Dan's Downloads

Dan's Downloads

 

Dan’s Downloads

 

Dan Cser, owner of ICAT Logistics DTW, is tracking the constantly changing world of logistics, freight forwarding, shipping and supply chain management. Here is a roundup of news items that caught his attention:

 

Inflation is Coming to the U.S. on an 18-Wheel Flatbed
CNBC
https://tinyurl.com/yd7ksrt7

 

China’s Scrap Ban Leaves Supply Chain Unsettled
Supply Chain Dive
https://tinyurl.com/y7sol4xf

 

Wi-Fi in the Road? Kansas City Start-Up Developing ‘Smart’ Pavement
Transport Topics

https://tinyurl.com/ybdjsvsh

 

How China’s 36th-Best Car Company Saved Volvo
Bloomberg Businessweek
https://tinyurl.com/yar332mx

 

Pilot-Hungry Airlines are Raiding Flight Schools
The Washington Post

https://tinyurl.com/y8argwxm

 

 

 

Dan’s ‘High Five’ News Nuggets

 

Five fast facts that stuck with Dan Cser in recent days:

 

1.    $240 Million and $768 million
Illinois officials are investing $240 million in two dozen projects to improve freight mobility and relieve congestion throughout the state. (Supply Chain Dive)
https://tinyurl.com/y6wc2uo9
California utilities will invest nearly $768 million to expand a network of charging stations and build other infrastructure for electric vehicles (Associated Press)
https://tinyurl.com/ya3bwzjm

 

2.    99 percent
The percentage of iron ore used in domestic steel-making that comes from Michigan and Minnesota mines above the Soo Locks in Sault St. Marie, Michigan. A push is on to upgrade the locks. (The Detroit News)

 

3.    17 Vehicle Models
Automakers are expected to cease production of 17 models by the end of 2018 Here’s the list. (Insider Car News).

https://tinyurl.com/ybaqb2e9

 

4.    The fifth-largest car and truck producer in America.
It’s Alabama, with four auto manufacturing plants, more than 179 tier suppliers and more than 10 million cars and light trucks manufactured since 1997. (Supply Chain Dive)
https://tinyurl.com/y7sol4xf

 

5.    Two-seat, gas-powered gyrocopter with a flying range of about 250 miles and top speed of 100 mph
A three-wheel “flying car” by Dutch developer PAL-V. Some 90 production models are expected from $399,999 in 2019. (Forbes)
https://tinyurl.com/ybymzecl

 

 

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