DRIVER SHORTAGE SPECIAL REPORT

A special compilation of published posts summarizing key issues around the truck driver shortage, and changes the transportation industry is making to address the ongoing problem.

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The Martin-Brower Company, L.L.C.

1956 was the beginning of our ongoing relationship with McDonald's and it started with deliveries to Ray Kroc's first restaurant in Des Plaines, Illinois. Many big ideas start as a sketch on a paper napkin. We put our own twist on the story. The paper napkin was our big idea. As McDonald's grew, so did we. We dropped "Paper" from the company name in 1964 to better reflect our additional services. In 1972, we developed the "Total Supply" advantage, in which we supply all of a restaurant's inventory needs, including our foundational paper products. It's the same brand of full-circle service that we're proud to offer today.

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Using blockchain to drive supply chain innovation

whitePaper | May 25, 2022

Do you need blockchain in your supply chain? Blockchain can be used to improve the transparency and traceability of material throughout the supply chain. It will be particularly valuable in situations without a central agency of trust when each party does not want to directly exchange information.

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Revolutionizing Logistics and Transportation through Blockchain

whitePaper | January 17, 2020

With the sheer pace of globalization and the rise of e-commerce and other factors contributing to the cause, the global economy has become more integrated and interconnected. However, one critical aspect which has facilitated in the burgeoning rise of the integration of the world economy is the globalization of the logistics that links trade and commerce. A simple principle of trust among the various stakeholders has been the binding thread in the incredibly complex supply chain.

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Chemicals supply chain

whitePaper | December 9, 2019

The chemical industry has enjoyed strong and consistent performance over the last decade. The market is now being affected by new challenges, from increased global competition and changing customer requirements to disruptive new technologies while increased demand for sustainability, safety, and efficiency is changing not only the way companies work, but the products they produce.

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Tomorrow’s Logistics 5 Trends Shaping the Future

whitePaper | June 14, 2022

The world is in constant flux and within all industries we feel the effects of relentless change. Little over a year ago no-one could have predicted a global pandemic would bring the entire world to an abrupt halt. And yet, companies have to make increasingly large bets in increasingly uncertain times

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How to Save Shipments & Money with IoT In-Transit Visibility

whitePaper | March 2, 2020

When expensive goods or materials go missing, it can cost your company a huge amount of money. There’s the cost of the goods themselves plus the cost of replacing them, the cost of delayed delivery, idled labor and more. The knock-on impact can be massive. Knowing where your shipments are and when they are going to reach their destination is critical information for logistics managers. In-transit shipment visibility gives organizations the ability to respond to supply chain disruption and reduce risks.

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REVIEW OF MARITIME TRANSPORT 2019

whitePaper | November 11, 2019

Global maritime trade expanded at a slower pace in 2018, while volumes reached 11 billion tons. Reflecting developments in the world economy and trade activity, international maritime trade lost momentum in 2018. Volumes expanded at 2.7 per cent in 2018, down from 4.1 per cent in 2017. The slowdown was broadbased and affected nearly all maritime cargo segments. It undermined global port cargo-handling activities, and growth in containerized global port throughput decelerated to 4.7 per cent, down from 6.7 per cent in 2017.

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Spotlight

The Martin-Brower Company, L.L.C.

1956 was the beginning of our ongoing relationship with McDonald's and it started with deliveries to Ray Kroc's first restaurant in Des Plaines, Illinois. Many big ideas start as a sketch on a paper napkin. We put our own twist on the story. The paper napkin was our big idea. As McDonald's grew, so did we. We dropped "Paper" from the company name in 1964 to better reflect our additional services. In 1972, we developed the "Total Supply" advantage, in which we supply all of a restaurant's inventory needs, including our foundational paper products. It's the same brand of full-circle service that we're proud to offer today.

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