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Supply chain companies are always looking for ways to lower transportation costs. In fact, it is more crucial to do so in 2022 than ever before. While reducing transportation costs even slightly can have huge benefits for a supply chain company’s bottom line, finding and implementing these solutions is rarely an easy task.  One way

The winter months are a time of festive celebrations, stunning snowy landscapes, and a whole host of dangers, delays, and unwanted surprises for the logistics industry. As with other adverse weather conditions, a combination of preparedness and flexibility is the key to surviving and thriving during the winter shipping season. You’ll need to be aware

Supply chains have always emphasized efficiency. “Lean and mean” operations, supported by a just-in-time delivery schedule, have been the order of the day for some time. Then the pandemic hit, and the world changed. With no margin for error, supply chains were quickly and widely disrupted, causing havoc in numerous industries. One result was that

We live in a world of next-day deliveries and “30 minutes or less” food service. Needless to say, late freight shipments create a massive headache for customers and companies alike. Sometimes, however, late freight arrivals are unavoidable. Luckily though, there are a variety of steps you can take in an attempt to potentially minimize freight

Over the last few years, the hiring process for the supply chain career field has been tumultuous.  This is true from the perspective of both employers and employees. For instance, many job applicants feel frustrated that they can’t find work in their preferred field. At the same time, companies are having trouble finding the perfect

Waste is never positive, and that’s especially true in the transportation industry. Underutilized capacity and empty miles add costs and efficiencies for shippers and carriers. Many small- to mid-size business (SMB) shippers attempt to run their freight departments alone. They feel that what they’re doing is working fine and that any type of outside relationship

An oversize load, also called a wide-load, is any vehicle or load wider than 8 feet, 6 inches.  These are usually flatbed loads carrying large items such as vehicles, machinery, or manufactured homes. Shippers moving oversize loads are subject to special freight restrictions and will require extra permits. Wide-load restrictions vary from state to state,

When you have a shipment that won’t fill an entire truck, less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation options save money and time. You are sharing the expense of a full truckload with other shippers in the same situation. To make sure you are using the right LTL freight carriers, it helps to understand how LTL freight works and

–Redwood Logistics, p44, FourKites all listed as examples of Chicago companies solving the most critical global supply chain problems–   Oct. 27, 2022, CHICAGO — An October article in Forbes identified Chicago as the “Future of Logistics Tech,” naming Redwood Logistics along with several other Chicago companies, including project44 and FourKites, as leading examples of

Shipping companies are always on the hunt for ways to cut costs on shipping prices while still providing excellent service for their clients. As a result, some of these businesses have begun to experiment with new rate strategies. One such rate strategy is known as an “all-in” approach. In this article, we will provide an

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