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Barry Hochfelder

Recent Posts by Barry Hochfelder:

Maine Pointe Shares Perspective in Supply Chain Dive Article "How Shippers Can Navigate Trucking Labor Disputes"

 Originally published in Supply Chain Dive

Financial losses from even a short-term trucking shortage would be devastating to the economy. In this Supply Chain Dive article, Maine Pointe’s Don Dovgin talked about the potential disruption of such events, using the 1997 UPS strike, which cost UPS about $600 million, as an example.

Topics: Total Value Optimization trucking shipping Maine Pointe trucker shortage

ELD effects ripple far beyond trucking — to air cargo

The mandate, which took effect just over a year ago, is among the factors leading shippers to seek alternative modes of moving their goods, Michael Notarangeli, EVP Logistics at Maine Pointe, told Supply Chain Dive. 

Topics: Total Value Optimization trucking shipping michael notarangeli driver shortage supply chain ELD

Cargo Thieves Hunger for Food Shipments - From corn and wheat to canned tuna and octopus, no region is exempt

  Originally published in Nov/Dec issue of Food Logistics Magazine

Shippers of high-value freight are adapting their processes to address the problem of cargo theft. Maine Pointe EVP Logistics Michael Notarangeli notes that part of the problem is the nature of the supply chain, which includes well-marked vans and reefers and frequently unattended trailers. The driver shortage also plays a role, and Mike says that shippers need to properly verify driver credentials and put proper vetting procedures in place. He lays out a set of six best practices to prevent cargo theft in this insightful and important industry article. 

Topics: Logistics Total Value Optimization shippers cargo theft michael notarangeli driver shortage supply chain freight food and beverge

Why USPS is the Perfect Fit for the Last Mile

Originally posted on Supply Chain Dive

Advanced technology and working with shippers can help the Postal Service survive in an e-commerce dominated world.

When it comes to deliveries, the digital age has changed everything, and it’s no secret that USPS is suffering. Where people used to write letters, they now use email. In the second quarter of 2018, for example, USPS package volume grew by 69 million pieces, but mail volumes declined by 700 million pieces.

Topics: Logistics

Increased Value Lies in the Evolving 3PL

Originally posted in Supply & Demand Chain Executive

The Amazon Effect, technology, the internet and consumer expectations are driving collaboration between shippers and 3PLs.

The advent of technology, along with pressures from the globe’s largest online retailer, has forced 3PLs and 4PLs to stand up, take notice and change. 

Topics: Transportation

Truckin’ for a Greener Environment

Originally posted in Food Logistics

To see the story featured in the magazine’s print issue click here

It’s not easy, but 3PLs and transportation providers are working toward sustainable fuels.

All those trucks you see on the road? They’re carrying almost 71 percent of the freight tonnage moved in the United States. According to the American Trucking Associations (ATA), that’s 10.5 billion tons of freight annually, requiring more than 3.6 million heavy-duty Class 8 trucks and over 3.5 million truck drivers. And, the ATA reports, it also takes 39 billion gallons of diesel fuel to move all of that freight. 

Topics: Transportation Sustainability