Let’s face it, less-than-truckload (LTL) can be one of the hardest freight modes to get “right.”
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.
The top 100 freight brokerage firms ranked by net revenue and compiled by Transport Topics. The rankings included a description of the types of freight handled for the 12 months ended Dec. 31, 2016, unless otherwise noted, in North America. Suntecktts is #8 on the listing, which InTek Freight & Logistics is an agency that operates within its network.
If your email box is anything like mine it is getting populated with 3 to 5 emails a week from various freight companies telling us how easy it would be to sign up on their website to begin receiving competitive freight quotes at a press of a button, while also making track & trace a breeze.
A recent blog from Seth Godin entitled 'Sort by Price is Lazy' got me thinking ...
Just this past week a large shipper informed us they made the decision to pull all freight providers out of their routing guide in favor of utilizing just one ... yes ... just one freight provider and we were not that one. While a large shipper, it was not a big piece of our business, but it did make us think about contingency planning for all NVO and BCO shippers.
Companies often find themselves staring down a warehouse / DC move because:
Inbound freight is typically the last frontier for many companies search for cost savings in their freight spend, as there is an abundance of complexities that are often outside the Logistics & Supply Chain Department's control. When talking about Inbound Freight Management a term often used is Freight Term Optimization (FTO), which is the process by which shippers strategically establish the most advantageous freight terms, while minimizing the total inbound landed cost. The optimal freight terms are influenced by a shipper’s ability to consolidate orders across days, shipments across vendors / customers, order level-level service requirements and the shipper’s ability to plan and execute routing options like multi-stop LTL, static or dynamic pooling, zone skipping, backhauls, etc.