Executives of any size of for-hire or private fleet need not be intimidated by information technology when strategizing on how to best tie into the supply chain to serve even the most demanding shipper of any size.
Executives of any size of for-hire or private fleet need not be intimidated by information technology when strategizing on how to best tie into the supply chain to serve even the most demanding shipper.
What fleets should know is that there are more than a few ways to skin this particular cat. And above all, they should keep in mind this succinct but rich definition from BusinessDictionary.com of what exactly is supply chain management:
U.S. consumers have turned glum about the nation’s economic prospects, per the latest reading of The Conference Board’s closely watched Consumer Confidence Index. The index dropped by over 8 points in March— wiping out most of the gains it had attained in February from the month before.
The Index now stands at 59.7 (1985=100), which is down from February’s 68.0.
Judging by some of the most recent intelligence available on domestic freight trends, predicting where truck tonnage will go as 2013 continues to unfold will be a somewhat risky business—at least until the economy shows yet clearer signs of strength.
LOUISVILLE, KY. Watson & Chalin revealed its new SL-2065 TRU-TRACK-- a 20,000-lb capacity self-steering axle and lift-suspension system—and introduced its own line of trailer axles here at the Mid-America Trucking Show.
LOUISVILLE, KY. Here at the Mid-America Trucking Show, Rand McNally introduced the newest version of its new IntelliRoute TND 520 Wi-Fi-enabled 5-in. truck GPS device. The TND 520, which includes a new ruggedized case and Lifetime Maps, will be available for sale starting in May.
The company said the device’s Wi-Fi connectivity enables a number of new real-time data services, most of which will be standard on the device without any subscription fee.
LOUISVILLE, KY.Here at the Mid-America Trucking Show, Mack Trucks unveiled a new high-horsepower 13-liter Econodyne diesel and two new suspensions, one for on-highway tractors and one for vocational models.
The OEM said its new Mack MP8 Econdyne+ is a “powerful and high-performing engine ideal for on-highway customers who require additional muscle to move their loads. “
LOUISVILLE, KY. Here at the Mid-America Trucking Show, Trail King has introduced its new Continuous Belt Super Hi-Lite Rolled Side ASHR-C trailer—which the manufacturer said is “engineered to revolutionize how the agriculture industry hauls feed, seed, fertilizer, and other ag-related products.”
LOUISVILLE, KY. Here at the Mid-America Trucking Show, suspension manufacturer Hendrickson revealed two major new developments: Zero-Maintenance Ride Damping (ZMD) ride technology for trailers and the ULTIMAAX severe-duty rubber suspension for vocational trucks.
LOUISVILLE, KY. Brussels, Belgium-based Wabco Holdings Inc. is showcasing its “breakthrough” hydraulic anti-lock braking system (ABS) with its integrated ESCsmart electronic stability control (ESC) here at the Mid-America Trucking Show.
According to Wabco, the system “marks the first time within the commercial vehicle industry that these two vehicle safety technologies – ABS and ESC – have been integrated for hydraulic brake applications on medium-duty trucks and buses.
LOUISVILLE, KY. Wednesday evening during a news conference here at the Mid-America Trucking Show, Dana Holding Corp. unveiled its new Spicer EconoTrek tandem axle for 6x2 tractors. “This axle is a new durable, lightweight 6x2 configuration that improves performance, reduces maintenance and increases fuel economy for heavy-duty linehaul tractors,” said Steve Slesinski, director of global product planning.