It is estimated that every day across the United States, more than 800,000 hazardous material shipments are moved. Not only does this introduce a significant safety concern, but with growing threats of terrorism and other security issues, carriers across the US are increasingly being challenged by federal agencies and customers to properly manage their hazmat

In the logistics arena, maintaining solid inventory levels for maintenance, repair and operations equipment is a very daunting task. However, it is very much needed as this is the lifeblood of your business. When the wrong piece of equipment fails, business can come to a screeching halt. Regardless of whether you manage a fleet of

The logistics industry has a plethora of career opportunities to explore. And as 2020 approaches, it seems that even more positions are opening up. From becoming a supply chain management superstar to engineering solutions, the industry is filled with opportunities. However, passionate candidates must also have the right education, experience, and on-hands training.  With the

Federal transportation regulations have significantly changed over the past 50-years. While it was common for truckers to drive 7-days per week, it carried one glaring issue. When you have drivers hauling freight over thousands of miles, it can lead to fatigue-related accidents. Concerns for this grew at the turn of the century and new federal

Any company that sources materials, manufactures goods or ships products to consumers must consider how they get those products into their customers’ hands. More importantly, they must take into consideration the costs involved.  One of the things that help determine shipping costs is the freight class that the products fall into.  Getting your freight class

As we look to an eco-friendlier future, there are some things about our industry that must change. For starters, the way we produce, consume and discard of our products needs to be revisited for better sustainability. Of course, this isn’t a new issue, it is one that supply chains have been dealing with for many

The United States of America is a global leader in multiple industries. The strength of our workforce, diversity of business types, and protection from the world’s best military gives the US a strong foundation to succeed in the global economy. These attributes also contribute to the impact that the US has on worldwide logistics growth. 

A retail operation must juggle multiple tasks every day. From managing employees and payroll to handling billing, retail operations have their hands full. The last thing they need to worry about is whether to ship that awkwardly shaped package through an LTL or a parcel carrier.  The struggle is real! Trying to determine which service

In past years, freight charges were based on very rough measurements of dimensions and weight. However, times have definitely changed more than a little. Today, most carriers implement a DIM pricing method. This type of platform does away with weight measurements. Instead, it relies on physical size to provide a more fair and balanced pricing

Every year, manufacturers seek new ways to trim the fat out of their operations. In most cases, this is because the business has excessive or redundant programs. Programs that do nothing but waste money, reduce business efficiency in some way, or ultimately lead to lost revenue. These cost-cutting ventures are what we call lean manufacturing

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