The Journal of Commerce: September 27, 2018 – The unveiling of new bunker fuel adjustment factors from three of the largest global container lines over the last week has focused the industry’s attention to billions of dollars of extra cost hitting an already volatile industry.
Store Brands: August 14, 2018 – Retailers are finding the fresh section a fine opportunity for store brand growth, especially as the center store continues to shrink. That’s all good, but it poses severe challenges when it comes to the transportation and logistics of fresh products. Breakthrough’s Jennifer Vander Zanden shares her perspective.
Inbound Logistics: April 25, 2018 – Doug Mueller was enjoying a long, happy career at Schneider National when Craig Dickman, a former colleague, proposed Mueller join him in a new kind of business.
Green Bay Press Gazette: February 12, 2018 – If Doug Mueller has a regret about his tenure with Breakthrough, it’s that it didn’t begin sooner. Mueller, the company’s newly appointed CEO, joined the Green Bay-based energy and information management company in 2007, about three years after Craig Dickman founded the fuel management company.
Journal of Commerce: January 25, 2018 – The closing of the once-influential discussion group of carriers in the trans-Pacific after nearly 30 years underscores not only how proposed rate increases — often undercut by members themselves — no longer faze shippers, but also the heightened scrutiny by global regulators.
SupplyChainBrain: December 22, 2017 – Improved aerodynamics and vehicle add-ons, further engine improvements, the promise of alternative fuels and the advancement of automated driving technologies — all of these add up to exciting developments in truck technology.
FreightWaves: November 13, 2017 – Fuel costs may have been eclipsed by driver pay and benefits as the top cost item for trucking fleets, but that doesn’t mean they are not top of mind for savvy fleets.
Food Logistics: October 31, 2017 – In a time of cost trimming and zero-based budgeting every penny counts, and volatile costs can be devastating.
Insight on Business: October 2, 2017 – The bumper-to-bumper truck traffic coming to a highway near you is not necessarily reckless driving. See how companies are investing in emerging truck platooning technology.
Journal of Commerce: September 13, 2017 – The US ports that closed ahead of Hurricane Irma’s landfall are preparing to reopen, but with fuel store low, many still without power and roads and rail lines in disrepair, it will be days before shippers see supply chains in Florida and the Southeast totally restored.
Freight Waves: August 31, 2017 – With the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey still keeping a large portion of southeast Texas basically closed for business, that means that the nation’s oil supplies are being disrupted.
Wisbusiness.com: August 28, 2017 – Breakthrough was honored with the Supplier of the Year Award from Nestlé in the USA for their contributions to the food and beverage company.
Freight Waves: August 29, 2017 – More flooding and higher fuel prices as the week moves on, and many roads in Houston area will likely remain closed as cresting rivers lead to additional flooding later this week
DC Velocity: July 24, 2017 – Autonomous trucks could spell the end for railroads’ intermodal cost advantages. But the jury on self-driving vehicles is still out.
Freight Business Journal North America: July 5, 2017 – The Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA), a collaborative forum for ocean container shipping lines serving the trade lane between Asia and North America, has discontinued publishing its guideline formula for calculating fuel costs.
China Network Supply Service: June 21, 2017 – The cross-Pacific discussion group has had a wide impact and is now of little significance. Recently, with the members agreed to stop the meeting to discuss the market tariffs, surcharges guidance information, such organizations exist value, the future is uncertain. Read the original version (in Chinese).
Journal of Commerce: June 19, 2017 – The future of a once-influential and now-shrunken discussion group of carriers in the trans-Pacific is uncertain after members agreed to stop discussing rate and surcharge guidance, according two executives from member carriers.
American Journal of Transportation: June 13, 2017 – The Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA), a collaborative forum for ocean container shipping lines serving the trade lane between Asia and North America, will discontinue publishing its guideline formula for calculating fuel costs.
Wisbusiness.com: June 2, 2017 –Breakthrough recently made an investment in a Silicon Valley startup. Read about the partnership and more.
Clean Technica: May 22, 2017 – The semi truck platooning technology firm that we reported on recently, Peloton Technology, has successfully closed a $60 million Series B funding round.
DC Velocity: April 13, 2017 – Automated vehicle systems developer Peloton Technology has landed $60 million in funding to accelerate development of its technology that coordinates truck driving controls so they can cruise in highly efficient pairs called “platoons,” Peloton said Wednesday.
Fortune: April 13, 2017 – Peloton Technology, a vehicle technology focused on freight transportation, raised a $60 million Series B funding round led by Omnitracs, a fleet management company, alongside existing investors Intel Capital, DENSO International America, BP Ventures, Lockheed Martin, Nokia Growth Partners, UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund, Volvo Group, Sand Hill Angels, Band of...
Axios Pro Rata: April 13, 2017: Peloton Technology, a Mountain View, Calif.-based developer of connected and automated vehicle technology for freight transportation, has raised $60 million in Series B funding. Omnitracs led the round, and was joined by B37 Ventures, Misui USA, Shlumberger, US Venture, Breakthrough and return backers Intel Capital, DENSO International America, BP...