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White Paper: Switching to an Open, Long-Term Telematics Solution

Not all telematics solutions are created equal. Source

EEOC sues flatbed carrier Gypsum Express for sex discrimination

The federal agency that enforces laws against workplace discrimination has sued a New York-based trucking company for not hiring females. Source

The Log Book: XPO driver reaches company safe-driving milestone

This week: XPO driver reaches 4 million safe driving miles, Walmart opens a new facility in Illinois and donates to local charities and Getir donates over 80,000 pounds of food to nonprofits. Source

No disaster relief for spot rates

Carriers and brokers tend to have the weather on a TV somewhere in their facilities throughout hurricane season because of the dramatic impacts storms can have on their operations and bottom lines. Ian hit at a time when trucking will not be as reactive to this devastating storm. Source

Los ejecutivos de los ferrocarriles quieren eliminar a los revisores

No se trata sólo de salvar a mi compañero”, dijo un revisor. Se trata de salvar a mi comunidad”. Source

Daily Infographic: Wage and bonus increases seen as necessary to attract warehouse talent

Berkshire Grey survey finds executives bullish on automation to offset labor shortage Source

What’s good for you is good for PepsiCo: Ex-CEO tells how that happened

Indra Nooyi refocused PepsiCo during her tenure as CEO, turning the company from one that made fun products to one that produced good-for-you products. Source

Air cargo sector plays bigger role in CO2 emission reductions

Airlines are pushing governments and energy producers for more sustainable fuels. And the cargo sector is helping create more market demand for them. Source

How automating check calls gave Eldon Frieghtways dispatchers time back

“When we first got started here, probably 75% of my day was answering emails and phone calls asking for updates. Now that all that is being sent directly from the drivers to the customers, it gives me a lot more time to handle planning and other issues that come up.” Source

Amazon VP explains how to move past limits of machine learning

Many companies believe machine learning is the solution to their problems, but it can’t overcome bad data and metrics. Source

DOT issues truck parking handbook for local planners

A new 80-page handbook from DOT gives local planners detailed information for planning and designing truck parking facilities. Source

More work ahead before widespread alternative fuel adoption

Without a clear idea of what technological breakthroughs in alternative fuels may be coming, ocean carriers are left searching for a path forward as they look to build vessels. Source

Daimler Truck CEO Martin Daum tells it like he sees it

Daimler Truck CEO Martin Daum has strong opinions on cabovers versus conventional trucks, fuel cells and other issues. Source

Pennsylvania trucking companies file for bankruptcy

McClellan Trucking and Duran Transfer, which contract with the U.S. Postal Service to haul mail, have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Source

Update on Ian as storm barrels toward Carolinas

Here’s the latest on Ian’s supply chain impact from FreightWaves’ team of reporters and market experts. Source

Trade takes people: Navigating new economic normal and year of labor

The imbalance of the supply chain now is based on human error and port congestion. We know trade is slowing down, but the congestion skews the reality of the pullback in orders. Source

Daseke announces share buyback following activist’s encouragement

Flatbed carrier Daseke said Friday it would repurchase $40 million in stock, following an April request from an activist investor to do so. Source

GigaCloud now offers 48-state last-mile and white-glove delivery

GigaCloud Technology’s last-mile and white-glove service will reach the entire contiguous United States. Source

FreightWaves Classics/Leaders: Katson served the U.S. Navy for nearly 40 years

FreightWaves Classics profiles retired Captain Mery-Angela Sanbria Katson as part of FreightWaves' salute to National Hispanic Heritage Month. Source

Freight markets see little change this week

Since the pandemic started, many shippers found their existing contracts unable to ensure carrier compliance. Supply and demand were especially volatile, and so spot rates, which are more sensitive to changing market conditions, handily outpaced contract rates. Source

Cybertruck boats, Tesla Semis and an EV that actually exists

On demand on WTT: Edison Motors electric truck heads for production; freight visibility with Convoy; cutting out the empty calories in freight and more Source

SONAR Sightings: Savannah imports up 8% this year; volumes in Denver hit 2-year low

The port of Savannah imported more than 200,000 TEUs in September, and truckload volumes in Denver plunged to a two-year low. Source

Rail Roundup: NS tweaks operations leadership structure, plus green power initiatives

