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As we begin 2020, we can anticipate more balance in the transportation marketplace, according to industry sources. When looking at the classic cycle of the U.S. truckload market, the next six to nine months will be a transitional phase. We just hit the bottom of the market after experiencing oversupply, and now we’re near an [...]

You can develop a comprehensive truckload plan so you’re prepared to handle just about anything.

In a previous post, I explained why chasing the highest rates doesn’t pay. It focused on the importance of building long-term relationships with your customers instead. Today, I’m going to share tips to get started building those coveted relationships.

global-logistics

3 Questions to Ask Your Global Logistics Provider | C.H. Robinson Today, your supply chain is probably global–whether you buy product from overseas or sell in other markets. But how well positioned is your global logistics provider to help you maximize your business opportunities? How do you know they’re the best ones to handle your [...]

What is a 3PL & How Can They Benefit Your Business? | Transportfolio Maybe you’re a relatively new business. Maybe you’ve only recently grown large enough to warrant the need for more transportation options. Whatever the reason, if you’re searching for a third party logistics provider (3PL) for the first time, you’ll want to have [...]

Here’s a short list of outsource logistics best practices that hopefully can help you bypass the school of hard knocks.

Supply Chain Efficiency

4 Lessons Learned on the Path to Supply Chain Efficiency | Transportfolio Starting a business while in college isn’t for everyone. I can honestly say I’ve never worked harder at anything in my life, but it’s also been the most rewarding challenge I could imagine. As an online retailer, Blue Ridge Product Solutions has evolved [...]

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Why Strong Relationships are Vital in the Supply Chain and Logistics Industry | Transportfolio Relationships: you spend a lot of time building and tending to them in your personal life, and they are just as important—and take just as much effort—in your professional life. And, although relationships with your family and friends may vastly differ [...]

Winning Bid Season #4: Turn Your Experience with Shippers Around | The Road How many shippers do you work with that fall into the category of favored shipper?” How many more are at the opposite end of the spectrum? It’s important to know that frustrating shipper behaviors—short lead times, long truckload dwell times, etc.—don’t have […]

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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 [...]