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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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2022 Peak Season Shipping Checklist

Guarantee success with this free Peak Season Checklist—a guide for parcel shippers to navigate the chaos of Q4. This checklist will help you efficiently manage your supply chain to prepare for holiday spikes in volume and demand.

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

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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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.

6 Ways Video Telematics Improves Driver Safety

An in-cab dash cam video system can help fleet operators significantly reduce risky driving, costly legal judgments, and insurance costs. Download the eBook and learn 6 ways to improve driver safety by using dash cams on your trucks.

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

'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

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.

Best Practices to Model Carbon Costs in Supply Chain Network Design

How to model carbon costs in your supply chain design? Make conscious choices by comparing scenarios indicating at which points in the supply chain carbon emissions occur and achieve the right balance between sustainability and cost.

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.

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

Can eTicketing Create ROI for Construction Companies?

Trux

There’s a load of benefits to eTicketing. Many of the advantages for the construction industry are obvious. Streamlined compliance with state DOT guidelines is effortless. Errors and fraud are greatly reduced. Double entries are a thing of the past.

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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Easily Build an Optimization App and Empower Your Data

Speaker: Gertjan de Lange

Solving complex business problems requires optimization modeling techniques and data to compare scenarios and make the best decisions. With AIMMS you can rapidly build an optimization app on top of your data and deploy it to the end-user in just a few clicks.

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 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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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.

New Research: The State of Supply Chain Network Design in 2022

This report explores how the state of supply chain network design has changed – including how the tools, maturity models, and market demands are transforming the network design practice.

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.

Top 10 Talking Logistics Videos and Posts in 2021 – Plus Indago Highlights

Talking Logistics

We have taken another trip around the sun, without an asteroid collision slowing us down (or obliterating us). For that, I am grateful. Who will come out with the first supply chain themed movie: Netflix, Amazon, or Apple?

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How the LeadHERtrucking Program Impacted My Start in Trucking

Women in Trucking

I am a new truck driver that is eager to prosper in this male-dominated industry. I come from a career in education for the past 13 years, and I am now the proud owner operator of Executive Enterprises LLC operating under my own authority. Leadership Driver Perspective

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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The Essential Supply Chain Network Design Tooling Checklist

Dedicated supply chain network design software is fuelled by intuitive scenario analysis capabilities and powerful mathematical optimization. Answer 10 relevant questions to see if advanced network design & scenario modeling technology can help you.

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

Logistics Management

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[Video] Navigating the Wave of Ocean Shipping Constraints

Talking Logistics

Trucking has traditionally gotten the lion’s share of attention in transportation, but all eyes are on ocean shipping today — especially on all those cargo ships anchored offshore waiting to be unloaded.

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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.