30 04, 2018

Uberization of Logistics Has Arrived

By | 2018-05-04T10:35:19+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Logistics Management, Technology, Transportation|Comments Off on Uberization of Logistics Has Arrived

For an industry that is forever on the move, the world of logistics is in a perennial state of change, facing numerous challenges and vague demands. Staying ahead in this dynamic landscape can be quite a roller coaster. Adding to this dynamic is the arrival of ‘Uberization’ that is knocking on the doors of logistics, [...]

10 05, 2017

Intro to APU Weight Exemption

By | 2017-05-10T11:57:46+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Transportation|Comments Off on Intro to APU Weight Exemption

Auxiliary power units (APUs) are one of the best tools that you can supply your truck drivers with to combat wasting fuel. The APU makes it possible to power a truck’s heating, air conditioning and other comfort systems without the need to keep the engine idling during rest stops. They help drivers avoid wasting fuel, [...]

7 04, 2015

What’s Wrong With The Shippers?

By | 2015-10-20T13:46:11+00:00 April 7th, 2015|Transportation|2 Comments

There is something up with shippers. I sell transportation services, so I talk with shippers most every day. They look and act normal, but there is something weird going on with those people. Most of the shippers I know work for manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers. Nothing really out of the ordinary there. When you first [...]

12 01, 2015

TMS Study 2015

By | 2018-04-30T12:05:08+00:00 January 12th, 2015|Technology, Transportation|Comments Off on TMS Study 2015

The smart folks at TMS software research firm Software Advice have published an insightful new transportation management software study titled Transportation Management Software - Small Business BuyerView. What is a Transportation Management Software? A transportation management software (TMS) is a subset of Supply Chain Management (SCM) software focused on transport logistics. The TMS serves as the [...]

2 01, 2015

How To Find a Great Freight Forwarder

By | 2015-10-20T13:46:11+00:00 January 2nd, 2015|Logistics Explained, Selecting a 3PL, Transportation|Comments Off on How To Find a Great Freight Forwarder

I often hear from novice shippers: “How can I find a great freight forwarder?” The truth is that finding a great freight forwarder is actually rather easy. Here are nine items to look for when searching for the best freight forwarder for your company: Research, Research, Research Before seeking out a great freight forwarder, it [...]

27 09, 2014

10 Ways to Minimize the Impact of LTL Rate Increases

By | 2017-08-04T11:07:33+00:00 September 27th, 2014|Transportation|Comments Off on 10 Ways to Minimize the Impact of LTL Rate Increases

LTL rate increases are here and I believe they are here to stay for the foreseeable future. The price and tonnage increases for the carriers is a good thing.  Of course, no shipper or 3PL wants to pay more, but we all need good healthy carriers. Supply Chain Digest: Large US LTL Carriers See Profits [...]

23 09, 2014

Top 25 LTL Carriers 2014

By | 2018-04-09T12:11:35+00:00 September 23rd, 2014|Transportation|Comments Off on 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 includes less than 10% for truckload and other services.   1. FedEx Freight - The [...]

27 04, 2014

Free Shipping For Customers: When “Crazy” Makes Sense

By | 2015-10-20T13:46:12+00:00 April 27th, 2014|Logistics Management, Transportation|Comments Off on Free Shipping For Customers: When “Crazy” Makes Sense

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 [...]

17 04, 2014

Best Pick and Pack Shipping Systems for 2014

By | 2017-07-25T11:32:08+00:00 April 17th, 2014|Logistics Management, Transportation|Comments Off on Best Pick and Pack Shipping Systems for 2014

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 [...]

17 04, 2014

Secrets To Saving on LTL

By | 2018-04-30T11:35:11+00:00 April 17th, 2014|Logistics Management, Transportation|Comments Off on 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, [...]

14 03, 2014

Don’t Wait for the Truck Driver Shortage to Hit Your Business

By | 2018-04-30T12:08:24+00:00 March 14th, 2014|Transportation|Comments Off on Don’t Wait for the Truck Driver Shortage to Hit Your Business

Don't Wait for the Truck Driver Shortage to Hit Your Business A truck driver shortage exists. News media like CNN, trade groups, trucking firms and industry watchers all agree a shortage exists and will worsen over the next 5 years. So what’s causing this shortage? There’s no singular cause. But many industry insiders mention: driver [...]

19 01, 2014

Regional Parcel Carriers

By | 2017-04-18T12:31:34+00:00 January 19th, 2014|Transportation|Comments Off on Regional Parcel Carriers

Introduction to Regional Parcel Carriers Although large carriers like UPS and FedEx are global and offer many options, regional parcel carriers occupy a significant niche in the industry.  In addition to simplified services, the prices may be more advantageous for certain businesses.   Since these carriers are regional, they can provide shorter delivery times and [...]