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This Week in Logistics News (February 14 – February 20)

Logistics Viewpoints

In particular, there were two large and destructive oil train derailments, one in West Virginia and another in Ontario, Canada. Thankfully, no serious injuries were reported from the CSX derailment in West Virginia or the Canadian National accident […]. The logistics news feeds were on fire this week (pun intended) with notice of supply chain disruptions.

Flooding rain, severe storms for truckers east of the Mississippi

The Supply Chain Journal

The watches include Detroit and Lansing, Michigan; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Toledo, Ohio; most of Pennsylvania east of Pittsburgh; western Maryland; western Virginia; as well as northwestern North Carolina. Interstate 81 from Marion, Virginia, to Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Winter Storm Alert: Ice Storms in the Making Across the US


A severe ice storm is causing significant disruption from Texas to Virginia, with Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, and parts of Missouri and Illinois expected to face this storm system's most substantial impact.

Top 5 US spots for truck-animal collisions

The Supply Chain Journal

Most of the accidents were in Salisbury Township in southeastern Lehigh County, about 55 miles west of Philadelphia. Mason County, West Virginia. Mason County in western West Virginia ranked fifth in accidents between truckers and animals.

Demand for PPE slowing as pandemic wanes

The Supply Chain Journal

Opioid trial for drug distributors starts in West Virginia. The trial: On Monday, a trial started in West Virginia to determine whether drug distributors, including AmeriSourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson, played a role in fueling the state’s opioid epidemic.

Northwest triple-digit heat wave coming this weekend

The Supply Chain Journal

Related: Sizzling heat wave continues for truckers out West. Only a month after a record-shattering heat wave hit the Northwest, another will build over the next few days. In late June, all-time record highs exceeding 110 hit several cities, large and small.

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Flood risk shifting to east of Mississippi River

The Supply Chain Journal

After repeated rounds of heavy rainfall pounded the south-central U.S. over the past few weeks, the threat will shift northeastward the rest of this week. This will bring relief to waterlogged areas of Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma, but it will increase the risk of flooding rainfall in other regions.

Drug distributors propose wide-ranging opioid settlement

The Supply Chain Journal

state, except West Virginia, which has already settled with distributors, and Washington, D.C., Distributors have already settled similar claims from the Department of Justice , Drug Enforcement Agency , counties and West Virginia.

Heat wave coming for truckers in Southwest

The Supply Chain Journal

The NWS has flash flood watches posted for Washington, all of Virginia and West Virginia, upstate North Carolina, northeastern Tennessee and eastern Kentucky. A brutal heat wave will begin this weekend in the Southwest, with temperatures well exceeding 100 degrees in many spots.

FreightWaves Classics: Fallen Flags – Chessie System had a brief but meaningful lifespan

The Supply Chain Journal

A pair of handsome Baltimore & Ohio locomotives lead a freight train along the railroad’s main line near Green Spring, West Virginia on February 27, 1953. It also had a southerly extension to Elkins, West Virginia and branches that ran south from Elkins.

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FreightWaves Classics/Fallen Flags: The Nickel Plate Line was a major player in the Midwest (Part 2)

The Supply Chain Journal

The brothers realized that the Nickel Plate’s east-to-west route through Cleveland offered what they had been seeking. It moved coal, coke and steel as well as general merchandise along its main line that connected Wheeling, West Virginia with Toledo.

FreightWaves Classics: Rural Free Delivery led to road improvements

The Supply Chain Journal

The first routes were in West Virginia – from Charles Town, Halltown and Uvilla. The experimental routes were in West Virginia because Postmaster General William Lyne Wilson was from the state.

Triple threat of tropical weather continues

The Supply Chain Journal

The National Weather Service has flash flood watches posted, which include Charleston and Huntington, West Virginia; Richmond, Virginia; Baltimore; Washington; almost all of Pennsylvania; eastern Ohio; most of upstate New York; as well as southwestern Vermont.

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On 20th anniversary of 9/11, trucker remembers time at ground zero

The Supply Chain Journal

Instead, Vereen, a member of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, a trade group representing small-business truckers, said he deadheaded home to Princeton, West Virginia.

My Quest to Build Holistic Thinking

Supply Chain Shaman

The bonus incentive programs of the sales teams in software sent my humble West Virginia country girl roots into overdrive. My quest to build holistic thinking in organizations stretches over many decades.

My Quest to Build Holistic Thinking

Supply Chain Shaman

The bonus incentive programs of the sales teams in software sent my humble West Virginia country girl roots into overdrive. My quest to build holistic thinking in aligned organizations stretches over many decades.

Supply Chain: The True Game of Risk

Supply Chain Shaman

When I was a small child growing up in the mountains of West Virginia in the United States, on snowy days, my family would gather around the kitchen table and play board games. One of my favorites was the board game Risk. It was a turn-based board game introduced in the 1950(s). Today, children would roll their eyes at the thought of playing a turn-based board game. The world has moved on.

