Archive for Transportation Management

This Week in Logistics News (November 13-17, 2017)

In case you’re wondering, I did get selected as a juror this week. I’m now 4 for 4 — four times called for jury duty, 4 times selected. The trial (a driving under the influence case) only lasted a day and we found the defendant guilty. When the jury duty letter arrives in the mail, […]

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Is the Transportation Market Heading into Unprecedented Territory?

If you’ve attended any logistics conferences lately, or just tried covering a load in recent weeks, you know that the tide is turning in the transportation market. Capacity is tightening and rates are going up. Will these trends continue in 2018? What impact will the Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) mandate have on the market? How […]

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This Week in Logistics News (November 6-10, 2017)

What are sidewalks made out of? If you said cement, you would be wrong; sidewalks are typically made out of concrete. Yes, there is a difference between cement and concrete, even though many people (including me, I admit) use the terms interchangeably. Cement is one of the raw materials that goes into making concrete, which […]

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This Week in Logistics News (October 30 – November 3, 2017)

My car crossed the 90,000 mile mark this week, which means something (or everything) will soon start to break down, like how I started needing reading glasses when I crossed the 45 year old mark. I’m bringing the car into the shop this morning for some proactive maintenance (translation: I’ll pay some money now to […]

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Mitigating the Effect of Natural Disasters on Your Supply Chain

It has certainly been evident this year that natural disasters can significantly disrupt the supply chain. And when recent hurricanes, earthquakes and wildfires began wreaking havoc, many shippers were left asking themselves: “How have recent natural disasters affected our transportation network?” and “What can we do in the future to mitigate these disruptions?” The key […]

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This Week in Logistics News (October 23-27, 2017)

My daughter and I are heading on a road trip this afternoon to visit a couple of universities. 13 hours of total driving time over two days. All to determine where I will send my future paychecks and life savings to. *Sigh* On the bright side, this will be the first time in a long […]

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