Can Technology Save the American Freight System?

The American trucking industry has long been bracing itself for a major disruption. Recent advancements in mobile marketplaces and self-driving technology could solve labor shortage issues, ushering in a new era of trucking.

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The Cost of Disaster

Natural disasters continue to dominate headlines worldwide and are only likely to increase in prevalence in years to come. Last year marked the costliest on record for natural disasters in the United States. The country suffered an estimated $306...

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Trucking Companies Are (Finally) Recruiting More Women

The American Trucking Association estimates that trucking companies are short by as much as 45,000 drivers. In light of this shortage, pressure has been mounting on carriers to reach out to untapped workforce pools in order to close the gap and...

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 Elementum Lists 3 Trends That Will Impact Supply Chain in 2018 

In 2017 drone deliveries went from rumor to reality. Online retail continued its steady eclipse of brick-and-mortar outlets, forcing big brands to reassess the importance of seamless last-mile delivery in nurturing customer relationships. And...

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2017 Hurricanes: A Katrina Deja Vu

Around this time of the year in 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated the United States and left 1,800 people dead and more than a million displaced in the Gulf Coast region. It also destroying over 200,000 homes in New Orleans. Similar to Hurricane...

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Keeping it Fresh: Supply Chain of Livestock and Fresh Food

Complexity is a major issue faced by most production-based supply chains because of the interconnected nature across global operations; and when it comes to livestock and fresh food, their perishable and voluminous nature create unique challenges...

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Atlantic Storm Watch: 3PL Efforts

  • 3PLs are busy planning so that they can realize operational integrity as soon as possible post emergency. Carriers are maintaining flexibility and directing capacity to areas that could potentially be recovery points for decimated south Florida...
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Atlantic Storm Watch: Communicating with your Supplier Network

  • Majority of freight is coming in via air from Latin America. Risk areas are import lanes from LATAM to the the US through Miami gateway, and anything destined for Miami through Charleston.
  • It is still unknown when Southeastern air and sea ports...
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Logistics of Hurricane Harvey's Humanitarian Aid

Hurricane Harvey has been wreaking havoc in the state of Texas since Friday, August 25th, crippling most of the state, and specifically devastating Houston. It made its second landfall on Wednesday morning, August 30th, inundating another Texas...

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