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Dark Data Illuminates the Supply Chain

Dark Data Illuminates the Supply Chain

In the sprawling cosmos of logistics and transportation, there’s a vast, uncharted territory: dark data. This term refers to the untapped, unprocessed information that fleets, freight systems, and supply chains generate but never use. Think of it as the digital equivalent of dark matter in the universe—invisible, yet its potential gravity can pull industries into a new era of enlightenment.

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Rail Must Prioritize Safety Over Profits

Rail Must Prioritize Safety Over Profits

Since the derailment of a Norfolk Southern train in East Palestine, Ohio, the full impact of the devastation to that community is yet to be seen. Although more than 1,000 derailments happen each year, it’s unacceptable that they are considered a simple cost of doing business. Our communities and the industries that rely on railroads to carry their products need and expect the rail industry to do better.

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Collaboration and Connectivity Have to Come Before Technology

Collaboration and Connectivity Have to Come Before Technology

Supply chain disruptions are at an all-time high, so it’s no surprise that technology designed to solve problems is plentiful. It should be. With pressure on everyone in the supply chain, we need tools like digital bookings, automated invoicing, and instant integration of data into transportation management systems. Let’s give thanks for technology, because nine times out of 10, it makes a difference.

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Steering the Future of Autonomous Vehicles

Steering the Future of Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous vehicles could reshape the trucking industry, presenting a solution to improve safety and can be a freight mobility multiplier to support supply chain efficiency and reliability. But a patchwork of state laws creates a hindrance to implementing emerging technology. Currently the United States has no federal guidelines for how autonomous trucking vehicles should operate. […]

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Fulfillment and Logistics Drive Retail Customer Loyalty

While the majority of retailers experienced fulfillment disruptions this past holiday season, retailers that provided alternative ways for customers to get their gifts on time, and later, return items with ease, stood out as innovative and reliable. Moving forward, fulfillment and logistics will increasingly become the battleground for customer loyalty even as business conditions normalize. […]

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