United Express operator Air Wisconsin dips toe in air cargo

The Supply Chain Journal

Air Wisconsin, which flies under the United Express brand as a regional partner of United Airlines, is exploring opportunities as an all-cargo carrier with a single freighter it expects to deploy in early December, President and CEO Robert Binns said.

FreightWaves Classics: Port of Milwaukee serves the Great Lakes and US inland waterway system

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Photo: Wisconsin Marine Historical Society). Its primary markets include Wisconsin, northern and western Illinois and eastern Minnesota. With the approval of the Wisconsin legislature, the Milwaukee Common Council created the Board of Harbor Commissioners on June 1, 1920.


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Breaking: Marten Transport falls victim to possible cyberattack

The Supply Chain Journal

Wisconsin-based truckload carrier Marten Transport was targeted in an apparent cyberattack that knocked out its operating system around 2:30 p.m. CDT on Sunday, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for March 28, 2019

Supply Chain Digest

Wisconsin Paper Mill gets Second Life, UPS First Revenue Generating Drone, I, DC Robot, Chinese Ship Building

Cranberries: A Thanksgiving Tradition


Cranberries are primarily grown in northern regions such as Massachusetts, Wisconsin, New Jersey, and the Pacific Northwest, with Wisconsin producing more than half of the world’s total crop.

Truckers facing severe storm threat in Midwest

The Supply Chain Journal

The main threat for severe storms Thursday stretches from South Dakota and Nebraska to Iowa, southern portions of Wisconsin and Minnesota, as well as northwestern Illinois.

RFID, AIDC and IoT News Round Up for Aug. 28, 2018

Supply Chain Digest

Wisconsin Company Sees Expanding RFID Implant Numbers, Invisible Bar Codes could Ensure Meat Integrity, RFID wil Power Industrie 4.0

[PROFILE] Steve Hollich '14 - Parker CMC Networking

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

College:  University of Wisconsin - Madison; Finance & Real Estate. Parker CMC Networking. About UCLA Parker CMC. The UCLA Anderson Parker Career Management Center is comprised of Career Coaches and Executives-in-Residence, who partner with students to define, pursue and achieve their post-MBA career goals, and the Campus Recruiting Team, which cultivates relationships with companies to connect them with the right MBA talent. Parker CMC Site.

The SwanLeap Story with Brad Hollister

The Logistics of Logistics

Hollister is a guest lecturer for the Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as a sought-after speaker on the advancement and disruption of the transportation industry. The SwanLeap Story with Brad Hollister.

Midwest Carriers acquires booze hauler Osborn & Son Trucking

The Supply Chain Journal

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin-based Osborn & Son operates a fleet of 21 tractors and 60 trailers out of its consolidation facilities in New Jersey and Illinois. Midwest Carriers announced Tuesday that it recently acquired refrigerated hauler Osborn & Son Trucking.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of June 28, 2018

Supply Chain Digest

Cost to Goverments for New Foxconn Factory in Wisconsin Keep Rising. Harley Says Tariffs Forcing Production Move Offshore. Amazon with New Strategy to Succeed in China. UPS, Union both Get Something Out of New Deal

Cool Mountain Transport boosts pay in hunt for drivers

The Supply Chain Journal

De Pere, Wisconsin-based carrier WEL Companies has boosted its total driver pay rate by 7 cents per mile since the beginning of the year. Cool Mountain Transport , an Idaho-based trucking company, recently announced it is increasing its driver pay from 50 cents to 62 cents per mile.

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Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of March 19, 2015

Supply Chain Digest

China Dumping Steel Worldwide at Record Pace, Wisconsin Says Yes to Right to Work, Unilever Says No to Landfill Waste, US Manufacturing Trending Down

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of Dec. 14, 2017

Supply Chain Digest

Foxconn Plans for Autonomous Vehicles at Wisconsin Mega Plant, Impact of ELD Mandate Monday Unknown, Orders for Tesla Semi Keep Rolling In, New DC Woes at Mattel add to Its Woes

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of Aug. 30, 2018

Supply Chain Digest

More Getting RFID Implants in Wisconsin. Will Fuel Cell Truck be a Game Changer. New Record for Containers on a Ship. Way too Much Retail Space, ex Macy CEO Says

Schneider targets 60% drop in CO2 emissions per mile by 2035

The Supply Chain Journal

It said $250,000 in grants was dedicated to North American nonprofit organizations working to promote diversity, equality and inclusion, including the Greater Green Bay Chamber Foundation in Wisconsin, the Nacional Monte de Piedad in Mexico and the Dream Achievers Foundation in Georgia.

