From Amazon’s potential new headquarters to it’s latest lineup of smart home devices, the roughly $430 billion company is in the headlines and in our households. The Seattle e-commerce company sells almost everything—including, it seems, a shipping container house.
IL Podcast 030: Does your GPS freight tracking system give you visibility to a healthy bottom line? Guest: Don Maltby, President & COO, Hub Group
In tight supply chains, every advantage could mean a boost to the bottom line. A well-managed system of GPS freight tracking is one way to provide the visibility required for businesses to keep their products on the move. Don Maltby, President and COO of Hub Group, joins us to explain how an investment in the right technology is an investment in your business’s future.
U.S. railroads’ intermodal volumes boosted combined rail traffic to a 0.7 percent gain last month compared with traffic in September 2016, according to Association of American Railroads (AAR) data.
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.
Whether they’re shopping early, late or all the time, there’s a strategy to approaching each segment — and marketers should read up.Source →
We’re well into the 21st century, but we seem no closer to achieving gender parity in supply-chain leadership positions.Source →
California took another step Oct. 11 toward permitting testing of self-driving vehicles without a human driver, continuing a shift away from previous policies that companies criticized as being overly restrictive.Source →
For followers of the $445 billion dollar beauty industry, it can feel like a new makeup, skin care, or hair-care brand is popping up every day.Source →
Amazon has announced it will hire more than 120,000 workers for the 2017 holiday season, with plans to transition “thousands” of those to full-time jobs later.Source →
Daniel Stein estimates Cook County’s sweetened beverage tax has cost his vending machine company about $75,000 so far, a figure that doesn’t even include lost sales.Source →
Sales Expected to Hit All-Time Record. Here’s 2 Reasons Why.Source →
As October hits, prepared consumers may already be planning their holiday shopping. But employers have no choice in the matter: the time to staff up is now.Source →
As autonomous vehicles have gone from a glimmer in some distant future to a very real feature of our existence, it’s undeniable that not too far from now AVs will be as commonplace as their human-piloted counterparts–and eventually overtake them.Source →
If you buy a Belgian waffle at a food festival this weekend in Ubud, Bali, you’ll be able to eat the wrapper it comes in.Source →
If you thought the act of purchasing transportation was as simple as paying a carrier to haul your freight – well, think again.Source →
Owner-operators shutting down this week in protest of the electronic logging device mandate are forgoing some of the best freight and rate conditions on the spot market that have been seen in the past several years.Source →
Halloween isn’t only a favorite time of year for kids. Many retail landlords with vacant stores also have something to look forward to.Source →
Walmart is making new moves to speed up the return process for online purchases.Source →
The discount shoe purveyor DSW says it wants to give its customers what they want, which is how the chain has arrived at this: shoe rentals.Source →
Truck drivers should prepare for increased scrutiny by law enforcement later this month as the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will embark upon its annual Operation Safe Driver Week, aimed at combating unsafe driving behaviors by truckers and passenger car drivers.Source →
Data issued this week by freight transportation forecasting firm FTR and publisher of new and used commercial vehicle (CV) industry data, market analysis and forecasting services for the North American market ACT Research shows continued gains in Class 8 net orders.Source →
Innovation is a word that is so overused it’s like it doesn’t even mean anything anymore,” says the guy leading the innovation lab at Lowe’s.Source →
Amazon is piloting a delivery service aimed at boosting the number of goods eligible for its Prime free two-day delivery and to free up space in its warehouses, Bloomberg reports, citing unnamed sources.Source →
One month after two devastating hurricanes ripped through Texas and Florida, spot market activity remains hectic across the country, setting records along the way.Source →
As the economy shows signs of improvement, so too do the rail and intermodal transportation markets.Source →
Holiday retail sales are expected to increase as much as 4 percent this year, reaching up to $682 billion, NRF says.Source →
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 →