Amazon plans to spend over $1 billion on transportation security services

This fireside chat recap is from Day 3 of FreightWaves’ F3: Future of Freight Festival live event in Chattanooga, Tennessee. For more information about the event, click here. TOPIC OF FIREFIGHT TALK: Driving innovation across the middle mile DETAILS: Terri Creech, Head of Product and Learning at Amazon Freight Partners, spoke with Amazon Freight Vice … Read more

Robots in Retail: Welcome to Automation Nation

Robots are an integral part of our lives and most likely already in use at a retail store near you, writes Ottonomy CEO Ritukar Vijay. According to a recent survey by RetailWire, around 25% of retailers already have in-store robotics in their premises. Almost half say they will “deal” with robotics in the next 18 … Read more

New research: Attracting and retaining the right employees is the number one concern for continued warehouse productivity

A recent survey commissioned by ProGlove, provider of wearable scanner solutions for human-centric productivity, found that 74 percent of warehouse managers are concerned about maintaining productivity levels in the warehouse. In the current macroeconomic climate and global supply chain challenges, maximizing productivity has never been more important. One of the biggest barriers to maintaining productivity … Read more

Experts discuss how truckers can survive the freight recession

Many freight experts have seen a slower ride this year as a sluggish economy has forced home builders, retailers and other businesses to cut back on deliveries during the traditional haulage peak holiday season. After two years of surging freight markets caused by COVID-related disruptions, spot rates have fallen in recent quarters. Previous freight recessions … Read more

Wesseling Logistics chooses ZetesChronos as proof-of-delivery solution

Wesseling Logistics, specializing in distribution, transport and warehousing, uses ZetesChronos to improve visibility and traceability of all last-mile distribution activities. The logistics service provider is replacing the permanently installed on-board computers in all its trucks with Zetes’ mobile Proof-of-Delivery (POD) solution. Wesseling chose ZetesChronos because it best fits the current and future needs of its … Read more

BIXOLON launches the XT3-40 direct thermal and thermal transfer industrial printer

BIXOLON Europe GmbH, a subsidiary of BIXOLON Co. Ltd, the global manufacturer of mobile, label and POS printers, has introduced the high-performance, cost-effective XT3-40 4-inch (114mm) diameter direct thermal and thermal-transfer desktop label printer launched on the European market. The printer is suitable for high-volume label and barcode printing for a variety of applications including … Read more

Class 8 truck order party may be ending soon

Class 8 truck orders remained strong in October at 42,500 units after a record 53,700 orders were posted in September. But falling profits at truckloaders could soon reverse orders. “We view the strength as temporary and reflective of pent-up demand pouring in as more order boards open,” Cowen Machinery and OEM analyst Matt Elkott said … Read more

99% of supply chain professionals are concerned about the consequences of high employee turnover

More than half (56%) of senior supply chain professionals say employee retention in their role has declined over the past three years — and 57% admit it’s an issue, according to a new report from the highly impacted digital training provider Skill Dynamics. Breaking the skills loss cycle in Supply Chain and Procurement analyzes data … Read more