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This Week in Logistics News (February 25 – March 1, 2019)

I’m driving around with one headlight. The driver-side one burned out, so I brought my car to the local garage and they replaced it. The next day, it burned out again. So I brought it back to the garage, and they replaced it again, at no cost, of course. Two weeks, I drove around with […]

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Changes to International Fuel Surcharges Coming in 2020

Fuel surcharges have been a topic of conversation and negotiation for carriers and shippers alike for many years. Fuel is a huge percentage of a carrier’s overall cost for operating their business, and carriers have historically utilized various fuel surcharges, from “emergency” to “interim,” in order to pass along volatility of these costs to their […]

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The Role of Emerging Technologies in Managed Transportation Services

When I ask shippers what they look for in a logistics or transportation management partner, technology capabilities — and the data and insights those technologies provide — is always near the top of the list. Of course, the technology landscape is very different today compared to 5-10 years ago, with blockchain, machine learning, real-time freight […]

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This Week in Logistics News (January 28 – February 1, 2019)

I was in Orlando, Florida this week moderating workshops for a logistics service provider client. I was hoping for 70F+ weather, but even Florida fell victim to the Polar Vortex, with temperatures only in the 50s (which felt tropical, nonetheless, compared to Chicago and Boston). I woke up at 2:15 am on Wednesday and couldn’t […]

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[Video] The Role of Emerging Technologies in Managed Transportation Services

Steve Barber, Vice President-IT Customer Solutions at Transplace, discusses the role of emerging technologies in managed transportation services. Podcast version (click to play):

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The New NAFTA: What’s Changed? What’s the Impact?

Renegotiating the almost 25-year-old NAFTA trade agreement has been a priority of the current U.S. administration, and after a lot of back and forth negotiations between the US, Mexico, and Canada over the past year, a new agreement has been reached which is set to be signed soon. What’s changed? How will these changes impact […]

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