Private Fleet vs. Outsourced Trucking Services: A Head-to-Head Comparison

Posted by Scott Falk on Dec 6, 2023 8:00:00 AM

In this age of companies doing more and more in-house rather than relying on vendor partners to provide specialty services, many companies prefer to have a private fleet of trucks and drivers rather than..

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How to Deal With Point of Contact Changes at Your Freight Carrier

Posted by Wade Mann on Sep 15, 2023 7:39:00 AM

One of the things you may have adapted to when working with a carrier or broker is your point of contact. Your point of contact is the individual you communicate with at the provider, often a salesperson or..

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Freight Rate Spot Quotes: How to Get One, How to Compare Them and Negotiation Tips

Posted by Tucker Sexton on Sep 8, 2023 7:56:00 AM

The first step in arranging a shipment is to reach out to a carrier or broker and receive a rate. With just that information, you can decide which provider is best for you based on the competing interests of..

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[Video] 3 Tips for Choosing a Transportation Provider

Posted by Josh Rivers on May 25, 2023 10:23:31 AM

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The Pros and Cons of Shipping Freight Using a Small Trucking Company

Posted by Derik Gertken on Mar 20, 2023 10:00:00 AM

Your freight making it to its destination on time hinges on decisions you made well before it ever loaded. Prime among these decisions is which transportation provider(s) you trust to handle your freight..

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The Pros and Cons of Adding a New Transportation Provider Mid-Cycle

Posted by Crystal Lahr on Feb 24, 2023 10:00:00 AM

Composing a transportation network can take years of work. This is rarely a set-it-and-forget-it process. Your company’s supply chain is dynamic — with inbound and outbound freight volumes fluctuating..

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6 Steps for Onboarding a New Transportation Provider

Posted by Derek Brutger on Feb 20, 2023 10:00:00 AM

You oversee the freight moving to and from your company’s door. In doing so, you’re tasked with meeting certain deadlines, budgetary benchmarks and performance goals. As a logistics manager, achieving these..

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The Pros and Cons of Shipping Freight Using a Large Trucking Company

Posted by Justin Werner on Feb 13, 2023 10:00:00 AM

When it comes to choosing your transportation provider, there’s certainly no shortage of options. Sure, depending on your location(s), commodity type(s), company goals and the time of year, your pool of viable..

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How to Get Started Managing a Transportation Supply Chain: 8 Priorities

Posted by Derik Gertken on Nov 30, 2022 10:00:00 AM

There are few roles in an organization more important than supply chain/logistics management. The flow of freight to and from its location(s) is a foundational piece of every business — accounting for a large..

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How to Know When it’s Time to Switch Transportation Providers

Posted by Jason Halgrimson on Oct 17, 2022 10:00:00 AM

“This isn’t working.” Three dreaded words that can only mean one thing: you tried, you failed, it’s time to move on. 

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