freight

FourKites grows relationship with Zebra

FourKites, a leading real-time supply chain visibility platform, has announced that Zebra Technologies Corporation, an innovator at the front line of business with solutions and partners that deliver a performance edge, will be reselling FourKites’ Dynamic Yard and real-time visibility platform as part of its suite of asset visibility solutions. Used by some of the largest logistics operators in the world, Zebra’s MotionWorks Yard solution will now combine Dynamic Yard with Zebra locationing hardware and professional services. MotionWorks Yard will continue to be sold directly by Zebra and through select

Contactless delivery pilot during pandemic brings efficiencies to the CPG supply chain, notes report

The Consumer Brands Association recently released an operational standard for contactless freight pickup and delivery designed to empower companies to shift from an archaic paper-based delivery process to a digitized supply chain.Spokesmen say this will enhance safety, increase productivity and bring transparency to every employee involved in the end-to-end supply chain ecosystem.At the beginning of the pandemic, the consumer packaged goods industry faced the enormous dilemma of continuing to produce and deliver the essential products Americans needed to stay home and stay safe, while also protecting the health and safety of truck

Deutsche Post DHL Group announces intent to acquire J.F. Hillenbrand Group

Global logistics services provider Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL) said this week it has inked an agreement to acquire Mainz, Germany-based global ocean freight forwarding services provider J.F. Hillebrand Group and its related subsidiaries for roughly $1.5 billion (EUR).Established in 1844, J.F. Hillenbrand is a global service provider, focusing on ocean freight forwarding, transport, and logistics for beverages, non-hazardous, bulk liquids, and other products requiring special care. DHL said that over the last 12 months, J.F. Hillenbrand generated revenue of around $1.4 billion (EUR), will ship roughly 500,00 TEU (Twenty-Foot

Convoy introduces private fleet-based power-only freight service

Seattle-based digital freight network Convoy said today it has made an upgrade to its Convoy Go program, in the form of a new power-only service for private fleets.Introduced in April 2019, Convoy Go is a drop & hook marketplace that enables any United States-based carrier or owner-operator to begin hauling pre-loaded trailers and be able to operate at the same level as large asset-based carriers. Convoy officials said that its new power-only service through Convoy Go provides private fleets with nationwide capacity to haul pre-loaded and empty dry van trailers.

Freightliner secures funding for emissions tool

Freightliner, in partnership with a consortium of specialist suppliers, has successfully secured government funding to develop a Rail Freight Energy and Emissions Calculator (REEC) that will be deployed on the existing NR+ platform used for rail- freight planning. The project is one of 30 winners in the latest round of the First of a Kind (FOAK) competition announced recently by the Transport Secretary. Already the safest and greenest mode of ground-freight transportation, the competition has been aimed at making railways even cleaner and greener. The NR+ platform, developed by University