Ensuring that the food on our plates is safe and of high quality is a primary concern for consumers, regulators and the food industry alike.
As many organizations still have functional silos, it is becoming paramount to the success of broader supply chain technologies that those functions collaborate across the organizations.
Regulatory policy expert Rosyln Layton says it’s dangerous to have the Surface Transportation Board lay the grounds for defining how rail service should look under the common carrier obligation.
Project44’s Jett McCandless comments on the state of technology as the company completes a round of layoffs on Thursday.
While there have been efforts to improve sustainability in the freight industry, significant challenges remain.
The typical Class 8 truck gets less than 7 miles per gallon on the highway. How does a driver average more than 10 mpg?
Technology can offer solutions to help last-mile shippers handle increasing volumes while reducing cost and improving the customer experience.
It’s important to have access to full end-to-end visibility across all parts of the supply chain.
With capacity far in excess of demand, the parcel market is in for a very uncertain future.
A look at how U.S. companies can work toward lowering emissions.
Rate deals and spikes don’t last forever, and smart industry players know caring for the partners who will sustain them when the market inevitably shifts is mission-critical.
Yellow was the third-largest LTL carrier in the U.S. and controlled around 7% of the total less-than-truckload market. So the question on everyone’s mind is what the impact will be on supply chains now that Yellow has closed.
The 7th Circuit on Tuesday ruled in favor of the freight brokerage industry regarding negligence claims.
Jake Medwell sits down with Loren Smith to discuss policy items, including fleet electrification, rail safety and the debt ceiling.
AxleHire CEO Adam Bryant says the most significant impact on the carbon footprint will come from the ability to drive more efficient utilization and aggregation processes in last-mile delivery.
In the wake of the East Palestine train derailment, Congress is poised to take action to improve rail safety. Here’s how they can do it.
Only UPS and Teamster rivals benefit when the bargaining leaves the table and becomes a verbal war, Jindel says.
There is a lot more competition waiting to take a UPS parcel if workers go on strike, consultant Satish Jindel says.
As negotiations get underway between UPS and the Teamsters, here are key considerations for shippers navigating a period of uncertainty.
For railroads to increase market share and grow volume, it will require new services and a very different mentality on service performance.
Working in a co-warehousing environment is the next opportunity for merchants to hit customer targets while keeping warehouse and distribution costs under control, an expert says.
Booster CEO Frank Mycroft explains how reimagining fueling can lead to more sustainable delivery.
Tracking and acting on sustainability metrics, as well as implementing small and large-scale sustainable last-mile goals are vital steps toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Common advice you hear regarding electric truck and bus pilots include warnings like making sure to check the vehicle specifications and starting infrastructure early.
In 1952, a C-124 flew straight into a remote Alaskan mountaintop, killing all aboard. Here’s the story of what it’s taking to bring them home.
As far as aircraft go, the Douglas C-124 Cargomaster II was a vital waymarker for the U.S. Air Force in the years following the Berlin Airlift, when U.S. and British air forces began airlifting food and fuel to a blockaded West Germany after World War II.
The Ukrainian aircraft manufacturer Antonov said it expects rebuilding the aircraft destroyed by Russian fighters to cost at least 500 million euros.
Tuesday marks the 75th anniversary of the one and only flight of the Hughes Flying Boat, the so-called Spruce Goose.
Amid threats like Hurricane Ian, shippers should consider inventory positions, risk tolerance for specific commodities, transit times and associated costs.
Beyond impacts to the supply chain, one national security expert contends a rail strike could pose a threat to national security.
Disaggregation, or a shift toward smaller, faster, more flexible forms of freight transport, can help decarbonize the freight industry, remove logistics bottlenecks and increase resilience of domestic supply chains.
Andy Welch pays tribute to Keith Avery, who along with three Welch brothers — Mike, John and Jim — founded Express-1.
FedEx Ground could have made Sunday deliveries work if it stuck to its knitting, consultant says.
Fully mobile transportation management systems will help the remote workforce be more effective, enabling them to do their jobs from anywhere.
“We need more people to step up and donate goods and supply chain services.”
Insurance and risk management firm TT Club says “Book it right and pack it tight” provides guidance for preparing unitized consignments of dangerous goods for carriage by sea.
By making smaller investments in your people and technologies, fleet owners can start making significant progress toward their sustainability and fuel-saving goals today — while preparing for an EV future.
Two lawyers in the trucking industry break down the Supreme Court’s decision on the AB5 case, which will be “disruptive” to truckers.
Amid soaring inflation and supply chain crunches, the United States’ key rail regulator has been mired in political antics.
Dispatcher Elijah Goldberg discusses life and working in Kyiv, Ukraine, during wartime.
Owais Khan was living in Kyiv, Ukraine, and working as a freight broker in the U.S. market when the conflict with Russia began. He recounts his experiences about when Russia invaded and how he fled.
