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Building a Trustworthy Network

Long have supply-chain professionals debated the advantages of the non-asset-based model over the asset-based model of logistics suppliers. Those in favor of the asset model argue that asset-based carriers can take over their clients’ supply chains by acting as a one-stop-shop for all their transportation and warehousing needs while lowering costs. However, proponents of the asset-light approach would say that ...
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The Top 4 Leading Causes of the Transportation Capacity Crisis of 2017

Tightening capacity is an issue across the nation, with the industry rapidly approaching 100-percent active truck utilization. Historically, when the industry has experienced capacity constraints, logistics providers have been able to purchase or obtain the extra capacity. Currently, however, there is no extra capacity available for purchase. This means that shippers are at risk of higher rates or must be …

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The Evolutions of Logistics

“Freight” has become a dirty word – one that conjures up images of tractor trailers, messy docks, dirty warehouses, and unkempt beards (ok, maybe the beards are a stretch). We prefer the word Logistics. Logistics is consistently growing and constantly changing. Replacing the antiquated verbiage of tractor trailers, warehouse docks, forklifts, and pallets are words like manufacturing downtime, speed-to-market, merge-in-transit, …