Articles by tag: freight

Technology’s Dominance in the Freight and Logistics Industry Continues to Evolve as Market Demands Fresh Innovation

Eric Johnson talks freight and logistics

Within the dynamic realm of freight and logistics, staying ahead of the curve is imperative. As industry players grapple with technological advancements, insights from seasoned experts like Eric Johnson, Director at S&P Global, shed light on the evolving landscape. For a recent episode of “Hammer Down,” host Mike Bush welcomed Johnson, who shared his […]

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The Northeast is Prepping its Highways for Electric Trucking. Experts Say Energy Storage Infrastructure is a First Priority.

As the electrification of diesel-powered trucks increases along the Northeast’s major freight corridors, there is an imminent need for major transmission upgrades and expansion of vehicle charging infrastructure. A key part of that strategy will likely include preparing state highways for electric trucking and its high energy loads. National Grid, the New York and Massachusetts-based […]

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Truck Parking Crisis Gets Renewed Legislator Attention Amid Supply Chain Woes

By now, every working professional is well aware of the significance of a stable, resilient and dynamic supply chain. COVID, geopolitical crises and freak accidents made sure of that. Most of the acute supply chain disruptions felt in the US happened to the chain on an international level rather than a domestic one. While of […]

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Resources for the Road
Today’s Trends in Trucking and Supply Chain

When it comes to global supply chain issues, there is no greater source than FreightWaves, the largest media and market-level data provider in the logistics and supply-chain industry. Tyler Kern welcomed Craig Fuller, CEO & Founder of FreightWaves, to Resources for the Road for a brain-picking session on what’s happening in logistics today, and […]

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A Year in Review with Weston LaBar

“The supply chain is an ecosystem, only as strong as its weakest link. Solutions need to benefit everyone, and that’s where technology and data come into play.” The supply chain story of 2021 was, unfortunately, a sequel to 2020. The weaknesses linger, but the future can be different by applying data and modernizing the framework. […]

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Food & Beverage
As Export Values Rise, American Farmers Face a Trade Crisis

Key Points: U.S. agricultural exports are being hampered by transportation issues, leading to a loss in sales potentially as high as 22%. In 2021 from January through July, the dairy industry was forced to spend almost a $1 billion in additional costs to make up for supply chain problems. American farmers who are experiencing losses […]

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How One Company Has Faced the Global Supply Chain Challenges Head On

Oftentimes, we take our online orders and deliveries for granted. We expect the 2 day shipping because it has grown more common and been very predictable. We’ve grown accustom to a well run supply chain without even thinking about it, but when the entire world goes through an event that completely shifts consumer behaviors […]

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IDC Smart Cities Awards: Edge Computing is Helping Virginia Beach Tackle its Flooding Crisis
April 11, 2024

In remote and disaster-prone areas, the rapid deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies coupled with artificial intelligence (AI) has opened new vistas for emergency management and community safety in smart cities. These leading IoT deployments, highlighted at the recent announcement of the IDC Smart Cities Awards winners, solidified the role that edge computing […]

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Next Gen 911 Doesn’t Have a Final Destination, But Lack of Funding is Slowing the Adoption Journey
April 11, 2024

The transformation of emergency response systems through Next Gen 911 represents a critical evolution in public safety technology, enhancing emergency response capabilities with features like GPS tracking, live video, and real-time translation. As we move away from the outdated copper wire systems first implemented in the 1960s, the disparity between our personal devices and […]

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Tax Incentives Are Key for Green Commercial Vehicle Adoption
April 11, 2024

The push toward greener logistics is gaining traction as concerns about environmental sustainability and climate change continue to grow. Traditional diesel-powered vehicles, long the backbone of the freight industry, are increasingly seen as unsustainable. The introduction of zero-emission vehicles like electric and hydrogen trucks is a promising step, but these technologies face significant barriers […]

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Successful Innovation in B2B Takes Bringing the Whole Company to the Table
April 11, 2024

In the realm of business, the term ‘innovation’ is often tossed around like a shiny buzzword, suggesting a world of limitless possibilities and creative experimentation. Especially when tackling innovation in B2B, though, whether in the form of new business models, products, services, or partnerships, true innovation requires far more than mere brainstorming and ideation; […]

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Will Better Supply Chain Visibility Solve California’s Dock Problems?
April 12, 2021

There is a bevy of ships vying for the same docks on the West Coast. From Los Angeles to San Francisco, ships park off the coast for long periods. At times, around 40 ships have been stopped for nearly a week with almost 14,000 containers. What are these bottlenecks doing to the supply chain? How […]

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Careers on the Move: Navigating the Choppy Waters of Global Logistics Networks
April 1, 2021

Craig Fuller, Founder and CEO of FreightWaves, knows a thing or two about the intricacies of global supply chains and logistics. FreightWaves, sometimes referred to as “the Bloomberg of freight,” has a clear vision – to help companies that help make up the $9.6-trillion global logistics market better benchmark, analyze, monitor and forecast, providing […]

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The Global Supply Chain is in Chaos
March 24, 2021

The global supply chain is in complete disruption because of the pandemic. Localized incidents often happen that cause shifts, but this was on a worldwide scale. Supply chain expert David Beaird of Beaird Solutions spoke with Tyler Kern about the impact and aftermath. “We’re about to see a global reopening where demand is going to explode, […]

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2020 US Retail Imports Exceeded Expectation Amid Pandemic
January 19, 2021

Even with retail struggling through a difficult 2020 in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, a monthly Global Port Tracker report, published by NRF and Hackett Associates, suggests that the United States may still set records for retail imports. These imports are measured in Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units, or TEU, which equal roughly one shipping […]

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Weight Technology Plays a Key Role in Optimizing Commercial Transportation with Martin Ambros of Air-Weigh
March 27, 2019

Technology is moving forward in the world of transportation, and the advances are not limited to self-driving vehicles; the shipping and freighting side of the industry is seeing its own improvements, with the future of weight measurements being integrated into telematics. On this episode of the Transportation Podcast, we’re joined by Martin Ambros, CEO […]

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