I arrived at Penn Station in Newark, NJ yesterday for a client meeting. My initial thought was to grab an Uber to my hotel, but since there were already a line of taxis parked outside, I decided to hop in one.
After telling the driver where I was heading, he told me, “It’s cash only, no credit card.”
“None of these cabs take credit card?” I asked him. “None,” he said.
I hopped out of the cab, and again I thought about requesting an Uber, but then I decided to do something crazy, almost unheard of these days: I walked. In the light rain. One mile to the hotel.
Sometimes, the best way to get from here to there is to use your own legs. No cash or credit card required.
I’m heading back home this morning, but before I walk back to the train station, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week:
- Brexit: EU leaders agree Article 50 delay plan (BBC News)
- Trump Says Tariffs on Chinese Goods Will Stay for ‘Substantial Period of Time (WSJ – sub. req’d)
- Uber Plans to Expand Its Trucking Business to Europe Next Month (Bloomberg)
- Infor Rebrands GT Nexus Digital Network as Infor Nexus, as it Reinvents Supply Chain
- NextShift Robotics Receives Patent for Vertical Lift Capability as Part of Robotic Picking Process
- UPS And Inxeption Collaborate To Make B2B E-Commerce Easier For Merchants
- Is the U.S. labor market for truck drivers broken? (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
- Trucking companies are hiring felons to fill thousands of driver openings (The OC Register)
- New DOT council will address autonomous vehicles and other emerging tech (CCJ)
- ATA Truck Tonnage Index Fell 0.2% in February
- US Freight Volume Drops (Wolf Street)
- FedEx Earnings Miss, Guidance Cut Again As Global Slowdown Continues (Investor’s Business Daily)
Since I’m on borrowed time this morning, I’ll provide my commentary next week.
Have a happy weekend!
Song of the Week: “Move to Work” by Fine Young Cannibals