For most people, surprises can be wonderful— but, as shippers, you’d like to avoid them at all costs because of the time and funds they can waste. Your best bet to avoid unexpected trouble? Develop a comprehensive truckload strategy so you’re prepared to handle just about anything. » Read More
Supply Chain, Truckload Shipping
If you ship food or beverages, then you know damage claims, overages, shortages, and substitutions can create substantial headaches for accounting, eat into your margins, and damage your credibility with your customers. » Read More
Food and Beverage
3 Reasons Carrier Initiatives Improve Supply Chains. Transportfolio
Technology: it continues to drive efficiency and bring value to our industry. It’s made things better and improved our outcomes. That’s one of the reasons we launched a new technology for our contract carriers last week. We remain committed to bringing new and improved technology to our industry, to make things better—both for our contract carriers and our customers.
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Carriers, Supply Chain
Top Way to Make Freight Attractive: Reduce Detention
Transportation prices fluctuate with supply and demand. When equipment is scarce, increase load acceptance by fixing carriers’ most-hated issue: detention.
In the “perfect market” of transportation, no single carrier and no single shipper control enough of the market to influence pricing. That makes things challenging as the market gets busier and there is more freight than there is equipment. Many shippers would say we are currently in a market such as this, where carriers can be choosier about who they will work with and what freight they will haul. They may compare customers at such times, rejecting loads from shippers who make it hard to do business in favor of those who make it easier and more efficient. » Read More
Carriers, Over the Road
Truck Driver Trivia: An Infographic of Obscure Facts
It’s truck driver appreciation week 2015. All week, we’re celebrating the proud drivers who keep the world moving day in and day out. Every day professional drivers throughout the United States sacrifice time with their family and friends to ensure the goods we need on a daily basis are available.
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Over the Road
Transportation has been referred to as a “perfect market,” meaning no single party controls the entire market enough to affect rates. Instead, the market fluctuates based on supply and demand. If supply (equipment) is abundant and there is less freight available, rates go down; if capacity is tight and shipment volumes are greater, prices go up. How do these ebbs and flows in the market impact carrier-shipper relationships?
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Maintaining a cold chain is a science, especially in today’s global market. There are numerous factors that must be considered at all times to secure the integrity of the temperature sensitive products being transported. Successful cold chains require planning, communication, and the right technology at every step of the journey. » Read More
Food and Beverage, Freight Services, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Consulting, Supply Chain Technology, Temperature Controlled