking

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This Week in Logistics News (February 4-8, 2013)

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The company’s North American truckload volumes increased eight percent in the quarter, and its average truckload rate per mile charged to customers (excluding fuel) increased about 1 percent in Q4 2012 compared to Q4 2011, while its truckload transportation costs increased approximately two percent (excluding fuel). The vehicles have a range of up to 75 miles and primarily will deliver packages to customers in Sacramento, San Bernardino, Ceres, Fresno and Bakersfield.

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Flatbed Rates Set Another Record

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Demand for flatbed transportation has been off the charts for much of 2018. The lane from Vegas to Sacramento jumped up to an average of $3.22/mile, but it could be a short term-spike since it’s a relatively low-volume lane. For a seven-week stretch in April and May, the national load-to-truck ratio was above 100 loads per truck.

This Week in Logistics News (December 11-15, 2017)

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California looks at dumping gas tax for per-mile fee as cars use less fuel (Sacramento Bee). The main challenge with grocery delivery is the same today as it was when Webvan crashed and burned more than a decade ago: getting enough delivery density to minimize transportation costs , which makes a big difference in a low-margin business like grocery, and providing customers with delivery options at the point of sale that are reasonable, affordable, and reliable.

Ryder Places First Medium-Duty Electric Vehicle Order with Chanje Energy and Begins to Roll Out Charging Stations

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NYSE: R), a leader in commercial fleet management , dedicated transportation , and supply chain solutions , announced today it has started to take delivery of 125 medium-duty electric panel vans, the first of their kind in North America, now available for lease or rent. Ryder also plans to equip its maintenance facilities in the San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, and San Jose, Calif. Miami, November 2, 2017 —Ryder System, Inc.