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 […]

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 […]

2016 Trucking Perspectives – Inbound Logistics

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September 20, 2016 | By Jason McDowell Tags: Trucking, Transportation, Logistics, Supply Chain Inbound Logistics’ exclusive trucking market research report delivers shipper and trucker insights into the industry’s challenges and trends. The trucking capacity crisis that plagued the industry for the past several years seems to finally have eased off—at […]

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. […]

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