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What Transportation Professionals Should Know in the Event of a Government Shutdown | Transportfolio While most pundits are now predicting the government will remain open past May 6, 2017 (update provided at the bottom of this post), we thought it would be worth a reminder regarding how a government shutdown would impact the transportation industry […]

Strong Carrier Relationships Drive Mutual Success | The Road Building a relationship of trust with the direct consumer is the foundation of any successful business or brand. This is no different at C.H. Robinson, where our carrier account managers strive to develop new relationships and enhance existing ones with contract carriers each day.

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U.S./Mexico Shipping Series Part 4: Preparedness for Cross-Border Shipping | Transportfolio At the most basic level, a supply chain is a series of links all connected with one another. A supply chain that crosses the United States and Mexico border tends to have more links than those that exist in domestic shipping.

3 Potential Disruptors to ELD Implementation | The Road As the ELD mandate marches along toward a December 2017 implementation date, let’s recap some of the latest news and discussions in the marketplace. While most expect and plan on the ELD mandate to go into effect as scheduled, there are a handful of events and […]

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Why Strong Relationships are Vital in the Supply Chain and Logistics Industry | Transportfolio Relationships: you spend a lot of time building and tending to them in your personal life, and they are just as important—and take just as much effort—in your professional life. And, although relationships with your family and friends may vastly differ […]

3 Trucking Trends Drove Conversation at MATS and TCA | The Road Trade events like the last month’s Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) and Truckload Carrier Association (TCA) always provide an opportunity to take the pulse of the trucking industry. Seminars tend to focus on safety, increasing efficiency, profitability of businesses and industry trends. This year, […]

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4 Factors to Help Negotiate Better Ocean Shipping Contracts This Year| Transportfolio The 2017-18 ocean shipping contract season is underway. As you evaluate your budget and ponder the best way to approach negotiations, you will want to keep costs down, consider options, and mitigate risks. But this year, there are four other key points you […]

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MIT Crossroads: An Opportunity to Imagine the Future of Supply Chains | Transportfolio Technology, disruptors, opportunities—three core areas of discussion this week at the Annual Crossroads supply chain event at MIT’s Center for Transportation and Logistics (MIT-CTL). The day-long event, if you haven’t been able to attend in the past, brings together MIT researchers to […]

Key Carrier Spotlight: Midnite Express, Inc. | The Road In March, we featured Key Carrier of the Year winner, CJ Transportation. This month’s Key Carrier Spotlight is about another award winner, Midnite Express, Inc.

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A Recipe for Success: Best Practices for Supply Chain Integration | Transportfolio No two supply chain integrations are ever the same. But after many years of onboarding new customers, I have learned that there are three basic components to most integrations. And I like to think of it in cooking terms. Below are the steps […]