RYAN WEBBEREvery logistics and transportation firm is or needs to be an IoT company. 

By Ryan Webber

Today’s supply chains are global, deeply complex and incredibly dynamic. Already, artificial intelligence-powered robotic warehouses are commonplace; self-driving trucks, drone delivery and more could all be a reality for us soon. Barely a week goes by without the news of new technologies that promise to transform logistics. 

ROAD TO TRUCK SAFETYDriver safety can be improved by eliminating distractions.

By David Jaques

Driver safety continues to be a top industry concern, and for good reason. Did you know that truck drivers traverse an average of 125,000 miles a year? After working up to 70 hours over an eight-day period, new laws require drivers to rest for a full 34 hours before getting on the road again. These rules are in place to enhance driver safety, but long days and treacherous terrain aren’t the only realities of professional truck drivers’ day-to-day lives that should be of concern. 

ORKINIt is increasingly more challenging to control pest infestations.

By Chelle Hartzer

With supply chains spanning the globe, the shipping industry faces many challenges — especially when it comes to pest control. Because many locations around the world store large inventories, the risk of a pest infestation can affect all legs of the supply chain process. If product and supplies become infested, companies can suffer lasting blows to their reputation and bottom line. 

ISAAC KOENYou can use data and software to increase productivity and decrease security risks. 

By Isaac Kohen

Efficiency and smooth operations are key to financial and business success. When looking at transportation logistics, we need to consider how data can greatly transform the industry. Data has been coined the new currency of the modern era. Data is sold, analyzed and used regularly to make more accurate decisions and improve processes. Data will transform operations in a warehouse or distribution center by increasing operation productivity and protecting sensitive logistical data.

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATIONMake sure you are ready before diving into a digital transformation.

By Harsh Joshi 

It’s very clear that new technology tools can be critical to improving the costs and efficiencies of companies, bringing better transparency across the supply chain. However, not many companies can invest in these tools since they operate on decentralized and non-standard data infrastructures. Before diving into a digital transformation, it is important to ensure that your Transportation Management System (TMS) is ready.

TRAILER SPECIFICATIONSYou can enjoy benefits from improvements in semi-trailer technology.

By Michael Goor

While improvements in semi-trailer technology may pale in comparison to many of the disruptive technological advancements making headlines today, they are, in fact, equally as important. Consider the notion that, with the exception of a newborn baby, virtually everything we use in our everyday lives is delivered by truck. Therefore, the ability to improve operating efficiency, reduce expenses and maximize payloads is absolutely critical.  

TALENT PIPELINEIndustries are moving past the millennials and preparing to recruit generation Z.

By Kellie Murphy and Ben Hutterer

When it comes to generational gaps, many human resource departments are like cashiers at a busy deli: “Next!” Many have dealt with the baby boomers, a generation that loved change, and then in the 1980s decided they were done changing. The boomers were followed by generation X, also known as the “latchkey” generation because their boomer parents often weren’t home when gen X kids returned from school. Gen X became well known for their independence and resourcefulness, being self-managing and seeking a work-life balance. 

REFRIGERATED ROAD TRANSPORT

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There are new innovations in sustainable refrigerated road transport.

 By Ronald Thorburn

The refrigerated road transport industry has come a long way since Frederick McKinley Jones, a self-taught engineer, invented the first portable air cooling unit for trucks to carry perishable foods back in 1935. It is now estimated that in a decade there will be more than 15 million refrigerated trucks on the road.

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