Truck drivers deliver virtually everything needed to sustain modern life, and Sept. 10-16 they are getting something in return: Thanks.
SmartDrive Systems, a leader in driving performance solutions that reduce collisions and improve fuel efficiency, today announced that Hub Group, one of the largest multi-modal solutions providers in North America, has adopted the SmartDrive® video-based safety platform to improve overall fleet safety.
The year so far has already shown strong volume growth in intermodal shipping. Upcoming regulatory changes that may tighten truckload capacity could tip the scales toward intermodal even further. For shippers considering making the shift from road to rail or increasing intermodal shipping, the future is bright.
It’s nearly the most wonderful time of the year again — especially if you work in retail. Brick-and-mortar stores and e-commerce sites alike will get plenty of attention during the biggest buying period of the year, but the season isn’t without its pitfalls.
Hub Group, a multi-modal transportation solutions provider, announced today that it has launched Hub Group Connect, an intuitive tracking tool designed to provide customers with shipment visibility and online tracking from any device, including desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile phone.
Hub Group announces agreement to acquire Estenson Logistics for $306 million. Hub Group expects the Transaction will close on or about July 1, 2017, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions and required approvals. Following the closing of the Transaction, the business will be named Hub Group Dedicated Services and will operate as part of Hub Group Trucking.
As more consumers adapt to an increasingly digitized society, grocers and CPG companies have evolved swiftly to capture shoppers’ attention. Not only is it good business, but it’s essential, considering that digital content influenced 51% of grocery purchases in 2016, and 34% of grocery shoppers used their smartphones while in-store to help choose brands.Source →
6 speed bumps on the road to automotive supply chain success.Source →
The U.S. average retail price of diesel fell 1.6 cents to $2.786 a gallon as efforts to resupply fuel networks in areas struck by recent hurricanes continued, experts said.Source →
Costco markets itself as a warehouse club where, in exchange for a membership fee, consumers get access to a variety of food, merchandise and services at discounted prices.Source →
Kohl’s, which is opening some in-store Amazon shops, will start accepting returns for the online retailer at some of its stores in Los Angeles and Chicago starting next month.Source →
Self-driving cars are using software simulations borne from real-world experiences to learn how to navigate difficult intersections and other adverse conditions, according to Recode.Source →
The National Motor Freight Traffic Association last year issued an advisory to carriers with in-truck systems connected to outside networks, whether the internet, the cellular network or satellite tracking. The bulletin noted “there are a number of steps to take to reduce the risk” of a security breach.Source →
Spot update shows high demand across the country — vans, flats in detail, disaster-relief opportunities, more
Another mega-storm has disrupted freight movements around the country, and with this spot market update let’s send a message of goodwill to the people whose lives have been affected by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, likewise the wildfires out West. If you’re a resident of one of the affected areas, our hearts are with you.Source →
HelloFresh is changing up the meal kit game by launching a 20-minute meal designed to appeal to busy consumers.Source →
Hurricane Irma tore through Florida’s rich agricultural heartland, and now it’s going to shred consumers’ wallets at the supermarket.Source →
Traffic on U.S. railroads totaled 486,474 carloads and intermodal units, up 0.8% compared with the same week in 2016.Source →
Honda said it will launch a full-electric city car in Europe in two years.Source →
The repercussions of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma will be felt long after landfall. Some effects, such as gas prices or trucking capacity, are easily visible. Many of the business impacts are hidden behind emergency operating costs.Source →
Transportation management provider Hub Group has launched Hub Group Connect, a multimodal tracking tool designed to provide customers with shipment visibility and online tracking from any device, including desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile phone.Source →
Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) is restructuring its U.S. store operations and will consolidate its business divisions from six to four, the company said on Tuesday.Source →
Apple unveiled iPhone X, its first premium-tier phone, at an event in Cupertino, Calif., on Tuesday. Here’s what else the company had to say.Source →
Target is hiring 100,000 people to work during the hectic holiday shopping season, up 40 percent from last year.Source →
Online sales are expected to win again, but brick-and-mortar retailers are still struggling to find their niche.Source →
Wal-Mart on Sunday promised another round of donations to help those people impacted by hurricanes in the U.S. so far this year.Source →
For drone users, Hurricane Harvey is likely to be the event that propelled unmanned aircraft to become integral parts of government and corporate disaster-recovery efforts.Source →
The dynamics and demographics associated with recycling are changing as baby boomers age and millennials enter the workforce. Municipalities, retailers, manufacturers and stewardship organizations would benefit from understanding how these changing behaviors are likely to affect the recycling landscape going forward.Source →
August manufacturing activity remained solid, according to data issued in the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) monthly Manufacturing Report on Business, which was released earlier today.Source →
Trucking fleets, railroads and shipping lines are scrambling to reroute cargo and set up alternate supply lines as Tropical Storm Harvey promises to disrupt freight traffic across southeast Texas for days.Source →
Back-to-school and Halloween displays are still up in stores, but it’s never too early to talk about Christmas as the season seemingly creeps up earlier every year. Yesterday, Walmart made the start of its season official with its annual release of 25 toys the company expects to be top sellers during the holidays.Source →
On the heels of Hurricane Harvey’s fury in Texas, retailers are recalibrating and bracing for a second disaster as Hurricane Irma closes in on Florida.Source →
For years, much of the nation’s refinery capacity and chemical production have been concentrated along the swamps and narrow inlets of the Gulf of Mexico, risking devastation in a monster storm.Source →
A high-profile Portland coffee roaster has been swept up in the consolidation that has defined the industry for the past several years.Source →
NACCO Industries Inc. (NYSE: NC), a holding company with subsidiaries in the mining, small appliance and specialty retail industries, announced on Monday morning, Aug. 21, that it plans to spin off one of its units — Hamilton Beach Brands Holding Co. — as an independent public company.Source →
Henry Schein Inc. (HSIC) revealed a profit for its second quarter that rose compared to the same period last year.Source →
Overstock.com is in advanced talks with a logistics company about outsourcing distribution and delivery — a move that would enable the e-tailer to provide two-day delivery on furniture and other bulky items, The Post has learned.Source →