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Biggest LTL carriers

Top 25 LTL Carriers 2014

This is a list of the Top 25 LTL Carriers 2014 Ranking is based on 2013 revenue  including fuel surcharges.  Revenues provided are based on LTL operations only, unless indicated otherwise and include Canadian operations. *Revenue is mainly LTL and inludes less than 10% for truckload and other services.   1. FedEx Freight – The […]

LTL Carriers and 3PLs

The Changing Relationship Between LTL Carriers and 3PLs

On July 30th, I hosted a webinar where my friend and colleague, Erik Malin gave a presentation on the changing relationship between the LTL carriers and 3PLs.  Erik is the Director of Strategy at CarrierDirect.  CarrierDirect works with the top transportation and logistics companies so they definitely have their fingers on the pulse of the […]

hiring a 3PL

Everything You Need to Know About Selecting a 3PL

Recently, a shipping manager asked me what selection criteria he should use when selecting a 3PL.  As a sales guy for a 3PL I am always anxious to impress shipping managers, so I created the following 9 things to consider when selecting a 3PL. 1.  Understand the 3PL Business Models – Asset based, Non-asset based, Asset light […]

Three Warehouse Skills Everyone Needs To Know

Three Essential Warehouse Skills After working in a warehouse for a few months I have come to realize that there are three main warehouse skills that make a good employee.  An individual must have all three of these skills in order to preform efficiently in a warehouse. Speed Speed is an essential skill needed when […]

Who Wants Free Shipping?

Free Shipping For Customers: When “Crazy” Makes Sense Major Australian fashion retailer The Iconic has broken their previous holiday season’s sales record, and is estimated to almost triple their previous profits by the end of the year. Remarkably, the reason for this success is not a revolutionary new business model, or a price-slashing sale. It’s because […]

Picking A Shipping System

Best Pick and Pack Shipping Systems for 2014 Order fulfillment has seen a rise in technology in 2014 and there is now a large offering of advanced products to help make your warehouse function more efficient. With software plugged into your warehouse management system, picking and shipping orders has become a lot more accurate. The […]

Secrets To Saving on LTL

Could you “Bump” Yourself to Some Savings? Dimensional weight is not applicable in LTL…or is it? While, in the truest form, dimensional weight is typically only applicable when dealing with parcel carriers and freight forwarders. However, just as parcel carriers want to invoice for the capacity that the carton occupies and perhaps not the weight, […]

How To Increase Supply Chain Resilience

Differentiating through Resilience Supply chain risk is one of the top 5 concerns in many boardrooms. We live in a world where control and measurement are increasingly dominant and in which many executives believe that everything is within their control. “What cannot be measured, cannot be managed” is the perceived wisdom, so they set out […]