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  —Leading employee engagement platform honors organizations with excellent employee satisfaction and company culture–   CHICAGO, Jan. 26, 2021 — Redwood Logistics (Redwood) has been named among Chicago’s Top Workplaces of 2020 by The Chicago Tribune, ranking 43rd in the midsize category. 2020 marks Redwood’s 8th year receiving this award. 2021 is the 20th anniversary

With the advent of pandemic restrictions came a massive increase in e-Commerce, but while that shift may have boosted sales for online businesses, it left the already struggling brick and mortar retailers in the lurch. Thanks to restrictions and COVID-19 guidelines, some retailers were closed for weeks or had capacity limitations that left them hurting. 

FAK is an acronym used in the shipping industry that stands for Freight All Kinds. According to globalnegotiator.com, they are rates applicable to all types of goods and not restricted to any particular commodity. Let’s investigate exactly what an FAK is, how it is determined, and how it can help your shipping rates.   What

When it comes to setting up freight shipment, most shippers dread the Less than Truckload option. Whether it’s the excessive charges that some carriers rate, or the inability to get a direct delivery estimate, it’s quite common for shippers to get frustrated with LTL shipping. However, in most cases, the frustration is due to the

Omnichannel has moved beyond a retail buzzword into a success strategy and survival tip for businesses of all kinds as the lingering impacts of 2020 roll into 2021. Successful omnichannel retail strategies will be a requirement for retailers seeking to meet customer demands in 2021 and beyond. Businesses that skip out on the shift to

It is safe to say that 2020 had an impact on nearly every facet of modern life. As the global pandemic raged across borders and continents alike, the thriving interconnectivity of the modern supply chain came to a full-stop in some places. This downtime left the retail shipping industry as a whole scrambling about in

In the shipping world, not all shipments or shipping methods are created equally. There are some shipping operations that simply demand a little more effort. A great example of this is the shipping of products from the continental US to a location somewhere overseas. Even experienced shippers tend to get tripped up by this concept

We all tend to roll our eyes when we hear the phrase “the good old days”. There is a culture shift happening right now, and it is one that is significantly impacting our daily lives. However, it has also changed the way we do business. Not too long ago, logistics operations majorly relied on paper

In this month’s truckload update, peak retail holiday volume surge and tightened capacity continue to drive freight rates up to finish out 2020. With truckload demand still going strong, carrier fleets are rushing to place Class 8 truck orders to take full advantage of prime rates in the early part of the new year.      Here’s

Mastercard reported that, despite initial concerns of a potential economic recession, total holiday retail sales in 2020 were up 3% from 2019. Mastercard SpendingPulse, which tracks online and in-store retail sales across all payment methods and platforms, gave some hopeful news about the current and future state of the American economy in their recent report.

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