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Dissecting the Biden Infrastructure Bill

Posted by Land Link Traffic Systems on Apr 7, 2021 12:41:22 PM

President Biden introduced a $2 trillion plan on Wednesday to overhaul and upgrade the nation’s infrastructure, calling it a transformational effort that could create the “most resilient and innovative economy in the world”.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Third Party Logistics, Intermodal Freight, Reducing Freight Rates, Logistics News, Industry Trends

Cargo Ship "Ever Given" Freed From The Beach

Posted by Land Link Traffic Systems on Mar 31, 2021 8:24:42 AM

The massive cargo ship Ever Given has been freed from the shores of the Suez Canal after 6 days of complete traffic blockage. Over the weekend, 14 tugboats pulled and pushed the Ever Given at high tide to try to dislodge it and were able to move the ship "30 degrees from left and right".

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Topics: Third Party Logistics, Intermodal Freight, Transportation News, Maximizing Routing Efficiencies, Shipping News, Logistics News, Technology

Retail Strategy Post Covid

Posted by Land Link Traffic Systems on Mar 24, 2021 10:58:45 AM

As retailers struggle with re-opening strategies it’s clear the new normal will be something we have never experienced.  Consumers in many areas of the world have tightened their wallets and eliminated discretionary spending because of lost jobs, lower wages, and uncertainty about when a significant number of vaccinations will be completed and how long the recovery might take.

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Topics: Transportation News, Logistics News

Restarting The U.S. Economy

Posted by Land Link Traffic Systems on Mar 17, 2021 9:23:05 AM

Clearly domestic manufacturing is reviving slowly but surely from the aftermath of Covid-19.  A significant percentage of the country is vaccinated with the vast majority expected to be immunized by summer. Although we may still have Covid related restrictions in place for some time to come we can still get back to work…or can we. It’s interesting to consider the effects of the past year on everyone. It depends on how you spent the time. Some stayed in game shape, some didn’t. Some worked from home as effectively as possible. Some went on a year long vacation. The generous, and necessary, government assistance was critical during the pandemic but at what cost. Those who were on vacation may have a difficult time when the unemployment is exhausted and rental and mortgage forbearance programs run their course. It’s going to come down to who stayed in game shape during the break. Another consideration is how many jobs will rebound. And of those, how many will remain a remote location position.

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Topics: Intermodal Freight, Transportation News, Logistics News

What Freight Transportation Will Look Like Beyond 2021

Posted by Land Link Traffic Systems on Mar 11, 2021 8:48:47 AM

Technology is affecting transportation modes through the roads, sky and water. Advancements in speed and efficiency , however may come at some cost.

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Topics: Third Party Logistics, Intermodal Freight, Maximizing Routing Efficiencies, Logistics News

Logistics Trends Post Covid

Posted by Land Link Traffic Systems on Mar 3, 2021 8:48:35 AM

Things are slowing opening back up.  Hopefully, the trend continues with no significant spikes in infection rates.  That being said let’s look at some industry trends we should all be aware of in 2021.  

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Topics: Freight Bill Auditing, Maximizing Routing Efficiencies, Logistics News

Autonomous Vehicles Gaining Traction In Logistics

Posted by Land Link Traffic Systems on Feb 24, 2021 10:47:29 AM

It is expected the logistics industry will adopt self-driving vehicles much faster than most other industries. The primary concern for automated motorized vehicles is personnel and property damage liability. Secure areas and minimal personnel mitigate liability risks creating ideal conditions for an automated environment. Also, the grid design of a typical warehouse makes for generally simplified navigation of an automated forklift, for example. The limited and repetitive tasks required to stack and transport pallets does not require complicated programming and sophisticated hardware. With these considerations in mind, it’s possible that a warehouse may be the ideal environment for a completely automated storage and distribution facility. Most high-volume warehouse facilities today have some degree of autonomous technology in use. It may require a leap of faith to go to 100% automation. 

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Topics: Intermodal Freight, Transportation News, Logistics News

Covid Has Exploded Home Delivery

Posted by Land Link Traffic Systems on Feb 17, 2021 8:03:16 AM

Covid-19 has poured jet fuel on the eCommerce revolution adding a new wrinkle to the traditional supply chain. From speed of delivery, to increased consumer expectations, this transformation has mostly been driven by a more empowered consumer magnified by the pandemic. However, this change doesn’t come without challenges, mostly in the final mile of delivery.

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Topics: Maximizing Routing Efficiencies, Logistics News

The Logistics Market Coming Out Of Covid

Posted by Land Link Traffic Systems on Feb 11, 2021 10:04:41 AM

We’re all painfully aware that the last 14 months have been devastating to the U.S. economy. But things are looking up. We have several vaccines, hospitalizations are trending down as are Covid deaths. Already grappling with truck driver shortages, rising freight rates, and intermittent capacity issues, the domestic transportation sector experienced major shifts when the global pandemic disrupted supply chains around the world and shippers were sent scrambling for solutions. Trucking has always been a reliable barometer of domestic GDP. Most indices point to a strong 2021. So, what will the future of motor freight look like?

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Transportation News, Logistics News

Supply Chain Recovery Strategies Post Covid-19

Posted by Land Link Traffic Systems on Feb 4, 2021 10:45:00 AM

The effects of the Covid-19 virus are yet to be accurately measured in terms of human life and global economic impact.  Hospitalizations have begun to level out in parts of the country with the vaccine rollout. It is the universal expectation that the U.S. economy and the world will slowly recover from this pandemic.  Perhaps as early as Mid-2021. Now is the time to formulate your organizations recovery plan. 

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Freight Bill Auditing, Transportation News, Logistics News