Archive for private fleet

Tapping Into Private Fleet Backhaul Capacity

In today’s challenging transportation environment, the more avenues shippers have to find and secure capacity, the better. While there is currently considerable investment and effort to add capacity to the market, there’s also a lot of wasted capacity such as empty private fleet backhauls. How can shippers tap into this source more efficiently? What are […]

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Editor’s Pick: Dedicated Fleets – To Use or Not to Use

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. In this post, Brian Fish, Account Manager at LLamasoft, shares some factors to consider when determining whether or not to use […]

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Beating the Capacity Crisis: Ways to Manage Transportation Capacity More Effectively

The dynamic nature of the transportation industry is leading shippers to take a smarter, more integrated approach to transportation management, especially when it comes to securing and utilizing capacity. In this timely and informative episode, Nicholas Carretta, President at UltraShipTMS, discusses the trends and challenges facing transportation executives today and the actions they are taking, including leveraging technology, to secure and manage […]

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Insights from Ryder Innovate 2014

I have long argued that third party logistics providers (3PLs) should set themselves apart from the competition by fully harnessing the power and value of their customer and employee communities. The reason is simple: companies want their 3PL partners to provide them with insights about leading industry practices and trends, as well as to facilitate […]

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What is the Future of Truckload Transportation?

There’s been a common thread in my conversations with shippers over the past few years: their desire to take freight off the truckload grid — i.e., minimize the number of one-way truck shipments they make. This desire is driven by a number of factors, including: Capacity concerns: A lot of capacity has left the market […]

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