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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


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


Qlik Luminary Program Selects Odyssey’s Joe Easley for Class of 2019

Odyssey Qlik Administrator Joe Easley has been selected to the Qlik Luminary Program’s Class of 2019 Qlik, a global leader in business intelligence software, has selected Odyssey’s own Joe Easley to be a part of its annual Luminary Program. Qlik provides end-to-end solutions for businesses to improve transparency and efficiency through real-time, data-driven decision making…. Continue Reading


“Platooning”: Trucks Pair Up to Gain Fuel Economies & Preserve the Environment

The next time you’re driving down the highway and notice two tractor trailers driving a little too close to one another, technology could be playing a role in helping those two vehicles work together as they lumber down the road. Through a concept known as “platooning,” carriers are combining forward-collision avoidance systems with vehicle-to-vehicle communication… Continue Reading


Blockchain Applications in Supply Chain

Blockchain is receiving a lot of press right now, and at least some of it is directly related to the logistics and transportation industry. “Blockchain allows businesses to track assets along the supply chain, introducing increased transparency and cost savings,” Gigabit’s Connor DiGregorio writes in Blockchain: the 2018 disruptor of the year. Walmart, for example,… Continue Reading


Information Security in Logistics

When global container shipper A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S announced in June that its critical systems had suffered a cyberattack, a shudder went down the spine of the entire logistics industry. After all, if such a huge entity had been breached to the point that it was forced to shut systems down across its operations, then what… Continue Reading


Electronic Logging Device Rule: Midyear Update

Intended to help create a safer work environment for drivers, and make it easier and faster to accurately track, manage, and share records of duty status (RODS) data, the electronic logging device (ELD) rule goes into effect on December 18, 2017. According to the FMCSA, the rule replaces the use of AOBRDs (automatic onboard recording… Continue Reading


Three Logistics Technology Trends to Watch

The number of new technologies designed to help companies streamline their end-to-end supply chains is seemingly endless right now. Driven by the growth of omni-channel distribution, e-commerce, the increasingly global marketplace, and other factors, today’s shippers are turning to hardware, software, and applications to help them work more efficiently in this new environment. Here are… Continue Reading


Unmanned Drones—Coming Soon to a Warehouse Near You?

In a move that could find more flying drones entering the airspace above the nation’s warehouses and yards, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) finalized the first operational rules for routine commercial use of small, unmanned aircraft systems. This opens the pathways towards fully integrating drones into the nation’s airspace—a move that could… Continue Reading