Table of Contents: March 2018

Logistics careers are "driving satisfaction"
The workdays can be long and the technology a bit behind the times, but logistics and supply chain management is still a satisfying career, said respondents to our 15th annual Salary Survey.
Be resilient, or be gone! interview with Aaron Parrott Be resilient, or be gone! interview with Aaron Parrott
Resiliency is on the lips of a lot of supply chain practitioners. After a traumatic 2017, it needs to be, says Deloitte's Aaron Parrott.
Skinning the tight-capacity cat Skinning the tight-capacity cat
It's getting rough on the roads for truck shippers. But is a rate hosing foreordained?
Modex 2018: Innovation Central Modex 2018: Innovation Central
At the Modex exhibition and conference in Atlanta, attendees can get up close and personal with sizzling new technology, equipment, and services for the supply chain.
Keep it simple Keep it simple
Forklifts have gone high-tech, but not everyone needs all the bells and whistles. Here's how to determine when a more basic truck might be the right way to go.

Voices
Big Picture: Distribution networks may need to be reimagined—again
How will the rise of automated vehicles change distribution networks?
Outbound: Rubber soul: L.L. Bean gives lifetime returns policy the bounce
Citing abuse, the venerable outdoor retailer has finally put a halt to unlimited returns.
Inbound
Manhattan Associates CEO turns pugilist for one night to raise money for charity
At 57, Eddie Capel enters ring for first time in 36 years to fight for camp that helps kids of imprisoned parents.
Trump vs Todd: OOIDA boss takes president to task over trucker policy focus
Trump needs to meet with "real truckers who helped get you elected," Spencer says in letter.
Logistics gives back
Here's our monthly roundup of some of the charitable works and donations by companies in the material handling and logistics space.
No stones needed! Meet beer keg curling
Yes, it's a thing. And a new video shows how it's done in a busy DC.
Sweet! Custom conveyor delivers milkshakes to museum-goers
Ashland Conveyor provides hot-pink power belt for Miami's Museum of Ice Cream.
Label this green! Bar-code supplier turns waste into fuel
Label vendor converts manufacturing waste into combustible pellets.
Reading, writing, and really big trucks
California high school launches truck-driving course.
Truck-driver doll encourages girls to dream of 18-wheeled careers
Women In Trucking teams up with toy maker to market truck-driver stuffie.
Newsworthy
Seegrid: Demand for autonomous lift trucks set to rise in 2018
Strong activity last year to continue through 2018, firm says.
FedEx to improve Memphis, Indianapolis hubs in wake of tax reform
Company to spend $1.5 billion to upgrade Indianapolis over seven years; will put $1.5 billion into pension plan, boost employee compensation.
Coyote executive suite continues to churn; COO, CCO have left, sources say
Sources say UPS wants Silver, Coyote founder, to take more active role at brokerage unit.
Goldman Sachs unit sees gold in roaring U.S. industrial property space
Unit focusing on last-mile fulfillment, delivery in urban areas.
Walmart modifies OTIF requirements, tests plan to automate delivery appointments
Retailer changes "on-time, in-full" compliance dates, delivery thresholds.
US Xpress rolls out incentives to attract and retain team drivers
Teams can earn up to $50,000 in annual bonuses, truckload carrier says.
Honeywell rolls out two rugged computers to streamline fulfillment
Handhelds connect to warehouse software platforms, firm says.
Ultra-tight dray capacity forcing users to pay just to hold trucks
Users paying fee voluntarily; surcharge is on top of escalating dray rates.