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Rethinking freight procurement and the RFP process

Rethinking freight procurement and the RFP process As better market information and transparency inform logistics procurement, wasteful and inefficient request-for-proposal (RFP) processes are coming under pressure and in many cases being entirely reconceived. It takes a long time to complete…

FreightWaves Classics: Trucking companies’ names range from A to Z (Chapter 10)

FreightWaves Classics: Trucking companies’ names range from A to Z (Chapter 10) Deregulation of the U.S. trucking industry began in the late 1970s. Congress passed the Motor Carrier Act of 1980 and it was signed into law by President Carter…

Delta grows cargo revenue, narrows loss to $2.1B in Q4

Delta grows cargo revenue, narrows loss to $2.1B in Q4 Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) cranked up cargo revenue in the fourth quarter to $204 million, a 10% gain over the same period a year ago and a big improvement…

Retailers turned to scanning technology to meet e-commerce explosion

Retailers turned to scanning technology to meet e-commerce explosion As retailers faced the unprecedented challenges of 2020, some were able to quickly pivot from brick-and-mortar operations to e-commerce thanks to the use of technology that in some cases, store associates…

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ATA Donation to Army Museum Shows Industry’s Commitment to Military, Spear Says

ATA Donation to Army Museum Shows Industry’s Commitment to Military, Spear Says The trucking industry is lending its support to the new National Museum of the United States Army. The trucking industry is lending its support to the new National…

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Oil Market Has Plenty of Wild Cards Remaining

Saudi Arabia’s production cut has helped send front-month Brent crude oil prices up by 7% in two weeks, following an OPEC-plus agreement to leave output flat, but there is still room for surprise from two formidable oil players outside that…

Daily Infographic: ZEROe concept aircraft

Daily Infographic: ZEROe concept aircraft To read the full article, click here. Airbus sets sights on zero-emission aircraft powered by hydrogen Źródło 14 January 2021, 19:00

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NHTSA Eyes Exemptions From Some Safety Rules for Self-Driving Cars

NHTSA Eyes Exemptions From Some Safety Rules for Self-Driving Cars President Donald Trump’s administration is starting to update federal motor vehicle safety standards to exempt self-driving cars from crashworthiness standards that are applied to cars operated by humans, a move…

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NACFE Plans Run on Less-Electric Event in September

NACFE Plans Run on Less-Electric Event in September The North American Council for Freight Efficiency announced plans for Run on Less-Electric, a technology demonstration of a variety of battery-electric trucks in everyday operation. The North American Council for Freight Efficiency…

US Maritime Administration chief resigns post after Capitol riots

US Maritime Administration chief resigns post after Capitol riots U.S. Maritime Administrator Mark Buzby left his position last week in the wake of the riots at the U.S. Capitol. Buzby was nominated to lead the U.S. Maritime Administration (MarAd), the…

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China Holdup Proves Costly for Cisco

China’s waiting game proved a profitable one for Acacia Communications. For Cisco, less so.

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XPO Logistics heralds new record for Drive XPO app downloads

XPO Logistics heralds new record for Drive XPO app downloads Greenwich, Conn.-based global freight transportation and logistics services provider XPO Logistics said today that it reached a new high-water mark with its digital freight marketplace, XPO Connect, noting that the…

2020 holiday shopping season dubbed most environmentally friendly

2020 holiday shopping season dubbed most environmentally friendly A stay-at-home economy helped 2020 deliver the “most environmentally friendly holiday season yet,” according to a Prologis and MIT special report released Thursday.  Based on consumer behaviors, in-person shopping was compared to…

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Surging Shipping Rates Pose New Headwind for Global Economy

Surging Shipping Rates Pose New Headwind for Global Economy Shocks to supply chains are engulfing a wider swath of the global economy as the pandemic rages on, threatening to stifle Asia’s trade-led recovery just as soaring freight rates make it…

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IntraLogisteX Connected: How ready is the UK warehousing industry for the robot revolution? – register now!

