Beware of Real-time Transportation Visibility “Big Hat, No Carrier”

Logistics Viewpoints

Real-time transportation visibility has become a powerful tool for shippers and logistics services providers (LSPs). Because the market is so hot, a number of transportation visibility vendors have entered the space and, to get attention, have made big claims about their tracking capabilities, which are misleading potential users. If you haven’t heard the term before, it’s an old Texas saying about making […].

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Guest Post: Texas Now the Number 1 State for Refrigerated Freight Volume

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Texas is now the number one state for refrigerated freight volume on DAT Load Boards, surpassing California by a wide margin. More refrigerated truckloads are available in Texas than in California. the imported produce must be inspected, usually in a refrigerated warehouse in Texas.

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Hurricane Harvey: Transportation Impacts

PLS Logistics

Hurricane Harvey has made landfall in Texas as of Friday 8/25/17. What does this mean for the transportation industry? This is the largest storm to hit the United States in over a decade. Some forecasts are calling for as much as 60 inches of rain from Harvey.

The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

Produce season transportation can have an impact on your freight, even if you do not ship grains, fruits, or vegetables. Even if you don’t grow or ship produce, your transportation performance and spend can still be directly impacted. Texas-Laredo Area. Texas-Dallas Area.

My Worst Load Ever: Hauling Oregon Potato Chips to Texas

DAT Solutions

Chad also founded the Rate Per Mile Masters group on Facebook, a communications hub for more than 13,000 members, including owner-operators, truck drivers, and other transportation and logistics pros. The worst load of my career started off as just another day in early October, 2013.

All My Exits are to Texas


All My Exits are to Texas All my exits say it’s Texas And Texas is the place I’d dearly love –to- be And all my exits say it’s Texas But why does my BOL say Tennessee? Pratt VP Marketing & Sales Tailwind Transportation Software ​

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Transportation TIP List: Week of July 7th, 2019


Transportation TIP List: Week of July 7 th , 2019. Featured articles range from HOS rule changes to recent shipping challenges at the border crossing in Laredo, Texas – read on for more news on what’s impacting transportation.

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The Future of Transportation 1: The Hyperloop

The Network Effect

This weekend, at Texas A&M University, there is a competition unfolding that promises to change the future of transportation. SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Design Weekend is being held January 29-30th at Texas A&M. . Musk plans to build a test track in Texas.

5 Things to Know About U.S.-Mexico Logistics

Talking Logistics

Maintain Visibility with a Transportation Management System. For instance, a Mexican carrier can drive through Laredo, Texas, pick up freight, and bring it back to Mexico.

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Gas Trucks U-turn as Shortage Shifts From Texas to Florida

Material Handling & Logistics

Truckers who hauled gasoline to Texas last week from Florida may run the same route in reverse next week as Hurricane Irma bears down on the Sunshine State. The rush for fuel in Florida may require supplies from as far away as Texas, which is still reeling from Hurricane Harvey.

The Legal Implications of Transport Visibility is NOT Good News for Truckers


To keep yourself in business, there are plaintiffs attorneys that are finding out what transportation is doing, and trying to find the big deep pockets to pay damages like the $281M damage awarded in Texas – because the smaller carrier won’t be able to pay.”

Does Rail Freight Transportation Really ‘Suck’ that Much?

Logistics Bureau

With that in mind, I thought I’d update this post with brief details of some interesting developments in rail-freight transportation. Articles TransportWhy aren’t we using more rail freight in Australia?

Spot Tendering: Are You Prepared for Capacity Shortfalls in Your Transportation Operation?

Supply Chain Nation

With the recent hurricanes that have hit Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico, we’ve seen another practical example where assumptions on carrier capacity are challenged at inopportune times. These capacity crunches, at times, force carriers not to adhere to capacity commitments with customers, resulting in companies having to go out into the market to find alternate transportation options. This typically corresponds with a more expensive transportation choice in an expedited manner.

Spot Tendering: Are You Prepared for Capacity Shortfalls in Your Transportation Operation?

Supply Chain Nation

With the recent hurricanes that have hit Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico, we’ve seen another practical example where assumptions on carrier capacity are challenged at inopportune times. This typically corresponds with a more expensive transportation choice in an expedited manner.

All Roads Lead to Dallas

Supply Chain Link

Famously known for the barbecue, the Cowboys, and the State Fair of Texas, Dallas ranks as the ninth largest city in the United States with the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metropolitan area ranking fourth. Distribution Supply Chain Transportation

This Week in Logistics News (October 20-24, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Transplace Releases New Transportation Optimization Technology. In Texas, Toll Roads Proliferate—and a Backlash Builds (WSJ – sub. I have a date with my first grader to play math games in her class this morning, so I’m short on time.

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Read more on infrastructure funding and other relevant transportation industry news in this month’s Market Update, and then share your thoughts on these topics. Which transportation indicators or topics are most relevant to your interests?

Planning for a Gas-Fueled Nation

Supply Chain @ MIT

Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio have become prominent exporters of natural gas, alongside historically productive states such as Texas, Wyoming, and Oklahoma. Featured Strategy Transportation energy bottlebecks energy supply and demand gas pipeline system MIT supply chain master's

2019 Carrier of Choice Excellence Award Winners: Helping Deliver Success to Transplace Customers


Last week, we held our annual Carrier Symposium in Allen, Texas, which brought our carrier partners together for education, collaboration, and appreciation. Bulk Carrier of the Year: Dana Transport. Flatbed Carrier of the Year: Maverick Transportation.

