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We all understand that the logistics space is packed with procedures and regulations that are, quite frankly, convoluted. Among the most common of these are the often-misunderstood fuel surcharges.   Surcharges have been around for quite a long time across just about every industry. Fuel surcharges in the logistics industry are no exception. However, when

  Less Than Truckload shipping can be a very viable and cost-effective way for smaller companies to ship their goods quickly when they don’t have a full truckload to send out. But LTL shipping is a bit different than what you may have come to grow accustomed to with other, more traditional shipping methods. These

Did you know that on average, the most expensive mode of shipping (per pound) is heavy haul? You would think that most heavy haul carriers would offer some sort of discount to their clients based on the amount they ship. After all, carriers who specialize in other shipping modes often offer discounted rates for those

  One thing all shippers deal with is negotiations. And as most shippers know, negotiating the best shipping rates is one of the hardest things to achieve. It takes a certain level of rapport with specific carriers to gain the type of rates we all dream about. And even with a good rapport, this is

For February’s truckload update, freight performance slowed slightly due to short-term polar vortex effects and longer-lasting supply chain pain points. Still, demand continues to look promising heading into Q2, but concerns over capacity and driver shortage remain center stage across the industry.  Here’s what we will cover in the truckload update: February truckload activity Capacity

Mexico Shipping continues to face equipment shortage and longer border crossing times heading into Q2. As the first quarter of 2021 comes to an end, we are bracing ourselves for one of the most challenging spring seasons in the transportation industry yet. Market volatility across the southwest reached all-time highs as winter storms decimated key

There are multiple ways of shipping freight internationally. Some shippers are adamant that dedicated carrier movement via intermodal is the only way to go. Yet, others swear by multimodal shipping as the best way to move freight through the international chain. So, which is truly better? Intermodal or multimodal?  Well, as the saying goes, beauty

Artificial intelligence (AI) has become increasingly popular over the last several years for its streamlined ability to automate processes and analyze data more efficiently than with traditional methods. In fact, AI has already found its way into supply chain management (SCM) strategies in order to organize and systematize a complex network of supply partners. But

The logistics world moves fast.  And shippers are under immense pressure to respond to their customers’ demands in real-time.   As the events of 2020 have shown, shippers can no longer afford delays or poor visibility stemming from manual processes and disconnected legacy systems. Unfortunately, many enterprises are still unaware of how to streamline these operations

  In the world of big data, two main systems exist that specialize in transmitting large amounts of data across partners and companies. These two systems have different capabilities and methods of achieving this goal but they essentially aim to fulfill the same function: getting data to and from two or more recipients. In this

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