Michelle Mooney, IntraLogisteX Connected: How ready is the UK warehousing industry for the robot revolution? – register now!, Automation, specifically robotics, is transforming modern warehousing in ways never imagined before. Capable of undertaking arduous and repetitive tasks more efficiently, robots…

Redwood Mexico: ‘Freight has come roaring back’ at Laredo crossing

Redwood Mexico: ‘Freight has come roaring back’ at Laredo crossing Cross-border trade is strong but could be affected by everything from driver shortages to the freight imbalance to the Mexican peso in 2021. FreightWaves recently caught up with Troy Ryley…

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East Coast Warehouse Acquires Temp-Distribution of Maryland

East Coast Warehouse Acquires Temp-Distribution of Maryland Temperature-controlled logistics provider East Coast Warehouse & Distribution has acquired Temp-Distribution of Maryland Inc. Temperature-controlled logistics provider East Coast Warehouse & Distribution has acquired Temp-Distribution of Maryland Inc. Źródło 14 January 2021, 17:45

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C.H. Robinson and SAS introduce new dynamic business planning-based partnership

C.H. Robinson and SAS introduce new dynamic business planning-based partnership Minneapolis, Minn.-based global logistics services provider and freight forwarder C.H. Robinson and Cary, N.C.-based data analytics company SAS introduced a partnership geared towards providing an end-to-end supply chain solution focused…

FourKites announces carriers ‘executing at the highest levels’

FourKites announces carriers ‘executing at the highest levels’ Carriers continue to excel in meeting customer expectations, and as a result, the FourKites’ Q4 Premier Carrier List has more carriers on it than any previous list, the company announced this week….

Coal’s share in US power generation forecast to inch up

Coal’s share in US power generation forecast to inch up Coal’s share in the generation of U.S. power could grow in 2021 and 2022 amid expectations that higher natural gas prices will spur natural gas’ share to decline, the U.S….

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Transport Topics Radio

Transport Topics Radio Transport Topics Radio is a weekly news roundtable airing Saturdays on SiriusXM channel 146 from 1-3 p.m. ET and rebroadcast Saturday nights from 11 p.m.-1 a.m. ET, and Sundays from noon-2 p.m. ET and 9-11 p.m. ET….

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US Jobless Claims Jump by Most Since March, Approach 1 Million

US Jobless Claims Jump by Most Since March, Approach 1 Million Applications for U.S. state unemployment benefits surged last week by the most since late March, pointing to persistent labor market pain as coronavirus infections continue to soar and potentially…

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Diesel Forward Acquires Dipaco

Diesel Forward Acquires Dipaco Diesel Forward is expanding its diesel fuel systems services by increasing its repair parts offering with the acquisition of Dipaco. Diesel Forward is expanding its diesel fuel systems services by increasing its repair parts offering with…

Commentary: No, railroad freight electrification is not dead

Commentary: No, railroad freight electrification is not dead The views expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of FreightWaves or its affiliates. Photo from California’s Caltrain public file Alternate research suggests that…

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DB Schenker Halts Deliveries to UK Due to Brexit Trouble

DB Schenker Halts Deliveries to UK Due to Brexit Trouble DB Schenker, a major logistics company owned by German rail giant Deutsche Bahn AG, suspended deliveries to the U.K. due to “significant” problems caused by post-Brexit red tape. DB Schenker,…

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The Covid-19 Death Toll Is Even Worse Than It Looks

World-wide deaths are running far beyond what would have been expected without the pandemic, a Wall Street Journal analysis shows—and many of those excess deaths aren’t accounted for in official Covid records.

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The Covid-19 Death Toll Is Even Worse Than It Looks

, The Covid-19 Death Toll Is Even Worse Than It Looks, World-wide deaths are running far beyond what would have been expected without the pandemic, a Wall Street Journal analysis shows—and many of those excess deaths aren’t accounted for in…

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Expect Distribution signs five year contracts with Beaphar and Fibo

Michelle Mooney, Expect Distribution signs five year contracts with Beaphar and Fibo, Expect Distribution has signed two separate five year contracts with Beaphar and Fibo, to carry out logistics and warehousing operations. The five-year contracts are with global pet pharmaceutical…

Tai Software sharpens focus on FTL, LTL brokerage scalability

Tai Software sharpens focus on FTL, LTL brokerage scalability The FreightTech boom of the past decade provided the industry with a number of advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) and automation, delivering levels of unprecedented productivity. Nowhere has this had a…

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IAG Cargo transports more than a million doses of Covid-19 vaccines worldwide

