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 […]

What spot shortage do you predict next?

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October 18, 2021 | By Katrina Arabe Tags: Trucking, Manufacturing, Transportation Good luck finding a truck! —Lindsey Shellman Chief Commercial Officer Centerboard Your favorite beer. Aluminum and cardboard shortages have been discussed, but little is mentioned about the knock-on effects like AB InBev/MillerCoors buying up most available supply, resulting […]

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 […]

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 […]

18 Sure-Fire Ways to Save on LTL Shipments

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September 20, 2016 | By Sandra Beckwith Tags: 3PL, Trucking, Transportation, Logistics, Third-Party Logistics, Supply Chain Carriers and 3PLs reveal road-tested secrets for cutting trucking costs. While many shippers believe that the best way to save money on transportation is to negotiate lower rates with carriers, trucking companies and third-party […]

Expedited Carriers Guide 2021 – Inbound Logistics

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November 15, 2021 Tags: Expedited Shipping, Expedited Air, Expedited Ground In today’s e-commerce-driven supply chains, speed is practically a given. Whether same-day, next-day, two-day, express, expedited, priority, or standard, consumers want their orders fast. That demand has accelerated even quicker during the pandemic, motivating shippers to find ways to […]

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, […]

How Driverless Trucks Will Change Supply Chain Strategy

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December 29, 2016 | By Jeff Potts Tags: Trucking, Transportation, Logistics, Technology , Supply Chain In the popular 1985 movie “Back to the Future”, it was predicted that by the year 2015, we would have the ability to fly our cars in the friendly skies. While that version of the […]

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