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End of the Road: Will Automation Put an End to the American Trucker? End of the Road: Will Automation Put an End to the American Trucker?
Jeff Baxter's sunflower-yellow Kenworth truck shines as bright and almost as big as the sun. Four men clean the glistening cab in the hangar-like truck wash at Iowa 80, the... »

Infrastructure Issue Bridges Gap Between Forwarders, Integrators
A decade-old major highway bridge collapse in Minneapolis still serves as a deadly reminder of the price our nation pays for lack of transportation infrastructure investment.... »

Deliv Expands Across U.S., Takes Macy's, Best Buy, Others Along
In a move that it says puts it on equal footing with Prime Now's domestic coverage, crowdsourced same-day delivery provider Deliv has expanded to 1,400 U.S. cities in 33... »

The Importance of Green Freight
By reducing transportation spend through its partnership with the EPA's SmartWay program, Home Depot is able to pass savings along to customers, says Michelle Livingstone,... »

The Significance of a Green Freight Policy
In order to integrate new processes for the benefit of its customers, Transplace was one of the earliest partners of the EPA's SmartWay program, says Brent Hudspeth, the... »

Challenges in Managing Freight Efficiency
Using EPA SmartWay-certified trucks has enabled Meijer to meet regulatory challenges, says Chris Schomberg, logistics manager for the grocery chain. [Run Time (Min.): 4:45] ... »

Editors' Blog
Why It's Important to Become Your Carrier's 'Preferred Shipper'
If you thought the act of purchasing transportation was as simple as paying a carrier to haul your freight - well, think again.... »

For Trucking Regulation, It's a Foggy Road Ahead
GPS technology can tell a commercial trucker all about routes and traffic conditions. But when it comes to predicting the regulatory landscape, the road ahead is a lot less... »

CSCMP's S.F. Roundtable Takes Another Shot at Divining the Future
With 2016 coming to a close, it's time for another helping of supply-chain predictions for the year ahead, courtesy of the San Francisco Roundtable of the Council of Supply... »

Shortage of Drivers May Weigh on Earnings of Trucking Companies
Trucking companies are convincing shippers to pay more to move freight, but difficulty finding drivers could weigh on earnings.... »

Trucking Problems Are Still Slowing Aid Delivery in Puerto Rico
The relief and recovery effort in Puerto Rico continues to pose unique difficulties for aid organizations and businesses alike: the destruction of the island's electrical... »

Amazon Is Testing Its Own Delivery Service to Rival FedEx and UPS Amazon Is Testing Its Own Delivery Service to Rival FedEx and UPS Inc. is experimenting with a new delivery service intended to make more products available for free two-day delivery and relieve overcrowding in its warehouses,... »

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Transportation Management Benchmark Survey
What are the market conditions and key elements that make for transportation management success? The objective of this Descartes benchmark study was not only to identify the... »

Peak Volumes: Can Your Systems Handle The Pressure?
Load-testing technology offers today's overworked logistics executive a powerful weapon in the fight against risk of supply chain disaster. As broader globalization,... »

Continuous Move Planning Applications for Logistics Efficiency
Continuous move planning plays a significant role in the success of any company's truckload operations and has a direct impact on its bottom line. But understanding of... »

'Be Prepared to Stop': A Documentary About the Trucking Industry in Crisis 'Be Prepared to Stop': A Documentary About the Trucking Industry in Crisis
How long can our society get by without trucks? How about five days?... »

How Will DOT Regulate Self-Driving Vehicles? How Will DOT Regulate Self-Driving Vehicles?
The U.S. Department of Transportation is applying a surprisingly light hand to the regulation of driverless vehicles.... »

When Will We See Self-Driving Trucks? When Will We See Self-Driving Trucks?
The age of the driverless commercial truck is coming. It's just a question of when.... »

Supplier Case Studies
Strategic Sourcing and Inbound Transportation Solutions
Challenge: A natural foods distributor had a significant freight spend with specific requirements for each shipment. Because of this and their distribution network, their... »

Diversified Services Provider Saves $15,000 Monthly with MacroPoint
Challenge: Our client, a family of distinct but related businesses involved in a variety of services such as recycling, material handling, and equipment sales, found that 95... »

How to Reduce LTL Freight Costs and Improve Service
Challenge: Dock scheduling, warehouse management, visibility and reporting. Client warehouse and co-packing facilities created disruptions thus increasing costs. Shipment... »

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