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In trucking, is it sunrise for solar?


As published in Supply Chain Dive

 

Solar panels on trucks can supplement battery and power lift gates, though the technology today isn't enough to power a truck down the road.

Sustainability has taken a key place in logistics decisions, and also could figure strongly in a fleet manager’s consideration of solar, Maine Pointe's Michael Notarangeli told Supply 
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Topics: Logistics Total Value Optimization shipping Maine Pointe TVO green initiatives shipping industry green green energy fleet management fleet operations solar panels

In shipping industry, where over-the-road trucks consume huge amounts of oil and gas, a business case for incorporating solar panels


Originally published in Oil Voice

Long-term speculation on the future  of the oil and gas industry, along with environmental concerns, has led to intensified interest in alternative energy sources, such as solar.

In the shipping industry, where over-the-road trucks consume huge amounts of oil and gas, a business case can be made for incorporating solar panels. The considerable amount of unused real estate on the roof of trailers could feasibly be utilized to incorporate green technology into the trucking business.

Topics: Oil & Gas Logistics Total Value Optimization shipping Maine Pointe TVO green initiatives shipping industry green green energy fleet management fleet operations solar panels

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

Tips To Tackle The Coming Transportation Crisis

Orginally published in Chief Executive Magazine

Hundreds of challenges face American CEOs every day, but the most pressing challenge is the one that is least talked about and most misunderstood. This crisis is in a chronic shortage of long-haul truck and rail transportation which is already pushing up costs, and resulting in uncertain delivery times, shrinking margins, and profit warnings.

Topics: Logistics Transportation Total Value Optimization global supply chain Tariffs ceos shipping