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Archives for March 2015

3 Ways to Become an Attractive Shipper to Carriers

3 ways to become an attractive shipper to carriers

Attractive Shipper

I saw a news report that said truck driving is the easiest, most available type of job you can get today, and the least attractive job there is. Detention is one big reason. Shippers and receivers know already that detention at their facilities impact a driver’s hours of service (HOS), but they may not know how to correct it. I’ve done more work recently with companies to assess dock congestion, obtain transportation tools to support a solution, and turn shippers into the kind that carriers want to work with. Here’s how we collaborated with one customer on a project like this.
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How Does the HOS Suspension End?

How Does the HOS Suspension End?

Government Update

By now, most have heard of the suspension of the hours of service (HOS) rules that was included in Congress’s end of year federal funding bill. Senator Collins led a successful effort to suspend two provisions that had gone into effect in July 2013:

  • The 34-hour restart could only be used once a week
  • Two 1:00-5:00 a.m. time periods must be included in the 34-hour restart

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6 Basketball Strategies to Create a Winning Supply Chain

6 Basketball Strategies to Create a Winning Supply Chain

March Madness

Each year, 68 teams compete in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, but only one champion is named. This year’s tournament is barely a week underway and already we’re down to the “sweet sixteen.” By now your bracket has been put to the test. Just as many teams have left the tournament, many fans have already lost their pools.
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CSCMP: Your Career Partner

CSCMP: Your Career Partner

CSCMP

If I had to sum up in just a few words what the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) is all about, I couldn’t do better than to quote our tagline: “Connecting, developing, and educating the world’s logistics and supply chain management professionals.” That succinct description really does capture our purpose as an organization. Everything our dedicated staff and volunteers do is designed to carry out that mission.
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Market Update: Transportation Industry News

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

Market-Updates Domestic

In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. From monitoring carrier capacity and driver shortages to tracking diesel pricing and government regulations, staying current on the events in transportation means you will be better equipped to make knowledgeable business decisions and drive growth and efficiency into your supply chain. This month’s Market Update highlights key factors that impact the transportation industry in North America and will keep you up to speed on the latest news and topics that matter to your supply chain and business. » Read More