Transportation TIP List: Week of August 14th, 2016
Back to school time is almost here, and we’re studying up on transportation trends and topics sure to make an impact this fall and beyond. This week, our TIP List syllabus highlights a hiring boost in the trucking industry, the Top 10 3PL Awards and the impact of the “Brexit” on the retail supply chain. Get to work with the stories below!
- Trucking Resumes Hiring, Reversing Five-month Decline: As U.S. freight shipping picked up in June and July, for-hire trucking companies began hiring again, reversing a five-month decline in trucking employment. For-hire trucking companies added 1,700 jobs in July after losing 11,500 since January.
- Readers’ Choice: Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards 2016: The global supply chain is ever changing. International trade deals, wars, embargoes, company failures, start-ups, and increasing regulations don’t even begin to complete the list of things shippers have to stay on top of. That’s where the 3PL provider comes in.
- CIO Review: “Your Next Transportation Management System: TMS 2.0: The supply chain never sleeps. And today’s advanced technology systems now give you the visibility and capabilities necessary to control your supply chain more effectively than ever before.
- Tips for Gauging Your Supply Chain Risk and Resilience: Supply chain risk: Everyone knows it’s important to watch, but chief executives often delegate supply chain management to their senior executives until there’s a problem.
- Will the STB Railroad Reciprocal Switching Decision Really Help Shippers?: The STB’s proposal to allow railroad reciprocal switching garnered immediate praise from shipper groups, but after shippers have a chance to examine it more closely, they might not be as happy.
- Global Refrigerated Warehouse Capacity Grows Amid Emerging Market Gains: Big-box refrigerated warehouses are popping up in ever more remote corners of the world, with global refrigerated warehouse capacity growing to 600 million cubic meters this year.
- Retailers Say Brexit May Lead to Changes in the Location of Their Supply Chain: The origin of the products on British shelves could change as retailers adjust their supply chains following the UK’s vote to leave the EU.
What industry trends are on your list to watch this week? Let us know in the comments!