Michelle Mooney, IAG Cargo transports more than a million doses of Covid-19 vaccines worldwide, IAG Cargo has flown more than a million Covid-19 vaccines around the world. The International Airlines Group has transported the vaccines through its facilities at London…

Q4 trailer orders break record as December bookings stay strong

Q4 trailer orders break record as December bookings stay strong Preliminary net trailer orders in December exceeded 40,000 for the fourth consecutive month. The October-to-December volume was the highest ever. Orders have surged since bottoming out at near zero in…

French visibility platform secures $32M

French visibility platform secures $32M French company Shippeo, a supply chain visibility platform, has secured $32 million to continue product innovation and market expansion. The round, announced on Thursday, was co-led by Battery Ventures, along with existing investors NGP Capital,…

Truckers to face end-of-week Midwest blizzard

Truckers to face end-of-week Midwest blizzard A blizzard will slam parts of the Midwest over the next couple of days, challenging truckers making deliveries or trying to get home for the weekend. A huge thanks to @SDHighwayPatrol today. High winds…

The Daily Dash: Civil penalties set for drug/alcohol violations; what happened to ‘Shipageddon’?

The Daily Dash: Civil penalties set for drug/alcohol violations; what happened to ‘Shipageddon’? The Daily Dash is a quick look at what is happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, the U.S. Department of Transportation has issued a final…

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PepsiCo doubles its climate goal and pledges net-zero emissions by 2040

Michelle Mooney, PepsiCo doubles its climate goal and pledges net-zero emissions by 2040, PepsiCo has said that it will double its climate goal, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across its supply chain by more than 40% by 2030, and will…

Missouri troopers thwart ex-Swift driver’s ‘ambush’ attempt at HQ

Missouri troopers thwart ex-Swift driver’s ‘ambush’ attempt at HQ A truck driver remains hospitalized more than a week after he was shot multiple times by two Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) troopers. Investigators claim Tayland Rahim, 27, of Gladstone, Missouri,…

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Sweet in-building mobile signal in a Hotel Chocolat distribution centre

Sweet in-building mobile signal in a Hotel Chocolat distribution centre Stable and reliable mobile connectivity is crucial for modern day business operations. Poor indoor mobile coverage threatens productivity, revenue, reputational damage and customer satisfaction. Despite these pitfalls, there are many…

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China Denies Entry to Two Members of WHO Covid-19 Mission After Failed Screenings

Members of a mission to study the origins of the coronavirus were held up in Singapore after testing positive for Covid-19 antibodies.

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FM Logistic awarded Pepperfry contract for omnichannel logistics services in western India

FM Logistic awarded Pepperfry contract for omnichannel logistics services in western India FM Logistic has been awarded a contract from Pepperfry, India’s no.1 furniture and home products marketplace, to provide omnichannel logistics and fulfilment services in the country’s western region….

Inside California’s colossal container-ship traffic jam

Inside California’s colossal container-ship traffic jam In the movie “Falling Down,” the character played by Michael Douglas is stranded in a Los Angeles traffic jam. He abandons his car, starts walking with briefcase in hand and ultimately has a mental…

Navistar will sell Illinois facility, lay off 250 workers

Navistar will sell Illinois facility, lay off 250 workers Navistar International Corp. (NYSE: NAV) said Wednesday it will lay off 250 employees as part of a plan to close and sell its Melrose Park, Illinois, facility to an industrial park…

Deutsche Post DHL posts record 2020 bottom-line results

Deutsche Post DHL posts record 2020 bottom-line results Deutsche Post DHL (OTCMKTS: DPSGY) said Wednesday that 2020 operating profits hit record levels and significantly surpassed its original guidance for the year, as demand for the company’s services surged due to…

Can shippers avoid volatility? — #WithSONAR

Can shippers avoid volatility? — #WithSONAR Will shippers change habits to handle fluid markets? If 2020 showed the freight industry anything, it was that the market can flip on its head without warning.  Market volatility can cause problems if shippers,…

Pilot launches partnership with RTS Financial for factoring company’s services

Pilot launches partnership with RTS Financial for factoring company’s services (Editor’s note: the final paragraph has been changed to more accurately reflect the 30-day offer.) Pilot Co. and RTS Financial are teaming up to provide factoring services to Pilot customers,…

Commentary: How will COVID-19 vaccine reach developing countries?

