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Supply chain focus paying off for “Shipper of Choice” Home Depot

A commitment in late 2017 to invest over $1 billion into its supply chain network is allowing The Home Depot [NYSE: HD ] to expand into same- and next-day delivery while bolstering its standing as a favored company among carriers and drivers. That distinction for the Atlanta-based home improvement retailer comes in the form of …

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Single-use plastics bans: a risk for the petchem industry

The growing movement to end plastic pollution and ban single-use plastics poses a significant risk to the petroleum and petrochemical industries. The International Energy Agency estimates that the petrochemical industry will account for one third of global oil demand growth to 2030, about 3.2 million barrels per day. Last Monday, June 10, Canadian Prime Minister …

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North Carolina logistics company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization

A Durham, North Carolina-based logistics company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization on June 13. C. Brent Smith, owner of Crystal Transportation Services of NC, doing business as Guardian Logistics Services, cited two major hurricanes that hit the Eastern and Coastal areas in 2018 as having a “big impact on its operation,” according to a …

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Pilot files civil lawsuit against shuttered Falcon Transport over $800,000 in unpaid fuel bills

Pilot Flying J has filed a civil lawsuit against Falcon Transport of Youngstown, Ohio, and its private equity owners, alleging the now-defunct carrier owes the truck stop chain nearly $800,000 in unpaid fuel bills. Pilot alleges that Falcon failed to pay its weekly fuel bill from April 11 to April 25 in the amount of …

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Learn How to Use Research Data to Gauge Customer Needs at this Event

As a business, you create products and services for your customers. So you must listen to what they say. This is of paramount importance. The Voice of the Customer (VOC), whether it is for B2B or B2C companies, has to be heeded. The Applied Marketing Science (AMS) “Listening to the Voice of the Customer” workshop …

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Collaborative spirit nets Conagra Brands “Shipper of Choice” award

FreightWaves and Convoy recently teamed up to present the first annual Shipper of Choice Award to a top-notch manufacturer, distributor or retailer. Conagra Brands (NYSE: CAG ) ranked number 4 out of 25 award winners. The first-of-its-kind award was created to recognize shippers committed to eliminating inefficiencies from the supply chain and aiming to be …

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FreightWaves Oil Report: Some words of assurance on IMO2020 supplies from a veteran oil trader

A weekly look at what occurred in the oil markets of the U.S. and the world this past week and what’s ahead. From left to right: Michael Winstone, Freepoint Commodities; Ananth Srinivasan, V-Tic Services; Giacomo Rispoli, Eni; Ralph Grimmer, Stillwater Associates; Richard Swann, S&P Global Platts It’s going to be OK. That was the message …

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Down Under Trucking: Oops! Bayswater Bridge claims another victim

A bridge in the eastern suburbs of Perth, Western Australia, is notorious for causing trucks to get stuck. For some reason, truck drivers repeatedly misjudge the 3.8 meter (12.47 foot) clearance of the bridge. Nobody knows why. It’s not like the air gap of the bridge is a secret (see picture). The Bayswater Bridge is …

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Nikola secures Gold and Silver Project of the Year award

Area Development magazine has named trucking startup Nikola Motor one of its Gold & Silver Shovel 2019 projects of the year. The annual awards recognize states for their achievements in attracting investment projects that will create a significant number of new jobs in their communities. Five high-value projects were also recognized. Nikola’s headquarters facility opens …

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