Putting Predictive Analytics to Work in Your Supply Chain 

How predictive analytics and advanced technology platforms help companies save money, increase efficiencies and pivot quickly.  If they didn’t know it already, companies across most industries have learned that well-oiled supply chains are generally driven by accurate data, modern technology platforms and collaborative tools. With the global pandemic continuing to disrupt supply chains worldwide, organizations… Continue Reading

Weather Related Service Update: Major Winter Storm Impacting the Eastern U.S.

Major Winter Storm Impacting the Eastern U.S. Through Today The National Weather Service has announced a major winter storm will continue with heavy snow and strong winds today from the Central Appalachians into Upstate New York and the higher elevations of New England with dangerous travel, power outages, and coast flooding. Strong winds are expected behind… Continue Reading

COVID-19 Operations & Procurement Update: Adjustments for certain travelers entering Canada

Late on January 12th,  Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) stated that, unvaccinated, or partially vaccinated Canadian truck drivers arriving at the border will remain exempt temporarily from pre-arrival, on arrival and post-arrival testing and quarantine requirement. American truck drivers will continue to be subject to the vaccine requirement. However, they warned that Canadian drivers could… Continue Reading

Analytics-driven technology helps mitigate capacity issues

Tank truck carriers, bulk shippers can enlist increasingly intelligent systems to improve supply-chain efficiency, collaboration Everyone in transportation feels the pain, but the growing driver and capacity shortages are hitting many bulk transporters particularly hard. For instance, the petroleum-hauling tank truck industry experienced a 41.6% reduction in qualified driver applicants and a 23.3% reduction in… Continue Reading

The Current State of Logistics & What’s Ahead for 2022

Anyone who managed logistics, transportation, warehousing and/or supply chain responsibilities in 2021 faced ongoing obstacles and  is probably more than happy to wipe the past year from memory and start fresh in 2022.  The driver shortage, port congestion, rising freight rates and capacity constraints may stick with us as we move into the new year…. Continue Reading

Odyssey’s Bulk Divisions Honored for Safe and Secure Transportation

The DOW Chemical Company (DOW) has recognized both  Linden Bulk Transportation LLC and Optimodal, Inc., subsidiaries of Odyssey Logistics & Technology, with their North America Gold Road Carrier Safety/ Security Award for the safe and secure transportation of Dow products from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.  These awards exemplify Odyssey’s commitment to providing… Continue Reading

What Does the Future Hold for Supply Chain in 2022?

Few organizations escaped the wrath of the supply chain, logistics and transportation issues that surfaced in 2020 and were exacerbated in 2021. From semiconductor chip shortages to a lack of ocean containers to extreme West Coast port congestion, it seemed like every week brought with it at least one more obstacle for companies to overcome…. Continue Reading

4 Supply Chain Pivots to Make Now

With the peak holiday shipping season right around the corner and no immediate end in sight to the current supply chain woes, shippers should be sharpening their pencils and preparing for more disruption through the end of 2021 and into 2022. According to Transport Topics, the shipping industry is already in various forms of panic… Continue Reading

Weather Related Service Update: Tropical Storm Nicholas

Heavy Rain and Flash Flood Threats with Nicholas Severe Weather in the Ohio Valley into the Northeast The National Weather Service has announced heavy rainfall from Nicholas will impact the north Gulf Coast through early Friday with potentially life-threatening flash and urban flooding and widespread minor to isolated moderate river flooding.  Isolated strong to severe… Continue Reading

Weather Related Service Update: TROPICAL DEPRESSION IDA

Remnants of Ida Bring Dangerous Flash Flood Threats September 1, 2021 – The National Weather Service has announced as the remnants of Ida move into the Northeast U.S.; potentially life-threatening flash flooding is possible Wednesday into early Thursday across portions of the Mid-Atlantic to Southern New England.  In addition, there will be a threat of tornadoes… Continue Reading