Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

Posted - December 14, 2016

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holiday season is all about gift giving, festivities with loved ones and making New Year’s resolutions. And while you prepare your season’s greetings and make plans to ring in the New Year, we wanted to gift you our last TIP List of 2016. This year’s final list includes stories of truck drivers hauling during the holiday season and what to expect from the supply chain industry in 2017.

Read on for more, and we can’t wait to see you again next year!

  • Trucking Delivers The Holiday: AAA forecasts that there will be nearly 100 million drivers on the roads this holiday season — and 3.5 million of those drivers will be professional truckers who are dedicated to ensuring the safety of all motorists on the road.
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2017: Conferences are a great example of peer-to-peer learning in action, but with so many great supply chain and logistics conferences available, how do you decide which to attend? This list can help you plan your 2017 schedule.
  • 10 Supply Chain New Year’s Resolutions for 2017: While many people may have already started thinking about their personal New Year’s resolutions, here are 10 supply chain resolutions that smart industry leaders should also be considering for the upcoming year.
  • E-Commerce Fueled Logistics Hiring in November: According to the U.S. Labor Department, logistics companies added thousands of jobs in November as warehousing and courier companies ramped up hiring to cope with the growing demand for e-commerce fulfillment.
  • Electric Trucking Charges Up: Officials in Colorado are planning a public road test of battery-charging technology capable of powering electric trucks while they drive. In this pilot project, vehicles equipped with “receiving coils” will draw power from coils buried in the road.

What industry trends do you think we’ll see in 2017?