Tag Archives: LTL

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, […]

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Shippers

Highly Effective Shippers Highly effective shippers are successful because they have developed the right attitude and habits regarding shipping. Below is a list of the 7 habits of highly effective shippers: 1.  Strategic view of shipping Highly effective shippers see a well-run shipping function as a competitive advantage.  With this in mind, they hire the […]

Are you Managing Multi-Channel Inventories and Logistics?

What is the multi-channel challenge: It is having the right inventory sold in store, online, through a catalog, or a combination of all of these issues. Retailers and e-tailers use these channels. When the Internet came onto the scene, many retailers segmented their customers by sales channels.They had customers in warehouse and they had on line customers. […]

The Middle Man Strikes Again!

Cut out the middle man and save! Who could possibly disagree with that wisdom?  Me!  As a middle man, I say not all middle men are created equal.  In fact, some middlemen (like me) will actually save you money. Middle man definition I represent a company that buys freight from Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) carriers and resells […]

Chuck Intrieri Executive Profile

Experienced logistics and supply chain consultant, Chuck Intrieri is a new contributor to TheLogisticsofLogistics.com.  Chuck Intrieri is currently a operations and management consultant focused on third party logistics (3PL) management Chuck Intrieri Professional Experience  Mr. Intrieri is a highly experienced and credentialed supply chain professional and is a recognized thought leader and innovator, primarily in […]

LTL Shipping Basics

Less than truckload (LTL) shipping is a reliable and cost effective way to move shipments that are approximately six pallets or less.  To be a successful LTL shipper, execute the 8 LTL shipping basics listed below. LTL Shipping Basics LTL Shipping Basics #1 – Measure your freight.  To ship with an LTL carrier, you must […]

Webinar: Selecting a 3PL, a Guide for High Volume LTL Shippers (October 24, 2012)

Webinar:  Selecting a 3rd Party Logistics Provider; a Guide for High Volume LTL Shippers (October 24, 1:00 pm EST) Register at http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=E057DA81824C A good 3PL can save your company money and streamline your shipping function, but a bad one can cost you money and even customers.  The key is picking the right 3PL for the unique […]

Fun Facts about Logistics

Great fun facts about logistics (if you think logistics is fun) from our friends at Blue Grace. Logistics in the U.S. – Facts at a Glance Every facet of American life is touched by transportation. With freight being the economic staple that it is, every haul is a piece of a complex logistical puzzle that powers our […]