Norfolk Southern names new leaders to transportation and network operations team. BNSF and California passenger rail explore green technologies to power trains. Source

KeyBanc warns investors of a ‘trucking winter’ amid anemic economic conditions

Analysts are predicting that carriers won’t experience a typical peak season. That’s bad news for the trucking industry. Source

Driver satisfactions becomes more important during market downturns

Driver turnover is expensive, and trucking operators cannot afford to keep turning over virtually their entire workforces on a yearly basis if they hope to bolster their bottom lines. Source

Prosecution rests in Nikola founder Trevor Milton’s fraud trial

Prosecutors rested their federal fraud case against Nikola founder Trevor Milton on Friday after three weeks. Source

Medir la gravedad de los huracanes con el “índice Waffle House 

La FEMA utiliza la disponibilidad de los menús de la cadena de restaurantes del sur para medir de manera informal la recuperación de la tormenta Source

White Paper: Shippers Can Improve Efficiency as Much as 100%

Integrations Give Shippers the Tools to Withstand Recession Source

Daily Infographic: Truck safety lobby pressures DOT on crash prevention

Truck safety lobby pressures DOT on crash prevention Source

Businesses have different e-commerce needs, but it’s still about the customer

As more business purchasing moves online, Amazon Business is positioning itself to be the leader in the category. Source

Autonomous freight grows as source of 3rd-party capacity

Kodiak Robotics and Werner Enterprises completed a 152-hour autonomous freight trucking pilot between Dallas and Lake City, Florida. Source

Transaid exceeds 50,000 professional drivers trained in Africa

Transaid used its recent annual showcase event in London to celebrate two major road safety milestones met during 2022. Source

Blurred lines: Carrier expansion creates challenges, opportunities for shippers

With more choices than ever, shippers must come up with a plan for choosing — and evaluating — their carrier partners. Source

Rite-Hite celebrates 30-year European anniversary

The Rite-Hite group of companies has reached a significant milestone in Europe – three decades of helping to improve safety, security… Source

Tive’s trackers for ultralow temperatures support life-saving medicine

“There is a lot of innovation coming out of these new therapies, and our customers were afraid they had created the best medicine in the world but could not deliver it,” said Tive’s Alex Guillen. Source

IAG Cargo opens applications for Heathrow apprenticeships

IAG Cargo has launched its 2023 apprenticeship scheme which combines on the job operational training with recognised qualifications.  Source

Amazon bumps pay for warehouse, delivery workers

Front-line Amazon workers learned this week that the marketplace is investing $1 billion for pay hikes over the next year. Source

Lo último sobre el impacto de Ian en la cadena de suministro 

Los puertos y aeropuertos siguen cerrados tras el paso del huracán Source

Shippers need top-notch data visualization to navigate peak season surcharges

One area that carriers have emphasized this year is “ugly freight” – or non-conveyable shipments. These are packages that are hard to put through their automated systems. Source

Big 3 carriers suspend service amid Hurricane Ian’s aftermath

Major carriers are temporarily suspending service in some Florida ZIP codes as downgraded storm rages on. Source

Railroad executives want to eliminate conductors — and exhausted rail workers are terrified

Rail companies can save on labor by eliminating the conductor role. But workers believe it would make their jobs more dangerous. Source

FreightWaves Classics/Leaders: Rafael Benítez served the US with distinction

FreightWaves Classics profiles Rafael Celestino Benítez, a Hispanic-American leader in the U.S. Navy and in international law. Source

FMCSA considering 5-year ‘special’ waiver for propane haulers

Federal regulators are considering loosening driver work-rule restrictions for propane haulers during periods of peak consumer demand. Source

Your ‘chassis deal’ – and terms – may be costing you

Steamship lines sometimes offer an included chassis for trucking companies. Similarly, non-vessel operating common carriers sometimes offer a chassis program linked to the chassis pools for their carrier partners. While these offers may sound attractive, is a typical “chassis deal” really a deal at all? Source

AB5 law continues to perplex trucking industry — Taking the Hire Road

Lots of questions remain about how California’s AB5 law will impact the trucking industry in other states. Source

OOIDA calls on Biden to end US border vaccine mandate

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has asked for a halt to the U.S. border vaccine mandate. Source

Ian regains hurricane strength as Category 1

Hurricane Ian is forecast to take a northwest turn Thursday night and make a second landfall along the South Carolina coast on Friday. Source

