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.

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

GlobalTranz

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.

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Planning for a Gas-Fueled Nation

MIT Supply Chain

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.

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. .

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.

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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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. .

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

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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 .

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

GlobalTranz

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!",

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

GlobalTranz

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.

3 Ways to Get the Supply Chain Ready for Disaster

RFgen

A large thunderstorm impacting Maryland and West Virginia caused an almost 193-hour outage that affected 145,000 people. Disaster preparedness is essential in the supply chain.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

GlobalTranz

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.

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.

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%

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.

All The Supply Chain News You Need To Know 3.4-3.8

Freight Plus

States from Maine to West Virginia experienced heavy snow that dumped over a foot of powder in some Northern areas, including over 16” in Boston. Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. X-NONE. Winter storms slow shipments, stall truckers. On Monday, a slew of winter storms blanketed the US East Coast with, what that the National Weather Service warned was, "significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice [that] will make travel very hazardous or impossible."