Winning Bid Season #4: Turn Your Experience with Shippers Around | The Road How many shippers do you work with that fall into the category of “favored shipper?” How many more are at the opposite end of the spectrum? It’s important to know that frustrating shipper behaviors—short lead times, long truckload dwell times, etc.—don’t have […]

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4 Signs It’s Time for a Network Analysis.Transportfolio Supply chains are innately complex. The dynamic global marketplace, ever-changing landscape of the transportation industry, and shifting business goals provide the right environment for complexity to thrive. That’s where working with a third party logistics provider (3PL) with knowledgeable supply chain engineers comes into play. With dedicated […]

Sanitary Transportation of Food Rule: What it Means for the Carrier Community | The Road If you ever transport human food or perishable animal food in your truck, you may have already heard about the Sanitary Transportation of Food rule, which will take effect on April 6. It’s one piece of the larger Food Safety […]

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Three Questions: Your Key to Saving in Global Forwarding | Transportfolio Want a quick “win” in global forwarding costs? Look at ocean cargo consolidation (less than container load, or LCL). It enables you to take the best advantage of space. But you’ll need to work with a forwarder that has specific LCL capabilities to get […]

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Mega Ships, Mega Impact: Making Waves in Ocean Freight Logistics | Transportfolio We all know that when we go to the store to purchase an item, we often look for a good bargain. After all, when we save a few dollars here and there, it starts to add up. With this in mind, let’s apply […]

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SXSW: An Unconventional Place to Find the Future of Supply Chain | Transportfolio Austin, Texas. Home to the University of Texas. A place they like to keep weird. And the host city for South by Southwest (SXSW). Revered as the greatest place to discover the next big innovation, it welcomes thousands of people with common […]

What challenges face our trucking industry? | The Road What do you, as a carrier, want to talk about? All day, every day you’re bombarded with messaging. Maybe it’s TV and radio commercials telling you what products to buy. Maybe it’s a new government regulation telling you how to run your carrier business. Now it’s […]

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Sanitary Transportation of Food Rule: What You Need to Know | Transportfolio Do you ship human food? What about perishable animal food? The Sanitary Transportation of Food rule, which is a part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), will take effect on April 1 for many in our industry. We have been getting a […]

Key Carrier Spotlight: CJ Transportation | The Road As I discussed in one of my previous posts, a successful and strategic truckload bidding season is about more than submitting the lowest rate possible. By default, most shippers send RFPs that ask for point-to-point pricing on long haul truckloads (moving more than 250 miles from origin […]

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Decrease Truckload Costs by Cutting Dwell Times | Transportfolio Just how long are you making drivers wait to load and unload? Like it or not, loading and unloading time eats into a truckload driver’s hours of service. So it should be no surprise that dwell time is one of the leading variables that could affect […]