GOING GREEN 01Green practices bring benefits beyond the environment.

By Augie Grasis

Over-the-road trucking has recently come under fire with new regulations for carbon emissions. New studies on the effects of climate change over the last decade have prompted authorities to take measures for reducing the carbon footprint in all industries, including the shipping industry. While the new administration has promised to ease back some of this regulation, the trend toward green practices is still a good idea; though the reason is perhaps less to “save the environment” and more to lower operating costs.

 FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION 02There is a tremendous opportunity for increased efficiency.

 By Fabrizio Brasca

Over the past 20 years, transportation management has evolved from a cost-driven execution function to a strategic enabler, with the goal of maintaining a balance between cost and service. While the adoption rate of advanced technology for transportation management is reasonably high, there is still a tremendous opportunity for increased efficiency. 

 CUSTOMER FOCUSED 01Shippers can use automated systems to impress their customers.

 By Tony Donofrio

The delivery model ushered in by online retailers such as Amazon is now rippling throughout entire supply chains – bringing with it a new focus on customer experience. Transportation management technology has become an industry backbone that helps suppliers, manufacturers and retailers not only reduce a product’s carbon footprint and carve away cost, but also customize shipping and packaging services at scale. 

 TECH IMPROVING 01Technologies can help enhance the lives and safety of drivers.

 By Michael Rofman

There’s no question that technology is transforming trucking, just as it has disrupted and transformed so many other industries. It has improved performance, vastly increased the amount and type of data that trucking businesses have to evaluate efficiency, and it’s also changing the role of drivers.

 WORKFORCE ED PIC 2Mobile workforce management solutions can help minimize fleet travel time and 

fuel costs. 

By Steven Smith

While the interconnectivity of people, goods and services – powered by increased mobility – has ushered transportation and logistics into the 21st century, there remains the need to operationalize the new, readily available data. With more than 15 million commercial vehicles on the road today, and improved adherence to customer commitment, the increased use of operational data yields a number of benefits including reduced fuel costs, minimized travel time and improved compliance with safety mandates.

 TECH ED PIC 1Why delivery and logistics startups are failing.

By Joel Ritch

Commerce launched an unprecedented demand by consumers for merchandise not seen in the shipping and logistics industry prior. The attitudes of, and behaviors by, consumers on the other end of a package have changed dramatically. On top of all of that, established shipping and logistics companies traditionally are not at the front of the pack leading with innovation, which means there has been a lot of room for improvement.

 EMP LAWSUITS ED PIC 1

Learn these 10 strategies to avoid common – and costly – employee lawsuits in the transportation industry in California.

By Todd R. Wulffson and Denisha P. McKenzie

California is many things, but pro-employer likely is not one that immediately comes to mind. This is particularly true in the transportation industry, where employers face a myriad of regulatory and other legal challenges, in addition to the logistics involved in massive population centers spread out over one of the largest states in the nation. It can be extremely difficult to manage the legal risk exposure and still maintain a profitable business. The following are 10 very common legal pitfalls for employers in the transportation industry in California, and suggestions for how to minimize legal exposure:

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