Driver Shortage or Lack of Innovation? - Inbound Logistics
Trucking, Warehousing, Technology , Supply ChainJohn McDonald, CEO, ClearObject, 888-850-2568The trucking industry has faced a driver shortage for many years now. In a world where every industry seems to be evolving, the stagnant nature of trucking is hurting the employment pool.While trucking was a popular profession for two previous generations, millennials have drastically different career expectations. Almost all millennials were raised using technology and connected devices to be more organized and productive. They want to work for a company that understands how they work.Rather than selling millennials on the current state of trucking careers, it's time to sell transportation on wholesale changes that increase operational efficiency and financial return. Here are a few ways to make the industry more efficient and technology friendly. Preventive maintenance with IoT sensors. Trucks can be finicky, throwing error messages or fault codes that drivers and fleet operators often don't understand. Using sensors that collect live data from engine performance and give fleet operators insights into the problem and the solution can prevent driver downtime and save precious hours of pay drivers lose waiting for repairs.Sensors can also help mitigate transportation issues as a result of weather, and monitor sensitive cargo. Understanding the path a shipment takes can help drivers feel confident about unforeseen situations that could delay or change their daily schedule, and therefore their compensation.Warehouse automation. While autonomous vehicles have become all the rage in logistics conversations, driving is still a cognitive career that machines haven't mastered. However, sorting goods in a warehouse with more efficiency and accuracy than humans is something that is automation-friendly. Logistics companies with large regional fleets could move warehouse workers to the road, and automate some of the tasks that those workers were doing in warehouses in order to address driver shortages.Inventory management control can also be automated. Barcode scanners, labeling automation, and object recognition not only prevent errors but also reclaim valuable working hours.Electronic safety records. Electronic logging for truck safety checks and repairs can be incredibly helpful. If stopped by a Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency official, having electronic logs of vehicle safety inspections reduces the administrative burden on truck drivers and increases their time spent on the road.Combined with IoT sensors that can merge real-time performance data with historical maintenance records, electronic logs can also help fleet managers train drivers to be better prepared to anticipate and handle truck performance issues. Positioning and implementing automated logs as a benefit versus an electronic babysitter are keys to recruiting younger drivers who already use technology to be more efficient in their day-to-day lives.As the industry looks to recruit drivers in years to come, understanding how the newest generation uses technology and innovating legacy systems will be key to success.
SEA FREIGHT FROM China TO Canada
If you are planning to import/export to and from china to Canada, you need info on the top sea ports in Canada. Canada has more than 500 port facilities all over the country. 17 of these ports are Canada Port Authorities due to their national, regional, strategic, and international significance. And considering their strategic role, the government of Canada invests hundreds of millions of dollars on them. Canadian Port Authorities are responsible for the handling of more than 60% of the marine commercial tonnage. In this article, we will talk about the top 10 sea ports in Canada.
China E-commerce fulfillment Amazon Taobao Drop shipping Agent wanted for 1688 dropshipping agent Shenzhen to Europe, USA, Africa, Southern America
Lots of shopkeeper and buyers want to drop shipping service from Aliexpress 1688, Taobao for their worldwide customers. While Complaints of the bad quality and non-delivery usually can't be avoided. What VIPUTRANS are doing more is to provide our sourcing and inspection services together with the dropshipping, solve your problem and support your online business.
Multiple Terms of Payment
In foreign trade business, due to changes in the international environment and the actual transaction situation, when choosing terms of payment, in addition to settlement, we can also choose a multiple settlement to reduce the foreign exchange risk or to facilitate transactions. Today, let’s see some combinations of the settlement:
Case Study about how to Handle the Rejection of Goods
If you fail to find buyers for the moment, don't argue with the receiver; instead, let him make a jettison statement (most countries return all need the port of destination and consignee jettison statement). Arrange the return, and the goods can be returned to Hong Kong or bonded warehouse. After finding another client, just send the goods out again. In such condition, you don't need to pay tax, simple procedures for minimizing the loss;
Door to door air sea freight forwarding service DDP china to Saudi Arabia Dubai delivery
To provide you with warehousing services can be shipped according to the orders of traders. Collection of payment for goods can help e-business customers to join the platform and open the door of Dubai Saudi Arabia e-business for you.
Q: What is the Third-party Fulfillment Service?
A: Third-party fulfillment providers do more. They do kitting/assembly, value-added services, and give you more shipping method to choose. One of the advantages of drop ship is you don’t need to handle the packages, which reduces a lot of hassle. But this also makes the packing customization impossible. Third-party fulfillment providers can do a lot of work for the store owners before the packages are shipped, such as kitting, assembly, adding marketing inserts, because they receive products from multiple suppliers and process them together. Third-party fulfillment providers can make more flexible shipping solutions for the store owners, because global shipping is what they do , they have more experiences than the suppliers.
TOP Shipping to Amazon FBA
AMZL US or Amazon Logistics US is Amazon’s own delivery network. Amazon has been the world’s biggest e-commerce player, and now that they also offer a delivery network, Amazon has gotten itself a more complete ecosystem. Usually, it’s USPS/UPS/FedEx/DHL that does the delivery for Amazon, but it seems like Amazon is about to change the game.
Railway freight from China to Poland
CHINA - POLAND CONTAINER RAIL TRANSPORT Along with the increasing interest of Polish and EU enterprises in the field of economic exchange with China, the demand for transportation of goods from China to Poland and vice versa. The VIPU company offers you an extremely convenient and fully optimized solution in the field of container transport from far Asia.
Multimode To Moscow By Truck+air
On 10, May, 2019 VIPUTRANS arranged Multimode transportation with 20.5m length land truck and air shipping to Moscow for 120CBM communication products from China Guangdong. After VIPUTRANS Team optimization, it only took 4days to get Moscow by the cheapest and fastest way .The most important point is that catch up with terminal customers’ big project and save a large amounts of money.
How to Ship cargo with Battery?
The company's new product contains sealed battery while essentially all of the courier company can't accept the battery products according to the standard express, the product inspection and safe report are required before sending out. What’s more, each delivery needs a test. Let’s not to mention the extra testing costs, for some special markets such as India, it may meet some problems at the customs where you need to ask the recipient to provide some documents, certification and so on. Finally, she could not help feeling and said to me: I just want to send a sample. Why is it so difficult?
What consequences does BIS system bring to India Market
Do you feel particularly bothered by your recent partners in the Indian market, especially those involved in the newly added products required by the BIS certification system? Maybe the customers who have been working together stably before will suddenly say to you: is your product in line with BIS certification now? If not, we may have to stop cooperation.
Q: How to start shipment with VIPUTRANS?
A:1. contacts your suppliers to arrange picking up or loading--> 2.Viputrans arrange customs clearance and send your goods on board 3.VIPTRANS issues invoice and copy of AWB or B/L for payment---> 4.VIPTRANS releases the cargo once all payment arrives 5.weekly report to update your cargo situation
SEA FREIGHT FROM CHINA TO RUSSIA VLADIVOSTOK ST.PETERSBURG
Vladivostok (VLADIVOSTOK) port code: RUVLA is located in the east of the Eurasian continent, the southernmost point of the Amur Peninsula St. Petersburg (ST.PETERSBURG) Port code: RULED is located in northwestern Russia, on the coast of the Baltic Sea, at the mouth of the Neva River,
International Freight Block Railway Train From China to Russia and Belarus
Modern China Freight Railway Transportation Along with the developing of bilateral trade and import-export requirements, VIPUTRANS offer international freight railway train service from China to Russia, and we process new multimodal road-sea-train combined logistics solution to save cost and improve efficiency with our professional and experienced team.