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Transportation TIP List: Week of August 19th, 2018

Posted - August 22, 2018

This week’s TIP List includes a number of trends currently making waves in transportation – including the manufacturing backlog of big rigs and insight into the value that Control Tower visibility can bring to shippers’ operations. Read on for all of the stories, and make sure to let us know which industry trend is having the biggest impact on your supply chain. Reply in the comment section below or vote on our Twitter page!

  • Get in Line: Backlog for Big Rigs Stretches to 2019According to industry analysts, an unprecedented run of orders for big rigs has pushed the backlog at truck factories to nine months. Typically, the backlog is five months for the trucking industry’s manufacturers.
  • Control Tower Visibility: Delivering Value in Transportation: Companies today are facing significant transportation challenges — tight capacity, rising rates and more demanding delivery expectations from customers. Those companies using Control Tower technology are improving their supply chain visibility and overcoming industry challenges.