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Greg West — Vice President of LTL Transportation

Greg West has worked for C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. since January 2004. He currently serves as Vice President of LTL Transportation, where he manages sales, operations, carrier management, training, and all other aspects involved in growing the company’s less than truckload (LTL) business; he holds additional responsibilities in growing the company’s consolidation centers and European Groupage business. Before joining C.H. Robinson, Greg spent 17 years at Roadway Express in operations and sales positions. He has served as Education Chairman and as President of the CSCMP Minnesota Chapter. He has a BBA degree in Finance from the University of Iowa.

5 Reasons Why LTL Rates Are Changing & How to Cope

5 Reasons Why LTL Rates Are Changing & What to Expect | Transportfolio

If you’ve been in transportation or logistics for any length of time, you already know that nothing stays the same for long. Recent less than truckload (LTL) rates and capacity levels have been below the levels we saw from 2005-2010. But that’s about to change—and it’s already started.
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What is LTL Freight & How Can It Work for You?

What is LTL Freight & How Can It Work for You? | Transportfolio

Less than load (LTL) freight is the transportation of products or goods that does not require a full truckload due to the smaller nature of the parcel. Therefore, there are typically many separate shipments being transported on one truck. LTL shipments are usually arranged on pallets and can range anywhere from 150 pounds to 10,000 pounds.
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Countdown to Black Friday: How LTL Can Be Part of a Well-Rounded Strategy

Countdown to Black Friday: How LTL Can Be Part of a Well-Rounded Strategy.Transportfolio


Retailers are working hard to prepare for the crowds of consumers who are excited to jumpstart their holiday shopping on Black Friday. Transportation and logistics professionals are in the thick of it, too. And as we get closer to the big day, less than truckload (LTL) and small parcel shipments will continue to play a big role in keeping goods flowing from manufacturers and distribution centers (DCs) to warehouses and retail locations across the country.
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Ecommerce: A Supply Chain Disruptor or Retail Opportunity?


With more than $56 billion spent online via desktop devices and $12 billion via mobile devices in the United States during the 2015 holiday season, it’s no wonder that the most discussed topic at this year’s RILA conference was ecommerce and its effects on supply chains. The consumer shift to ecommerce is a major disruption to retailers and they are quickly trying to adapt.
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