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The Trucking Industry Needs a Fitness Overhaul to Jumpstart a Trucking Health Revolution

Dr. Mark Manera talks Trucking Industry

With the trucking industry seeing many changes that prioritize efficiency and productivity, the health of truck drivers has increasingly peaked as a critical concern. With life expectancies for truck drivers averaging 16 years less than the general population, there is an urgent need to address health issues within the industry. Recent initiatives, like the…

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The Clean Trucking Industry’s Future Hinges on Quicker Government Response to Tech Advancements

The clean trucking industry is undergoing rapid changes, driven by advancements in technology and regulatory pressures. With the EPA’s Phase 3 guidelines aiming for zero emissions by 2040, industry stakeholders face significant challenges and opportunities. Amidst this backdrop, clean trucking is at a critical juncture, facing a myriad of questions on how to adapt…

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Humor Powers Collaboration and Innovation in Freight

The freight industry is experiencing a wave of innovative approaches to tackle its longstanding challenges. With the market grappling with issues such as fluctuating rates and high turnover, unconventional solutions are becoming increasingly popular. Reed Loustalot, a prominent figure in this field, has introduced humor and creativity into freight management, gaining attention with his…

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Hammer Down with Dan Lindsey: Bridging the Broker-Carrier Trust Barrier in the Logistics Industry

In today’s ever-evolving logistics industry, the relationship between freight brokers and trucking companies remains fraught with tension. This dynamic is crucial as it directly impacts the efficiency of goods movement across the country. Recent trends show a growing reliance on digital platforms, which, while enhancing technological efficiency, often undermine the essential human element of…

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Hammer Down at ACT Expo 2024: California Paves the Way for a Future of Clean Transportation

The logistics industry is experiencing a pivotal shift towards sustainable practices, and this transformation was on full display at the recent ACT Expo in Las Vegas. With over 12,000 attendees, including industry giants like Volvo and Kenworth, as well as innovative startups like Horizon Motors and InductEV, the event was a hub of discussion…

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Comprehensive Tech Solutions Drive Efficiency in Dredge Logistics

The latest episode of Hammer Down, hosted by Mike Bush, dives deep into the complexities of dredge logistics with Toni Careccio, the Chief Customer Officer at PortPro. This discussion couldn’t be more timely in a world where supply chain efficiency is paramount. With many dredge companies still relying on outdated methods such as paper…

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Global Collaboration Drives Sustainable Maritime ESG Practices

Amidst the vast expanse of the maritime industry, a new wave is cresting—the wave of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) imperatives. From reducing carbon footprints to fostering social equity, maritime entities are grappling with the complexities of sustainability like never before. As the global focus sharpens on ESG practices, the maritime sector finds itself…

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Why Hardwired Buttons Outperform Wearable Devices in School Safety
July 15, 2024

In a recent episode of “Secured” with hosts Mike Matranga and Mike Monsive, the conversation revolved around the evolution of safety systems in schools and wearable devices. The discussion highlighted the simplicity of understanding effective systems, using Buc-ee’s gas stations’ success, known for their clean restrooms, as an analogy for consistency and excellence. Matranga…

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Fact or Fiction: Do All Boats Show as AIS Targets on Radar?
July 12, 2024

In this latest episode of Icom’s “Fact or Fiction,” Captain Kelly Gordon tackles a common misconception about marine radar systems: Do all boats show up on radar as AIS (Automatic Identification System) targets? Many believe every vessel on the water appears as those distinctive little triangles on radar screens, representing AIS targets. However, Captain…

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Generative AI in Content Marketing: Why Creativity & Authenticity Will Make it Work
July 11, 2024

Will 2024 be known as the year AI made waves in content marketing? It sure seems so, with recent AI-driven ads from Toys R Us and Under Armour generating significant buzz online. Not just this: Despite having no official ties to the brand, a mock Volvo ad created entirely by AI has also gone…

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Hiring Made Human: Hiring When You’re a Start-Up
July 11, 2024

