Why Validating Your Freight Carrier's Operating Authority and Saftey Rating is Important Hiring a motor carrier to operate for a shipper or freight broker is more than an exercise of sorting a spreadsheet to determine the lowest price freight service provider.
Difference in Supply Chain and Logistics A supply chain is the network between a company and its suppliers and customers that includes all the transactions involved in transforming raw goods into salable products.
Everything you need to know about domestic intermodal and how to be successful implementing it into your logistics strategy. Gives tips, tricks and insights on intermodal and what to watch out for when converting from truckload to intermodal.
Definition of Supply Chain A supply chain is the network between a company and its suppliers and customers that includes all the transactions involved in transforming raw goods into a salable products.
Definition of Logistics Service Provider (LSP) Logistics Service Providers, or 3PL (third-party logistics) providers, are outsource entities shippers leverage to manage a company's warehousing, distribution and transportation of freight.
Definition of Managed Transportation Services Solution: Managed Transportation Services Solutions (Managed TMS) involve shippers outsourcing their freight and logistics processes to a third party logistics (3PL) provider.
Today’s world requires companies to operate increasingly complex supply chains to optimize their results. This new world view challenges shippers with import and export obstacles they have not previously had to negotiate, as both customers and suppliers do not all reside within the confines of the United States.
We talk with hundreds of shippers about their truckload capacity requirements. In some cases, we provide guidance in modal conversion from truckload to intermodal, but many times truckload is the best fit for their lane, service and their freight characteristics.
A couple weeks back, we wrote an article comparing a logistics service provider to a freight broker. Within that article, we touched briefly on asset motor carriers and said we would come back to the discussion of comparing them to non-asset freight service providers.
No matter how one looks at it, expedited freight is typically the result of something not working to plan. As a result, the expedited freight services buyer is behind the eight-ball with the added pressure of threading the needle of perfect service to ensure further problems and delays are not added to the situation.
Rail service has a rich history of driving this country’s economic growth by moving freight across North America, yet it is not front of mind as an option in today’s fast moving logistics and supply chain industry.