Trucking

Top 50 Trucking: Accept the challenge and adapt

Sunday, May 19, 2024 · John D. Schulz
The best fleets, buffeted by higher costs and now increasing environmental mandates, manage to stay ahead of competition through vision, strategy, and execution. But in the end, executives say it’s their people who make the biggest difference.

Measuring and reporting Scope 3 emissions

Wednesday, November 1, 2023 · Marisa Brown, Senior Principal Research Lead, APQC
Prioritize based on supplier impact, and don’t forget your lower tiers.

Market or roadway mayhem? A fundamental supply chain dilemma

Tuesday, August 22, 2023 · Andrew Balthrop and Jonathan Phares
The trucking industry is strongly tied to overall economic performance, but the rigidity it faces from labor, equipment, and regulations make it difficult to scale up and down quickly, leading to boom-and-bust cycles.

Dealing with disruptions

Monday, May 8, 2023 · Grace Caza and Varun Shekhar
Hurricanes, holidays, and heightened pressures on truckload shipments during DOT Roadcheck can affect shippers’ transportation procurement. Shippers should strategize to avoid rising costs and added tendering time during disruptive events.

Top 25 Trucking Companies 2023: Is this year normal?

Monday, May 1, 2023 · John D. Schulz
As the $830 billion trucking industry prepares for what could be the first full “normal” year since the pandemic caused tidal waves in supply/demand cycles, the “best of the best” are concentrating on strategy, operations and execution. Our trucking correspondent…

Is underutilization of truck drivers exacerbating the driver shortage?

Friday, March 17, 2023 · David Mera and Sandeep Kumar Sirikande
Yes, but there are ways to alleviate some of the pain.

Truckload Update: Easing back to normal?

Thursday, March 2, 2023 · John D. Schulz
Carrier executives continue to yearn for supply/demand equation to even out as inventory slowly rebuilds. In the meantime, capacity for fleet growth remains limited due to constraints on equipment and qualified drivers. Does this recurring news actually signal a return to normal?

PreAct Technologies acquires Gestoos

Friday, January 13, 2023 · SCMR Staff
Computer vision and gesture recognition technology to be integrated into PreAct's Com system for activity monitoring, device control and spatial awareness.

Top 50 Trucking Companies 2022: Pedal to the metal

Monday, May 2, 2022 · John Schulz
Leading carrier executives say a key strategy for staying on top is creating a company culture that “sets the tone for everything and everybody.” Investing in new equipment, driver training and salaries doesn’t hurt either.

The Coca-Cola Company pledges $1 million to put more Georgia commercial truck drivers on the road

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 · SCMR Staff
Donation to the Technical College System of Georgia Foundation to benefit the Commercial Truck Driving Program.

Megan Masitto joins ATA as CFO

Thursday, April 7, 2022 · SCMR Staff
She brings more than 25 years trade association experience to the group.

How to beat the high cost of shipping

Thursday, December 2, 2021 · Lee Clair and Robert Sabath
In our second look at the state of logistics, our authors offer advice on how to become a shipper of choice—and control the high cost of shipping—in an uncertain time.

Imaginnovate Streamlines Back Office for Final-mile Carriers Software

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 · SCMR Staff
Logistics technology creator Imaginnovate said today it has developed back-office automation for final-mile delivery carriers.

Goldilocks and the Three Dispatchers: Quantifying the Impact of Dispatcher Management

Friday, October 22, 2021 · Danielle Procter and Paulo Sousa Jr.
Though retention has long been a focus of the freight industry to mitigate driver shortages, it may not be the most important consideration. If we define the driver shortage as not just a lack of actual drivers but instead a shortage of available driver hours, utilization…

JSCM Video: Asset ownership and non-contractible actions: The case of trucking

Saturday, May 15, 2021 · Bob Trebilcock
Just because an asset is owned by a supplier, doesn’t mean they will be incentivized to comply with actions that are not part of a contract.
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