Over 4 Million Robots to Work in Warehouses by 2025
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Over 4 Million Robots to Work in Warehouses by 2025

A new logistics industry study predicts that the number of warehouses using commercial robots will increase from 4,000 to 50,000 in the next seven years. That trend is the result of the users seeking more efficient e-commerce fulfillment platforms to support same-day delivery. London-based market research firm ABI Research study says that by 2025, over...

Inspection of steering and suspension on June 4-6
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Inspection of steering and suspension on June 4-6

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual International Roadcheck inspection will take place on June 4-6. That leaves more than 8 weeks to prepare for you to make sure your truck’s steering and suspension components are maintained properly and in good working order. Those components will be the main focus of the inspector’s blitz. The Commercial...

The Trucking Industry Lost a Case to California Regulators
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The Trucking Industry Lost a Case to California Regulators

The trucking industry lost a decision to California regulators in the battle over whether independent owner-operators need to be considered full-time employees. Without any comment, the U.S. Supreme Court chose to not review a decision handed down in September 2018 by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The California Trucking Association...

Wisconsin’s Driver of The Year – Sparhawk Trucking Driver
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Wisconsin’s Driver of The Year – Sparhawk Trucking Driver

A Sparhawk Trucking driver, Douglas Christianson, was named Wisconsin’s Driver of The Year. Wisconsin’s Motors Carriers Association gave the award to Christianson after being named the driver of the month for May 2018. Award competency for the Sparhawk driver Douglas Christianson has been behind the wheel professionally for more than 44 years during which he...

New York Port Volumes Stay Strong Despite Tight Drayage Capacity
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New York Port Volumes Stay Strong Despite Tight Drayage Capacity

Truck turn times are improving and delays lessen at the Port of New York and New Jersey. Although the drayage capacity is still tight as terminals there work down the January backlog of containers, local logistics executives still see healthy volumes of containers coming through the port. One of the main causes of the delays...

Carriers Remain Careful as Freight Volumes are Highest in Los Angeles
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Carriers Remain Careful as Freight Volumes are Highest in Los Angeles

There is a lot more freight going into the northern California markets from L.A than coming out. Based on the recent influx of international containers, this relationship has grossly exacerbated as companies pull excess inventory into the country to ensure they will not be hit by increased tariffs. Carriers and brokers understand the relationship between...

End of Drought Brings Good News To Reefers
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End of Drought Brings Good News To Reefers

A 3-year period of exceptional drought that lasted from 2014-2016 will not be an issue for the state of California this year. As good news for reefers suggests, the state has plenty of water. The Sierra Nevada snowpack supplies about 30 percent of California’s water needs, as it melts in the spring to meet water...

Electric Vehicles Spark Debate at the World Truck Show
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Electric Vehicles Spark Debate at the World Truck Show

The annual World Truck Show was held by the The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) in Indianapolis beginning this month. During one of the festival activities, known as the Green Truck Summit, a one-day summit that is usually packed with panels and speakers discussing topics related to making vehicles greener. However, this year there seemed...

Robot Shipments to North American Companies Hit All-time High
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Robot Shipments to North American Companies Hit All-time High

Last year, more non-automotive companies installed robots than ever before, according to new statistics from the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), that is a part of the Association for Advancing Automation. Robots were shipped to North American companies in record numbers due to ever-growing needs in industries all over the country. Growth in many areas of...

How To Retain A Strong Workforce?
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How To Retain A Strong Workforce?

After the prediction of a shortfall of 174,00 truck drivers by 2026, the main priority for organizations is to understand and address driver concerns in order to retain a strong workforce and attract new talent. Third-party logistics provider Kenco and CarrierLists conducted a recent driver survey that reveals their concerns, frustrations, and priorities, thus identifying...