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Transportation TIP List: Week of April 3rd, 2016

Posted - April 6, 2016

Transportation TIP List: Week of April 3rd, 2016

With March Madness coming to its epic conclusion, Villanova fans may be thinking a bit more about their successful brackets than current transportation trends. But be sure to take a look at this week’s TIP List, which scores points with winning topics ranging from electric logging mandates and digital supply chain disruption to biodiesel as a top alternative fuels option. Read on to see what’s trending this week!

  • EDI vs. APIs: Standard EDI generally works well, and many fleets have invested heavily in it over the years. However, some technology vendors have said that standard EDI — the transmission of data between computers following a strict format — is outdated and inefficient.
  • OOIDA Files Suit Challenging ELD Mandate: The Owner-Operator Independent Driver’s Association has argued in its appeal of the ELD mandate that requiring electronic monitoring devices on commercial vehicles does not advance safety and violates Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches and seizures.
  • Warehouse Rental Rates Jump as Industrial Capacity is Squeezed: Rental rates for industrial real estate surged in the U.S. in 2015, boosted by the economic recovery and historically low vacancies in major logistics markets. And a recent report found that the U.S. outpaced the rest of the world in 2015 in the growth of industrial rental costs.
  • The Four Stages of Digital Disruption in the Supply Chain: Organizations continue to look for areas of opportunity and inspiration on the quest to improve the operational efficiency of their supply chain. While technology capabilities are plentiful, for many, it’s not immediately obvious where to start.
  • F&B Tackles Supply Chain Traceability Head On: Supply chain traceability has taken center stage in the food and beverage industry like never before. And the near finalization of the FSMA has forced the industry to scrutinize its food safety practices.

What transportation trends are jumping out at you this week?