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Building on nearly two decades of collaboration between the transportation industry and higher education, the Transportation Institute at the University of Denver (DTI) provides graduate education designed for transportation, logistics, and supply chain professionals from a top 100 university.
The executive Master of Science in Transportation Management offers a distinctive approach to a management degree within the context of transportation, supply chain, and logistics. The graduate certificate in Supply Chain Management covers how to efficiently manage the flow of products from raw material sourcing to manufacturing, transportation, and inventory management.
You’ll become part of our community of transportation professionals with fellow students from several top transportation companies, including:
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Francis B. Francois Award is an annual Award for Innovation, presented to one AASHTO member State, enabling that state to fund a $10,000 graduate fellowship at a state university of the winner’s choice. Innovation is defined as something worthwhile that establishes, increases, or enhances value to the public.
Any AASHTO member State is eligible to enter the competition for the Award. Each State is limited to only one award application submittal per award cycle. Entries will be judged on the innovation, sharing, approach, implementation of the innovation, and results.
The 2013 Francis B. Francois Award winner was Idaho Transportation Department for its Winter Performance Measuring through Road Weather Information Sites (RWIS) initiative.
The 2013 winner of the
Performance Excellence Award was Maryland’s SafeZones Program, Maryland State Highway Administration.
Here are the applications and criteria for each of the awards.
SCOPM Committee Meeting October 19, 2013 AASHTO Annual Meeting
AASHTO SCOPM-21 Notice of Proposed Rule-Making Checklist (CMAQ)
SCOPM Committee Meeting September 4, 2013 Washington, DC
Past Meeting Notes and Presentations
Target Setting workshop notes, slides and handouts:
National Performance Measures Communications Workshop
National Performance Measures Target Setting
ACTION: AASHTO Recommendations on MAP-21 Performance Measure Target Setting
A subgroup of the SCOPM Task Force, headed by Daniela Bremmer, put together the attached findings on performance measure target setting related to MAP-21. Development of this document had a very quick turnaround due to schedule deadlines at U.S. DOT. The findings are available below.
SCOPM Task Force Findings on Performance Measure Target-Setting FINAL v2 (3-25-2013).pdf
SCOPM Committee Meeting at the 2012 Annual Meeting Presentations
National Level Performance Measures
The SCOPM Task Force Findings on National-Level Performance Measures report was prepared by the SCOPM Task Force on Performance Measure Development, Coordination and Reporting. The task force was established to develop a limited number of national performance measures and help prepare AASHTO members to meet new Federal performance management requirements. The task force, chaired by Paul Degges, Tennessee DOT, includes a range of technical and policy experts representing urban, rural, large and small States. The report is the culmination of an intense and concentrated effort by SCOPM, with the cooperation of many other AASHTO committees, to provide to FHWA recommendations on an appropriate and credible set of performance measures that State DOTs can implement given the requirements in MAP-21. The information in this report was made possible by the more than 10 years of research and development of performance measures.
Download the final report:
SCOPM Task Force Findings on National Level Measures
Communicating Transportation Performance
Deb Miller, Cambridge Systematics, presented the results of a project funded by FHWA on communicating transportation performance.
Download the presentation:
FHWA Performance Report by Deb Miller of Cambridge Systematics
The World of Transportation Performance Measurement at Your Fingertips!
In partnership with the Midwest Transportation Knowledge Network, we have produced an on-line pathfinder that synthesizes performance metrics
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What is Transportation and Logistics Management?
According to Wikipedia, transportation is defined as the movement of people, animals and goods from one location to another. Modes of transport include air, rail, road, water, cable, pipeline and space. The field can be divided into infrastructure, vehicles and operations. Transportation is important since it enables trade between people, which in turn establishes civilizations. I find it an interesting point that transportation is an enabler of civilization, but this makes sense, as it enables the ability to trade and communicate.
According to the APICS dictionary, logistics is defined as 1) In an industrial context, the art and science of obtaining, producing, and distributing material and product in the proper place and in proper quantities. 2) In a military sense (where it has greater usage), its meaning can also include the movement of personnel.
The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) defines logistics as the process of planning, implementing, and controlling procedures for the efficient and effective transportation and storage of goods including services, and related information from the point of origin to the point of consumption for the purpose of conforming to customer requirements. This definition includes inbound freight management, outbound, internal, and external movements.
After Asking “What is Transportation and Logistics Management?” Do you Think They are the Same Thing?
If you have read the above academic definitions, you will see that that after Asking “What is Transportation and Logistics Management” it seems rather easy to see the difference between the two.
Transportation is the driver of logistics, but logistics is the race car driver in the seat of transportation. In fact, it’s easy to see from that sentence alone, the pure difference. Logistics requires planning, transportation is just the mode to execute the planning, when getting freight from point A to point B. Clearly, they are not the same thing, but transportation is just simply a part of logistics. When it comes to logistics, logistics executives must make further decisions beyond the mode of transportation to include:
Importing and Exporting Regulations
Freight Claims Management
Choosing the correct LTL freight classLTL freight class for your shipment
Working & collaborating with other executives within the supply chain
Managing vendors and partners
Responsible for mitigating risk and mitigating expenditures
This is another reason it is vital within the logistics departments of both small and large businesses, that executives don’t see software, such as transportation management system software, as the end all be all of logistics management. TMS software is helpful, but as you can see, beyond transportation procurement and management via software, there are many things a logistics executive faces.
