Although summer doesn’t technically end in the Northern Hemisphere until September 22, most people mark its end (at least here in the US) on Labor Day, with many kids returning to school the next day. I suspect many people are heading to the beach today or taking the day off to squeeze in a bit more fun and relaxation before the march towards fall and winter begins.
Therefore, I’ll just share the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week and save my commentary for after the holiday.
Have a happy weekend!
- Amazon announces new service to help solve supply chain challenges for sellers
- Amazon rolls out delivery route algorithm to reduce miles driven (Supply Chain Dive)
- First autonomous underground cargo delivery system to be ready by 2031 (STAT Times)
- In loss for truckers, judge lifts injunction in California AB5 ruling (Modern Materials Handling)
- DAT: Truckload rates crested in July as volumes eased
- Carriers unveil blanking programmes to prop up rates as peak season sags (The Loadstar)
- Emerge Partners with IntelliTrans to Connect Shippers and Carriers, Providing Greater Visibility and Access to Capacity
- Ryder Acquires Logistics Technology Start-Up Baton
- NFI to Deploy Boston Dynamics’ Stretch Robot in $10 Million Deal
- Stevens Trucking Selects Locomation to Deploy Its Autonomous Truck Service; Will Boost Capacity, Increase Market Share, Reduce Emissions
- FedEx terminates delivery agreements with face of Ground contractor revolt (Supply Chain Dive)
- Warehouse Bottlenecks Are Snarling U.S. Supply Chains (WSJ – sub. req’d)
Song of the Week: “Clarity” by Vance Joy