New alloy improves rail performance in tough conditions

Evraz North America has developed a patented rail alloy which is designed to improve performance in areas ranging from shallow curves in arid climates to severe curves on mountainous high-tonnage lines with punishingly cold temperatures, such as the North American Rocky Mountains. Put your professor hat on, this gets very technical! Continue to Article https://www.railjournal.com/in_depth/new-alloy-improves-rail-performance-conditions

Amazon might buy self-driving startup Zoox, report says

Amazon might buy self-driving startup Zoox, report says

Why can’t the focus on employees health and safety first. Or better yet, when a person pays for Prime shipping, delivery in those two days or refund the cost of Prime Amazon has made a few notable investments in recent years seemingly outside of its realm as a massive online retailer and technology company. When it […]

Another wonderful product from China folks: Harbor Freight recalls 1.7 million jack stands, government says stop use immediately

You would think with a name Pittsburgh Automotive, you are buying an American made product, do not be fooled This recall for floor jacks sold exclusively for Harbor Freight shows the problem with buying goods made in China. CBS News covered this subject close to 10 years ago and still nothing has been done to […]

Turbulence in the LTL Market and What This Means for LTL Shippers

There is turbulence in the LTL marketplace. So it’s not surprising that as rate negotiation and transportation sourcing experts, we have received calls and emails from shippers asking for our insights on what’s happening. More specifically, several shippers have asked about whether this is a good time to be negotiating with their LTL carriers. After […]

Not in our eyes: Commentary- Uber getting out of “Freight” would be bad for freight

Not in our eyes: Commentary- Uber getting out of “Freight” would be bad for freight

This article on freightwaves suggests that if Uber freight left the industry it would be detrimental. All the while basing it on their “prestige”? And trying to coin the phrase “Make freight sexy again” is not helping your cause. Ryan Schreiber claims correctly that technology will take companies to the forefront but with many transporters […]

Analysts hopeful that worst of freight downturn has passed

Analysts hopeful that worst of freight downturn has passed

The economic downturn wrought by the global spread of COVID-19 and corresponding state shutdown orders potentially has hit its lowest point, said analysts over the past week, as freight demand has entered recovery and is forecast to continue on…. Continue https://www.ccjdigital.com/analysts-hopeful-freight-downturn-passed/ “If we don’t get a relapse” in coronavirus cases, “April will be the bottom” of […]

Top US Shippers: COVID-19 complicates long-term automotive logistics strategies

Top US Shippers COVID-19 complicates long-term automotive logistics strategies

Dustin Braden, Shipper Engagement Manager | May 20, 2020 2:53PM EDT Among the many questions facing the auto industry in 2020 is how to build resilience into supply chains centered on just-in-time (JIT) fulfillment strategies and lean manufacturing. Paywall: https://www.joc.com/maritime-news/top-us-shippers-covid-19-complicates-long-term-automotive-logistics-strategies_20200520.html

Can you tow with a hybrid or electric car?

Can you tow with a hybrid or electric car

Looking to ditch your diesel or gas guzzler for something more economical and environmentally friendly, but need a car with towing capacity? Choose carefully and a hybrid car could hit the mark Hybrid cars, particularly the latest raft of plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models, are often up to the task of towing, but you’ll need to […]

IMPACT OF CORONA ON LOWBED AND HEAVY HAUL TRAILER MARKET : FORECAST AND OPPORTUNITIES 2020

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The report attempts to offer high-quality and accurate analysis of the global Lowbed and Heavy Haul Trailer Market, keeping in view market forecasts, competitive intelligence, and technological risks and advancements, and other important subjects. Its carefully crafted market intelligence allows market participants to understand the most significant developments in the global Lowbed and Heavy Haul Trailer […]

GM working on semi-autonomous Ultra Cruise to operate on all roads

GM working on semi-autonomous Ultra Cruise to operate on all roads

General Motors Co. is working on a comprehensive Tesla-fighting Ultra Cruise semi-autonomous system for its passenger cars. And its fully autonomous Cruise Origin vehicle may moonlight delivering packages in addition to delivering people to their destinations. The revelations came from global product development chief Doug Parks, as he promised that GM’s vision for self-driving transportation […]

Surge in Online Shopping Pushes Logistics Industry into High Gear

Surge in Online Shopping Pushes Logistics Industry into High Gear

COVID-19 crisis underscores the importance of transporting goods The question isn’t whether the COVID-19 virus has changed the way you shop. It’s more a question of the degree to which the pandemic has altered how you acquire everything from Clorox wipes to a Mercedes and nearly every other purchase in between. It’s also a question […]