Shipping giant Maersk: ‘Significantly less demand’ but ‘no hard landing’

Supply-demand dynamics that supercharged pandemic-era rates are now “exactly the opposite,” says Maersk CEO Soren Skou. Source

SIB Solutions expands UK business

SiB Solutions, the Swedish enabler of flawless logistics, is expanding its UK business to meet the growing interest in its services. Source

Federal Trade Commission joining independent contractor fray 

The Federal Trade Commission plans on getting involved in questions of independent contractor status. Source

Check Call: September market update with an Arrive Logistics executive

FreightWaves’ Mary O’Connell and Arrive Logistics’ David Spencer dive into the September market update. Source

The metaverse and the future of e-commerce

A new survey from BigCommerce looks at the future of shopping, including NFTs and the metaverse. Source

Daily Infographic: FTC to crack down on ‘unfair, deceptive’ gig company practices

The FTC released a policy statement that made clear the agency's commitment to protect gig workers Source

Supply chain effects from Hurricane Ian could linger for weeks

Hurricane Ian could slash the flow of Florida products to companies and consumers in the United States and abroad. Source

Wisconsin senator introduces bill aimed at improving railroad service

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin has introduced the Reliable Rail Service Act in response to calls from shippers’ groups and the unions to help restore the nation’s rail network capacity. Source

91% of B2B buyers want to order online

While more B2B buyers are looking online, challenges persist, including missing product information and a lack of visibility into sustainably sourced products. Source

Carriers encouraged to adapt to customers’ needs as manufacturing shifts south

Mexico's proximity to the Americas and favorable operating environment has made it an attractive location for many U.S. companies wanting to expand or move their manufacturing operation. Source

Linde approves biofuel for IC trucks

Fleet operators using diesel forklifts from Linde MH can now reduce their CO2 emissions by up to 90% through the use of HVO. Source

Volunteer network of truckers, nonprofit partner to deliver disaster-relief supplies

A nonprofit trucking group is partnering with a volunteer-run disaster-relief organization to collect and deliver critical supplies as Hurricane Ian intensified into a Category 4 system and is expected to pound Florida’s southwest coast late Wednesday morning. Source

Five success factors for supply chain design

The right supply chain design is becoming a crucial competitive advantage for companies, writes Ralf Duester, board member of Setlog. Source

Echo CEO: Recession coming, but next capacity crunch is baked in

CEO Doug Waggoner says Echo Global Logistics’ growth will exceed its plan for both gross revenue and profitability as the company continues to look for acquisitions. Source

Toyota reveals winner of Logistic Design Competition

Toyota Material Handling Europe and Toyota Europe Design Development have presented the winners of the Toyota Logistic Design Competition. Source

Ohio renewable natural gas station to fuel Amazon trucks

Clean Energy opened a renewable natural gas station in Groveport, Ohio, as part of an agreement with Amazon. Source

TagID guided charging brings new standard

With TagID guided charging, Fronius says it is bringing a new standard to the market for charging lead-acid batteries. Source

Digital asset TruckCoinSwap promises free invoice settlement, fast pay

“Using the TruckCoinSwap mobile and web apps — and TCS Token — transportation companies can now receive free invoice settlement and get paid sooner. TCS is helping to write a new chapter in blockchain and Web3,” says CTO Jake Centner. Source

The latest on Ian’s impact on the supply chain

Hurricane Ian came ashore in Fort Myers, Florida, just before noon Wednesday. Transportation is starting to feel the impact, with road and port closures in effect. Source

Record-shattering autonomous cargo drone lifts 829-pound payload

Conventional wisdom says that drones are best for small-payload deliveries, but Sabrewing would beg to differ. Source

Waffle House index, hurricane Ian and your freight

On demand on WTT: Hurricane Ian makes landfall in Florida, Waffle Hose Index, freight impacts, logistics hiring, and FreightTech for temperature control Source

Measuring hurricane severity against ‘the Waffle House Index’

“The Waffle House Index” illustrates the severity of damage in areas affected by extreme weather. Source

FreightWaves Classics/Leaders: Rico held key positions at FHWA and now at MAES

FreightWaves Classics profiles Irene Rico, who spent 35+ years at the Federal Highway Administration. Source