This Week in Logistics News (May 15-19, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Port of Los Angeles and GE Transportation launch solution to digitize maritime shipping. Supply Vision Launches New Transportation Management System Software, Supply Vision 3.0.

This Week in Logistics News (October 15-19, 2018)

Talking Logistics

The system will initially be focused only on intrastate loads in Texas, but the company plans to expand beyond Texas in the coming months, says Max Pike, strategy lead at Uber Freight. How cold does it have to get inside your house before you accept reality and turn on the heat?

Hub Group acquires Exel Transportation Services

Supply Chain Network

NASDAQ: HUBG), one of the nation’s leading freight transportation management companies, announced today that it purchased Exel Transportation Services (ETS) for $83 million before post closing adjustments. ETS is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hub Group, operating independently under the name Mode Transportation. We are looking forward to working with the Mode Transportation team to continue its growth and expansion in the years to come.” Hub Group, Inc.

Identity Theft, Trucking Style

Talking Logistics

Here’s how the scheme works, as described in an AP article published last October ( Thieves Pose as Truckers to Steal Huge Cargo Loads ): Thieves assume the identity of a trucking company, often by reactivating a dormant Department of Transportation carrier number from a government website for as little as $300. Significant fictitious pick-up activity has also been reported in Florida, Texas and New Jersey. A couple of years ago, I was a victim of identity theft.

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This Week in Logistics News (April 20-24, 2015)

Talking Logistics

For related commentary, see Drones – The Birth of a New Transportation Mode. Cloud/SaaS Mergers/Acquisitions Supply Chain & Logistics Books Supply Chain & Logistics Trends This Week in News Transportation Management Warehouse Management Amazon Amazon Web Services Audi C.H.

Hurricane Harvey Updates


The rain has stopped in Houston, Texas, but the traumatic conditions left by Tropical Storm Harvey have not yet cleared. Tropical Storm Harvey lashed Houston, Texas — America's fourth largest city — and has proven to be extremely traumatic to tens of thousands of people and businesses.

Taking Your Supply Chain to a New Dimension: Shipper Symposium 2019


Our 17th annual Shipper Symposium in Dallas, Texas wrapped up today — and from the insightful keynote speakers and breakout presenters to the activities and attendees, we’re positive that this year’s event has been one of the best yet.

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Logistics Alert: The Gridlock Situation at the U.S.-Mexico Border


Reuters has reported that “the reshuffling of border agents, announced last week to process the record number of migrant families entering the United States from Mexico, prompted delays of up to 12 hours for trucks crossing from Mexico’s Ciudad Juarez to El Paso, Texas.”.

This Week in Logistics News (September 29 – October 3, 2014)

Talking Logistics

It’ll come to me eventually, but in the meantime, here’s the news that caught my attention this week: Kewill Acquires the IBM® Sterling Transportation Management System (TMS). We had friends over for dinner last Friday, and the kids ran off to play hide-and-seek after eating.

Trends—January 2015

Inbound Logistics

Texas places three locations among ATRI’s top-10 congested roadways; Truck size and weight debate is a divisive topic for the transportation and logistics industry; Truck driver shortage raises new concerns and costs for shippers and carriers; Electronics supply chain poses new challenges; Demand planning is still a pain point for shippers

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What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?


Texas. Asset Management Blog Inventory Management Managed Services Manufacturing RFID Transportation & Logistics asset management barcode verification compliance labeling GS1 harsh environment labeling UDIWhen you hear the word compliance , what’s the first thing that comes to mind?

Why Supply Chain Managers & Procurement Should Collaborate


In Lubbock, Texas, reports The Dallas Morning News , Amazon recently opened a pickup and drop-off location for purchases and returns, taking advantage of Texas Tech University’s proximity to the area, enabling greater distribution of goods to college students. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post Why Supply Chain Managers & Procurement Should Collaborate appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

This Week in Logistics News (November 17-21, 2014)

Talking Logistics

The solutions help customers across a number of industry verticals, including third-party logistics (3PL), food and beverage, retail and healthcare, improve transportation efficiency and reduce the cost of delivering goods. I’m guessing it’s summer.

Hurricane Harvey - Effects, Forecasts, and Operational Best Practices


10 refineries close as Harvey drenches Texas energy hub. Rail freight networks operated by Kansas City Southern and Union Pacific in Texas, USA were heavily disrupted due to Hurricane Harvey, according to reports on Friday, August 25th.

Peak Shipping Season: A Review of Trends from the 2018 Holiday Peak Season


For instance, a Walmart in Texas had printed “Discounts may apply,” on boxes picked up in-store in Lubbock, Texas for online purchases.

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Shipper Symposium 2019 – Take Your Supply Chain to a New Dimension!


Join us at this year’s signature event on May 6-8, 2019, at the Four Seasons Resort & Club Dallas at Las Colinas, Texas. Bruce Chan is a Vice President and Senior Analyst in the Transportation & Logistics Equity Research Group, Stifel.