Lori is driving visibility and transparency in emerging markets’ chaotic logistics systems

Lori is driving visibility and transparency in emerging markets’ chaotic logistics systems

Kenya-based startup Lori has built a logistics platform that is revolutionising the cargo-transport value chain in Africa by seamlessly connecting cargo owners, shippers and transporters via a digital freight marketplace.

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Today’s Pickup: Bendix makes advanced safety systems available for older truck models

Today’s Pickup: Bendix makes advanced safety systems available for older truck models

Bendix is now making its advanced safety systems available for retrofit for models where it was not factory-installed. Plus, U.S. finds little support for postal rate changes, detention time increasing and air cargo boom may be over.

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The forgotten transportation fuel: Why some believe propane deserves a second look

The forgotten transportation fuel: Why some believe propane deserves a second look

While propane doesn’t pack quite the punch diesel does, it does produce enough power to handle many of the tasks at a fraction of the overall cost, advocates say, so why is not a more popular fuel for commercial operations?

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Today’s Pickup: Volvo begins California test of connected vehicle technology

Today’s Pickup: Volvo begins California test of connected vehicle technology

Volvo has started testing connected vehicle technology in California, plus Michigan governor pitches fuel tax hike, California legislator wants to phase out diesel engines and Alibaba buys into delivery company.

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Making the case for TMS implementation

Making the case for TMS implementation

Modern transportation management systems (TMS) have lowered the cost while increasing the power of the solutions, opening doors for shippers of all sizes to benefit.

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A trucker’s guide to staying safe while on the road during severe weather

A trucker’s guide to staying safe while on the road during severe weather

In partnership with Reliance Partners ...

What occurred in Alabama and Georgia is devastating and something that can happen suddenly in any area of the U.S. prone to this type of weather. It’s important to consistently communicate with drivers on how to remain safe under such conditions, as we can’t control the weather regardless of how much we monitor it.

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Last-mile delivery innovation: Lots of ideas, lots of challenges

Last-mile delivery innovation: Lots of ideas, lots of challenges

Innovations in last-mile delivery continue, but each faces challenges to widespread adoption, although UPS, which will trial Thor electric trucks, encourages fleets to test out new technologies.

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Truck Spot helps put an end to the truck parking problem

Truck Spot helps put an end to the truck parking problem

Truck Spot is an app that helps truckers sub-lease parking spots on an hourly or daily basis and make sure they do not run out of options to park their trucks at the end of their HOS, or when they want to take a break.

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dexFreight provides exclusive access for early adopters to its blockchain-based logistics platform

dexFreight provides exclusive access for early adopters to its blockchain-based logistics platform

dexFreight introduced the Early Adopters Program, through which companies that sign up will have exclusive access to early release versions of the dexFreight platform, and have the opportunity to interact with dexFreight’s development and product teams. 

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