Flood risk for truckers across Southwest

The Supply Chain Journal

The National Weather Service has issued flash flood watches for the Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona, metropolitan areas, as well as southwestern Colorado and northwestern New Mexico. Monsoonal thunderstorms will continue to soak parts of the Desert Southwest through the weekend.

MHI Annual Conference: Drone Applications in Supply Chain Beyond Package Delivery

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That was a part of the message during a couple of drone related presentations at last week's MHI Annual Conference near Tucson, AZ. -- SCDigest Editorial Staff. I recently got back from sunny Tucson in Arizona where the MHI Annual Conference took place. "Commercial Drone Interest is Exploding, While Applications Inside and Outside the DC Are Here Now, before Package Delivery".

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TuSimple’s take on drivers in autonomous trucking world — Taking the Hire Road

The Supply Chain Journal

He described the distribution center-to-distribution center hauls it runs between Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona, for UPS. Our trucks launch in ‘autonomous mode’ from the Phoenix distribution center to a sorting center in Tucson.

Flood risk stays afloat amid Southwest monsoons

The Supply Chain Journal

This includes Phoenix, Tucson, Kingman, Bullhead City and Lake Havasu City, Arizona; Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Gallup, New Mexico; in addition to Telluride and the San Juan Mountains in southern Colorado.

Borderlands: Driver shortage affecting cross-border trucking

The Supply Chain Journal

based in Tucson, Arizona, is a 3PL serving the U.S. Borderlands is a weekly rundown of developments in the world of United States-Mexico cross-border trucking and trade.

Wall Street watching as TuSimple focuses on autonomous trucking’s holy grail

The Supply Chain Journal

They appear fixated on the company’s plan to remove the driver from Class 8 semis on night runs covering 113 miles on Interstate 10 between Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona. As the first autonomous trucking software company to go public, TuSimple Holdings is earning Wall Street credibility.

Heat wave coming for truckers in Southwest

The Supply Chain Journal

Some daily records may be tied or broken in places like Las Vegas; Phoenix, Tucson and Lake Havasu City, Arizona; as well as El Centro, Riverside, Palm Springs and Death Valley, California.

Truckers facing severe storm risks across US

The Supply Chain Journal

This includes the Phoenix and Tucson metropolitan areas. Heat and humidity are building up across several areas of the country, leading to good odds of truckers running into showers and thunderstorms. Storms could become particularly strong to severe in some places the next couple of days.

Record-breaking heat wave this week for truckers in the West

The Supply Chain Journal

Daily record highs were set both days in Tucson, Nogales and Safford, Arizona, where the mercury hit between 108 and 113 degrees. Highs in Phoenix and Yuma, Arizona, could crack 115 degrees at least once this week, while topping 110 degrees in Tucson.

Management with Intention

BlueYonder

I grew up in Tucson and lived there through college, going to the University of Arizona. I’ve come full circle and moved back to Tucson three years ago, where the majority of my family lives.

Large wildfires still burning millions of acres out West

The Supply Chain Journal

The National Weather Service has flash flood watches in place for the Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona, and Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico, metropolitan areas, as well as southern Utah and portions of western Colorado.

Hot Shots: Firenado, submerged tractor-trailer, commemorative train and more

The Supply Chain Journal

UP1943 “The Spirit" rolls through UP's Tucson Yard. Thanks to Robert Lopez, utility clerk, Tucson, Arizona, for the great photo! Every Friday, FreightWaves takes a look at the past week or so in social media, highlighting trucking, transportation and weather.

Sizzling heat building in Southwest

The Supply Chain Journal

This includes places in California like Redding, Stockton, Fresno, Bakersfield, El Centro and Death Valley; Phoenix, Tucson and Yuma in Arizona; as well as Las Vegas. Triple-digit heat will hit truckers across the Southwest over the next couple of days.

TuSimple will use Ryder terminals to expand autonomous freight network

The Supply Chain Journal

The addition of selected Ryder facilities in addition to TuSimple’s own terminals in Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona, and Dallas expedites the startup’s eastward expansion. Autonomous trucking software developer TuSimple will use some of Ryder System Inc.’s

Nikola goes private to raise up to $300M in new money

The Supply Chain Journal

Nikola’s cash needs are growing as it completes the first phase of a $600 million greenfield plant in Coolidge, Arizona, between Phoenix and Tucson. Nikola Corp.

Large wildfires lead to road closures in Arizona

The Supply Chain Journal

Both are located east of Phoenix and north of Tucson and are less than 25% contained, according to Inciweb. Here are few more photos from one of our AZ511 cameras on US 60. Remember to check AZ 511 for the latest on highway closures due to the fires.

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

Talking Logistics

On Wednesday Amazon announced “the expansion of Prime FREE Same-Day Delivery to even more metro areas including Charlotte, Cincinnati, Fresno, Louisville, Milwaukee, Nashville, Raleigh, Richmond, Sacramento, Stockton, and Tucson, plus new areas in Central New Jersey, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, and San Diego.” Back in December, we welcomed two new members to our family: Milo and Otis, guinea pig brothers we adopted.

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Management with Intention

BlueYonder

I grew up in Tucson and lived there through college, going to the University of Arizona. I’ve come full circle and moved back to Tucson three years ago, where the majority of my family lives.

