supply chain

Government, Business

Supply Chain Industry Calls on Congress to Pass DRIVE-Safe Act

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A group of supply chain industry representatives, including trucking leaders, sent a letter to members of Congress on April 14 urging them to pass legislation that would allow truckers under age 21 to drive across state lines.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 15, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Republicans Seek Broader Curbs on Exports of Chip Tools to China

A wafer is processed in a semiconductor manufacturing facility in Malta, N.Y. (Adam Glanzman/Bloomberg News) A wafer is processed in a semiconductor manufacturing facility in Malta, N.Y. (Adam Glanzman/Bloomberg News)

Two Republican lawmakers called for broader American restrictions on the sale of chip-making tools after the U.S. government placed several Chinese supercomputing firms on an export blacklist, saying even tougher rules are needed to prevent the People’s Liberation Army from using sensitive technologies.

Scott Lanman | Bloomberg News
April 15, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Fed Sees Supply Chain Issues Growing Despite Better US Outlook

Vehicles pass in front of the Federal Reserve building in Washington. (Al Drago/Bloomberg News) Vehicles pass in front of the Federal Reserve building in Washington. (Al Drago/Bloomberg News)

The Federal Reserve is seeing both labor and material shortages mounting across several sectors of the U.S. economy, which may have consumers paying even more for everything from fuel to new homes.

Payne Lubbers | Bloomberg News
April 15, 2021
Business, Technology, Safety

Efficiency Gains Arise From COVID-Induced Contactless Delivery

Contactless working CBA's contactless delivery task force will specifically study and create contactless pickup and delivery protocols with the aim of being more efficient and reducing employee risk. (Consumer Brands Association)

COVID-19 has driven the need for contactless delivery methods, but a silver lining may be increased efficiency.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
March 4, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Biden Orders USDOT to Review Supply Chain

Joe Biden President Joe Biden pauses after signing an executive order relating to U.S. supply chains on Feb. 24 (Evan Vucci/AP)

President Joe Biden has directed the Department of Transportation to conduct a review of the nation’s supply chain in the wake of challenges that arose during the earlier days of the coronavirus pandemic.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 25, 2021
Business, Logistics

Trucking Faces Transitional Year in 2021

Driver with packages Online ordering will become a permanent habit for many. (Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg)

Trucking is entering a year of change as the industry confronts a new phase of the coronavirus pandemic and adjusts to new practices.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
December 21, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

JBS Sends Thousands of Meat Workers Home During COVID Surge

JBS worker JBS said it’s actively working with health departments and union partners to coordinate vaccinations as soon as they become available to essential workers. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

A surge in COVID-19 cases is starting to impact American meat-processing operations in another potential threat to food supply chains that were upended in the early stages of the pandemic.

December 4, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Working Group Tackles COVID Food Supply Chain Disruptions

People at a Costco store People at a Costco store. Leaders in the food transportation industry are looking to apply lessons learned from the pandemic's effect on the supply chain. (Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg News)

Leaders in the food transportation sector are working together to share lessons learned during the coronavirus pandemic.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
December 3, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Coronavirus Likely Altered Supply Chains Permanently, XPO’s Chowdhury Says

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Supply chains have changed dramatically to adapt to the coronavirus, but many of those changes may outlast the pandemic.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
December 2, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Logistics Community Optimistic About Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines

vaccine A nurse prepares a shot that is part of a possible COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc. (Hans Pennink/AP)

With optimism building that two COVID-19 vaccines could be available by year’s end, supply chain experts are outlining steps and discussing challenges that lie ahead for those in charge of transporting the anxiously awaited medicine.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 17, 2020

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