JBF Freight Transportation Bulletin Update April 2020

Freight Transportation Bulletin - April 2020

Hot off the press: JBF Freight Transportation Bulletin April 2020.

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BluJay Freight Market Index April2020 commentary
Freight Market Index April 2020: How Quickly Things Change 

Mike Mulqueen’s commentary in the April 2020 BluJay Freight Market Index discusses how quickly things have changed. It is an interesting read and will hopefully provide you with insights into market conditions and what you can do, as a transportation leader, to maximize your organization’s possibility of success.  Click here for the full article

Transport-Centric Macroeconomic Metrics – April 2020 update
Transport-Centric Macroeconomic Metrics [April 13 Update]

We are beginning to see the impact of the global shutdown in some of the transport-centric macroeconomic metrics. Below are some factors that we are following that you may find of interest. Click here for the full article

Data Validation
Data Validation

While much of the world is hunkered down in their home trying to escape infection and propagation of the COVID-19 virus, we thank all those who are still helping others and providing…   Click here for the full article

Inside the Story of How H-E-B Planned for the Pandemic
H-E-B employees work at the new super-regional warehouse in San Antonio on March 21, 2020 (Photo credit by Tamir Kalifa)

How did a regional supermarket chain develop systems that allow it to stay ahead of a crisis as big as this one?   Click here for the full article

Of ERP and TMS Implementations
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The new system should replicate the functionality of the old system. While this may minimize the need for process change, more often than not it also minimizes the impact of the new TMS.   Click here for the full article

Help MAYDAY 9-1-1
OOIDA Letter Mayday 911-

Truckers are getting lots of well-deserved credit for their role in ensuring we have access to consumer staples. However, we do need to ensure this vital link stays healthy as they move in and out of hot spots. The OOIDA has sent a letter to President Trump asking for access to testing while en-route, as well as a strategy for quarantining, should a driver test positive.   Click here for the full OOIDA letter 

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May 20
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