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This Week in Logistics News (March 18-22, 2019)

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, […]

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Truck Driver Pay: By the Mile or Hour?

Back in October 2018, a US district judge in Arkansas ruled that PAM Transport, a trucking company based in the state, would have to pay its drivers at least minimum wage for the 16 hours each day that they work. A couple of weeks ago, the judge reaffirmed his ruling. As reported by Business Insider: […]

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Preparing Your Supply Chain for the Holidays

For most companies with supply chains to manage, the holiday season from Halloween through New Year’s Eve is an incredibly busy time. Shoppers stock up on everything from costumes to cranberry sauce to candy canes, and suppliers need to be prepared to meet the peaks and valleys of consumer demand. Unofficial holidays like Black Friday […]

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The Secrets of Top Performers: Fleet Management as a Competitive Weapon

From changing regulatory requirements and increasing freight congestion to excessive detention time and driver shortages, shippers and logistics service providers (LSPs) are struggling to balance the multiple issues impacting fleet management today. In addition, rising customer expectations for faster delivery, on-time shipments and real-time status updates are magnifying the pressure to perform. Forward-thinking organizations are […]

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Transportation Spot Market Inversion

Shippers today find themselves in a difficult and costly situation: their routing guides are often broken and they’re having to go to the spot market to cover their loads, which is costing more than they had budgeted. The great transportation spot market inversion has occurred. What does that mean for shippers? How should they respond? […]

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The Answer Isn’t More Truck Drivers – It’s More Information

The Trump Administration’s new infrastructure plan is making for a booming construction industry. Great news, however, there is a downside; the high demand of materials mixed with decreasing numbers of truck drivers – it just doesn’t add up. A report from the American Trucking Associations says more than 70 percent of goods consumed in the […]

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