The Official Newsletter of The National Defense Transportation Association

September 7, 2023

Explore Deployment to & Sustainment in Austere Locations

NDTA and USTRANSCOM look forward to seeing you at the Fall Meeting October 31 – November 3, 2023, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, FL. The event features engaging roundtable discussions with experienced government and industry transportation and logistics leaders to round out the 2023 theme, “Advancing Power Projection with Allies and Partners.”  Check out the Fall Meeting roundtable session highlighted below. […READ MORE…]

Register Now for the DC Chapter Lunch & Learn

Join the NDTA Washington DC Chapter on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 11:30am to “lunch & learn” about Current Innovations in Global Logistics Data Capture & In-Transit Visibility (ITV). This in-person event will take place at Crowley Government Services, 2461 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22331 […READ MORE…]

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Coming this Fall – Events for the Greater Defense Transportation & Logistics Community

DLA Industry Collider Day: The DLA Research and Development’s Annual Industry Collider Day will occur on 11 September and offer valuable insights, interactive sessions, and networking opportunities.  For more information and to register, click here. […READ MORE…]

DLA Warehouse Management System Deploys in Bahrain

By Dawn Bonsell, DLA Distribution Public Affairs

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Bahrain is the first DLA site outside the continental United States to deploy the new warehouse management system, and the first distribution center to go live a day earlier than planned.  […READ MORE…]

SFPC Opening Ceremony and Remarks 2023

“Ensuring a strong national defense takes all of us working together, identifying and working through challenges,” said NDTA President and CEO VADM William “Andy” Brown, USN (Ret.), during his opening remarks at the Surface Force Projection Conference (SFPC). The conference took place May 15-18, 2023, on the Christopher Newport University (CNU) campus in Newport News, Virginia […READ MORE…]

Editor’s Picks

Spotlight on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Military Logistics May Not Be Exciting, But It’s the Only Way the Latest Weapons Will Do Any Good

(Federal News Network)  Should the United States need to project kinetic power far away, the decisive factor would be logistics. Yet, according to a detailed study by Brookings, the military has neglected logistics in recent years.

Faster Trains to Begin Carrying Passengers as Amtrak’s Monopoly Falls

(The Washington Post)  The only private operator of intercity passenger trains is about to launch new service in Florida. Next? Trains at 186 mph between Las Vegas and Southern California.

Move Soldiers Less: A Divisional System in the US Army 

(War on the Rocks)  The Army spends over $1.8 billion on permanent change-of-station moves annually. Adopting a divisional system could save money for the military and improve satisfaction and retention among servicemembers — many of whom leave under pressure from family members who want geographic stability. 

Geopolitical Tension with China Would Hit U.S. Critical Technology Sectors Hard, New Study Shows

(Defense One)  Many of the largest tech companies in the United States are so intertwined with China that they likely would not survive a massive geopolitical crisis between the two countries, research from data services company J.H. Whitney shows.

AAR and Moog Inc. Sign Two Multi-Year Commercial Agreements

(AAR Corp.)  AAR CORP. has signed two multi-year commercial agreements with Moog Inc. The agreements are the first steps in a new strategic relationship that allows for potential future expansion of the scope of services provided.

The Intermodal Association of North America and the Bureau International des Containers Expand Collaboration to North America Geofencing

[The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA)] IANA and the Bureau International des Containers (BIC) are extending their collaboration on container facility identification, which began in 2021, to include geofencing.

ARC Supports Deployment of Spartan Brigade to Europe

[American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier Group (ARC)]  ARC’s M/V Endurance recently moved over 1,000 pieces of military equipment to support the deployment of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division. The Spartan Brigade is deploying from their home station at Fort Stewart, Georgia to Europe to participate in NATO’s Operation Atlantic Resolve.

Four Mistakes That Can Derail Your Specialized Freight Shipment – And How to Avoid Them

(Landstar)  Heavy haul and specialized project shipping is complex. When you mix drive time restrictions, permits, route surveys, load securement parameters, and other logistical details into the transportation plan, it can be easy to get overwhelmed. Hear recommendations from Landstar on avoiding costly mistakes.

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