May 25, 2017

At CCJ Symposium, Steve Sashihara Leads Discussion about Disruptive Tech

“We’ve got to get our analytics and automation game up. Otherwise if we keep trying to save a penny here or there we are going to get swept up,” Princeton TMX Chairman Steve Sashihara told attendees of the CCJ Symposium, May 24, in Asheville, NC, a prestigious annual event for the trucking industry. Steve presented results of a survey of shippers and carriers that asked where transportation and logistics could be disrupted by 2024. 

Read the Commercial Carrier Journal article here.

February 24, 2017

Autonomous Trucks: the Reality is Setting In

Fleet Owner’s Sean Kilcarr examines the introduction and impact of driverless trucks and writes, "In Steve Sashihara's view, the potential safety benefit of autonomous vehicles as a whole – cars and trucks – is what’s going to drive their adoption."

Read the article here.

February 14, 2017

Outlook Brightens for Small Carriers

"Steve Sashihara...also suggested that the fragmented nature of the trucking industry – especially the long-haul sector – could benefit smaller carriers as well."

Read the article here.


February 9, 2017

Is it “vroom, vroom” time for V2X technology?

"The influx of V2X and V2V technologies into all motor vehicles, not just big rigs, will help spur this dramatic shift to driverless trucks in freight transportation. But it won’t be a smooth nor necessarily obvious-to-the-naked-eye shift..." says Princeton TMX Chairman Steve Sashihara in a Fleet Owner article. 

Read the article here.

February 8, 2017

Steve Sashihara Discusses Big Data and Transportation

In Sean Kilcarr of Fleet Owner's examination of the flood of data hitting transportation companies, Princeton TMX Chairman Steve Sashihara asserts that there is "a real revolution in manufacturing, distribution, and therefore transportation."

Read the article here.

February 2, 2017

Spoiler Alert: To Avoid Disruption, Freight Transportation Executives Need Analytics

In the second part of its coverage of Princeton TMX Chairman Steve Sashihara's recent presentation about digital disruption in freight transportation and logistics, Fleet Owner emphasizes that the Internet of Things and Big Data are "the big drivers of success going forward." Executives need to be much more data-driven and leverage two types of analytics.

Read the Fleet Owner article here.

February 1, 2017

Steve Sashihara Discusses an "Uberized" Approach to Freight in Fleet Owner Examination of Amazon

In today's Fleet Owner article, "Why Amazon Dominates Freight World Discussions," Princeton TMX Chairman Steve Sashihara discusses opposing arguments about the "Uberization" of freight, improving efficiencies at short-haul trucking carriers, and the need for large 3PLs and freight brokers to incrementally "Uberize" to avoid being leapfrogged by start-ups or new competitors like Amazon.

Read the article here.

January 31, 2017 Analyzes Steve Sashihara's List of Disruptive Freight Technologies

Based on the teleconference with Princeton TMX Chairman Steve Sashihara and Stifel Capital Markets Managing Director of Research John Larkin, Tiffany Hsu of analyzed the top disrupters that will impact freight transportation and logistics.

Read the article here.

January 30, 2017

Fleet Owner Summarizes Steve Sashihara Report on Digital Disruption in Freight Transportation

"The potential for autonomous trucks to disrupt freight transportation—or at least the recognition, by carriers and shippers, of that possibility—has surged in the past year," reports Fleet Owner in its recap of Princeton TMX Chairman Steve Sashihara's teleconference January 27 with Stifel Capital Markets Managing Director of Research John Larkin. Steve presented the results of a recent Princeton Consultants survey of transportation executives about their views of disruptive technologies and the business areas they may impact by 2024.

About the Uber-ization of freight, another disruptor, Steve said, “I don’t think we can sit back and just wait for things to happen, but that doesn’t mean we should create our own Uber-like channels. Whether we are a buyer of freight, a seller, or an intermediary, we have to improve our user friendliness and automation.” 

Read the Fleet Owner article here.

December 15, 2016

Port Townsend Paper Company Selects Princeton TMX

The newest Princeton TMX user will be Port Townsend, Wash.-based Port Townsend Paper Co. (PTPC). PTPC produces pulp, paper, containerboard, and specialty products by blending virgin and recycled fibers at its mill. The company recycles one-third of all of the cardboard in the state of Washington.

"Our network is expanding because we have added new facilities—creating more transportation decisions every day," said Ed Barnes, PTPC's procurement and transportation manager. "We selected Princeton TMX because we were very impressed with its ability help us improve our processes by automating many aspects of our transportation management."

Read the DC Velocity article here.