The challenges of hiring for a startup have become more pronounced these days than ever. With technological advancements and evolving market demands, startups must be agile and strategic in their hiring practices to ensure success. According to some studies, nearly 90 percent of startups fail, with a significant factor being the inability to attract…

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Forum Mobility Leads Sustainable Supply Chain Revolution with Zero-Emission Vehicles Subscription Model
April 22, 2024

As Earth Day shines a spotlight on environmental stewardship, the conversation around sustainability has extended its roots deep into the veins of the global supply chain. With stringent regulations coming into effect in California, mandating the transition to zero-emission vehicles for port entry, the race to adapt has been catalyzed. This push towards sustainability,…

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Navigating the Complex Waters of Supply Chain Fees: Comprehensive Insights into Demurrage and Detention in International Trade
April 19, 2024

In an era where global supply chains face unprecedented challenges—from pandemic-induced disruptions to escalating international trade tensions—the nuances of logistics operations, such as demurrage and detention fees, are gaining significant attention. These fees are intended to streamline port operations but often result in substantial financial burdens for businesses, highlighting a critical area of the…

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Revolutionizing Trade Shows: Manifest is Shaping the Future of the Logistics Sector with Innovation and Inclusivity
April 11, 2024

Gone are the days when trade shows were merely physical marketplaces for businesses to showcase their products and services. Today, they are evolving into dynamic platforms where innovation, technology, and networking converge to shape the future of industries. This shift is nowhere more evident than in the logistics sector, which is at the forefront…

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Critical Crossroads: Baltimore Bridge Incident Magnifies Maritime Supply Chain Vulnerabilities, Calls for Immediate Overhaul
April 5, 2024

The recent incident involving the vessel DALI crashing into a bridge in Baltimore has thrust maritime supply chain issues into the spotlight. As global trade continues to intensify, the capacity and safety of maritime infrastructure are under scrutiny. This accident not only highlights the immediate logistical nightmares created by such disruptions but also raises…

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Revolutionize Truck Driver Engagement in Logistics: Integrate Texting and Social Media for Stronger Relationships and Increased Efficiency
March 29, 2024

The logistics and supply chain sector is undergoing a significant transformation, driven by the need for more efficient communication channels between companies and frontline workers, particularly truck drivers. This shift is not just about adopting new technologies; it’s about finding practical solutions that cater to the real-world usage habits of these critical players What…

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Efficiency, Well-being, Environment are the Three Pillars of the New Logistics Paradigm
March 20, 2024

The world of logistics and supply chain management, often hidden in plain sight, is a colossal industry that intricately weaves through the fabric of our daily lives. Despite its monumental impact on the global economy, it quietly powers forward, unseen and uncelebrated. As we stand at the cusp of a technological renaissance, the logistics…

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Hammer Down with Nada Jiddou: How Clarience Technologies is Revolutionizing Transportation Safety and Telematics
March 14, 2024

In an era where technology is rapidly transforming industries, the transportation and logistics sector stands at a pivotal point. With advancements in connectivity, electrification, and autonomous technology, companies are redefining how goods and people move. One such company at the forefront of this revolution is Clarience Technologies, which has evolved from its roots in…

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Navigating Career Transitions: From Education to Entrepreneurship in the Trucking Industry with Trey Griggs
March 7, 2024

The trucking industry faces both challenges and opportunities. Still, the story of transitioning from education to entrepreneurship within this sector highlights a unique journey of growth and innovation. Hammer Down, hosted by Mike Bush, examines this fascinating intersection, featuring Trey Griggs, the Founder & CEO of BETA Consulting Group. This episode explores Griggs’ remarkable…

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Trade Shows are The Key to Unlocking Potential in Logistics and Supply Chain Networking
January 16, 2024

Amidst a rapidly evolving logistics and supply chain industry, technological advancements and shifts in workforce dynamics are creating new challenges and opportunities. In this episode of Hammer Down with Mike Bush, he dives into the transformative world of supply chain management, featuring Mia Mazal, the Business Development and Partnership Manager at Sworkz. Mia discusses…

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