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RK Logistics, Ryder expand supply chain options with new solutions

Article written by John D. Schulz Third-party logistics companies continue to expand their reach into shippers’ supply chains. Third-party logistics companies continue to expand their reach into shippers’ supply chains. “Most 3PLs are continually looking for ways to create value for customers and build customer loyalty,” Evan Armstrong, president of Armstrong & Associates, told LM. “Much of …

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Final-mile issues hamstring 3PLs’ e-commerce fulfillment growth

Article written by Mark Solomon High costs, low margins keep providers away  Final mile remains daunting (Image: Shutterstock) Third-party logistics providers (3PLs) have, for the most part, been bystanders as the e-commerce gold rush surges past. The reason for the laggard status is the 3PLs’ inability to master the all-important yet challenging final-mile delivery component. …

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Trucking Industry History and Overview

What is the history of the trucking industry? Trucks have been around a long time. Truck drivers? Just as long. Trucks came just after automobiles, or “horseless carriages,” arrived in the U.S. in the 1890s. And we aren’t just talking about your run-of-the-mill pickup truck. Semi-trucks have been around just as long. An 1889 Alexander …

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Tech Antitrust Groups Have a New Target: Food Delivery Apps

Article written by Sam Sabin A group of anti-monopoly nonprofits, restaurant groups and business associations are calling on the FTC to probe the food delivery space Some of the most prominent national groups on antitrust and the tech industry are turning their attention to a quartet of new targets: Grubhub Inc., Uber Eats, Postmates Inc. …

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State lockdown orders have final mile carriers ringing more doorbells, bumping fewer docks

Article written by Jason Cannon Long-haul freight and commercial business-to-business (B2B) volumes dropped as retailers closed physical locations to combat the spread of COVID-19, but business-to-consumer (B2C) volume and residential deliveries soared on the strength of homebound shoppers locked in by local and state government. Reaching into the final mile space has allowed some measure of diversification …

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Ryder Showcases Supply Chain Capabilities with New “Ever better™ World of Logistics” Marketing Campaign

Ryder launches new brand awareness campaign “Ever better™ World of Logistics,” highlighting the company’s supply chain solutions which keep goods ever-moving to meet ever-escalating consumer demands. MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in supply chain, dedicated transportation, and commercial fleet management solutions, announces the launch of its new brand awareness advertising campaign “Ever better™ World of Logistics,” which …

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Alpega Partners with project44 to Deliver Advanced Visibility in North America and Europe

Fueled by project44’s high-fidelity data, this global partnership enables Alpega customers to drive more operational efficiencies within their supply chains VIENNA, Austria & MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Alpega, a global provider of cloud-based transportation management systems (TMS), today announced as part of its growing value-adding partner ecosystem, it has partnered with project44, a global leader in supply chain …

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TQL struggles with worker safety while others issue new mask mandates (Video in Source)

Article written by Timothy Dooner On today’s episode, Dooner and The Dude talk about companies going in different directions on COVID-19-related safety protocols, is it Christmas in July for truckers, the outlook for air freight, and logistics marketing tips. They’re joined by special guests: Blythe Brumleve, Owner at Digital Dispatch; Bryan Schreiber, Manager of Air …

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Carriers in cruise control while wider economy sputters

Article written by Andrew Cox This week’s DHL Supply Chain Pricing Power Index: 75 (Carriers) Last week’s DHL Supply Chain Pricing Power Index: 65 (Carriers) Three-month DHL Supply Chain Pricing Power Index Outlook: 60 (Carriers) The DHL Supply Chain Pricing Power Index uses the analytics and data contained in FreightWaves SONAR to analyze the market and estimate the negotiating power for …

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The quest for rates transparency: How carriers can leverage data to come out ahead

Article written by Aaron Huff This is the second installment of a two-part series on how the free market responded to the COVID-19 crisis. Part 1 explored pricing volatility experienced by carriers, 3PLs and shippers. This article delves into the hot-button issue of rate transparency.   When negotiating rates, shippers, 3PLs and carriers have access to the same …

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