Los efectos del huracán Ian en la cadena de suministro podrían durar semanas

Productores de cítricos, fabricantes y terminales marítimas en alto riesgo de daños y retrasos Source

Patriot Rail adds track along Mississippi River in latest deal

Patriot Rail Company announced it is acquiring fellow short-line operator Delta Southern Railroad. Source

DHL Express welcomes 1st test flight of Eviation’s electric aircraft

DHL Express is the first customer for Eviation Aircraft’s electric aircraft, which made its first flight on Tuesday. Source

Actualización del huracán: Impactos en la cadena de suministro 

Los puertos y aeropuertos de Florida cierran mientras Ian toca tierra Source

Hurricane Ian continues destructive path across Florida

Ian came ashore as the fifth strongest hurricane to hit the United States, tied Laura and Ida. Source

SONAR Sightings: Southern California reefer volumes trend down into autumn; rejections in Memphis deflate

Reefer volumes in Fresno, California, continue a decline as September closes, while both inbound and outbound volumes in Memphis, Tennessee, are consistently trending upward. Source

Yale launches configurable Series N

The Yale Series N has the potential to be game-changing with its configurable features, allowing customers to redefine the way they operate. Source

IBEW approves new railroad labor contract

Rail workers with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers have voted to ratify the union’s labor agreement with U.S. Class I railroads. Source

Nothing smooth about butter

High butter prices expected to persist Butter is currently second only to eggs for the title of most inflationary food item, up 25% year over year, Source

Prologis’ $26B acquisition of Duke Realty approved by shareholders

Logistics real estate operator Prologis said Wednesday that its planned acquisition of Duke Realty has received shareholder approval. Source

Loaded and Rolling: Hurricanes and FEMA freight; power-only grows in importance

urricane season can frequently — and unexpectedly — change the trucking dynamic. Part of this involves the positioning of equipment in anticipation for hauling FEMA freight. Source

Jones Act waiver for Puerto Rico relaxes rules on foreign tankers

The Biden administration has approved a controversial Jones Act waiver for Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Fiona. Source

El director general de FreightWaves, Fuller, ofrece consejos a los camioneros que transportan cargas de la FEMA 

El transporte de suministros de emergencia demuestra al público “lo crítico que es el transporte por carretera Source

Turkey stretches wings as center for air cargo activity 

Turkish Airlines Cargo put Turkey on the map for air cargo, but companies like MNG Airlines and Air Anka are adding to the competition. Source

GXO opens Nebraska warehouse to support Bayer Crop Science

GXO Logistics has opened a new facility for Bayer Crop Science under its flexible warehousing option GXO Direct. Source

Daily Infographic: Modern freight railroads run on technology

Modern freight railroads Source

Whistleblower questions CP police force powers in US after KCS merger

A Canadian whistleblower wants STB to press CP on how it plans to operate its private police force in the U.S. after its merger with Kansas City Southern. Source

Second phase of Redditch scheme approved

Stoford has secured consent for the speculative development of 450,000 sq ft of industrial and logistics accommodation near Redditch. Source

Project44 launches comprehensive visibility platform

“Movement is the future. It’s multidimensional, where each facet presents a unique perspective tailored to the user’s requirements,” says project44 CEO Jett McCandless. Source

Megadyne introduces ‘game-changing’ rubber belt

Megadyne, a leader in the world of power transmission solutions for logistics, has introduced a new game changer – Megadyne Rollpower. Source

Weekly Fuel Report: September 27, 2022

Your weekly fuel report has arrived! Source

Sparck manager receives SCM award

Jo Bradley, Sparck Technologies’ UK business development manager, has been selected as a recipient of a 2022 Women in Supply Chain Award.   Source

Blue Yonder introduces pair of warehouse and fulfillment solutions

Blue Yonder has released two new offerings, Warehouse Execution System and Adaptive Fulfillment & Warehousing. Source

3 Tampa Bay area ports closed to brace for Hurricane Ian

The U.S. Coast Guard has closed three key ports around the Tampa Bay area in anticipation of Hurricane Ian’s landfall. Source

XPO announces board for brokerage spinoff RXO

XPO Logistics announces board members for RXO, its brokerage unit that will be spun off in the fourth quarter. Source

