Transportation News Affecting Your Business

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Transportation News Affecting Your Business

Accelerating the Technology Shift in Logistics and Transportation  GlobalTranz, Mar 7

Neil C. Hughes is a Tech Columnist and podcaster, whose focus in on understanding how technology is transforming both businesses and our lifestyle. His Tech Blog Writer Podcast features diverse interviews with startups, tech leaders, thought leaders, CEOs, solopreneurs, disruptors, and entrepreneurs. 

5 Truckload Shipping Trends For 2019  Logistics Viewpoints, Mar 7

Our industry’s cyclical pattern of tension and slack has become familiar to many of us. To understand whether demand for truckload capacity will be up or down in the coming year, it’s critical to watch the economy.

3PLs Look to AI for Supply Chain Efficiency  DCVelocity, Mar 6

Third-party logistics providers (3PLs) NFI Industries and Transplace are bolstering their tech portfolios with partnerships that add artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities to their transportation and distribution activities, NFI said today.

Spot market demand heats up out West  DAT, Mar 6

The spot market continues to offer a mixed bag. Van volumes got a late-winter boost on the West Coast, which led to higher rates on many high-traffic lanes, but it wasn't enough to lift prices in the interior of the country.

Infrastructure, congestion cost carriers billions in fuel  SupplyChainDive, Mar 6

Nationally, congestion is estimated to have increased the trucking industry’s fuel consumption by 6.87 billion gallons in 2016. This results in an additional $15.74 billion in fuel spend, according to a new study by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). 

Driver Shortage or Truck Surplus?  DAT, Feb 27

Driver turnover was lower last year, as the industry responded with the need for more drivers by offering higher wages. But part of the issue is that, when trucking goes through slow periods and prices drop, some of the really good drivers leave the industry for other opportunities.

What Can Shippers Learn From the New England Motor Freight Bankruptcy Filing?  Supply Chain 24/7, Feb 26

The recent New England Motor Freight bankruptcy filing, along with ten related entities, has opened a Pandora’s Box to Less-than-Truckload carriers - the only thing strong enough to defeat the contents of Pandora’s Box in LTL shipping is a diverse supply chain.

Modernizing Supply Chain Through A Managed Transportation Services Partnership  GlobalTranz, Feb 25

Many U.S. shippers and manufacturers operate without the resources needed for a modern logistics solution. HOH Water Technology was in that same category until they became aware of the potential to leverage the latest logistics technology and external resources to enhance their supply chain and profitability.

GlobalTranz Executives Named Supply and Demand Chain Pros to Know  GlobalTranz, Feb 22

GlobalTranz Enterprises, Inc., a leading technology and third-party logistics solutions company providing award-winning Transportation Management System (TMS) products to shippers, logistics service providers and carriers, announced today that Chief Technology Officer Greg Carter and Senior Vice President, Sales & Managed Solutions Ross Spanier have been recognized as Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s 2019 Pros to Know.

The High Stakes of Warehouse Digitization  FreightWaves, Feb 28

Freight tech has become one of the hottest venture capital marketplaces in the business world, with investment dollars in startups growing 24x from 2014 to 2018, when nearly $3 billion poured into the space. Much of this investment was dedicated to the transportation side of the logistics industry: freight matching, optimizing asset utilization, new transportation management system platforms, track-and-trace technology, and cloud-based analytics products.

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