Comment: How Pakistan’s 2010 floods inform WFP’s disaster response

World Food Programme Logistics

World Food Programme Representative and Country Director Chris Kaye on the lessons learned Dadu district, Sindh: WFP provided more than 87,000 metric tons of food to 7 million flood-affected people in October 2010. A camp for displaced people in Punjab in September 2010.

Which is Better for Taping Parcels? Paper or Plastic Shipping Tape

Shipping Coach

By Guest blogger Jay F. Perdue. We are grateful that a real expert answers the question today about which is better for sealing packages, paper or plastic tape. Jay has 25 years of experience delivering packages for UPS and has seen more packages than just about anyone. Here is his guest post. Will that be paper or plastic Sir? When it comes to shipping packages you have two choices for sealing your box: Paper tape or plastic tape.


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eBay Seller Explodes Sales with this Shipping Tip

Shipping Coach

Here is a tip from Jay Eichler, owner of The Ultimate Thomas Store, [link] , that he say “exploded his sales in the last year.” ” “Up to last year, I was a seller on eBay (and via my own website) which shipped most of my orders (under 3 lbs) via USPS. I would use their website ( to generate the labels and ship via Priority Mail.

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Get Faster, Bigger Returns with Self-Billing

Shipping Coach

By Guest Blogger, Niko Michas, President & CEO, BridgeNet Solutions, Inc. Auditing has proven to be an effective way to receive refunds for erroneous shipping charges and compensation for a variety of other billing errors, but there may be an even better solution: self-billing. Often, the biggest setback companies have when it comes to implementing self-billing is carrier resistance. One thing you can do to combat carrier resistance is automate your billing process.

Kontane Logistics Initiates Daimler 3pl Sequencing Project

Blog on Log

We started the Daimler Truck North America tire sequencing project today, February 1, 2010. Our first truck was loaded around 10:15 with tires going to the Freightliner plant in Cleveland, NC. We will be mounting, sequencing roughly 800 tires per day, bound for the three Freightliner truck manufacturing plants in the Carolina's (Gaffney, Mt. Holly, and Clevelend).

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It “Fees” Like I’m Getting Screwed!

Shipping Coach

By Guest Blogger, Jim LeRose, [link]. I did my due diligence by checking flights at Then I booked with the least costly airline to Ft. Lauderdale, which also happened to be my preferred carrier, and at that time I thought I had paid for my flights in full. Little did I know…when I checked in months later, I would get hit with $212 in fees for the first checked bag per-passenger. That amount represented 15.4% of my total travel expense!

Got Challenging Issues in your Parcel Operation: Expert Help Available

Shipping Coach

There is a famous Japanese proverb, “None of us are as smart as all of us.” ” I work with several dozen CEOs in Manhattan as a chair for Vistage. These are some of the smartest, most successful business executives in the world, and yet I am constantly amazed at what we can accomplish as a peer group working together to help one another.

What is a DIM Factor?

Shipping Coach

Every shipping department and mailroom needs a measuring tape and a scale. The reason is that in order to calculate the correct postage or shipping charges, you have to know the DIM factor. A DIM Factor is an acronym for Dimensional Weight Factor. It is a mathematical factor for calculating the dimensional weight of a package. UPS, FedEx, DHL, the US Post Office, and some regional carriers use dimensions as a factor in determining the cost to send a package.


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10 STEPS FOR A SAFER WAREHOUSE Injury prevention starts with leadership, training, communication, risk assessments, and metrics. START AT THE TOP While everyone is responsible for their individual safe behavior, the company's leadership team must own, lead, and participate in safety management. It's not enough for leadership to merely support safety; they must exhibit behavior that clearly demonstrates to all associates that safety is critical to the success of the organization.

