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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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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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If you’ve ever seen a kids’ soccer match, you know how adorable yet ineffective these games can be. The kids still haven’t learned how to communicate and pass the ball well enough to get it in the right goal. When they do score, it’s at least partly due to luck. In the world of shipping, Read more…

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The holiday season always brings a sense of urgency to the shipping industry, but this year’s normal rush has been exacerbated by the impending Dec. 18 deadline for mandatory electronic logging devices. Fleets and trucks found to be skirting the law will face fines through April 2018, but they eventually will be forced to adhere Read more…

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Sheer Logistics announced today that they have joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA). BiTA (www.bita.studio) believes blockchain is one of the most significant developments for the logistics industry since the creation of the internet. By providing more clarity and standards around blockchain through education and promotion of the technology, BiTA intends to be the leading Read more…

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The creation of even simple products involves huge numbers of participants who don’t know each other. Leonard Read’s classic essay, “I, Pencil,” illustrates this point eloquently, showing that nobody in the world knows everything about making the pencil you buy in a store. He notes the “absence of a master mind” in its creation. People Read more…

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