21st Century Supply Chain
Kinaxis named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning Systems of Differentiation
by Danielle McNeil TaylorWe’re pleased to share news of Gartner’s most recent research, the 2019 Magic Quadrant for Sales and Operations Planning Systems of Differentiation. On the strength of feedback from our customer community, Kinaxis has been named a...
by Richard CushingIn its recent e-book, The Path to Modern Supply Chain Planning – Why the Shift from Siloed to Collaborative Is Worth the Journey, Kinaxis identifies the warning signs of ineffective planning as follows: Siloed thinking Disconnected execution...
by Alexa Cheater Do you need a reality check? There’s a lot of hype around #digital. Invest in the right areas for your #supplychain. Be bold. But be calculated. You may need to invest in a solids foundation first. #GartnerSCC pic.twitter.com/hV4cgRceJV —...
The spotted lanternfly is becoming a problem and states are beginning to lean on truckers to help them in their fight to control the pest. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive, plant-hopping pest that hitches rides on trucks and other vehicles. It is currently...
Shippers need to o consider add-on or accessorial carrier fees, not just base rates, to control shipping costs without sacrificing service. Still, downplaying the importance of keeping regular tabs on those base rates can wreak havoc on a shipper’s costs;...
Digital Innovation in the Modern Warehouse was the topic at this session of the 3PL and Supply Chain Summit. Executives from HighJump, SSI Schaefer, and Pepperl+Fuchs provided valuable insights on sensor types and their applications, the synthesis of this data into...
Commercial Carrier Journal
Nikola founder and CEO Trevor Milton was upset about flying into Long Beach, Calif. this week to attend the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo. “I love to fly. I’m a pilot as well,” he told the crowd at the expo’s general session. “And I...
NACFE study: Improved driver retention, more alt fuel use possible in growing regional hauling segment
At the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo today in Long Beach, Calif. the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) released its latest report, More Regional Haul: An Opportunity for Trucking? “If you ask most people to define trucking words like...
Celadon Group, one of the country's largest trucking companies, has agreed to pay more than $42 million in restitution to end a criminal investigation into allegations that the company misled shareholders by inflating its earnings in publicly issued financial...
New and noteworthy in the supply chain.
Technology is the backbone of today's logistics systems, and shippers want to make the right choices for mission-critical systems.
With so much at stake this holiday shipping season, retailer suppliers and 3PL partners must have a plan to deal with the inevitable disasters and near disasters.
Supply Chain Digest
More Progress than Many Realize, with Walmart, USPS among Successful Testers
Robots to Replace Moderate Level of Manufacturing Jobs, Is Economy Falling into Recession, A Successful Test of an Autonomous Truck, Nestle Supply Chain Savings
A Summary of Trends Discussed, Including Interesting Section on Impact of 5G on Logistics.
An Ohio-based reefer company recently gave its drivers a significant pay raise. Nagle Toledo, Inc., a family-owned carrier servicing the East Coast, increased it’s starting salary from $1,200 per week to $1,400 with top pay at $1,700 per week. The 17% increase is the largest driver wage increase in the company’s 36-year history, according to […]
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Tulsa-based Melton Truck Lines recently announced it will double the amount it pays drivers for tarping loads. The increase is effective Feb. 2. The decision to hike tarping pay from $50 to $100 a load came after Melton conducted a driver survey, which found an increase in tarp pay would be the most meaningful pay […]
The post Melton doubles tarping pay first appeared on Truckers News.
Trucking is, among other things, an industry focused on numbers. With that in mind, here are the numbers Love’s Travel Stops put up in 2020 even as the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic complicated everything, including how truck stops and the drivers depending on them operated: 38 new stores opened 3,000-plus truck parking places created 250-plus showers […]
The post Listen to what Love’s did in 2020, and plans for 2021 first appeared on Truckers News.
Run of hikes a rare occurrence in 27-year history of data series
This has been the best January for dry bulk shipping rates in a decade. Is this the long-awaited turning point or yet another head fake?
Former DOT secretaries weigh in on Polly Trottenberg, Biden’s choice for deputy secretary of transportation.