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Is Your Lowest Bid Really the Cheapest Option?

Shopping for the lowest price seems like a no-brainer in any buying situation. But, how can seeking lower prices in the short term negatively impact your bottom line in the long term? We're talking about truckload and…

What Carriers Must Do to Be Poised for Success in 2017

Trucking companies will see higher rates in 2017. This may look good on the surface, but the challenges of balancing capacity against demand will likely become even steeper and more difficult to navigate. These tips will help…

What Shippers Must Do to Get the Best Rates in 2017

The forecast for 2017 is that truckload shipping rates will rise. What can shippers do to insulate themselves from such increases? The best tactic is to hope for the best but plan for the worst, and that means…

2017 Shipping Rates Expected to Rise

Let's take a look at projections for truckload shipping rates in 2017 and discuss some of the factors driving the changes.   Overall projection for truckload in 2017: Most indicators suggest shipping rates will rise.   Uncertainty about…

Election 2016 and Your Supply Chain

It’s been a long election cycle, and everyone is ready to put Election Day in the rear-view mirror. The market is particularly concerned about how the next President of the United States might impact trade and…

5 Ways Shippers Get Low Cost & High Service

The modern marketplace hasn’t been kind to shippers. According to The 24th Annual Study of Logistics and Transportation, transportation has been steadily increasing as a percent of sales since 2014, and the result has been enormous pressure to…

3 Things US Shippers Need to Know About the Expanded Panama Canal

The Panama Canal expansion is impacting supply chains from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes, and it’s poised to impact even companies not directly involved in the ports. Here’s everything you need to know.  …

Four Indicators it’s Time to Fire Your Carrier

Outsourcing is on the rise in logistics: 73% of shippers indicate they are increasing the use of outsourced logistics services, according to a Korn Ferry survey, with 60% of users outsourcing transportation specifically. And customers (shippers)…

Why Top Transportation Companies Don’t Own Trucks

Should a shipper care if their transportation company owns their own trucks? Or should the sole focus be on whether they move your freight efficiently and effectively? Transportation and logistics is a $1.45 trillion industry and…

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