Global Logistics—July 2016 – Inbound Logistics

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July 13, 2016 | By Jason McDowell Tags: Trucking, Legislation, Public Policy, and Regulations, Global Logistics, Transportation, Logistics, Supply Chain UK Voters: See EU Later The British exit, or Brexit, referendum by the population of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union (EU) has already had some impact on […]

Cross-Border Trade is On a Roll

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July 13, 2016 Tags: Ocean, Trucking, Legislation, Public Policy, and Regulations, Ports, Cross-border Trade, Canada, Transportation, Logistics, Supply Chain U.S.-Canada trade will continue to be a mutually beneficial partnership, as long as shippers keep their eye on the ball. When Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with President Barack Obama […]

The March of Technology – Inbound Logistics

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July 13, 2016 | By Tom Heine Tags: Trucking, Transportation, Logistics, Technology , Supply Chain How are you going to make money at the lower margins of 2016? Freight is down, trucks are plentiful, and fuel is down so much that you need to get a lot of new business […]

No Time to Digress

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IL spies the pinpoint precision and exacting calculations needed to pull off the shooting of the latest installment of the James Bond franchise, No Time to Die.

Truckload Capacity: There is Always a Truck Going That Way

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July 13, 2016 | By Bradley Hartwig Tags: Trucking, Transportation, Logistics, Supply Chain Hundreds of calls, page by page through the carrier listings. Ninety-nine percent of the replies are, “Sorry, we don’t hire out.” But through all the searching, you always find one. That gem in the rough who runs […]

Import Express LCL Service – Inbound Logistics

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July 13, 2016 | By Gerry Post Tags: Ocean, Trucking, Ports, Transportation, Logistics, Supply Chain In an industry where speed of information is constantly improving, it is ironic that the actual speed of the various modes used to move cargo (airplanes, trucks, ships, and trains) has improved very little. That […]

Adapters Win in the Multi-Modal, Omni-Channel Fast Lane

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July 13, 2016 | By Rick Brumett Tags: Trucking, Lean, Transportation, Logistics, Technology , Supply Chain In today’s digital supply chain era, market-leading shippers in North America are racing to adapt to the growing need for the speed, choice, precision, agility and visibility required to satisfy end customers. Responding to […]

Keys to Customer Retention in a Competitive Environment

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August 23, 2016 | By Thomas Griffin Tags: Trucking, Customer Service, Transportation, Logistics, Supply Chain Q: What do you attribute to be the most significant key factor with customer retention in today’s competitive marketplace? A: Value over price seems to be an old adage that still is true even in […]

The Role of Relationships in Automated Brokerage

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September 20, 2016 | By Brian Easton Tags: Trucking, Transportation, Logistics, Technology , Supply Chain Q: Recently we have seen an emphasis on technological tools working towards an “Uber for trucking” model. Is this achievable in the brokerage industry? A: To answer this question, let’s first clarify the analogy itself—Uber […]

Unleash Short Sea? – Inbound Logistics

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November 15, 2021 | By Keith Biondo Tags: Ocean, Legislation, Public Policy, and Regulations Keith Biondo is the publisher of Inbound Logistics magazine. The ports around the Great Lakes would love to help offset some of the pain of the horror show called the “shipping crisis.” Guess what. They can’t […]

Trends—October 2016 – Inbound Logistics

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October 17, 2016 | By Jason McDowell Tags: Trucking, Retail, Site Selection, Distribution, E-commerce, Transportation, Retail Logistics, Real Estate Response to ELD Mandate: Yours, Mine, and Hours The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) deadline for truckers to install Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) is nearly one year away, on Dec. […]

Accidents Happen: Is Your Transportation Partner Prepared?

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October 17, 2016 | By Chris Cotter Tags: Trucking, Partnership, Risk Management, Transportation When a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit is brought against a commercial transportation company after a motor vehicle accident, creative lawyers are increasingly including negligence claims. Such claims focus attention on how the transportation company hires, […]

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