Articles by author: Weston Labar

Fireside Chat featuring Congressman Robert Garcia

Join Cargomatic Chief Spokesperson and SVP for Industrial Relations Weston LaBar for a conversation with newly elected US Representative Robert Garcia discussing Southern California’s “greenest sustainable laws anywhere in the country” as the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles lead the way on electrification and “really being green ports”.

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People on the Move: A Cargomatic Podcast with Peter Friedmann

Weston LaBar, Chief Spokesperson, SVP of Industry Relations at Cargomatic talks with Peter Friedmann who runs the Agricultural Transportation Coalition as well as many other organizations that deal with imports and exports. The two focus on exports in this podcast. They talk about big wins that have led up to this year and the support…

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People on the Move: A Cargomatic Podcast with Josh Lowenthal

Weston LaBar, Chief Spokesperson, SVP of Industry Relations at Cargomatic talks with Josh Lowenthal, State Assemblymember for the state of CA, representing Long Beach and most of the major goods movement corridors of Southern California near the port. The two talk about Josh’s background and the good movement and the issues and opportunities that come…

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People on the Move: Men’s Health Month

Weston LaBar, Chief Spokesperson, SVP of Industry Relations at Cargomatic with the “People on the Move” Podcast and Marc Marling a Consultant with the “Corporate Thought” Podcast come together to discuss men’s health and wellness. The two talk through lifestyle tips and strategies and the importance of keeping healthy in the freight and shipping industry…

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Cargomatic talks data with Federal Maritime Commissioner Carl Bentzel

MAY 10, 2023 – Federal Maritime Commissioner Carl Bentzel opened up on his recently released study of data sharing in the supply chain industry in a talk with Cargomatic Chief Spokesperson Weston LaBar. It “wasn’t where it should be,” Commissioner Bentzel said. “So we wanted to do an assessment and that assessment was the Maritime…

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People on the Move: A Cargomatic Podcast With Federal Maritime Commissioner Carl Bentzel

Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Commissioner Carl Bentzel discusses MTDI and OSRA with Weston Labar, host of the People on the Move podcast by Cargomatic. Bentzel explains that during the pandemic, the FMC saw just how crucial cargo transportation is to the national economy and realized they needed to take a more aggressive posture and work…

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The CHIPS Act and OSRA Create Positive Ripple Effects for the Trucking Industry

Last year, two major pieces of legislation passed that will be a huge boon to the trucking industry. The first is the CHIPS Act, which brings home the production of automotive and truck-grade chips. For context, the U.S.’s  semiconductor manufacturing share has drastically decreased from 37% in 1990 to 12% today. The second piece of…

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From Content Scramble to Streamlined Success: Demystifying Modular Content in Life Sciences
June 21, 2024

Modular content is the latest buzz in the life sciences industry, offering a strategic way to streamline content creation and management. With promises of increased efficiency and personalized outreach, many organizations are eager to jump on the bandwagon. But is it truly worth the effort? What exactly is modular content, and how can life…

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Department-Specific Reviews can Streamline Material Review Workflows Leading to Faster Approvals
June 21, 2024

Organizations are increasingly seeking ways to streamline internal processes while ensuring compliance and maintaining high standards. One approach gaining traction is department-specific reviews or role-specific reviews. This method assigns review responsibilities to specific departments or roles, rather than having every piece of content reviewed by all departments. This strategy not only clarifies responsibilities but…

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Early Medical Affairs Collaboration Secures Promotional Content Integrity
June 21, 2024

Strong alignment between brand and medical affairs teams is essential in today’s evolving promotional content landscape. Ensuring seamless collaboration can enhance content quality and efficiency. Effective collaboration between these teams can significantly streamline processes and improve the quality of promotional materials​ What are the key strategies to foster better collaboration between brand and medical…

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GreenOnyx’s Clean & Efficient Farming is Key to Global Food Supply Solutions
June 21, 2024

Global food supply chains are under unprecedented pressure from climate change and geopolitical tensions, making sustainable and nutritious food sources more critical than ever. With only a small fraction of the global population consuming the minimum recommended phytonutrients essential for health, innovative solutions are urgently needed. Can scalable solutions in agricultural technology ensure a…

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Cargomatic Webinar With Special Guest, John Wolfe, CEO of the Northwest Seaport Alliance
April 18, 2023

John Wolfe, CEO of the Northwest Seaport Alliance, joined Weston Labar of Cargomatic to discuss the challenges and opportunities in the supply chain. The focus was on cargo volumes, global market conditions and the Seaport Alliance’s key accomplishments and initiatives. The Seaport Alliance is a partnership between the ports of Seattle and Tacoma, which was…

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Cargomatic Fireside Chat with Daniel Maffei, Chairman, Federal Maritime Commission
April 18, 2023

The Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission, Daniel Maffei, and Weston LaBar, Chief Strategy Officer with Cargomatic, discussed the commission’s focus on implementing the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022, making sure carriers know the standards are rising in a fair manner. They also discussed the commission’s work with stakeholders to improve supply chain issues…

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What Advanced Clean Fleets Mean For California and the National Supply Chain, with Matt Schrap and Chris Shimoda
April 18, 2023

California is set to adopt the nation’s first zero-emission requirement for the trucking industry in a regulation called “Advanced Clean Fleets” slated to take effect on January 1, 2024, with a transition deadline expected as early as December. Under these regulations, fleets with all sizes and operating classifications will have to switch entirely to zero-emission…

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City of Long Beach Mayor Rex Richardson On His Vision For The Region’s Future, and the Supply Chain
April 18, 2023

During a recent conversation with Cargomatic’s Weston LaBar, Rex Richardson, the new mayor of Long Beach, California, laid out his vision for the future of the city, with a focus on delivering progress and finding consensus by investing in areas where the most interests intersect. Richardson has branded his first 100 days in office as…

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Inflation May Be Cooling Off This Winter. Is This Good News for the Supply Chain?
November 22, 2022

In a win for consumers and businesses alike, a key finding from the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report suggests that inflation may be cooling off at a faster rate than expected. Comparing wholesale prices to a year ago, an 8% increase is the smallest annual increase since July of last year. With PPI numbers…

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