Better late than never.
I’m off to Eugene, OR with my oldest son today to watch the final day of the Track & Field Olympic Trials this weekend. This was his high school graduation gift — a year late.
But it will be worth the wait, I’m sure, despite the forecasted temperature for Sunday: 111 F!
Packing will be easy for this trip: shorts, t-shirts, a bathing suit, sunscreen, and a water bottle.
It’s been 16 months since I’ve been on an airplane. I can’t say I’ve missed it. But if the time has come to take flight again, what better way to start again than this?
In this week’s supply chain and logistics news…
- Regional Package Carriers Join the E-Commerce Rush (WSJ – sub. req’d)
- Teamsters union votes overwhelmingly to organize Amazon workers (Los Angeles Times)
- Trucking fleets lose latest round in court fight again AB-5 (DC Velocity)
- Chinese Port Logjam Threatens Christmas Shipping Rush (WSJ – sub. req’d)
- Embark Trucks, Inc., America’s Longest-Running Self-Driving Truck Program, to Go Public Through Merger with Northern Genesis Acquisition Corp. II
- Amazon Snaps Up Option to Buy Stake in AI Truck-Driving Startup (Yahoo Finance)
- Alpine Investors’ ASG Acquires Trucker Tools, The Trucking Industry’s Most Popular Driver App
- E-commerce Fulfillment and Logistics Platform ShipHero Raises $50 Million Investment
- Dynamo Ventures announces $43.21M Fund II to double down on pre-seed and seed stage supply chain and mobility startups
- Maersk VC co-leads funding round in Egyptian start-up Trella (Reuters)
- Seattle’s new zero-emissions delivery hub is an experiment in slashing e-commerce emissions (Fast Company)
- The 32nd Annual Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) State of Logistics Report
- Melting Arctic Ice Pits Russia Against U.S. and China for Control of New Shipping Route (WSJ – sub. req’d)
- FedEx Corp. Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Results
Even though I don’t have much to pack, I better get started. I’ll share my comments on the news above in a future post.
Have a happy weekend!
Song of the Week: “On My Way” by INXS