Sea change: Testing maritime uses for alternative energy
A small, unusual-looking vessel docked in San Francisco last week. It was the Energy Observer’s latest stop on a seven-year, around-the-world cruise to test and publicize the role alternative energy could play in the shipping industry.
Best Practices to Drive More Productive Less-than-Truckload Request for Proposal Negotiations
Over the last year, the pandemic has changed many aspects of the transportation sector in unexpected ways.
From the sharp increase in ecommerce activity to changes in the amount of freight moving through specific shipping lanes, driver shortages, and the resulting capacity crunch, it’s no surprise many carriers and shippers are seeking to redefine the terms of their partnerships to account for this “new normal.”
Industry group warns pallet prices up 400% amid shortage
An uptick in consumer spending and inventory restocking requires access to the equipment that forms the backbone of supply chains — from containers to chassis to pallets.
A variety of factors squeezed supply amid growing demand, which pushed pallet prices to record highs. In April, the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index reached its highest level on record.
Health and work-life balance in freight
Dooner and The Dude are back for the second special episode of WHAT THE TRUCK?!? during FreightWaves LIVE @HOME. They host a slate of guests from every corner of the logistics industry and get some good insights from top to bottom.