Archive for ELD

Combating Intermodal Market Challenges & Costs

It’s both an interesting and rather chaotic time in the intermodal market. The electronic logging devices (ELD) mandate is in full effect, and there have been some widespread market changes as a result. For carriers, with the new ELD regulations come subsequent training needs and changes to drivers’ hours – creating a number of additional […]

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Leveraging TMS to Become Shipper of Choice

Everytime trucking capacity gets tight, as we find ourselves in today, you hear a lot of discussion about the importance of becoming a “Shipper of Choice” in the eyes of carriers. But what does that mean exactly? What do carriers value the most today? And how can a transportation management system help shippers secure more […]

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Truck Capacity Shortage: The Past, Present and Future

Make no mistake — today, it’s a carrier’s world and shippers are living in it. From the last half of 2017 through today and beyond, a slew of market forces, some predictable and some unexpected, have combined to create a very real truck capacity shortage in the United States. It’s the realization of a warning […]

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A “New Normal” in the Truckload Industry

There are so many trends impacting the trucking industry today — everything from regulations and technologies to fuel, labor, and economic conditions — that the industry is noticeably different than it was in the past. Is that creating a “new normal” in the trucking industry? What does that mean exactly, and more importantly, what steps […]

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This Week in Logistics News (March 19-23, 2018)

I’m on borrowed time this morning, so let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Self-Driving Uber Car Kills Pedestrian in Arizona (New York Times) FedEx Office to open in 500 Walmart stores across U.S. in next 2 years (USA Today) FedEx Returns Technology Offers End-To-End Returns […]

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This Week in Logistics News (February 19-23, 2018)

This was school vacation week for my kids, which means it was a working vacation for me — with more emphasis on vacation than working. But I did manage to keep a pulse on what was happening in the supply chain and logistics industry; here are the items that caught my attention: KFC restaurants could […]

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