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5 Reasons You Lose Customers with Paula Courtney

The Logistics of Logistics

5 Reasons You Lose Customers with Paula Courtney. Paula Courtney and Joe Lynch discuss 5 reasons you lose customers.

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Four Essential Values of a Successful Logistics Company

Logistics Matter

A logistics company’s two most important things are its employees and its customers. Our employees are our most valuable assets, which sets us apart from other logistics service providers. Next on the list are our customers.

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The Advantageous Impact of Reusing Carriers

Parade

Are you reusing carriers? Here’s why it should be a priority in your brokerage’s strategy. Most freight brokerages see that there are advantages to reusing carriers, but oftentimes, it’s not a strategic priority.

Video: Is dim weight pricing costing you more than necessary?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If you think that your parcel shipping costs are too high, there may be something that you can do about it. You can get smarter on the dim weight pricing model that carriers use and see if you’re giving away money by leaving too much air in your packages. Parcel Shipping for eCommerce

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3 Ways End-to-End Visibility Helps Minimize the Risks of Ocean Freight

Download this playbook to learn how end-to-end visibility helps to mitigate risk associated with the ocean freight market.

REPOST: The Basics of Dedicated Contract Carriage with Bob Elkins

The Logistics of Logistics

The Basics of Dedicated Contract Carriage with Bob Elkins. Bob Elkins and Joe Lynch discuss the basics of dedicated contract carriage. As the SVP of Ruan , a company that specializes in dedicated, Bob has a deep understanding of the service and the value it provides to shippers. About Bob Elkins.

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How to control fleet maintenance costs

Fleet Owner

Since 2012, American Transportation Research Institute reports that maintenance and repair costs represent between 8% to 10% of a fleet’s average marginal cost. Find out what fleets can do to manage those costs. Operations / Maintenance

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Port of Long Beach receives $52 million for rail project

Supply Chain and Logistics

It’s about time that Long Beach is able to provide on-dock container rail handling. Drayage trucks have been a massive source of pollution in the area since the 1990s. Even the Clean Trucks initiative, helpful though it was, can’t keep … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Rail intermodal on-dock rail ports transportation

'If it didn't come by Santa, it came by truck': A wish list for the men and women behind the wheel

Overdrive Online

Greg Fulton penned this Dear Santa letter, featuring his wish list this year for the men and women behind the wheel -- better parking, less detention, insurance relief and more. Fulton is President of the Colorado Motor Carriers Association. Overdrive Extra

AIB Standards: What are they and why are they important?

Kane is Able

AIB International, formerly the American Institute for Baking, was founded in 1919 to “put science to work for bakers.” Since then, AIB has grown into one of the world’s foremost training and auditing organizations on food safety, setting AIB standards for quality and safety.

100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets.

Give benchmarking a try

Fleet Owner

Benchmarking can help businesses see how their operations compare to other top-performing companies. Operations

It’ll be ‘quality not quantity’ on China-Europe rail services as subsidies fade

Supply Chain and Logistics

The Chinese government and several states have been subsidizing rail service from China to Europe. A phase-out is planned for 2023 now. Subsidies were supposed to end in 2022 but an extension was made for COVID. There are various claims … Continue reading → Logistics Rail Asia-Europe rail belt and road China container shipping supply chains

Truckers help deliver 2.4 million wreaths to veterans' cemeteries

Overdrive Online

Some 525 truckloads of wreaths were delivered by 390 different carriers as part of Wreaths Across America Day.

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Distribution Networks: Cost and Service

Logistics Bureau

Stock Availability and Customer Service. How do these two affect your Distribution Networks? Watch this: Related articles on this topic have appeared throughout our website, check them out: The Long and Short of Designing a Distribution Network. Drones in Distribution: Thinking Inside the Box.

4 Silver Linings of the Chaotic Ocean Freight Market

Speaker: Peter Tirschwell, Chris Stauber, Sarah Barnes Humphrey, and Audrey Ross

Join this webinar exploring the silver linings that have emerged from the chaotic ocean freight market. The discussion will highlight solutions that prioritize digitization and build a more efficient international supply chain. Jan 25 at 10am CT.