Hot Shots: Wildfires, floods, lucky landing and more

The Supply Chain Journal

This includes the Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona; Las Vegas; and Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico, metropolitan areas. Every Friday, FreightWaves takes a look at the past week or so in social media, highlighting trucking, transportation and weather.

Can Mexico capitalize on US automakers’ pivot to electric vehicles?

The Supply Chain Journal

based in Tucson, Arizona, is a third-party logistics provider serving the U.S. The multibillion-dollar North American automotive sector, which includes one of the largest components of U.S.-Mexico

Vacancies for US Industrial Space Lowest Since 2000

EFT

down 430 bps), Tucson (down 310 bps), Sacramento (down 260 bps), and Jacksonville, (down 220 bps). Vacancies in the US industrial sector, which includes warehouses, distribution centres and other facilities, dropped by 10 basis points (bps) to 7.2 percent in the second quarter of this year, the 32nd consecutive quarter of declining supply and the lowest point since 2000, according to industry sources. The U.S.

FreightWaves Classics: Big plans for Interstate 11 coming down the road

The Supply Chain Journal

As originally planned, I-11 would join I-10 in Tucson and continue to Casa Grande. Interstate 11 (I-11) has a current length of 22.8 miles and runs on a mostly northwest-southeast alignment in Nevada, running concurrently with U.S. Route 93 (US 93) between the Arizona state line and Henderson.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2018

Talking Logistics

The Logistics & Supply Chain Forum , June 3-5 in Ponte Vedra, FL and November 4-6 in Tucson, AZ. Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year. Most of the conferences on our list are in the U.S., although some are in Europe, South America, and Asia. Many of the leading ERP and supply chain software vendors have customer events in various countries around the world.;

A Common Career Thread

BlueYonder

The nearest public school to their family ranch was over 30 miles away, so she lived with her grandmother in Tucson during the school year and only was home during school breaks and summers.

TuSimple: Autonomous freight network 6 months ahead of schedule

The Supply Chain Journal

TuSimple currently hauls 100 loads a week between Phoenix, Tucson, El Paso, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and Houston.

Record heat keeps trucking across the West

The Supply Chain Journal

Some of the hottest temperatures have ranged from 110 to 115 degrees in places such as Phoenix, Tucson and North Las Vegas. Record heat continues to scorch the West in areas where drought is widespread and wildfires are burning.

FreightWaves Classics: I-8 runs an interesting course in California and Arizona

The Supply Chain Journal

It crosses the Colorado River into Arizona, and goes through Yuma, crosses the Sonoran Desert and ends at its intersection with I-10 near Casa Grande, in between Phoenix and Tucson. The railroad was completed to Yuma by 1877 and to Tucson by 1880.

FreightWaves Classics: Interstate 10 runs coast-to-coast in southern U.S.

The Supply Chain Journal

Major cities along I-10’s route include (from west to east) Los Angeles, Phoenix, Tucson, Las Cruces, El Paso, San Antonio, Houston, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Gulfport, Mobile, Tallahassee and Jacksonville. In February 1994, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) named the Dwight D.

Are 3PLs, last-mile carriers in the beginning of a beautiful friendship?

The Supply Chain Journal

We are not going to compete with FedEx [on] pricing,” said Tim Cocchia, COO of Tucson, Arizona-based Xcel Delivery Services, in the white paper. “We Third-party logistics (3PL) providers and last-mile delivery companies are unlikely bedfellows.

This Week in Logistics News (April 17 – 23)

Logistics Viewpoints

It’s depot-to-depot, from Tucson to Casa Grande, which is 110 miles. Thirty-six years ago today marks either one of the greatest marketing blunders or success stories of all-time, depending on how you look at it, of course.

El Niño Hits California Freight, With a Double-Edged Sword

DAT Solutions

The Tucson market is currently the strongest area, including the border crossing at Nogales, AZ. California needs rain and the El Niño storm season promises to bring plenty, along with flooding and landslides. Recent satellite imagery recalls events from 1997-'98, when the last major El Niño hit the southern U.S. For crops, the weather front is a double-edged sword. On one side, it provides needed moisture, but it also complicates planting and harvest efforts.

Five Tips on Sourcing Products From China

EMERGE App

China is about the same size as the United States and the flying distance between Shenzhen and Shanghai, two powerhouses in the Chinese industry, is the same as the distance between San Francisco and Tucson, Arizona. Introduction. Google a phrase like “sourcing products from China” and you’ll instantly be faced by almost 39 million results!

3 Signs that Reefer Rates Could Rise Soon

DAT Solutions

Nogales, near Tucson, has been the top market for reefer load availability in the past two weeks, with 10.6 National average rates dropped again last week, but all equipment types could be getting ready for a rebound. Load availability is up in the largest van freight markets, accompanied by a big increase in reefer freight movements compared to the previous week. Flatbed is also gaining strength, especially in the Southeast and South Central regions.

Management with Intention

BlueYonder

I grew up in Tucson and lived there through college, going to the University of Arizona. I’ve come full circle and moved back to Tucson three years ago, where the majority of my family lives.

Hurricane Irma's Chemical Fallout Could Be Worse than Harvey's

Material Handling & Logistics

But an analysis by the Center for Biological Diversity in Tucson, Arizona, showed that the Houston area’s hundreds of refineries and petrochemical operations released almost 1 million pounds of air pollutants in Harvey-related spills and flares, including benzene, sulfur dioxide, toluene, and xylene.