Prologis promotes pair to president, vice chairman 

Prologis has named Dan Letter president to run global operations, and Gene Reilly will take on a new role as senior adviser to CEO Hamad Moghadam. Source

Viewpoint: 4 steps to make your supply chain climate-resilient

Amid threats like Hurricane Ian, shippers should consider inventory positions, risk tolerance for specific commodities, transit times and associated costs. Source

Used truck prices fall further in August with ‘soft floor’ in sight

When the floor on auction prices of used trucks is reached late this year, they will still be 20% higher than pre-COVID prices. Source

FreightWaves Classics/Pioneers: Smith was an early aviator who helped make history

FreightWaves Classics profiles Dean C. Smith, an aviation pioneer. Source

UPS gets driver-training exemption for double trailers

Federal regulators are easing training requirements for UPS truckers who want to drive double trailers. Source

Nissan steering imports through Port of Brunswick

The Georgia Ports Authority’s board on Tuesday agreed to spend $60 million on further development at the Colonel’s Island Terminal. Source

Bestpass helps fleets target tolls once and for all

Bestpass’ Jason Walker says although it’s not the first priority of most fleets, tolls are something they must get under control in order to focus on the things they were actually hired to do. Source

Trucks with clean, refinished wheels more apt to get inspectors’ thumbs-up

IMI’s Bob Bortner steps through the MILCURE wheel refinishing process on FreightWaves’ WHAT THE TRUCK?!? Source

SONAR Sightings: Atlanta sees sharp volume rise; Southern markets prepare for Ian

Atlanta is seeing a sharp rise in outbound volume, and markets in Florida, southern Georgia and Alabama increase inbound volume in preparation for the hurricane. Source

Zeus grows rapidly with Primark

UK-based start-up Zeus has expanded into Europe after signing up the pioneering international fashion retailer, Primark. Source

Locomotive machinists, mechanics reach new deal with railroads

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) District 19 has reached a new agreement with the U.S. Class railroads, one that modifies an agreement initially rejected by the group. Source

TruckSmarter raises $25M to grow owner-operator ‘ecosystem’

“Their truck-first mentality is the right approach to win the highly fragmented road freight industry,” says a Founders Fund partner on its recent investment. Source

Ian alcanza la categoría 3 de huracán mayor 

La bahía de Tampa se prepara para una marea de tormenta de 3 metros Source

FEMA’s initial Hurricane Ian prep: Lots of water and meals to move

FEMA released a list of the first steps it is taking to prepare for relief efforts tied to Hurricane Ian. Source

Ports, carriers prep for disasters — everything from hurricanes to fires

Port officials and carriers prepare for hurricanes and other emergency situations year-round. Source

Eastward turn shifts Hurricane Ian’s Florida threat

Hurricane Ian has shifted its track slightly east, with landfall now expected to be south of the Tampa Bay area. Source

Echo acquires TransImpact’s managed logistics solutions business

Echo looks to push aggressively into the managed logistics solutions category. Source

Russian oil exports are still booming and EU is still reliant on Russia

The EU is going to ban imports of Russian crude and petroleum products. It still has a long way to go to find replacement supplies. Source

Safe with only one sensor

Leuze has launched the first safety bar code positioning system. With the FBPS 600i, only one device is needed for safe position detection. Source

project44 launches ‘gamechanging’ platform – Logistics Business® Magazine

project44 has launched Movement by project44, a game-changing platform that gives supply chain partners transparency and collaboration. Source

Fives aims to revolutionise the way people shop

Fives has been chosen by the start-up mon-marché.fr to automate its new flagship called “Quartier Général du Goût”. Source

IAA TRANSPORTATION attracts full halls

Organisers, visitors and exhibitors were satisfied with the new concept of the first IAA TRANSPORTATION exhibition, which ended on Sunday. Source

El caso de bancarrota del Capítulo 11 de Wyotrans “entra en aguas turbulentas”, dice el administrador 

Los acreedores buscan la devolución de los equipos y cancelar las pólizas de seguro tras el impago Source

Trucking comes to the rescue during hurricanes

Hurricane relief trucking is filled with chaos and disruptions to normal operations and requires specialists that can handle the massive surges and lack of forward planning. Source

How trucking fleets use technology to keep moving amid hurricane season

Algorithm-driven insights help fleets strategize their operations better when faced with rapidly changing weather conditions. Source