Federal Court Rules Against OHL Over Union Case

OHL | August 19, 2016

The U.S. Court of Appeals upheld a decision from the National Labor Relations Board on Aug. 19 that found Ozburn-Hessey Logistics violated the law when it sent a warning to one employee and terminated another who were supporters of unionizing.

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SOFTWARE AND TECHNOLOGY

Aperia Technologies Revs Up Predictive Tire Management with the Release of Halo Connect 2.0

Aperia Technologies | March 09, 2022

Aperia Technologies Inc., a leading supplier of tire management technologies that improve the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles, announced the launch of Halo Connect 2.0, the latest evolution in the company’s comprehensive tire management platform. “Dozens of trade-offs need to be considered when designing the right cradle-to-grave fleet tire management strategy, Halo Connect now couples deep historical tire health insights with fleet-specific inputs to deliver transformative tire management solutions customized to each client.” -Josh Carter, CEO of Aperia Technologie Halo Connect is a cradle-to-grave connected tire management platform that allows fleets to virtually eliminate unplanned tire-related downtime, reduce tire costs per mile, and engender driver confidence by pairing machine learning with active inflation. Aperia’s tire analytics engine leapfrogs existing technologies that simply provide tire pressure alerting,” continued Carter. “By considering the business and operational context necessary to deliver actionable alerting, Halo Connect enables fleets to get every cent they paid for out of their tires and tire technology investments. Powered by more than 50 billion miles of real-world fleet tire data, Halo Connect’s proprietary tire analytics engine uses machine learning to characterize the many interrelated and competing variables that affect and inform tire-related maintenance and strategic decisions, effectively enabling fleets to shift from flying blind with a reactive tire service model to confidently executing a proactive service model that optimizes uptime and tire maintenance cost. Halo Connect is the only active tire management platform for all wheel positions, and the platform now includes key modules to help fleets optimize decision-making and cost across the tire lifecycle. First introduced in 2019, Halo Connect works in tandem with Halo Tire Inflator, a revolutionary automatic tire inflation system for trucks and trailers that installs in minutes. The platform is compatible with all vehicle makes and models, and is available through major OEMs, a network of partners, and directly from Aperia. With the Halo Connect Plan, Halo Connect 2.0 can be purchased as an asset or as a subscription service. About Aperia Technologies, Inc. Aperia Technologies makes transportation more efficient, safer, and better for the environment. The company’s comprehensive suite of tire management solutions, including Halo Connect® and the Halo Tire Inflator®, improve fuel economy and road safety while reducing tire expenditures, downtime, and maintenance costs for commercial fleets. Aperia offers the most comprehensive, user-friendly, line-up of tire management solutions available to commercial fleets worldwide with nearing a million tires under management. For more information, visit www.aperiatech.com.

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SOFTWARE AND TECHNOLOGY

Greenscreens.AI to Sponsor The Word on the Street powered by BETA Consulting Group

Greenscreens.AI | April 29, 2022

Pricing has been a challenge for shippers, brokers and carriers since freight started rolling down the line, and it has persisted to be an archaic aspect of the freight industry. Greenscreens.AI is changing that by providing innovative, dynamic solutions to minimize the challenges within the industry, creating unprecedented levels of transparency. "The freight industry has shifted into a more dynamic, unpredictable state primarily because consumers and B2B now maintain an expectation of a faster, more efficient shipping process. If logistics service providers hope to survive in this climate, they need to adapt their pricing strategies so they can quickly respond to real-time market conditions. Trey is an incredible voice who is continually advocating for this type of technology initiative. Greenscreens.AI is addressing these problems by providing real-time dynamic pricing using the most advanced AI and machine-learning technology available in the industry. This partnership was a perfect match." -Kevin Coomes, Vice President of Sales at Greenscreens.AI. The partnership includes Greenscreens.AI sponsorship of all episodes of The Word on the Street, a weekly podcast that includes 10 logistics professionals, including Trey, the host of the show and Founder & CEO of BETA Consulting Group. "In looking for a partner to sponsor The Word on the Street and to welcome me as a brand ambassador, there are only two criteria that guide my decisions: Do I believe in the product/service? And do I believe in the people behind it? In the case of Greenscreens.AI, it was a resounding 'yes' to both criteria, as they continue to revolutionize the ability to understand and predict pricing based on real-time intel, true machine learning and AI," states Griggs. Greenscreens.AI has partnered with leading organizations that understand the power of a connected ecosystem and want to revolutionize the digital evolution of logistics. By connecting people, price, demand and supply, in the systems you and your trading partners already use, Greenscreens.AI and our partners together enable a truly digital dynamic sourcing experience. Our Marketing Partners and Advisors, like BETA Consulting Group, have a shared vision on the power of dynamic pricing in a connected ecosystem. Through collaboration with these partners, we jointly work to build market awareness of the Greenscreens.AI brand and the future of dynamic pricing for the logistics industry. "We're thrilled to partner with Trey and BETA Consulting Group on our journey to transform the industry together. Trey has continued to prove himself to be a thought-leader with a very pragmatic approach to addressing decades-old industry challenges. Our decision to partner with him and his organization was a no-brainer, and we very much look forward to working together," -Dawn Salvucci-Favier, CEO of GreenScreens.AI About BETA Consulting Group BETA Consulting Group is a sales & marketing consulting firm based out of Wildwood, Missouri, focused on sales, marketing & leadership, specifically branding, messaging, content creation and distribution. Led by founder Trey Griggs, an 11-year veteran in the transportation, logistics & supply chain industry, BCG offers unique, service-based solutions alongside consulting to create dynamic strategies and powerful deliverables. BCG also produces multiple podcasts, including The Word on the Street and Standing Out. To learn more, visit www.betaconsultinggroup.com. About Greenscreens.AI Greenscreens.AI is a dynamic pricing infrastructure for the logistics industry that delivers buy and sell-side market intelligence and business insights to help you grow and protect your margins. We exist to help our customers quote with confidence & win more business…more profitably. Our solution combines the power of aggregated market data and your company's data with advanced machine learning techniques to deliver short-term predictive freight market pricing specific to your company's individual buying and selling behavior. For more information about Greenscreens.AI visit www.greenscreens.ai.

