Table of Contents: September 2013

Coming soon to a fleet near you: ultra-clean lifting machines
The EPA's stringent Tier 4 final emissions restrictions will apply to all diesel-powered lift trucks by the end of next year. How will the rules affect your fleet?
Take this load and ... follow the rules! Take this load and ... follow the rules!
Last year's transport funding law remade the $300 billion world of property brokerage. Starting Oct. 1, the rubber hits the road.
A TMS is for sharing A TMS is for sharing
Transportation management software makes it possible for shippers to share freight deliveries and cut expenses. So why aren't more doing it?
What to think about when you think about printing What to think about when you think about printing
DCs have a head-spinning array of choices when it comes to printing and labeling systems. Here are some tips for picking the right device for your operation.
Eddie Bauer ramps up fulfillment Eddie Bauer ramps up fulfillment
The iconic outdoor brand revamps its distribution operations to speed up fulfillment of customer orders.
Is reusable packaging right for you? Is reusable packaging right for you?
Reusable packaging has a well-earned reputation for being good for the environment and the bottom line. But it's not for everyone.
At the intersection: interview with Terry L. Esper, Ph.D. At the intersection: interview with Terry L. Esper, Ph.D.
Some see industry, academia, and government as siloes. Dr. Terry Esper, who has touched all three, sees convergence—and benefits.

Techwatch: Does your DC need wider vision?
With a control tower, managers can expand their search for warehouse efficiencies beyond the DC's four walls.
Fastlane: Driver's ed
With driver fatigue in the spotlight once again, two U.S. and Canadian government agencies have teamed up to provide free educational tools for reducing and managing fatigue.
Big Picture: Sustainability begins, but doesn't end, at home
Truly sustainable business practices require getting it right inside the walls of the factory or DC here at home—and doing business with only those who do the same.
Three trends that could reshape the lift truck battery market
Systems integration, super-efficient trucks, and lithium could have a major impact on the battery business, manufacturer says.
Logistics gives back
Here's our monthly roundup of good deeds by logistics and material handling companies.
Company recycles old conveyor parts into new pallets
Australian conveyor supplier makes pallets from recycled rollers, uses them to ship new ones to customers.
ODFL's Earl Congdon, Kuehne + Nagel to receive Salzberg awards from Syracuse University
Recipients recognized for outstanding service to the transportation industry.
Ocean container inserts hold items steady in transit
Designed for military applications, new equipment quickly converts containers to storage for different-shaped items.
Could a lift truck become the "brain" of your DC operation?
With the right technology in place, lift trucks could function as mobile data hubs, predicts one industry exec.
Sortation systems: Not just for shipping anymore
They're usually associated with outbound shipping, but sortation systems can also be a smart choice for multi-SKU receiving, consultant says.
Proposed legislation lands with a "THUD"
House and Senate may have a hard time passing transportation legislation that happens to feature an infelicitous acronym.
It's a bird, it's a plane, ... it's an Aeroscraft
Unique airship could be used to carry heavy cargo to remote locations.
Bankrupt iGPS finalizes sale of company to investor-business group
Firm filed for bankruptcy protection after failing to account for 15 percent of its pallets.
Daifuku Webb to buy Wynright in bid to strengthen U.S. warehousing and DC presence
Wynright to operate as wholly owned subsidiary of Daifuku Webb.
Jock Menzies dies suddenly at 69; changed how the supply chain responds to disasters
Co-founded ALAN to connect logisticians, relief groups.
Industrial vacancy rates in key Northeast Corridor at lowest level in six years, firm says
Occupancy driven by strong demand for warehouse, DC space in three-state region surrounding Philadelphia.
"Going green" motivated by saving green, not the planet, survey of supply chain attitudes concludes
Cost savings trump altruism among global logistics chiefs, Alix Partners study finds.