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.

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. America’s energy portfolio has undergone drastic changes since the early 2000s. Innovations in drilling technologies have allowed states to tap into large underground shale reserves.

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Episode 90 – Digital Supply Networks with Dr. Ednilson Bernardes

Aborn and Co.

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. .

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.

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.

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.

Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Lastly, US Cargo has locations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Introduction. Although UPS and Fedex may seem like the best options due to their prevalence, it’s important to look into alternative small parcel carriers. These carriers may be able to provide greater flexibility at a similar or lower price. This article will explore some alternative small parcel carriers that could be a substitute or additional option to UPS and Fedex.

Ohio 100

Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Lastly, US Cargo has locations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Introduction. Although UPS and Fedex may seem like the best options due to their prevalence, it’s important to look into alternative small parcel carriers. These carriers may be able to provide greater flexibility at a similar or lower price. This article will explore some alternative small parcel carriers that could be a substitute or additional option to UPS and Fedex.

Ohio 100

Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

Lastly, US Cargo has locations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Introduction. Although UPS and Fedex may seem like the best options due to their prevalence, it’s important to look into alternative small parcel carriers. These carriers may be able to provide greater flexibility at a similar or lower price. This article will explore some alternative small parcel carriers that could be a substitute or additional option to UPS and Fedex.

Ohio 100

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.

Turkey 100

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?

AB&R

Virginia. West Virginia. When you hear the word compliance , what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Here is a good question to help you understand what compliance should look like in your organization. What are your customer, partner, regulatory, and vendor expectations?”. Are you meeting those expectations? The great news about supply chain compliance is that AB&R® makes it a breeze.

This Week in Logistics News (February 16-20, 2015)

Talking Logistics

West Coast ports dispute ( Reuters ). Derailed CSX train in West Virginia hauled newer-model tank cars ( Reuters ). No resolution yet on the West Coast ports slowdown, but Labor Secretary Tom Perez and Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, along with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, are now involved in the negotiations in an effort to reach an agreement between the PMA and ILWU as soon as possible.

Who’s Catching the Holiday Shopping Fever?

Enterra Insights

” States with consumers at the other end of the spending scale include: West Virginia ($60); Vermont ($111); Montana ($328); Louisiana ($342); and New Mexico ($373). The median household income in West Virginia is $44,097, according to the U.S. West Virginians make about half of what Marylanders do.” of West Virginians live in poverty. In some locales it might be turning cold outside, but holiday shopping is heating up.

Made In USA Sweepstakes: Logistics Company & Documentary Filmmaker Join Forces to Spread Manufacturing Awareness

Cerasis

Josh Miller (JM): My name is Josh Miller, I'm 28 years old and currently reside in West Virginia. I currently work in records management for the West Virginia State Treasurer's Office. A couple of weeks ago we interviewed Josh Miller , who is the Creator/Producer of the Documentary Film " Made in the USA: The 30 Day Journey " with the tagline and aspiration of "We'll restore The American Dream together!",

Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

Virginia. Vendors need to ensure their logistics operations will not be disrupted when doing business in Virginia. West Virginia. Shippers should not expect to deal with logistics interruptions in West Virginia. The second week of May marks more state reopening efforts as businesses look to restart typical operations after the pandemic disrupted commerce March and April.

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

Virginia? ? . Vendors need to ensure their logistics operations will not be disrupted when doing business in Virginia.?? . West Virginia ? . interruptions in West Virginia.?? . As we move into the back half of May, the freight market is starting to show signs of an expedited rebound. . Currently, we are seeing signs of recovery. However, fluctuations are likely , and the road back to typical conditions will be bumpy. .

Step Out of Line America: A Need for Action & Middle Class Paradigm Changes in the New American Economy

Cerasis

With that said, I’m prepared to jump out of line and make a move on the chess board in 2015 and decide whether I’ll make a run for Congress in the next election cycle in my home state of West Virginia. My option is the 2nd Congressional District of West Virginia. My name is Josh Miller; I’m a blue-collar worker during the day and an independent filmmaker at night. My passion lies with the “Made in America” movement.

Logistics Market Stays Flat as May Begins

Zipline Logistics

However, public officials in the West Coast state have begun discussing easing some of its restrictions. . Virginia . Vendors need to ensure their logistics operations will not be disrupted when doing business in Virginia. . West Virginia . Shippers should not expect to deal with many interruptions in West Virginia. .

Why Logistics Companies are Upgrading to Mobile Payments with Robin Gregg

The Logistics of Logistics

I grew up in West Virginia and went to Washington and Lee University. [00:49] Please tell us about you and your company. I’m Robin Gregg, CEO of RoadSync. We are a payments company located in Atlanta, Georgia. Our goal is to make payments faster and simpler for the logistics industry. After, I got my MBA from Harvard Business School. My career started at Capital One and have worked with several fintech startups.

The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

Colorado is geographically diverse with plains covering the eastern part of the state before reaching the Rocky Mountains further west. Much of the eastern part of the state is not suitable for farmland, leaving most of the agriculture production in the west. Virginia. Part of the Mid-Atlantic, Virginia has a relatively long growing season and can produce an abundance of hay, soybeans, corn, tobacco, cotton, wheat, apples, and tomatoes. West Virginia.