FreightWaves Classics: License plates began in France in 1893

The Supply Chain Journal

A 1921 West Virginia license plate, made of stamped metal. First stamped metal plate were issued by West Virginia. West Virginia was the first state to issue license plates made of stamped metal (in 1921).

FreightWaves Classics: U.S. railroads were nationalized in World War I

The Supply Chain Journal

A lumber train in West Virginia. Photo: West Virginia History On View). The railroads were divided into three divisions – East, West and South.

FreightWaves Classics: United Cajun Navy is on active duty!

The Supply Chain Journal

It has volunteers and supporters in Alabama, Florida, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia. Ida came ashore yesterday in Louisiana as a Category 4 hurricane.

Trust your instincts when GPS leads you astray

The Supply Chain Journal

One West Virginia community reportedly sees tractor trailers bottom out “once or twice a week” at a specific railroad crossing in town. The semi truck may be king of the road, but its dominion only reaches so far; there are certainly places it doesn’t belong.

Road-user fee advocates warn Congress: Give truckers priority

The Supply Chain Journal

Shelley Moore Capito, R, West Virginia, the committee’s ranking member, pointed out that Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg already has walked back recent public statements that considered road user fees and gas tax increases as potential funding options. “He

A New Red Wagon?

Supply Chain Shaman

I grew up in the mountains of West Virginia. In my youth, my mom would frequently exclaim, “Be careful where you hook your red wagon.” ” The mountain expression is a warning. My mom wanted me to make smart choices and be careful on placing my bets for the future. Amazon bought Whole Foods. Google is launching autonomous vehicles. There are seismic shifts occurring between industries in value chains. Fear is a powerful motivator.

FreightWaves Classics: Pennsylvania Turnpike was nation’s first superhighway (Part 2)

The Supply Chain Journal

The PTC commissioned a study at two tunnels; among the recommendations was a 13.1-mile bypass that “included reconstruction and relocation of the Breezewood Interchange and construction of a new east-west service plaza at Sideling Hill.”

I-40 bridge closure over Mississippi River to last several more weeks

The Supply Chain Journal

The I-40 bridge connecting Memphis to West Memphis, Arkansas, was shut down May 11 after Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) inspectors found a crack in one of two 900-foot horizontal steel beams that are critical for the bridge’s structural integrity.

Episode 90 – Digital Supply Networks with Dr. Ednilson Bernardes

Freight Plus

Dr. Bernardes is a professor and coordinator of the Global Supply Chain Management program at West Virginia University. His first academic job was in Georgia and he was then hired by West Virginia University in 2013 to start a global supply chain management program. .

FreightWaves Classics: Fix U.S. bridges! (Part 2)

The Supply Chain Journal

The Silver Bridge connected Point Pleasant, West Virginia and Gallipolis, Ohio, spanning the Ohio River. According to the West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT), the eyebar chain design was chosen because it was less expensive.

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Appellate court gives police officer second chance at ADA case

The Supply Chain Journal

Reflections on Hard Hats and Safety Shoes…

Supply Chain Shaman

I live in West Virginia. Manufacturing teams used to manage the supply chain group. Today, in most organizations, the supply chain team manages manufacturing. The irony is that fewer and fewer people within the supply chain team understand manufacturing. Unfortunately, few have worn hard hats, safety shoes and calibrated a machine to run within spec. I feel lucky that I have.

XX and XY: A Different World in Supply Chain

Supply Chain Shaman

It is such a very different landscape than the green mountains of my farm in West Virginia or my city streets in Philadelphia. The deserts of the southwest sprawl below me as the plane ascends from San Diego. It appears SO barren from my window in seat 4D. It has been a good week. I now have a working manuscript for the entire book of Metrics That Matter. Writing this book has been like a black cloud hanging over my head.

Viewpoint: ExxonMobil is building a low-carbon business

The Supply Chain Journal

Joe Manchin of West Virginia. The views expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of FreightWaves or its affiliates. Change is afoot in the energy industry, but in the oil and gas industry especially.

Thanksgiving 2018

Enterra Insights

Minnesota leads the nation in turkey production followed by North Carolina, Arkansas, Indiana, Missouri, and Virginia. Other states with significant turkey production include Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, South Dakota, Utah, and California. As we sit down to Thanksgiving dinner, letting our eyes devour the feast ahead of the actual eating, one of the things for which we should be thankful is the supply chain that brought the bounty to the table.

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The Power of AI in Retail: Meet the Team Cognira Series


Mark’s relationship with AI started at a liberal arts college in West Virginia, where he studied Computer Science and minored in Accounting. The Power of AI in Retail. Meet the Team Cognira Series.