What goods are being shipped and from where? How do the shipments that pass through Poland make it to Ukraine?
Most popular lanes in Poland? Driver pay? Impact of the war in Ukraine? A Polish freight broker offers insider knowledge.
How will cutting-edge TradeTech be used to monitor and control the actions of states and corporations?
Lives are changing for the people of Ukraine due to Russia’s invasion. Here are three examples from the freight community.
Despite the problems in the U.S. and around the world, there are some encouraging signs.
FreightWaves’ The Future of Supply Chain event in May will provide a great opportunity to discuss the upheaval and resilience happening in the freight market.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a defining moment in history — and there are plenty of ways for the supply chain to ease the suffering.
One of the biggest issues is grid power supply and demand. How will it transform — and how will it grow?
Education of all levels of drivers is needed to prevent crashes and casualties.
The new infrastructure bill is now law. As signed by President Biden on Nov. 15, it will ultimately spend $1.2 trillion. What will that mean in practice?
Behind every half-packed box or delayed shipment is a human being, putting in the hard work and the long hours to take a product across the finish line.
Jake Medwell of Austin, Texas-based 8VC, and Loren Smith of Skyline Policy Risk Group discuss geopolitics, infrastructure and regulation in their latest give-and-take session.
A shipper-carrier pledge is needed to restore trust on both sides.
The home of the NFL’s Packers also serves as a place to learn about the industry, as well as a steppingstone to employment with local companies.
New Omni-TMSTMA cloud-based platform helps dispatch productivity and load-movement visibility.
Despite significant investments in digital transformation, the industry has struggled to get its grip on recent disruptions.
One of the most interesting shifts from the Obama administration to the Biden administration is the higher level of scrutiny the automated technologies are getting.
Federal action addressing matters of concern in the rail industry, particularly regarding safety, seem to be an afterthought.
The pandemic has spun off disruptions similar to falling dominoes, creating issues that strain freight movement globally.
With today’s growing delivery economy, one thing’s for certain: The job isn’t complete until the last mile is covered.
The advanced safety features found in today’s newer trucks are a significant motivating factor for drivers to remain with a particular fleet.
The chatter from DC involves lots of talk about climate policy, energy and the environment. How much actual impact should we expect?
In this excerpt from ‘Navigating B2B,’ Steve Ferriera reveals his introduction to the power of giving.
The long-term vision that helped establish the current interstate highway system 65 years ago is needed again today. A modernized interstate system will be critical to the nation’s ability to fully recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The industry is evolving so quickly that technology isn’t just a helpful tool anymore; it’s a requirement to be competitive.
I’m calling on trucking and logistics business leaders large and small to begin taking steps to create a culture more accepting of others.
My 10 takeaways upon diving back into the supply chain game.
Rather than awaiting national-level solutions to trade imbalance and demand surges, shippers and carriers should act now to modernize operations across the supply chain.
Logistics professionals can’t predict the future, but they can assess the likelihood of specific problems emerging during an inner-city construction project.
On National Maritime Day, let’s not forget those at sea who are key to sustaining our economy and delivering essential supplies.
Jake Medwell, founding partner at 8VC, and Loren A. Smith Jr., president of Skyline Policy Risk Group, take a look at potential impacts on trucking.
In the past year, digital financial technology quickly went from “nice to have” to an integral element of how business is conducted.
With a Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern merger, grain shippers in the Dakotas will have a real single-line option to reach their end markets rather than having to rely solely on UP or BNSF, says former U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan.
Trade and supply chain disruptions are inevitable, so it’s important to take steps to protect yourself.
As construction companies adjust to COVID-19 delays and shortages, many have turned to modular construction — but will supply chain issues limit growth?
The FMCSA will still not disqualify a truck driver for failing a hair test for drug use.
This transaction will benefit the automotive supply and distribution network throughout North America.
Innovators worldwide are finding new ways to simplify and disintermediate the execution layer of the supply chain.
You can expect the Biden administration to make some type of impact with trucking regulations, but in what areas?
Seeking out capacity the old way—countless phone calls, spreadsheets, undocumented tribal knowledge, physical maps and word of mouth while scouring multiple carrier portals and load boards with stale or unverified data⎯ is chronically inefficient.
CDL 1000 aims to revolutionize street turns by automating the process, cutting out inefficiencies and improving speed.
February is National Heart Month. Truck drivers’ health is a key issue; here are some tips to get healthier!
TriumphPay, a leading provider of carrier and vendor payment solutions and MercuryGate, a global provider of cloud-based transportation management solutions, announced today a strategic partnership and integration of TriumphPay’s carrier […]
TriumphPay seamlessly integrates into a brokerage’s existing TMS (Transportation Management System) and core accounting platforms so that brokers can confirm payment to carriers with a click of a button. Brokers […]
Roadrunner Freight Named to the Inbound Logistics Top 100 Trucking Company List