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Secrets to Strategic Truckload Bids: #1 Bidding is an Opportunity | The Road In a previous post on The Road, Kevin Rutherford explained that building logistics relationships, rather than chasing the lowest rate on load boards, is a good way for truckload carriers to stay profitable. When you start working with shippers or third party [...]

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Recruiting Millennials to Supply Chain Management | Transportfolio In last week’s blog post, I highlighted the need for a cross-functional approach to attracting talented professionals to the company—especially supply chain management, which is facing a talent shortage crisis.

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Don’t Waste Your Time Playing Truckload Fuel Surcharge Games Over the last few years, both gas and diesel fuel prices have been trending downwards. While lower prices at the pump probably bring welcome savings to your personal pocketbook, changing fuel prices impact the trucking industry in a different way, thanks to fuel surcharge programs.

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Top 3 Logistics Challenges for Automotive Manufacturers in China | Transportfolio By 2020, China is expected to have more than 200 million registered vehicles [1]. And that’s only a tiny fraction of the country’s total population—there’s still plenty of room for growth. That’s not to say there aren’t challenges you’ll need to overcome as an [...]

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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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2017 Regulations Update: Top 4 Issues Affecting Trucking this Year | The Road Recently, I had the pleasure of being a guest on Dave Nemo’s Road Dog radio show. We recapped some of the big stories in trucking regulations in 2016 and discussed the issues coming up in 2017. Here are the top four issues [...]

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Mexico’s Energy Reform: How to Keep the Supply Chain Moving Amid Protests | Transportfolio Due to the Mexico government’s recent deregulation and energy reforms that kicked off 2017, the country is currently experiencing intense protests and disruptions along many major federal highways throughout Mexico. The energy reforms remove government subsidies from the oil and gas [...]

Your shoppers made their lists, checked them twice and scored the best deals. Now they are ready for the gift-giving festivities to begin. But even though Black Friday and Cyber Monday are behind us, there’s no slowing down for your supply chain. Here come the returns.

China eCommerce

Ecommerce in China is expanding rapidly and has grown from virtually non-existent to a more than $40+ billion (USD) industry in the last few years. For example, during Single’s Day (an anti-Valentine’s Day in which singletons celebrate single life) in China, the most popular ecommerce company typically reports sales of over $3 billion (USD) in [...]

Can shippers make truckload (TL) fuel surcharges less expensive by altering the way these programs are structured?