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One Inch Can Cost You Big When Shipping Packages

Shipping Coach

In my last post I challenged you to figure out why the USPS was more money for a light-weight residential package weighing five pounds. Congratulations to Steve Foster of the US Post Office. He noticed that the dimensions of my package were 12 x 12 x13, which put it in the category of a Large Package. The USPS charges more for packages that are larger than one cubic foot. So in my case, if that package were just 1″ smaller, it would have only cost $11.76


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March 1, 2010— Kontane Logistics, an industry leader in Third Party Logistics with offices in North and South Carolina, has signed a multi-year contract to perform wheel and tire assemblies for Daimler Trucks North America’s Freightliner Group, the largest heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America and a leading manufacturer of medium-duty and specialized commercial vehicles. Full sub-assembly and sequencing production is scheduled to begin in April 2010.

Looking Beyond Rates: Fundamentals of good contract negotiations go far beyond mere pricing

Blog on Log

It is easy to hide behind pure numbers and cold-hard metrics, but hiding now will only create a one-sided, noncompetitive, zero-sum contract winner — and doom the negotiations to failure in 2010. Pure data can provide valuable insight, but it doesn’t tell a complete story. Hiding behind pure numbers will only create a one-sided, noncompetitive, zero-sum contract winner — and doom the negotiations, to failure. The recovery is here, and not a moment’s too soon.

Containership Company Launches in April

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He also said The Containership Company will launch a service between China and northern Europe at some point in 2010. A startup container shipping line based out of Norway said Friday it will launch a direct service from the Chinese port of Taicang to Southern California in April. The service will be operated with five vessels, ranging in size from 2,600 TEUs to 2,900 TEUs, said Franck Kayser, chief operating office of the new line, The Containership Company.

What You Don’t Know About Shipping Will Cost You Plenty!

Shipping Coach

When it comes to shipping packages, I am known as the expert (at least in my family). I have been in this industry since 1976—too many years to add up in my head. I can almost intuitively look at a package, guess its weight, and declare what the best carrier and service will be. Who needs rate shopping software? So, when my wife asked me to ship a “care” package to our 25 year old son in South Carolina, I knew the best way to ship it.

Shipping Myth: More Money Does Not Necessarily Mean Faster Service

Shipping Coach

Many of us grew up with the expression, “You get what you pay for.” ” This was meant to be a lesson to not be cheap. If you buy inexpensive junk, you couldn’t expect it to last long or perform as well. While this may be true in some areas, it certainly is NOT true when it comes to shipping. I can’t tell you the amount of waste that I have seen from shippers, who pay more, sometimes 10 times more, with the false belief that it will get there faster!

10 Fundamentals Beyond Price in Contract Negotiations

Blog on Log

Below are tips your business should employ to achieve success as it dives into its carrier-contract negotiations in 2010 and beyond. Michael J. Stolarczyk Kontane Logistics It’s that time of year again — time to negotiate carrier contracts! Too often, business leaders focus their attention on rate structures during carrier-contract negotiations while ignoring other important facets of the carrier process.

Register for the EyeForTransport's 3pl Summit in Atlanta - Save a 100 bucks!

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I just registered for the 8th Annual 3pl summit in Atlanta, from June 21st to June 23rd. If you use the code "MIKES100" you can get an additional $100 off your registration fee. I hope to see you there in June! It is my goal to start talking about locative logistics with many of the participants. Additionally, let's create some platforms for future collaboration with Kontane Logistics. Registration Link: 8th Annual 3pl Summit

Global air growth climbed 9 percent in 2017; best year since 2010, IATA says

DC Velocity

Capacity rose by just 3 percent, creating rare "factor of three" ratio. Transportation

Second quarter best since 2010, as container shipping sees $2.7bn profit

The LoadStar

The post Second quarter best since 2010, as container shipping sees $2.7bn profit appeared first on The Loadstar. The container shipping industry posted a combined profit of $2.7bn in the second quarter of this year – every line publicly reporting financial results being in the black.

Longtime TA Nashville employees recount historic 2010 flood, support and recovery

Overdrive Online

Listen: Getting close to the 10th anniversary of the historic flooding of Nashville in 2010, employees at the downtown TA who were there when it happened recount the rising waters, their relationships with longtime driver customers, and the recovery process in this podcast.