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SUPPLY CHAIN

Tive Launches Partnership Focused on Visibility with Blue Yonder

Tive | December 17, 2021

Tive, a leading real-time in-transit visibility provider, today announced a new strategic partnership with Blue Yonder, a leading digital supply chain and omni-commerce fulfillment platform provider. By integrating data and insights from Blue Yonder's transportation management solution and Luminate™ Control Tower, this partnership provides mutual customers with insights beyond shipment locations and conditions that deliver a better end-consumer experience. Logistics professionals in retail and manufacturing are demanding next-generation actionable insights to actively manage their customers' growing expectations. This partnership delivers shared data and efficiencies for logistics providers, offering near real-time visibility for their customers across the globe. Tive is a leading provider of real-time supply chain visibility insights that help logistics professionals actively manage their in-transit shipments while providing hyper-accurate location and condition with its industry-leading trackers. By partnering with Blue Yonder, Tive will be able to deliver on its promise of 90% reduced 'where-is-my-order' costs; a 90% reduction in claims for lost, damaged or delayed items; and an overall 10% savings on total freight spend to customers. Collaboration and partnerships across the entire supply chain ecosystem are what we strive for every day here at Tive, Combining all aspects of real-time shipment data – location, condition, TMS and control tower data – customers everywhere get real-time actionable information on what is happening with their shipments. We are excited to partner with Blue Yonder to help make global supply chains more efficient." Tive CEO and Founder Krenar Komoni. "Here at Tive, we seek to partner with companies that align with our culture of transparency, collaboration and relentless pursuit to ensure that every shipment arrives on time, in full, and in good condition, Blue Yonder is a natural symbiotic fit in Tive's partner ecosystem thanks to their strong capabilities in transportation management and control tower visibility." Shawna Baker, Head of Partnerships at Tive. About Tive Tive is a leading provider of real-time supply chain visibility insights that help logistics professionals actively manage their in-transit shipments' location and condition. With Tive, shippers and logistics service providers (LSP) eliminate preventable delays, damage, and shipment failures. Tive's solution provides data generated by its industry-leading trackers allowing clients to actively optimize their shipments, improve their customers' experience, and unlock supply chain insights in an actionable real-time manner.

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DealerOn partners with DRAIVER, an AI Powered Logistics platform with a nationwide on-demand vehicle delivery marketplace of drivers.

DealerOn | March 03, 2022

DealerOn and DRAIVER announced a strategic partnership today that will give dealers a turnkey solution for test drives and vehicle delivery that is fully integrated into the online shopping process through DealerOn's Apex digital retailing tool. The agreement brings together DealerOn, the leader in automotive websites, with DRAIVER, the number one logistics platform, on-demand driver marketplace and vehicle delivery system. The process of moving inventory around is wildly inefficient and costly for dealers, DRAIVER comes to the dealer's rescue by offering a solution that pairs dealers with vetted drivers that can get cars into the hands of car shoppers without the overhead. The direct integration with DealerOn's Apex means it's never been easier for our mutual dealership customers to ensure test drives are quick and easy." DealerOn CEO Ali Amirrezvani. When using Apex to browse a dealership's inventory, customers have a safe and easy way to have any vehicle delivered to them for a test drive. DRAIVER is thrilled to partner with DealerOn, giving us the opportunity to integrate our AI powered vehicle delivery platform combined with our national marketplace of vetted and insured drivers directly with DealerOn, whose new products are poised to be the standard for online retailing will provide our mutual client dealerships the best-in-class tools and services they need to compete in today's digital retail and home delivery marketplace." Anthony Monteiro CRO at DRAIVER About DealerOn DealerOn is the leader in automotive digital marketing, providing dealerships with platforms scientifically engineered to generate more leads than the competition, to crafting a web presence as personal as each individual dealership. DealerOn has extensive partnerships with the biggest names in the industry from Ford to GM and looks forward to a long and fruitful collaboration with DRAIVER.

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