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5 reasons supply chains are the new sustainability hotspot

Let’s face it: Procurement has never been a sexy job function. But now that’s changing, as companies realize the competitive advantages that effective purchasing and supply chain management can provide — and, perhaps more important, the impact an organization’s supply chain can have on the sustainability of society as a whole. Environmental and social impacts occurring within corporate supply chains — think greenhouse gas emissions, human rights abuses, deforestation — are difficult to identify and manage, but organizations increasingly are obliged to do so.

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Transport, Logistics Hiring Rebounded in April

Shipping sectors added 8.600 jobs, with hiring accelerating at warehousing operations even as railroads retrenched. Warehousing and transportation companies added 8,600 jobs in April after three consecutive months of losses, as trucking rebounded and logistics companies and couriers accelerated hiring, Trucking companies added 700 jobs last month after paring back payrolls by 3,000 jobs combined in March and February, according to the latest report from the U.S.

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Truckers call for dedicated truck lanes as freight expected to double

Trish Anderson, 53, a truck driver from Mississippi, dreams about dedicated truck lanes. A lot. “Dedicated truck lanes that are only for trucks should be everywhere. Seriously, that’s the first thing I think of and that should be everywhere, not just even because the ports are going to be congested,” she said while resting at an Ontario truck stop. ”It would make it easier because you don’t have to deal with all the cars. If it’s all trucks, and everyone’s in the same mindset, you don’t have to dodge traffic.”

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Turnaround in Diesel Prices Will Cut Trucking Company Profits

Rising diesel costs likely will curb trucking company profits at least until the companies can tack on surcharges to catch up with the 14% fuel price jump over the last three months. Diesel prices last week hit an average of $2.27 per gallon, up from $1.98 in mid-February, according to the Energy Information Administration. Fuel costs are rising with demand for diesel domestically and overseas. Rising oil prices also are a factor. Carriers tend to increase fuel surcharges as costs rise, but so far they haven’t been able to keep up with the pace of the recent jump, said Thomas Albrecht, managing director for transportation equity research at BB&T Capital Markets.

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9 Trucking Regulations To Know That Are Impacting Shippers

Trucking regulations and safety measures have become primary concerns for the modern shipping and logistics industry. The remainder of 2016 will see a resurgence of oversight and regulatory measures through many different rules and requirements. From the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to the Environmental Protection Agency, shippers need to know how these rules will impact their operations. According to William B. Cassidy and Reynolds Hutchins of JOC.com,

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