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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 [...]

Key Carrier Spotlight: CJ Transportation | The Road Last month, we introduced you to Road Hogg Transport, LLC, one of our six Key Carrier of the Year award winners. Today we want to recognize CJ Transportation.

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 your turn to be heard—we want to hear from [...]

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Late in 2016, we awarded six of our truckload contract carriers with the Key Carrier of the Year Award. Road Hogg Transport, LLC was one of the winners.

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C.H. Robinson Foundation Contract Carrier Scholarship: Apply Now | Road For the fifth year in a row, the C.H. Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program for Truckload Contract Carriers will award up to ten $2,500 college scholarships. The program is open to employees of eligible C.H. Robinson contract carriers—those who have been a C.H. Robinson contract carrier [...]

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The Secret to Small Carrier Profitability | The Road I bought my first truck at 22. By the time I was 25, I had 11 trucks. And that sounds great, but at one point, I was close to filing bankruptcy—all because I didn’t understand one important part of the business. I didn’t understand the financial [...]

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Bundling Lanes Can Improve Truckload Rates and Service [Infographic] | Transportfolio Even in a down business year (e.g., 2008-2009) where transactional truckload shipments dropped by almost 80%, spot rates still cost more than contract rates. Aggregating low volume lanes can help save even more on truckload rates.

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The Road: Top 3 Blog Posts of 2016.The Road by C.H. Robinson From the ELD mandate to autonomous trucks, 2016 has been an eventful year for the trucking industry. As things continue to change in the transportation industry, we’ll keep covering the topics that impact and recognize carriers. Let’s take a look back at the [...]

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Chapter 1: What REALLY Impacts Carrier Rates and Service—Lead Time.Transportfolio Truckload service may seem like an art to some. But it’s most definitely a science. Over time, you develop ideas about how to improve a process. But until you can actually prove it, it’s just a hypothesis. That’s why truckload and supply chain research is [...]

Just the concept of ease of doing business can make certain shippers more attractive than others. Does the shipper do their best to load quickly?