Regional Parcel Carriers

The Logistics of Logistics

Lastly, US Cargo serves Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Introduction to Regional Parcel Carriers. Although large carriers like UPS and FedEx are global and offer many options, regional parcel carriers occupy a significant niche in the industry. In addition to simplified services, the prices may be more advantageous for certain businesses. . Since these carriers are regional, they can provide shorter delivery times and offer more flexible delivery options.

Profile in Leadership: Jeff Bezos Testifies Before Congress

Enterra Insights

We hire and train hundreds of thousands of people in states across the country such as West Virginia, Tennessee, Kansas, and Idaho. For Amazon, Leadership and Customer Focus Equal Success. Earlier this month, Congress held hearings during which the CEOs of four big technology companies — Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Google — testified. Congress is concerned these companies are becoming monopolies.

3 Cheers for the Spring Freight Season!

DAT Solutions

Other TriHaul routes take you from Atlanta to Chicago via Iowa or West Virginia. Spring has sprung, bringing a long-awaited upward trend in freight volume.and RATES!! For all trailer types!!! Load posts and load-to-truck ratios sprang up everywhere, signaling an increase in market pressure that typically leads to rising rates. In fact, the average rate for vans added 2¢ last week, to $1.56 per mile, reefers were up by 1¢, to $1.80, and flatbed rates rose 3¢ to $1.83.

Q&A: “Made In USA” Documentary Filmmaker Stresses More Americans Gain Awareness of Manufacturing Ahead of UCan Zippers Visit

Cerasis

However, leading up to 2020 I will research and explore two positions granted I’m still living in West Virginia. As we know, over the last two decades, manufacturing has largely been pushed overseas. As the number of US manufactured goods declined, manufacturing expertise and skills began to dwindle and become almost a lost art form. However, there have been some small businesses throughout the nation that have weathered the storm and remained committed to staying in the US.

Presidents’ Day 2018

Enterra Insights

In 1985, Florida Senator Paula Hawkins tore through the text in a record-setting 39 minutes, while in 1962, West Virginia Senator Jennings Randolph, savoring each word, consumed 68 minutes. Today Americans celebrate Presidents’ Day even though the official name of the holiday remains George Washington’s birthday. Although Washington’s Gregorian calendar birthday is 22 February, he was born on 11 February 1732 according to the Julian calendar in use at the time.

Rhode Island Named Bottom State for Infrastructure and Transportation as US Underinvestment Takes Toll

EFT

Other poor performers alongside Rhode Island in both reports include Maine, New Hampshire, West Virginia, Connecticut, Mississippi, and, surprisingly, Massachusetts, all of which came in the bottom 10 in both reports. Virginia. Virginia. #30. West Virginia. West Virginia. #48.

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

Railroad News Clips: Norfolk Southern announced that it is consolidating two of its divisions (Virginia and Pocahontas) and shutting down portions of one secondary line (West Virginia Secondary) as part of the company’s ongoing drive to enhance operating efficiencies and support long term growth. MARKET: . Gross Domestic Product: The U.S. GDP increased 2.0%

A Quick Glance Into The Logistics Market - January 2016

EFT

Railroad News Clips: Norfolk Southern announced that it is consolidating two of its divisions (Virginia and Pocahontas) and shutting down portions of one secondary line (West Virginia Secondary) as part of the company’s ongoing drive to enhance operating efficiencies and support long term growth. MARKET: . Gross Domestic Product: The U.S. GDP increased 2.0%

Most Important U.S. Infrastructure to Build is within its Borders

Enterra Insights

On the other end of the spectrum, the study found the following ten states falling woefully short in maintaining their infrastructure: Mississippi, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, West Virginia, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.[4] Over the past few years, the U.S. economy has boomed and unemployment rates have fallen. While the full impact of current trade and immigration policies remain uncertain, one thing is certain — if the U.S.

How the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement Affects Ecommerce Shops

ShipBob

As of October 1, 2019, there are 23 member states that fully comply with the provisions of the SSUTA: Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. For example, Pennsylvania and Texas include exempt sales and services in their thresholds; North Dakota and Virginia do not.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Virginia. The state of Virginia has great access to intermodal transportation , often making it the most economical choice for outbound shipments. West Virginia. Short Answer: Yes. Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape. Additionally, you may notice that the cost of your shipment changes depending on which state you are shipping to or from.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Virginia. The state of Virginia has great access to intermodal transportation , often making it the most economical choice for outbound shipments. West Virginia. Short Answer: Yes. Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape. Additionally, you may notice that the cost of your shipment changes depending on which state you are shipping to or from.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Virginia. The state of Virginia has great access to intermodal transportation , often making it the most economical choice for outbound shipments. West Virginia. Short Answer: Yes. Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape. Additionally, you may notice that the cost of your shipment changes depending on which state you are shipping to or from.

Barbie & Ken Trucking

Tailwind

” “He fought in WW II, the Korean War, Viet Nam, Iraq, Afghanistan and a backyard in Wheeling, West Virginia. Barbie & Ken Trucking “Hi Ken” “Hi Barbie” “Good to see you Ken.” ” “Good to see you Barbie.” ” “Ken, did you bring in the paperwork from your last trip?” ” “No Barbie, I forgot.