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SURFACE & DOMESTIC TRANSPORTATION THE JOURNAL OF COMMERCE 55 SC&RA has more than 1,300 member companies across the globe in Crane, Rigging, Specialized Transportation, Pilot Car Services, Manufacturing, Safety, Certication, Publishing, Legal, Insurance and Financial Services. SC&RA has more than 1,300 member companies across the globe in Crane, Rigging, Specialized Transportation, Pilot Car Services, JOIN SC&RA TODAY JOIN ONLINE AT WWW.SCRANET.ORG/JOIN OR CONTACT MEMBERSHIP AT (703) 698-0291 MORE THAN 63% OF COMPANIES HAVE BEEN MEMBERS FOR MORE THAN 5 YEARS. EDUCATION, TOOLS & RESOURCES AT YOUR FINGERTIPS Businesses in this specialized industry need advocacy initiatives, targeted education, networking opportunities and industry specic products. Members receive: » Discounted meeting registration » Special pricing on industry-specic products, resources and online references » Free access to the Monthly Webinar Series » Company listing in the SC&RA Membership Directory and on the website » Opportunities to participate in SC&RA committees AFFINIT Y PROGRAMS SAVE COMPANIES MONEY Companies with SC&RA take advantage savings on property/ casualty insurance through NBIS, healthcare with United Healthcare, FedEx shipping and car rentals through Enterprise/National. For more information visit: "If you're a technologist, these are very exciting times," Richie Henderson, senior vice president of administration and tech- nology for J.B. Hunt Transport, said at the ALK Transportation Technology Summit in Princeton, New Jersey, in May. Henderson believes transportation is entering the biggest era of technology- driven change since desktop computers, distributed computing and the Internet reshaped business in the 1990s. "We're starting to see the emergence of new tech- nologies to address complicated (supply chain) problems." In a post-recession era of tight truck capacity, rising operating costs and endemic driver shortages, the transportation indus- try is searching for the means to pivot to more cost-efficient ways of doing busi- ness, whether through greater automation, shifting modes or rethinking entire supply chains. "We're seeing shippers and carriers working more closely together to reduce inef- fi ciencies in the supply chain, and technology that provides supply chain visibility is critical to removing ineffi ciencies," Vikas Jain, vice president of product and program manage- ment for technology provider Omnitracs, said at the conference. is Schreiber's personal "pivot." He started his career with Schneider Logistics and then ran the shipping opera- tions at his family's manufacturing company.

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