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Retrofitting an Existing Truck into an Automated Truck?

That’s exactly what a new startup in Silicon Valley plans to do. One of the founders of Google’s self driving car program as well as another google employee in charge of Google Maps, Anthony Levandowski and Lior Ron respectively, left Alphabet and Google earlier this year to create the new venture. But what makes Ottomotto […]

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Is a Surcharge the Answer to New Labor Laws in California

Less than truck load shipments to California are about to get a little bit more expensive. Two of the largest LTL trucking companies, ABF Freight Systems and Old Dominion Freight Line, have started charging shippers extra to move freight in and out of California. How much more? Nearly $6-per-shipment. This surcharge comes after California began […]

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Transportation Funding Bill is good news for the logistics industry, however there may be a catch.

The recent approval of the $56 billion transportation funding bill by the Senate Appropriations Committee is good news for the logistics industry. This funding will provide “$900 million for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, $644 million for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s safety initiatives, as well as $525 million for infrastructure grants”. However […]

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House passes a bill aimed to help reduce the slow down and congestion at the ports.

The U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has moved to enhance navigation and infrastructure funding for America’s ports with the passing of H.R. 5303, the bipartisan Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016, according to The Maritime Executive. “The legislation will strengthen our coastal communities and our environment, create and sustain jobs, and enhance navigation […]

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Finding a Third Party Logistics (3PL) partner.

As a 3PL, we get a number of requests for information or quotes. This process can sometimes take a while and can end with us parting ways. Which is fine. We want our clients to find the best partner for their needs. You need a 3PL who can add value to your supply chain and […]

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6 things to look for when selecting a 3PL

On average, sixty to seventy percent of the total cost structure of an organization is supply-chain led, making it arguably the most underutilized competitive advantage for a company. As the main artery that controls the flow of materials and information from suppliers through the company to the customer, optimizing performance and eliminating disruptions can significantly […]

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