Archive for transportation management

Blockchain is Coming to Transportation – Here’s How

The transportation industry has long discussed blockchain with a healthy dose of skepticism or has taken a wait-and-see approach to its adoption. But lately, we’ve started seeing more optimism and ideas for blockchain’s use, especially as it emerges as a possible solution to shipment visibility and carrier communications. The industry has traditionally struggled with visibility, […]

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Truck Driver Shortage: Myth or Reality?

For decades there has been a consistent narrative in the trucking industry about there being a driver shortage. According to the American Trucking Associations, for example, there will be a shortage of 174,000 drivers by 2026 if current trends continue. However, a new study conducted by Stephen V. Burks and Kristen Monaco titled “Is the […]

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Navigate Shipping Landscape with Proactive Analytics

More than ever, shippers today are feeling the pressure from both customers and carriers. While we live in an age where same-day delivery and free shipping have become customer expectations, we also live in an age where dimensional weighting and quarterly accessorial increases have become a reality from the carrier. Although this may seem like […]

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How to Mitigate Additional Costs in Transportation

Last year many shippers were caught flat-footed by rising transportation costs and capacity constraints. It’s safe to say that in 2019 shippers will likely be more vigilant and more proactive in looking for opportunities to better manage and control their transportation costs. What are some of these cost-saving opportunities? How can shippers realize them? That […]

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Preparing Now for the 2019 Peak Season in Transportation

Even though the peak season in transportation recently ended, it’s never too early to start preparing for the next one. What did we learn from the 2018 peak season that we can apply in our planning for 2019? What actions should companies take now to start preparing? How can technology help in the preparation process? […]

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[Video] How to Mitigate Additional Costs in Transportation

Matt Anderson, Director, Logistics-as-a-Service at BluJay Solutions, discusses how to mitigate additional costs in transportation. Podcast version (click to play):

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