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Week of Feb. 1, 2018

Supply Chain Digest

Now China Looking at Polar Silk Road, US Manufacturing Sector Keeps Humming Along, New Foxconn Wisconsin Factory will be Thirsty, Gas and Diesel Prices Keep Marching Higher, especially in the Golden State

FreightWaves Classics: The Soo Line was founded to serve Twin Cities’ millers and ag interests

The Supply Chain Journal

It began in April 1884 and moved both westward from Cameron, Wisconsin to Turtle Lake, where the railroad had rights to use the track of the Chicago, St. But in 1909 it also acquired the Wisconsin Central Railway, which owned 1,000 miles of track, as well as nearly 2.4

Former Roadrunner CFO guilty in $245M securities, accounting fraud scheme

The Supply Chain Journal

District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. In 2017, Roadrunner Transportation Systems moved its headquarters from Cudahy, Wisconsin, to Downers Grove, Illinois.

Mullen Group acquires US 3PL QuadExpress for $40M

The Supply Chain Journal

Mullen ( TSX:MTL ) bought QuadExpress from Wisconsin-based commercial printing company Quad ( NYSE:QUAD ). Mullen Group has acquired Chicago-area 3PL QuadExpress for $40 million in a deal that gives one of Canada’s largest trucking and logistics companies its first U.S.-based based operation.

Amazon to hire 75K workers for North American logistics, fulfillment

The Supply Chain Journal

According to Amazon, the states with the most open positions are Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington and Wisconsin. Amazon.com Inc.

Roehl Transport announces second pay bump of 2021

The Supply Chain Journal

This will be the second pay increase for the Marshfield, Wisconsin-based truckload carrier this year. Roehl Transport announced Monday that pay will increase between $4,000 to $6,000 annually for most of its company drivers.

The Secret to Successful Enterprise Strategy? Always Include Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Opz

In this guest commentary, John McKeller , senior lecturer for the Wisconsin School of Business Grainger Center for Supply Chain Managemen t at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, explains four key considerations for successfully integrating a firm’s strategy with supply chain management.

Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution – Possibly the Most Important Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Pfizer will also be utilizing its Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin distribution center. Covid-19 vaccine distribution is headline news across the country.

Marten Transport announces 50-cent special dividend

The Supply Chain Journal

The Mondovi, Wisconsin-based refrigerated carrier also declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 4 cents per share. Marten Transport announced a special dividend of 50 cents per share Tuesday after the market closed.

Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution – Possibly the Most Important Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Pfizer will also be utilizing its Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin distribution center. Source: US DoD. Covid-19 vaccine distribution is headline news across the country.

FRA, states develop 40-year plan to bolster Midwest passenger rail

The Supply Chain Journal

The 12 states studied during the plan’s creation were Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

The Daily Dash: Fast-tracking through weigh stations?

The Supply Chain Journal

Mullen bought QuadExpress from Wisconsin-based commercial printing company Quad. The Daily Dash is a quick look at what’s happening in the freight ecosystem.

Marten Transport sends fleetwide message about operating ‘systems issues’

The Supply Chain Journal

Truck drivers for Wisconsin-based truckload carrier Marten Transport say they received two fleetwide messages Tuesday afternoon from the company’s top executive thanking them for their patience as the company continues to work “through some systems issues” it started “experiencing Sunday.”.

CN asserts it has broad support for CN-KCS voting trust proposal

The Supply Chain Journal

Also supporting board approval of the CN-KCS voting trust was a chapter of SMART-Transportation Division (SMART-TD) representing conductors on the Wisconsin Central, a subsidiary of CN. . Flashberger, general chairman for the SMART-TD chapter representing Wisconsin Central.

FreightWaves Haul of Fame: Red Owl had loyal employees and customers

The Supply Chain Journal

At that time, the company operated 441 stores in Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and North and South Dakota. It is the Mason Brothers Red Owl, located in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Hot Shots: Beer spill, flash floods, memorial on a truck and more

The Supply Chain Journal

An 18-wheeler rolled over Wednesday in west-central Wisconsin, spilling cases of Leinenkugel Oktoberfest beer onto the side of a highway, according to WEAU-TV in Eau Claire. According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, the rollover happened shortly after 9 a.m.

This Week in Logistics News (October 31 – November 6)

Logistics Viewpoints

And even for some of those states that have been called, like Michigan, Wisconsin, and Arizona, there […]. As I wrote earlier this week, the election is behind us – well, maybe not. With record numbers of mail-in votes still being counted, a winner has yet to be declared. As of the writing of this, swing states including Pennsylvania, Nevada, Georgia, and North Carolina were still counting ballots, and the races are too close to call.

Soaking storms for weekend truckers across South

The Supply Chain Journal

Thunderstorms could produce severe wind and large hail Friday and Saturday from eastern Montana to North Dakota and northern portions of Minnesota and Wisconsin. As if parts of the South haven’t had enough rain this spring, more is on the way this weekend.

Winter Alert: Winter Weather Conditions Developing Across Much of the US


UPDATE: 02.15.21. According to weather.com, “more than 2 million Texas homes and businesses were without power Monday morning as record-breaking cold and Winter Storm Uri extended an icy grip across the central United States.” Winter weather continues to impact multiple U.S.