The Nation’s Truck Drivers Keep the Wheels Turning

For the 2023 Driver’s Appreciation Week, Odyssey Logistics recognizes the efforts of the many dedicated truck drivers who keep the nation’s supply chains in motion all year round.  Trucks move about 73% of all of the nation’s freight by weight, but these hulking vehicles don’t do it on their own. More than 3.54 million drivers… Continue Reading

5 Reasons Companies Should be Using Multimodal Shipping

The transport of goods using road, rail, sea and/or air, multimodal shipping is growing in popularity as shippers look for ways to improve the efficiency of—and drive the costs out of—their supply chains.  Because the best possible mode of transportation is selected for each leg of the freight’s journey, a multimodal approach provides high levels… Continue Reading

Using Freight Technology to Unlock Supply Chain Visibility

Supply chain visibility – the tracking of in-transit parts, components or products from manufacturer to final destination-, supply chain visibility has long been seen as the “Holy Grail” of supply chain management. For decades the notion sounded great in theory, but in reality very few organizations knew how to address, attain or harness it.  Fast-forward… Continue Reading

Riding the Wave: Strategies for Building Resiliency Amid El Niño

There are many unforeseen events that can derail the supply chain. Extreme weather conditions and shifts in carrier capacity are two of the usual culprits. The industry typically has little time to implement contingency plans to keep shipments moving during sudden events. We all learned this lesson during the global pandemic. But now that the… Continue Reading

Brake Safety Week Set for August 20-26, 2023

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) annual Brake Safety Week is scheduled for Sunday, August 20th through Saturday, August 26th, 2023. Throughout that week, officials across North America will conduct their standard North American Standard Level I and V Inspections with a focus on brake lining/pad violations. Any vehicles inspected with a brake-related violation will… Continue Reading

Don’t Trust Your Chemical Shipments to Just Any Logistics Provider

Key Industry Trends   Like most other industries right now, the chemicals sector is facing some new challenges but also leveraging new opportunities this year. According to Chemical Processing, growth in U.S. chemical production rebounded strongly at the beginning of the year, but has since slowed in recent months with a deceleration in end-use markets and… Continue Reading