Hot off the press: JBF Freight Transportation Bulletin April 2020
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In This Issue
- Freight Market Index April 2020
- Transport-Centric Macroeconomic Metrics [April 13 Update]
- Data Validation
- Inside the Story of How H-E-B Planned for the Pandemic
- Of ERP and TMS Implementations
- Help MAYDAY 9-1-1
- Upcoming Industry Events
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 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
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
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
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
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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