Driven to a deadly distraction

Driven to a deadly distraction

The advent of modern communications technology such as, obviously, the mobile phone, has created a new, yet poorly understood and under-researched, form of driver distraction. Australian road authorities are calling for research and are updating their road rules.

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Striking longshoremen cause chaos at Australian box terminals

Striking longshoremen cause chaos at Australian box terminals

Rolling strikes by workers at the Hutchison Ports Australia box terminals in Sydney and Brisbane started at 6:00 a.m. (Australian Eastern Standard Time) yesterday January 17 and are causing logistics chaos.

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Spotting phony pickups and ID scams is crucial for cargo safety

Spotting phony pickups and ID scams is crucial for cargo safety

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Cargo theft in absolute numbers is minuscule. But that does not negate the havoc it plays on the image of the carrier in question, and the supply chain disruptions it leaves at its wake.

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Today’s Pickup: a Supreme Court verdict that could shrink margins of Uber and Lyft

Today’s Pickup: a Supreme Court verdict that could shrink margins of Uber and Lyft

Gig economy companies contend with Supreme Court ruling that mandates full time workers to be considered as employees and not contractors; oil supply reduces after Saudi Arabia’s drastic production cut; government shutdown strains supply chains across the country.

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Bugs stink-up Australia’s maritime and landside supply chains

Bugs stink-up Australia’s maritime and landside supply chains

Infestations of the brown marmorated stink bug found on ships en-route to Australia are causing havoc with local supply chains. Bugs are breeding, ships are re-routing, trucks are idling and supply chains are collapsing.

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Startup company sees trust in blockchain-based asset tracking solution

Startup company sees trust in blockchain-based asset tracking solution

Manufacturing supply chains must deal with counterfeit parts. One company is hoping that its blockchain-based tracking solution can help solve that while also providing transparency in the freight supply chain.

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FreightWaves launches Shipper of Choice Award

FreightWaves launches Shipper of Choice Award

FreightWaves will highlight the top 25 shippers in America for its inaugural Shipper of Choice awards. The award will rate qualities such as flexibility and detention on a five-point scale, with the winner announced at Transparency19.

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