The Official Newsletter of The National Defense Transportation Association

November 17, 2022


The Source will be on hiatus next week. We wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving.


Join NDTA in Supporting the Marine Corps Toys for Tots

NDTA and Toys for Tots are recruiting your support to help Santa’s Elves! How does Santa get around to all the children in just one night? He has LOTS of help: Elves, Marines, & YOU! […READ MORE…]


Joint Effort at Eustis Moves Navy Construction Battalion from Atlantic to Pacific

Story and US Air Force photo by Crista Mary Mack

While U.S. Army mariners and a U.S. Navy construction unit may sound like the opposite of expected land and sea operations, this seemingly uncommon pair worked a single mission together. […READ MORE…]


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New GAO Report Looks at Disaster Recovery & Actions Needed to Improve the Federal Approach

Each year, disasters such as floods, hurricanes, and wildfires affect hundreds of American communities. The federal government provides billions of dollars to support community recovery. […READ MORE…]


DLA Discusses Inflation, Buying Power with Industry Partners During Forecast Meeting

By Nancy Benecki, DLA Public Affairs

Leaders from the Defense Logistics Agency and over a dozen industry associations discussed current fiscal year projections during the Demand Forecast to Industry meeting Nov. 7 at the McNamara Headquarters Complex. […READ MORE…]


Editor’s Picks

DoD Fails Audit, Sees Ukraine as ‘Teachable Moment’ in Accountability
(Defense News)  As the Pentagon racked up its fifth comprehensive audit failure, its chief financial officer on Tuesday said Ukraine’s fight against Russia offers a “teachable moment” for the U.S. military to accurately tally its weapons and property.

The 2022 Holiday Logistics Guide
(Logistics Viewpoints)  Halloween is in the rearview mirror and Black Friday is on the horizon. As such, retailers and logistics providers are gearing up for the annual holiday logistics crunch.

Opportunities Abound for Women in Trucking, Observers Say
(Transport Topics)  Trucking provides women with career opportunities that allow them to chart successful paths, but consideration must be given to challenges they face, experts said at an industry conference.

The Global Shipping Industry Is Facing a New Problem — Too Many Containers
(CNBC)  While there was a shortage of containers at the height of the Covid pandemic, the global economy is now facing the opposite problem: too many containers.

Watch this US Air Force Cargo Plane Launch a Cruise Missile in Norway
(Defense News)  The U.S. Air Force has for the first time in an overseas test used its Rapid Dragon system, in which cruise missiles on pallets are launched from the back of a mobility aircraft.


Project No More – ECHO Suites Extended Stay by Wyndham Becomes Wyndham Hotels & Resorts’ 24th Brand
(Wyndham Hotels & Resorts)  Wyndham has unveiled the name of its 24th brand, ECHO Suites Extended Stay by Wyndham. Officially the fastest growing brand in Wyndham’s development pipeline, the brand has 120 hotels in its pipeline across the U.S. (as of September 30th), well ahead of the Company’s previously-shared end-of-year goal.

FedEx Freight Launches Space and Pace Pilot
(FedEx)  FedEx Freight is launching an industry-changing space and pace pricing pilot for select customers, using dimension-based pricing for LTL.

Here’s the Travel Expense Policy Template You Need
(SAP Concur)  Setting clear guidelines is important in every aspect of business, particularly with your most valued audience – your employees. Managing business expense and travel is no exception. And, with an average of 10% of a company’s business budget devoted to employee expense and business travel, this isn’t a cost area you can afford to overlook.

Union Pacific Details Efforts to Address Climate Change; Becomes First U.S. Railroad to Support Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures
(Union Pacific)  Union Pacific Railroad has published its second comprehensive Climate Action Plan, highlighting the significant and innovative steps taken to address climate change, while outlining long-term strategies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and achieve net zero by 2050.


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