J.B. Hunt: Transforming Logistics Through Data Centralization

J.B. Hunt Transport Services is partnering with Google to provide improved shipping and logistics experience for shippers, carriers, and service providers.

Under the partnership, J.B. Hunt will centralize data across its supply chain, including capacity use, pricing, and transportation delivery, using advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning tools from Google Cloud.

The partnership is expected to transform transportation services by digitally matching shipments with capacity, increasing efficiency and visibility.


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Maersk to Launch Carbon Neutral Cargo Ship in 2023

Maersk is the largest container shipping company in the world.  The company plans to launch the first carbon neutral cargo ship in 2023.  The company has plans to be carbon neutral by 2050.

The issue is that this new vessel will operate on methanol produced from sustainable biomass or renewable sources.  Critics point out that biofuels are not a scalable fuel solution at this time.

Mass adoption of biofuels may not be the answer given this would lead to water scarcity and […]

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GM and Navistar Partnership Is Fueled by Hydrogen

GM is providing hydrogen fuel cells for a fleet of Navistar Inc.’s semi trucks.

J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc., will run the fuel-cell powered trucks on dedicated routes in 2022. The hydrogen is sourced from One H2 Inc.  These companies’ collaboration is making zero-emission long-haul transportation a reality.


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McDonald’s Focus: Digital and Drive-Thru

McDonald’s had been losing customers before the pandemic hit.

The increased emphasis on drive-thru delivery speed across the fast-food industry is a major point of competition.  McDonald’s is already behind Burger King, Taco Bell and KFC, according to SeeLevel HX’s 2020 drive-through report.

McDonald’s had previously simplified its menu to promote speed of service. This change decreased wait time by 30 seconds on average.  Now, McDonald’s is moving to test three new features: express lines for customers who place digital orders ahead […]

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