Commentary: How will COVID-19 vaccine reach developing countries? As global COVID-19 vaccine distribution enters its second month, concern is rising that high-income countries will hoard supplies for their own populations, causing delays in distribution to poorer countries. Latin America has…

Run on Less demonstration plugs into electric vehicles

Run on Less demonstration plugs into electric vehicles Electric trucks from vans to semi-tractors are the subjects of the next Run on Less demonstration by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE). The first two Run on Less exercises…

US border closure extended to Feb. 21

US border closure extended to Feb. 21 The land borders between the United States, Canada and Mexico will remain closed to nonessential travel until at least Feb. 21. U.S. Homeland Security announced the U.S.-Mexico-border closure extension on Tuesday. Commercial trucks…

Port Houston imports up 26% in December

Port Houston imports up 26% in December Despite the weighty impact of the coronavirus on U.S. port volumes last spring and summer, Port Houston narrowly missed a record-setting year for container traffic. During its record 2019, Port Houston handled 2,990,175…

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‘No Excuse for Failure’ on Infrastructure Policy, US Chamber Leader Says

‘No Excuse for Failure’ on Infrastructure Policy, US Chamber Leader Says Approving comprehensive legislation aimed at upgrading the country’s infrastructure systems is a way for the incoming Biden administration to stimulate an economy hard-hit by the pandemic, the leader of…

Towing vessel damages CSX bridge in Louisiana

Towing vessel damages CSX bridge in Louisiana A towing vessel struck the CSX Rigolets Pass swing bridge near Slidell, Louisiana, causing CSX (NASDAQ: CSX) to run trains at a reduced speed, according to reports from CSX and the U.S. Coast…

Walmart CEO makes case for retail giant as innovator

Walmart CEO makes case for retail giant as innovator Walmart (NYSE: WMT) CEO Doug McMillon delivered a far-reaching keynote address at CES2021, painting in broad strokes the company’s ambitious goals for supply chain innovation, sustainability and equity, as well as…

What matters most — Freightonomics

What matters most — Freightonomics When times get tough, here’s what’s really important When things get hard, this is what’s really important in the markets. Anthony Smith and Zach Strickland made their predictions for the state of freight in the…

10 exercises for truckers at rest stops

10 exercises for truckers at rest stops Exercising while at rest stops and gas stations is a great way for truckers to stay healthy and keep moving. Here are some exercises chosen for truckers because they are effective and require…

Trucking companies added to FMCSA safety committee

Trucking companies added to FMCSA safety committee The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has added nine members to its current 16-member Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC), including two motor carriers and four women. “The 2021 membership features a…

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FMCSA Names Members of Its MCSAC Advisory Committee

FMCSA Names Members of Its MCSAC Advisory Committee The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Jan. 13 announced this year’s members for its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee, which includes a record number of women as well as its first…

5 of the top weather events from 2020

5 of the top weather events from 2020 Road tripping through #iowa and we’ve seen a bunch of semi’s flipped over from this crazy wind storm. #SemiTipping #iowastorms pic.twitter.com/TS6Xbg6YqM — Murray Tucker (@BiggMurr) August 10, 2020 Many memorable weather events,…

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EPA Readies Biofuel Waivers, Delays for Trump’s Final Days

EPA Readies Biofuel Waivers, Delays for Trump’s Final Days The Trump administration is expected to exempt some oil refineries from 2019 mandates to use renewable fuel as it readies possible last-minute moves on U.S. biofuel policy. The Trump administration is…

Welcome to Wednesday — WHAT THE TRUCK?!?

Welcome to Wednesday — WHAT THE TRUCK?!? WHAT THE TRUCK?!? starts airing three days a week Thank you to our sponsor Zembles! You want to crush your numbers, so stop random prospecting … Zembles can tell you who is spending…

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Performance During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Performance During the COVID-19 Pandemic E2open’s latest fact-based research on supply chain performance during the initial COVID-19 response and first-wave recovery serves as a blueprint to manage disruptions of any size and the role of AI. E2open’s latest fact-based research…

Logistics real estate activity breaks records in Q4

Logistics real estate activity breaks records in Q4 Logistics activity continues to dominate the industrial real estate markets, according to global commercial real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE: CWK). The firm’s fourth-quarter outlook report highlighted the impact e-commerce…