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With the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate now having been in effect for the better part of a year, there have since been various impacts from the mandate on shippers supply chain and logistics strategies, as well as having an effect on emerging time constraints on shipping lanes rather than a loss of truck drivers.

While technological innovations can revolutionize how supply chain businesses advance, it’s important for all participants to be a little bit skeptical when supposedly new game-changing technologies are introduced.

Even with great compensation, stability and a path for growth for years to come, job-seekers are turning to ridesharing and other positions over truck driving causing a huge driver shortage in the supply chain industry.

Landstar System, Inc., announced the winner of its Landstar Deliver to Win Truck Giveaway, the second truck given away in 2018.

It’s a trucker’s market right now, and as freight continues to move into the boardroom at a rapid pace, more shippers are turning to transportation management services to help them navigate challenges, save money and improve overall supply chain visibility.

A pilot program that would allow teenagers to drive an 80,000-pound truck in interstate commerce is one of the worst ideas to solve the driver shortage, a top trucking executive with six decades experience in the industry says.

Trucking executives report they are rejecting record amounts of freight in this current booming peak freight season.Carrier executives say it’s about time rates were rising. It’s been over a decade, veteran truckers say, since profit margins were much above pennies on the dollar, they say.

The intersection of supply chain technology, changing online consumer spending habits, data management, delivery preferences, and other factors are all serving as game changers in how 3PLs are continually striving to better serve shippers. That is a key takeaway from the 2019 22nd Annual Third-Party Logistics Study, which was released today by Infosys Consulting, Penn State University, Penske Logistics, and Korn Ferry at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Edge conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

While market conditions for shippers remain challenging, they appear to be not as dire, or “less worse” than earlier in the year, according to the most recent edition of the Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) issued this week by freight transportation consultancy FTR.

Seattle-based Convoy, a digital freight technology-enabled network, recently announced it secured $185 million in Series C funding.

Thomasville, N.C.-based Old Dominion Freight Line (ODFL), the number three less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier by revenue, said today that it has made upgrades to six of its 233 national service centers so far this quarter.

In today’s marketplace, speed and agility are the name of the game. Now, more than ever, manufacturers, retailers and ecommerce companies must move products through the supply chain quickly, efficiently and cost effectively in order to remain competitive.

For July, the most recent month for which data is available, the TCI hit 14.04, topping May and June at 11.4 and 11.18, respectively.

An ongoing state of heightened demand for e-commerce distribution space continues to serve as a driver for several of the largest United States Industrial & Logistics (I&L) leases completed in the first half of 2018, according to research recently published by Los Angeles-based industrial real estate firm CBRE. The research, entitled “Dealmakers: Largest Warehouse Leases in H1 2018,” analyzed the 100 largest leases for the I&L space by square footage.

Logistics Managment's Jeff Berman recently talked to Echo Global Logistics CEO Doug Waggoner on a wide range of industry topics, including the freight economy, technology, last-mile logistics, and ELD, among others.




CSX

CSX Corporation, together with its subsidiaries based in Jacksonville, Fla., is one of the nation’s leading transportation suppliers. The company’s rail… more

Landstar

Landstar’s network of independent agents and transportation capacity providers offers greater flexibility and a local presence that has a global reach. The… more

PITT OHIO

We are driven by our customers, people and our commitment to quality in every part of our business.  We excel at listening to your challenges and turning… more

Purolator

We are Canada’s leading integrated freight and parcel solutions provider. Celebrating 50 years of delivering Canada, we continue to expand our reach to more… more

SEKO Logistics

SEKO provides complete Supply Chain Solutions, specializing in transportation, logistics, forwarding and warehousing. We also lead the industry with innovative… more

SMC3

SMC³ is the one-stop knowledge hub for less than truckload technology, data and education. The API-powered… more


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The 24|7 Team is your direct pipeline to solutions for your business challenges. It's your opportunity to have supply chain and logistics experts look at your specific challenges and needs, and give you free, no-obligation advice, solutions, and information.

The 24|7 Team will simplify the task of creating a database of likely partners, building your knowledge base, and preparing your Request for Proposal list.

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Transportation RFP/RFI

The Transportation RFP is your direct pipeline to solutions for your transportation challenges. It's your opportunity to have logistics experts look at your specific transportation challenges and needs, and give you free, no-obligation advice, solutions, and information specific to your request.

Choosing the perfect software or system can be an indomitable challenge. Using this transportation/TMS RFP will simplify the task of creating a database of likely partners, building your knowledge base, and preparing your Request for Proposal list.

Warehouse/DC Management RFP/RFI

The Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) RFP is your direct pipeline to solutions for your WMS challenges. It's your opportunity to have logistics experts look at your specific WMS challenges and needs, and give you free, no-obligation advice, solutions, and information specific to your request.

Choosing the perfect WMS solution can be an indomitable challenge. Using this WMS RFP will simplify the task of creating a database of likely partners, building your knowledge base, and preparing your WMS Request for Proposal list.

Supply Chain RFP/RFI

The Supply Chain RFP is your opportunity to have logistics experts look at your specific challenges and needs, and receive free, no-obligation advice, solutions, and information. It simplifies finding a pool of likely partners, building your knowledge base, and preparing your Request for Proposal list. The companies in the Logistics Planner have agreed to respond to your request for in-depth information and follow-up, and your request is totally confidential.

Software/Technology RFP/RFI

The Software/Technology is your direct pipeline to solutions for your logistics information technology challenges. It's your opportunity to have logistics experts look at your specific technology challenges and needs, and give you free, no-obligation advice, solutions, and information specific to your request. Whether it's WMS, TMS, Mobile or Cloud, our pros can help.

The companies listed below have agreed to respond to your request for in-depth information and follow-up. Your request is totally confidential.

Executive Education RFI

The Logistics and Supply Chain Education RFI can help you identify the schools, coursework, continuing education, distance learning and certification opportunities available from leading logistics educational institutions.

Upgrade and improve your logistics and supply chain skillsets. Whatever route you choose—advanced degree, executive education, certification or distance learning—the time and money you invest in your education today can pay off in continued career success tomorrow. Contact leading universities and professional institutions for the information you need to prepare for the future.

Third Party Logistics RFP/RFI

This 3PL Request for Proposal (RFP)/Request for Information (RFI) can help you find the 3PL and 4PL providers that can meet your specific 3PL service challenges and needs. The 3PL companies below will provide free, no-obligation third-party logistics advice, solutions, and information.

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  • 3Gtms
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  • Quintiq
  • SEKO Logistics
  • SMC3


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  • Zebra Technologies


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  • Frontier Business
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  • Landstar
  • Legacy Supply Chain Svs.
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  • One Network
  • Purolator
  • Quintiq
  • SMC3
  • Synchrono
  • TAKE Supply Chain
  • Westfalia Technologies
  • Zebra Technologies


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  • 3PL Central
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  • BluJay Solutions
  • Honeywell Intelligrated
  • Frontier Business
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  • Logility
  • One Network
  • Quintiq
  • SMC3
  • Swisslog Logistics
  • Synchrono
  • TAKE Supply Chain
  • Zebra Technologies


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  • Optimization
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  • Warehouse Mgmt

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