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As e-commerce and the global economy continue to expand, supply chains everywhere feel the strain. According to the Institute of Supply Management, manufacturing activity grew again in February, marking the sector’s 18th consecutive month of growth. The institute also revealed that the overall economy has grown for 105 consecutive months since the recession of the Read more…

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Across North America, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s International Roadcheck will take place June 5-7. Inspectors will be looking over commercial motor vehicles’ mechanical soundness and driver operating requirements. The CVSA will inspect about 17 trucks or buses every minute during this three-day period.   This year, inspectors will be conducting North American Standard Level I inspections, Read more…

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Scalability has been a corporate focus for the better part of a decade. Businesses that want to consistently hit new benchmarks with minimum strain on their human, financial, and operational resources cannot do it by themselves, though. They must develop mutually beneficial relationships with experienced partners. Without this expertise, corporations that hit capacity ceilings will Read more…

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Have you ever tried filling a bucket with water when there is a hole in the bottom?  No matter how much water you pour into the bucket, it will continue to drain until you plug the hole. The logistics industry faces a similar situation on a regular basis.  However, rather than water, the trucking world Read more…

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Compliance is a challenge in many industries, but it becomes particularly important — and more complex — when your company transports goods across state lines. Shippers that don’t prioritize compliance can discover too late that they’ve been breaking the law. Whether it’s regulations on hazardous materials or guidelines on refrigerating perishables, the patchwork of state Read more…

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Self-driving cars are all the rage these days, with everyone from Hyundai to General Motors getting in on the action. The technology represents big business, with Intel and Strategy Analytics reporting that the autonomous vehicles could add $7 trillion to the global economy by 2050. We’re still a few decades out from that vision, but autonomous vehicles have already started to Read more…

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Companies often flaunt new technological tools as reducing mistakes and increasing productivity beyond established expectations. This is particularly true when it comes to the shipping and logistics business. For smaller shippers, it can be a major challenge to juggle the complexities of integrating existing technology with a TMS. Larger companies might have more budget available Read more…

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Regardless of how tempting it might seem, the fastest and cheapest route is not always the right choice. Think about the last time you bought a nice outfit. Snagging a suit off the discount rack at a department store will save you a few bucks today, but it’s not likely to impress anyone at your Read more…

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Last year, I moved into a house that is more than 100 years old. While I hope to eventually turn it into my dream home, saying it’s a fixer-upper would be a massive understatement. The home needs a lot of work, so I spend most of my weekends covered in paint and sawdust, working on projects to Read more…

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St. Louis, MO – Sheer Logistics recently announced that Jennifer Bien-Esrock has joined the company as Vice President, Finance & Accounting. She will be responsible for the Company’s overall financial management, planning and growth. Jen was formerly CFO/Controller for a local IT staffing company; prior to that, she was CFO/Controller for a technology company specializing in customized Read more…

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