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 […]

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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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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 […]

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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6 Steps to an Optimized Oil and Gas Supply Chain The oil and gas industry is vitally important; it keeps our lights on, gets our cars moving, and supports technological innovation. Because oil and gas supply chain effects are so widespread, business operations absolutely cannot suffer delays or disruptions. Thus, optimizing your oil and gas [...]

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3 Global Trends Shaping the Logistics Landscape in 2017 | Transportfolio It’s bound to be an interesting year for logistics. Even if we dismiss the effects of geopolitics on globalization, there are still a number of disrupters, such as ecommerce and merger and acquisition activity, which could lead to volatility in the transportation marketplace.