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Autonomous Vehicles: How Far Off Are We?

Though auto manufacturers continue to work on their self-driving cars, the days when we see a tractor trailer on the road without a driver could still be far off. Self-driving cars have been known to occasionally mistake snowflakes for obstacles, lose lane markings, and miss cars on the side of the road. “It’s important to… Continue Reading


Exploring the Connection Between AI & Logistics

As artificial intelligence continues to make its way into every corner of the business world, shippers should consider taking a step back to look at how this advanced technology really fits into their transportation, logistics, and supply chain strategies. Advanced technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and the Internet of Things (IoT) are… Continue Reading


US Truck Congestion Costs Billions Annually

Opportunities in Intermodal May Ease Conditions The American Transportation Research Institute’s (ATRI) 2019 Top 100 Truck Bottlenecks brochure sheds light on the state of American truck congestion on the nation’s highways, and worsening congestion across the country. The Situation: Riding on the back of record freight volumes, 2018 saw year-over-year truck speeds at the top… Continue Reading


5 Ways Digitalization is Impacting Logistics

Here’s how supply chain digitalization is helping companies better serve their global customer bases. Digitalization is transforming every corner of the business environment, and promises to change the way nearly every industry conducts business, measures it success, and serves its customers. “As manufacturers and retailers continue to transform their strategies,” supply chain software provider JDA… Continue Reading


Odyssey North America Logistics Update

In 2018, the truck driver shortage, capacity issues, and rising rates all converged to create a challenging logistics environment in the US, with these trends continuing, though almost universally to a lesser extent into 2019. In the wake of a year full of record volumes and rates, 2019 looks to be a cooler, yet generally… Continue Reading


Produce Season 2019

While the North American produce season doesn’t typically pick up a full head of steam until March each year, it’s never too early to start planning for this event in the logistics landscape. What is the produce season? As the days begin to grow longer and temperatures start climbing towards the tail-end of winter, the… Continue Reading


2019 Chinese New Year – What You Need to Know

Here’s what you and your supply chain need to know to prepare for Chinese New Year (CNY): The 2019 Chinese New Year celebration, also known as the Spring Festival, will take place between February 5th and February 19th, a total of roughly two weeks. What used to be a local and regional celebration has grown… Continue Reading


Save the Date: Your 2019 Logistics Calendar

Key dates that could impact transportation capacity or pricing during the upcoming year. With every new year comes new concerns about capacity and costs, and new opportunities to make good decisions about both. “It’s never too early to start planning for peak season supply chain capacity,” Paul Myerson writes in Inbound Logistics. “To meet customer… Continue Reading


UPS Freight Labor Negotiations

UPDATE: 11/11/2018: UPS and Teamsters Ratify UPS Freight Contract A new labor agreement between UPS Freight, the less-than-truckload unit of UPS, and the Teamsters Union was reached over the weekend avoiding a potential work stoppage and service disruptions. UPS Fright announced in their their release, “we will resume normal operations and will immediately begin accepting new… Continue Reading


BREXIT Update: Potential Impact on the World’s Supply Chain

October 5, 2018 Update: Department for Transport publishes no deal planning information Transport technical notices, setting out plans to be put into place in the unlikely situation the UK leaves the EU without a deal, published. Read full article here. The status of the UK’s move to leave the European Union and what it means… Continue Reading