Edge 2020 Cliff Notes

Edge 2020 Cliff Notes

Last week, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) had their annual EDGE conference/ exhibit. Like many industry events, the conference was held in a virtual format. Our very own Dean Corbolotti, Sleek Technologies Operations Leader, attended CSCMP. Here are Dean’s cliff notes for those who missed the event.  

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Companies Continue To Transition To New Workforce Models

Companies Continue To Transition To New Workforce Models

Many companies have worked around the clock to transition in-office workers to remote, placing a big drain on important company resources. For example, IT had to solve for new telecommunications needs, while HR had to develop new protocols to ensure remote employees had the tools needed to remain focused and stay on task. "Sleek Fleet is unique because we are a 100% remote workplace, which requires trust and transparency between the employer and employee", said Kira Meinzer Sleek Fleet CPO. "Remote work is our way of doing business, so we were not forced to make changes as other companies have been. We are lucky because all of our resources have continued to focus on our core mission to simply logistics."  
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Looks Like August May See Higher Freight Volumes Than Expected

Looks Like August May See Higher Freight Volumes Than Expected

Carriers have begun to report stronger earnings than expected, contradicting expert predictions that a healthy rebound would not be seen until 2021. Multiple data sources are suggesting that volume will continue to rise throughout August as the industrial sector, along with imports, gets back to full production levels. "We moved a healthy amount of freight last week, almost 3 times more than the last week in May", said Oleg Yanchyk, Sleek Fleet CIO. "Contracted freight can't keep up with the increased demand, so Sleek Fleet is supplementing primary and preferred networks to help our shipper customers avoid the costly spot market". #SleekPOV

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Transportation Experts Share Their Insights On Digital Freight Brokerages

Transportation Experts Share Their Insights On Digital Freight Brokerages

A recent Forbes article reveals how digital, and technology, are automating the freight industry. For example, BluJay has invested in strategic partnerships that will integrate real-time quotes directly into its TMS platform. Sleek Fleet is one of these strategic integrations. "As the freight industry continues to advance to digital, Sleek Fleet will continue to build tech-enabled solutions that help our customers simplify logistics", said Mike Nervick, Sleek Fleet CEO.
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Trends Seen In Our Data Suggust America Is Getting Back To Work

Trends Seen In Our Data Suggust America Is Getting Back To Work

America is getting back to business, and our data shows it. At Sleek Fleet, we continuously drill down into data to uncover industry trends and insights for our customers. June trends are encouraging and point to the pandemic moving into America's rearview mirror. "June freight volumes are strong", said Mike Nervick, Sleek Fleet CEO. "Our first-party data revealed a +60% increase in freight volume month-over-month, which supports other news that supply chains are shifting back to full capacity".
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What’s changing in federal hours of service regs

What’s changing in federal hours of service regs

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that changes are coming to federal hours of service regs. According to Dean Corbolotti, Sleek Fleet Director Shipper Engagement, "Long haul drivers will have more flexibility, which in turn will give them the opportunity to provide better service and possibly make a little more money at the same time.

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5 Important Tips for Work From Home Success

5 Important Tips for Work From Home Success

COVID-19 is forcing the world to hit the pause button. Trade shows are cancelled, schools are closed, and professional sports have stopped. Stay at home mandates have been placed in many cities to aid in social distancing. Companies are now requiring team members to work from home.  “Sleek Fleet is a remote-based company, so working from home is our norm”, said Kira Meinzer, Sleek Fleet Chief People Officer. “Working from home definitely has advantages, but there are challenges too. To stay focused, and remain effective, you need to shift your habits and routines”.
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CDC Statement on Self-Quarantine Guidance for Greater New York City Transportation and Delivery Workers

CDC Statement on Self-Quarantine Guidance for Greater New York City Transportation and Delivery Workers

When we issued the self-quarantining guidance for greater New York City residents leaving this area, it was out of an abundance of caution to help protect U.S. areas with lower levels of COVID-19 spread. In line with our recommendations for other essential critical infrastructure workers, this guidance does not apply to critical transportation and delivery workers who are desperately needed for New York residents to continue their daily lives and respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Goldman: Coronavirus could reduce profits 3.6% for manufacturers

Goldman: Coronavirus could reduce profits 3.6% for manufacturers

The estimate was based on an average production utilization rate of 50% for the month of February and a 30% reduction in Chinese demand over the next six months. 

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