IATA Report: Air Freight Demand up 9% in 2017, Strongest Growth Since 2010

Airfreight Logistics

Air cargo had its strongest performance since the rebound from the global financial crisis in 2010. The post IATA Report: Air Freight Demand up 9% in 2017, Strongest Growth Since 2010 appeared first on Airfreight Logistics. The International Air Transport Association ( IATA ) recently released full-year 2017 data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) grew by 9.0%. This was more than double the 3.6%

IATA: 2017 air freight’s strongest year of growth since 2010

The LoadStar

The post IATA: 2017 air freight’s strongest year of growth since 2010 appeared first on The Loadstar. We all knew it – but it has been confirmed. Air freight saw the best year of growth in seven years, and freight tonne-km (FTK) grew 9% in 2017 – up from 3.6% a year earlier. And while global trade was good – FTKs grew more than twice as fast as trade volumes in 2017. Forwarders and airlines are already noting strong demand this year, anecdotal evidence supported by IATA figures.

Talking Logistics Matter – A Conversation with Industry Analyst Adrian Gonzalez

Logistics Matter

When I started LogisticsMatter in 2010 there were only a few blogs sharing logistics knowledge. One of them was the Logistics Viewpoint blog, which was started by Adrian Gonzalez when he worked at ARC, and I was an avid reader of his blogs, and I still am.

Phillips 66 guarantees your engine after a switch to its low-viscosity oil

Fleet Owner

Warranty guarantee covers select model year 2010 and newer engines


Workforce Drug Testing Positivity Climbs to Highest Rate Since 2004

Material Handling and Logistics

recorded between 2010 and 2012. Positivity rates are more than 2% higher than the thirty-year low of 3.5%


Study: Truckers rank high among sleep-deprived workers

Overdrive Online

Among professional drivers and others in transportation, sleep-deprived workers rose 28% from 2010 to 2018. Featured Slider Uncategorized

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Digital Transformation of the Supply Chain: Now and Next

Supply Chain Brain

The digital transformation of supply chains has been underway since 2010, but COVID-19 kicked it into top gear

Electric truck advantages go beyond zero emissions

Fleet Owner

Advances in battery technology since 2010 have reduced the cost of vehicle storage batteries by 80% and improved energy density by nearly 50

Transportation Hazmat Placards

3PL Insights

CSA 2010 Derek Byrd HAZMAT Truck Drivers Trucking Transportation Hazmat Placards by Derek Byrd Marketing and Inside Sales Manager, Evans Distribution Systems What Is the Purpose of Transportation Hazmat Placards? Transportation Hazmat placards are required for anyone who offers transportation of hazardous... The post Transportation Hazmat Placards appeared first on 3PL Insights - Warehousing, Transportation, and Logistics.

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Sudden downshift to first spurs recall of 1.5M F-150 pickups

Fleet Owner

million Ford F-150 pickups built from 2010 to 2013 are being recalled for a potential problem where the transmission suddenly shifts down into first gear, which could cause loss of control. Nearly 1.5 Five related accidents have occurred, including o


Women in Trucking’s finalists for 2019 Influential Woman in Trucking Award

Fleet Owner

This is the ninth year for the award which was developed in 2010 to honor female leaders and to attract and aThe Women in Trucking Association (WIT) and Freightliner Trucks revealed the six finalists for the 2019 Influential Woman in Trucking award.

BestDrive celebrates grand opening of commercial tire centers across the country

Fleet Owner

since its founding in 2010 The company welcomes four new locations in Georgia, Oklahoma, Texas, and Idaho in second half of 2018, totally to 28 locations in the U.S.


FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index hits third highest reading in more than 10 years

Logistics Management

The September TCI, which is the month for which the most recent data is available, rose more than 2%, to 10.69, marking the TCI’s third highest reading going back to January 2010

Supply Chain Management:The Upcoming 2011 Holiday Buying.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

Just about a year ago,I penned a guest posting on the Infosys Supply Chain Management blog that commented on the pending 2010 holiday buying season and how consumers would test retailer multi-channel operations (MCO) and synchronization. In our commentary, we cited three trends that would manifest themselves in 2010, namely. Online retail sales reached an all-time high in 2010. December 2010. November 2010. October 2010. September 2010. July 2010.