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Why Is There a Big Rig Truck Shortage?

Categories: Trucking.

Shippers who want to grow their fleet are in for a rude awakening when they go to order new trucks.

Currently, the backlog for big rig orders is longer than it’s been in more than a decade — with little indication that demand will slow or supply will increase anytime soon. As of this writing, most new orders will not be delivered for nearly a year.

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IoT in packaging warehouse.

How Technology Is Improving Visibility in Supply Chains

Categories: BCO/Shipper.

Why are companies being pushed to improve visibility along the supply chain? On some level, it comes from a desire to improve efficiency. Equally, though, pressure is coming from customers — both retailers and their end users — who want better information on the status of their shipments. They want to know the location of their package as near to real time as possible.

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3rd Party Logistics

Intro to 3PL Warehouse Management System Tech

Categories: Warehouse.

Warehouse management systems allow products to be tracked and moved with unmatched speed, efficiency, and transparency. These specialized software suites are designed to manage complex tasks along the supply chain, especially tracking product as it enters and exits warehouses.

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Trucks carrying containers on port

How Modern Drayage Is Revolutionizing Port Systems

Categories: Port Drayage.

While the global supply chain has been transformed by software solutions and tech innovation, many of the systems that drive modern ports haven’t been updated since the start of the 20th century. Now, several major shifts in technology are revolutionizing portside drayage.

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Person checking the inventory

How Better Inventory Control Cuts Shipping Times

Categories: Warehouse.

Today, e-commerce companies face much steeper consumer expectations than they did even a few short years ago. Consumers expect their products fast, and that’s making it hard for some companies to compete with industry giants like Amazon. For these companies, better inventory control is the best tactic for cutting shipping times without driving up costs.

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