Any company whose business entails providing a variety of services and products to consumers should have a well-defined logistics strategy. This is importance towards the sustainability of that business as well as providing the highest standards of service at all times. Logistics mainly deals with supply of materials, when they must be transported, delivery, and time considerations, to ensure the entire procedure runs smoothly from start to completion. Continue reading →
Federal 5 year Plan for Connected Vehicle Requirements
The Department of Transportation recently introduced guidelines to enhance connected vehicle technology. According to federal officials, this technology can reduce up to 80% of crashes that happen on U.S. highways. The rule requires the vehicle industry to begin implementation of vehicle-to-vehicle communications, with a delivery time of two years. According to the new framework, state agencies will continue handling the human aspect of vehicle operation such as vehicle registration and licensing as well as regulating insurance and liability questions. Continue reading →
Bay Area Trucking Services Company Discusses the Coming Changes in Electronic Logging
An electronic logging device (ELD) is an electronic solution designed to enable commercial motor carriers and professional truck drivers, an easy means of tracking their Hours of Service (HOS) Compliance. This compliance was brought forward by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in a bid to curb driver cheating, which was highly prevalent in the old system of paper logging. By 17th December 2017, all drivers affected by this rule are expected to have fully complied.
In the past few years, intermodal transportation has witnessed an increased growth.
Intermodal transportation services involves the movement of truck trailers and shipping containers by rail. It is also combined with truck movement at either one or both ends. However, the truck movement is usually significantly shorter. It remains one of the biggest contributors to freight rail revenue in the US. In 2015, more than 13 million units were moved, through rail freight transportation. Since 2013, more than 50% of shippers have shifted their freight to intermodal, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR). This can be attributed to the following factors.
Bay Area Logistics Companies Face Cyber-Security Threats
Technological innovations are changing the way business is conducted in the world. The transportation, shipping, and logistics industries have not been left behind. Technology has dramatically changed how entities within this industry function, in almost every aspect. From the application of Bluetooth technology to track products and services, to the increased efficiency and affordability in the transportation management systems, technology has become integral in this industry.
Outsourced Third Party Logistics Bridges the Communication Gap
The use of big data is increasingly becoming popular among shippers and 3PLs. According to a 21st Annual Third-Party Logistics study, more than 90% of shippers who were interviewed revealed that data-driven decision-making is very important to the future of Oakland logistics. More than 80% of shippers and third party logistics companies indicated that the huge data sets, together with a process known as Analytics, are very crucial in leveraging data. This helps in improving organizational processes. Big data is slowly becoming a core competency in supply chain organizations. Continue reading →
One of the top trends in the supply chain industry is the use of intermodal transportation. The past few years have experienced a squeezed capacity due to increased demands, driver shortages, heightened government oversight, as well as increased fuel prices. All these unexpected circumstances have an effect on everything, from timing of loads to pricing. The answer to these challenges lies in intermodal transportation. Continue reading →
An Examination of Freight Delivery from an Oakland Logistics & Rail Services Firm
One of the top production network patterns affecting the transportation business today is intermodal transportation. In the course of recent years, a limit has been pressed with driver deficiencies, expanded interest, expanded fuel costs, and heightened government oversight. All these uncontrollable issues at hand influence everything from valuing to a timing of burdens, and officials are searching for the answer in keeping up a practical inventory network.
Leading Bay Area Logistics Company Discusses Network Connectivity Affecting the Delivery of Goods
The Internet of Things (IoT) utilizes computer-connected sensors to monitor and manage a variety of tasks around the home and office. Recent advancements have seen an increased impact on supply chains that result in improved efficiencies and safety. Companies now expect intermodal services to utilize IoT to increase communications, reduce losses, and improve delivery times. IoT impacts supply chains in several ways.
Bay Area Transportation Logistics Firm Discusses Ethics Concern
Today’s consumers are hyper aware of (and arguably overly concerned about) the origin of their foodstuffs and products. The growth of the farm-to-table movement is a case in point: a clear example of the American public’s deep and understandable yearning for a transparent supply chain. Beyond public trust, other issues highlight the importance of transparency.