Archive for trucking

This Week in Logistics News (September 3-7, 2018)

I joined Snapchat this week. Not because I really wanted to, but because it’s the only way I can communicate with my daughter in college. I tried calling, texting, and emailing her, but she doesn’t respond via those channels. Send her a snap, however, and she gets back to you fairly quickly. I have to […]

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Research: What Leading Shippers Do to Obtain Better Truckload Rates and Performance

No doubt about it: this trucking environment is sending plenty of truckload budgets into the red. What can shippers do to navigate this market? Take your cue from the latest findings of MIT researchers. Using data from TMC, a division of C.H. Robinson , the researchers examined the best practices that separate Leaders from Laggards […]

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IoT Speeds Over-the-Road Shipment Tracking

If you’re a global supply chain executive, you’ve got a challenging job. A job that was once as simple as moving goods around now involves managing relationships with suppliers and service providers all around the globe, while also keeping track of the goods as your shipments move closer to their destination. According to a 2017 […]

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How to Create a Truckload Strategy That Works in Any Market

For most individuals, surprises can be wonderful—but, as a shipper, you try to avoid them at all costs. Because in supply chains, surprises tend to mean wasted time and added expense. Your best bet to avoid unexpected trouble? Develop a comprehensive truckload strategy so you’re prepared to handle just about anything. Building the right truckload […]

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Smarter Approaches to Freight Matching

There’s a lot of discussion today about the capacity shortage in trucking. Finding trucks for available loads is more challenging than ever for shippers and brokers. The reality, however, is that there’s a lot of inefficiency in the way that matching takes place today. What are the challenges with the traditional freight matching process? How […]

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Transportation Spot Market Inversion

Shippers today find themselves in a difficult and costly situation: their routing guides are often broken and they’re having to go to the spot market to cover their loads, which is costing more than they had budgeted. The great transportation spot market inversion has occurred. What does that mean for shippers? How should they respond? […]

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