Often, outsourcing logistics to an expert provider, who can not only offer software, such as a transportation management system, but also integrated services to deal with accounting, claims, and building custom inbound freight programs will allow logistics executives to have more meaningful collaborations with others in the supply chain and company at large.
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Due to the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Yokohama Corporation of North America (YCNA) is temporarily suspending production at its plant in Salem, Va.
Now is when the fleet industry should be proactively identifying these future technicians. The fleet industry has a window to tap into this idled labor pool, who will look attractive to other industries experiencing labor shortages leading to increased competition to recruit this talent
In response to the ongoing COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic, auto- and truck makers are announcing extended production and factory closures.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will increase the stringency of corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) and CO2 emissions standards by 1.5% each year through model year 2026, as compared with previous standards that would have required about 5% annual increases.
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At Vehicle Media, we bridge the gap between traditional and digital media. While we have a strong focus on digital media including graphic design, web development, social media strategy and email management, we also provide services for brand design, print marketing and collateral.
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Saves directly to your PC
The Digit system is different to most competitor web-based systems. All vehicle trip data is stored on your local PC, so slow, frustrating internet browsing is a thing of the past. All you need to do is make a brief connection to the internet to download the tiny strings of position information to your local PC. Then all the trip processing, route building and vehicle data is stored for your immediate access. Viewing the data and compiling reports can be done completely offline. Not only will you save time and frustration, you will also save on 90% of your data costs.
Dcut – Take control
The unique Digit Dcut solution is designed to give you total control of your vehicle in conjunction with the added security of immobilising you vehicle should the tracking system be removed. Often vehicles are stolen and professional thieves manage to trace the tracking device and remove or destroy it within seconds. Digit Dcut will recognise this and cut-out the vehicles engine so that the vehicle cannot be driven away. In situations where a vehicle has to be recovered, the Dcut system can be remotely activated by secure SMS to either bring a vehicle to a safe stop or prevent it from being moved.
Highest quality of manufacture
The heart of the tracking system is the hardware device, or black box that is installed in your vehicle. There is no use buying a luxurious expensive vehicle and then risk damage to it by installing a cheap low quality electronic product which will be connected to your vehicle’s wiring. From the ground up, the team of engineers has designed technically the strongest, most reliable, quality product so that you can trust the product safety and reliability. Our devices are locally manufactured at a fully ISO9001:2000 approved electronic manufacturing facility and using a solid audit trail from start to finish. All devices are actively tested, not just jig tested to ensure working product is always shipped.
Enclosed in a rugged aluminium case has a number of advantages. Not only does it give a secure professional appearance but the shielding properties of the metal create a “faraday” cage around the modem, protecting it from RF signals which might disturb or jam the communication. The black powder coated finish is durable and makes the device easier to hide in a vehicle.[/text_output]
User friendly software that works
The software is designed to do it all for you, and with the easy to use button interface, accessing all the features, is now just a click away. All the trip information can be viewed as a list of events in a spreadsheet format, a series of graphs representing speed and acceleration or as a route on a map. Any report can be generated either using the custom reporting function or by exporting the data to an Excel spreadsheet. Limitless ability to add vehicle details, calculates fuel costs, log business mileage. The system will produce a full
The challenges and opportunities for transportation service providers and fleet owners are changing quickly. Making the most of those changes and opportunities often depends on the technology platform that supports daily business operations. With Trimble transportation management solutions, you can improve efficiency, utilization and operating ratios with real-time visibility and control of your operations.
Accurate, efficient and cost-effective administrative operations are the backbone of any successful transportation business. Trimble TMS integrate complex functions into a streamlined eco-system that enables your team to gain control over financial processing. Your team can eliminate hours of manual data entry–and the potential errors associated with re-keying information. Above all, you can improve your cash cycle and grow your business without adding staff.
Shipment Planning and Execution
Improve staff productivity and customer satisfaction by quickly capturing load entry, calculation of miles, analyze pricing and margins as well as customer and load specific information needed to plan and dispatch loads correctly and on time. Reduce empty miles, minimize dispatch errors and enhance driver communication.
Asset-based, non-asset, private fleet or for-hire, transportation service provider or transportation intermediary, LTL, intermodal, freight forwarder, truckload, broker and more– all have a great need for data connectivity and information exchange. Highly flexible and configurable, Our transportation management solutions are unmatched in the industry, providing predictive, prescriptive and automated analytics empowering users to make better data-driven decisions for their businesses.
Real-Time Exception Alerts
Know upfront when there are potential issues that could impact your routes, freight and delivery windows.
Assign the right assets, freight and drivers to the right loads, every time. Get enhanced operational efficiency – you can easily manage drivers for scheduling, handle repetitive order scheduling, and streamline multi-stop, multi-order deliveries. Additionally, Trimble TMS allow you to reduce costs across your fleet.
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