New Report Focuses on Non-Petroleum Fuel Options for Waste and Recycling Fleets

NGT News

NGO Energy Vision’s The Refuse Revolution report on alternative fuels and new vehicle technologies for waste and recycling collection truck fleets assesses biodiesel and renewable diesel, fossil and renewable natural gas, hybrid technologies, battery electric vehicles (BEVs), DME, and hydrogen for cost, performance, and climate and health impacts.

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FMCSA rejects 2nd shot at $75,000 truck-broker bond exemption

Supply Chain and Logistics

The second article explains nicely the difference between a truck freight broker and a truck dispatcher. Dispatchers work for and represent owner-operator truck drivers, trying to get loads for them at a higher price. Shippers pay the trucker, and dispatchers … Continue reading → Logistics Trucking brokers dispatchers trucking

The Top Now That’s Logistics Blog Posts for 2021

Now, That's Logistics

The last 20 months or so have really tested the world’s supply chains, transportation networks and logistics systems. The earliest pandemic-driven shutdowns and restrictions on air travel boiled over into major supply chain issues throughout 2020 and then into 2021.

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A Concise Guide to Inventory KPIs for Your Business

Logistics Bureau

Every article we publish covering logistics and supply chain KPIs piques our website visitors’ interest and receives a wealth of positive feedback.

The Smart Data Revolution: How AB InBev Drives Efficiency with Visibility Data

Speaker: AB InBev and FourKites

Register for our upcoming webinar to learn how leveraging the right data to make quick, well-informed decisions is the key to success in supply chain & logistics. Join FourKites and AB InBev to learn what’s possible with a data-driven supply chain strategy & real-time transportation visibility.

Higher Costs, Less Waste: Six Ways Supply Chains Will Change in 2022

Supply Chain Brain

With supply chain volatility continuing into the new year, many companies are making changes to prepare for future disruptions

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Feds hear from both sides about Philadelphia’s truck parking woes

Supply Chain and Logistics

Heavy-duty truck parking is a big issue everywhere. I’m originally from Philly, and can appreciate both sides of this story. Truckers need places to park their rigs when they are at home– places that are safe to leave a truck … Continue reading → Logistics Trucking parking trucking

The Advantageous Impact of Reusing Carriers

Parade

Are you reusing carriers? Here’s why it should be a priority in your brokerage’s strategy. Most freight brokerages see that there are advantages to reusing carriers, but oftentimes, it’s not a strategic priority.

Why GPS Tracking is Among the Best Risk Management Resources

RasTrac

Advances in GPS tracking fleet management systems empower you to effectively and easily achieve your fleet risk management goals and serve as an asset to your employees in the case of an emergency.

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Modernizing Pharmaceutical Supply Chains

Speaker: Nimesh Patel, Gregory Demitrack, and Sarah Barnes Humphrey

Register for our upcoming webinar to better understand the state of the pharmaceutical supply chain. FourKites partnered with Accenture to survey supply chain executives working in pharmaceuticals, biotech, cell and gene therapy, medtech, and other related industries.

2021 week 50 on-time delivery performance data is solid, reports ShipMatrix

Logistics Management

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The Effects of Climate Change on the Shipping Industry

MTS Logistics

A couple of weeks ago, there was an important announcement that did not get much media attention. It was regarding a greenhouse gas fee that the Panama Canal will be starting to collect soon. Due to the effects of climate change, the Panama Canal is experiencing big problems with water availability.

Is Technology Taking Over Relationships Between Brokers and Carriers?

Parade

Here’s how brokers are using tech to build better relationships with their carriers. One of the key issues digital freight matching holdouts have with solutions like Parade is that they assume that technology might have a negative impact on more traditional relationships between brokers and carriers.

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Heniff Transportation Set to Purchase 100 Trucks from Thompson Truck Centers, Nikola

NGT News

Heniff Transportation Systems LLC has reached an agreement to initially acquire 10 Nikola Tre BEV trucks from Thompson Truck Centers, a member of the Nikola Corp. sales and service dealer network.

Your Guide to Using Conversational Marketing to Drive Demand Generation

What is conversational marketing really about? This guide will examine the market forces at play, shifting buyer trends, how to leverage conversation marketing, and the tactics involved in adopting it for a B2B demand generation strategy.