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Archives for July 2015

How Today’s Technology Innovations May Change the Future of Supply Chains

transportfolio-technology-innovation-07-2015Most of the time I think predicting the future should be left to fortune tellers and meteorologists. But every once in a while it’s fun to think about how the great strides we’re making today could impact our future. We’ve already seen an evolution in things like the telephone, once a novelty shared by entire neighborhoods, now a critical component for businesses and individuals alike. Let’s imagine how supply chains of the future might look in the years to come thanks to the technology changes we’re making today.

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C.H. Robinson is Proud to be Your #1 3PL for 5 Years in a Row

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Thanks to your votes, C.H. Robinson was named the number one third party logistics provider (3PL) in the 2015 Inbound Logistics Top 3PL Excellence Awards. On behalf of C.H. Robinson employees around the world, I’d like to express our sincere gratitude for your support. We are incredibly humbled and proud to be your top choice for the fifth year in a row. » Read More

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

Temperature Controlled TruckAs the cost of business logistics systems in the United States continues to increase, so do heavy-duty truck sales. Read this month’s Market Update for more on issues impacting the transportation industry, and then share your thoughts on these topics. » Read More

Coming Soon: Increased Trade Efficiency at the United States-Mexico Border

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In an aim to increase cross border trade efficiency along the U.S. southern border, Mexico’s government has recently approved legislation to allow armed U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents to operate at places of international trade within Mexico. Details of the legislation are to be finalized in August and should help boost an already healthy trade relationship with the United States. U.S. ports of entry in Texas and California should see the most immediate effects of the new law, with more efficient cross-border transit times as a direct result of pre-clearing cargo through U.S. Customs on the Mexican side of the border. By allowing armed U.S. CBP agents within Mexico, a single point of inspection will be created, eliminating a double inspection process, thereby streamlining examination procedures. Information can be shared in real time, supporting trade intelligence and security protocols.

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Guest Post: Texas Now the Number 1 State for Refrigerated Freight Volume

Temperature Controlled TruckTexas is now the number one state for refrigerated freight volume on DAT Load Boards, surpassing California by a wide margin. While the total number of produce loads leaving California is still likely the highest of any U.S. state, there is a marked shift in demand for refrigerated equipment on the spot truckload freight market. More refrigerated truckloads are available in Texas than in California. This is a first.

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