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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... »

Too Many Happy Returns: The Struggle to Predict Reverse Logistics
The mostly unwanted gifts are piled in the corner, the relatives have slowly made their way to the airport and a mountain of dishes awaits attention in the kitchen. This is... »

Here Are the Top 5 Perishables With the Fastest-Growing Demand for Air Cargo
During the current period of robust demand for air cargo services, some of the hottest commodities sold have come in the form of perishable goods. The exotic nature of some... »

Efficiency & Sustainability in Freight Management at Whirlpool Efficiency & Sustainability in Freight Management at Whirlpool
Whirlpool rewards members of its carrier base that employ fuel-saving processes, says Kara Hegg, head of North America carrier management for the appliance manufacturer. [Run... »

Bacardi's Green Transportation Program Bacardi's Green Transportation Program
The 'Good Spirted Program' is designed to reduce Bacardi's carbon footprint in packaging, operations and logistics, says Frederick Stromeyer, transportation director.... »

Green Freight Management at CSCMP Green Freight Management at CSCMP
Not only does the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals educate members on sustainable freight movement, it has its own carbon-reduction initiatives it must... »

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.... »

Why Asia Is Accounting for Most of the Growth in Logistics Outsourcing
Logistics outsourcing may be on the rise everywhere, but Asia is where the action is.... »

How Shippers Can Protect Themselves Against Another Carrier Bankruptcy
Should shippers and ocean carriers have seen the bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd. coming?... »

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... »

Track/Trace Solutions for the Logistics Supply Chain
Consumer satisfaction with the quality of your products is clearly important, but the service you provide before and after the sale is equally important to any business, but... »

The Adoption of Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Powered Lift Trucks
What if your materials handling operation could achieve higher operational productivity, eliminate cumbersome battery charging infrastructure and deliver consistently high... »

Amazon's Threat to Traditional Transportation Providers Amazon's Threat to Traditional Transportation Providers
For transportation providers in the e-commerce era, the choice is clear: disrupt, or be disrupted.... »

Making Room for the Megaships in New York and New Jersey Making Room for the Megaships in New York and New Jersey
It takes more than deep water to accommodate a modern-day containership. Sometimes you have to raise a bridge as well.... »

Managing Your Freight Spend in the Age of Big Data Managing Your Freight Spend In The Age Of Big Data
Without effective freight-cost management, you're leaving millions of dollars a year on the table.... »

Supplier Case Studies
Leveraging Enterprise Improvement to Mow Down the Competition
Challenge: North America's leading manufacturer and distributor of outdoor power equipment replacement parts experienced rapid growth that brought with it myriad challenges:... »

Real Time Freight Visibility That Saves Time & Money
Challenge: Holding contracts with over 5,000 carriers that handle a range of brokered and high-value loads, the company tracked loads by making time-consuming, inaccurate and... »

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... »

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