Category Archives: shipping

The top 100 Interstate Highway truck bottlenecks

Source: scientificamerican.com The map below depicts the location of the top 100 bottlenecks for trucks in the United States on the Interstate Highway System in 2019. Note: Though shown in gray instead of red or pink, Kansas City has one … Continue reading

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No desalination required – saving the Great Salt Lake

“Given the potential environmental, health, social, and political consequences of doing nothing or not doing enough, it seems to this retired planner that the truck and train tanker option in conjunction with strong water conservation measures should be employed at least as a stopgap measure until long-term solutions can be established.” Continue reading

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North America’s deepest lakes and reservoirs

The following list identifies the deepest natural and human-made lakes on the North American continent. Any additions, corrections, or suggestions for this list are most welcome. Great Slave Lake, NWT = 2,010 feet 2. Crater Lake, OR = 1,949 feet … Continue reading

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Primary interstates that are now bypasses of major urban areas

This list identifies those primary interstate highways (one or two digit) that have over time become outer bypasses for major urban areas. This list does not include bypasses of small and mid-sized urban areas, nor inner bypasses that now incorporate … Continue reading

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How do you solve a logistics problem like Chicago?

If you have traveled through metropolitan Chicago by car, truck, train, or plan, you know how difficult it is to negotiate. Being situated near the base of Lake Michigan makes it a natural choke point for travel and distribution. As … Continue reading

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The Home Depot’s e-commerce direct fulfillment centers

Unlike distribution centers which mostly supply brick and mortar stores, fulfillment centers are meant to send out online orders s quickly as possible to customers. The list below identifies the e-commerce direct fulfillment centers opened by The Home Depot to … Continue reading

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Geography of Chewy.com’s fulfillment centers

The table included in this post lists the current and future fulfillment centers developed by Chewy.com, an e-commerce pet products company. As is clearly evident, there has been a rapid expansion of fulfillment centers since 2014. Pennsylvania has seen the … Continue reading

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Crafting Michaels nationwide distribution network

The following table lists the distribution centers, their location, size, and year opened for Michaels stores. The company began operations in 1973 in Dallas, Texas. As can be seen from the table, there are now eight (8) distribution facilities nationwide, … Continue reading

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The lowdown on Lowe’s distribution network

Below are three (3) tables identifying the regional distribution centers (RDC), fulfillment centers, and bulk distribution centers for Lowe’s. Smaller, local distribution facilities and cross-dock facilities are not included. As is evident from the tables, Pennsylvania leads the way with … Continue reading

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Longest rivers that outlet into the Great Lakes

The following list identifies the 43 (two ties) longest rivers that outlet into the Great Lakes in the United States and Canada. The longest river for each of the Great Lakes and for Lake St. Clair is identified in bold. … Continue reading

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