Technology Fuels Freight Logistics: Jeff Tucker in Wall Street Journal

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Jeff Tucker 's guest column in yesterday's Wall Street Journal pointed to the pivotal role of technology, including DAT Load Boards , in freight logistics today. Jeff also highlighted the contribution of freight brokers to the efficient movement of cargo.

[PODCAST] Decarbonization in Freight is Coming: Discussing the Impacts with Peter Tirschwell of the Journal Of Commerce

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Freight & Sustainability Resources Green Is the New Black: Why Green Manufacturing & Sustainability Matter Read the Blog Easier than reducing carbon footprint – 5 Steps to make a dent in the Huge and Hidden Cost of CPG Sustainability Read.read More.

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What Are the Challenges in Full Truckload Freight Management?

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Small and mid-sized shippers face many challenges in full truckload freight management. Different carriers charge different rates, which reflect the relative trucking activity of a destination, and freight management requires navigating a complex system of drivers, trucks, and trailer types, while trying to get the best deal possible. Fortunately, shippers who take the time to understanding such contributing factors and best practices can proactively manage full truckload freight.

Optimize Your Freight Spend Without Negotiation

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Companies across all industries are dealing with rising transportation costs and a key question many CEOs, CFOs, and supply chain executives are asking is, “What can we do to better manage and control our freight spend in today’s market?” Rising Freight Spend . It is rare today to read the Wall Street Journal or listen to an earnings call without hearing about the impact of rising transportation costs.

The Importance of Freight Carrier Invoice Auditing

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Freight carrier invoice auditing is a term that shippers understand and have applied in the past. Unfortunately, the rate of billing errors in carrier invoices is significant, notes David Biederman of the Journal of Commerce. Freight Freight Accounting Freight Carrier Invoice Auditing

Today’s Freight Capacity Crisis: Where Do We Go from Here?

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More than a year into a freight capacity crisis that shows little sign of weakening, it’s time for all parties involved in logistics and freight transportation to meet this issue head on. Freight Capacity Crisis: How Did We Get Here So Quickly?

Revenue Management for Rail Freight Profitability

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The current outlook for the rail freight industry is, at best, mixed. Where rail freight once was the price-competitive transport mode of choice, low fuel prices and increased availability of trucks in the spot market have resulted in low freight rates that are expected to remain low¹.

Ready For the Next Port Crisis?

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This excerpt from the Journal of Commerce’s Berth Productivity: The Trends, Outlook and Market Forces Impacting Ship Turnaround Times report (July 2014) summarizes the challenge nicely: If there’s an issue in the container shipping world that’s hotter than port productivity, I’m not aware of it. Supply Chain & Logistics Trends Transportation Management American Association of Port Authorities JOC Journal of Commerce port productivity West Coast ports

Teamsters and UPS Freight Union Members Move to Strike, UPS Freight to Shut Down in the Interim

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UPS Freight, has started to empty its network of freight and is refusing inbound shipments with delivery dates after November 8, 2018, reports William B. Cassidy of the Journal of Commerce. What Happened With UPS Freight and the Teamsters Union? UPS Freight makes up 6.9

Best Logistics Websites 2013

The Logistics of Logistics

Freight Saving Tips is a great website run by George Muha a supply chain and logistics innovator. The Journal of Commerce has been covering the logistics business since 1827! I have listed the best logistics websites for 2013. I subscribe to each of these websites and I consistently steal ideas gain knowledge and inspiration from each one of them. Below is a link to the specific logistics website, along with a brief summary.

Ultimate COVID-19 Supply Chain Resource Roundup

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If you don’t want to click through, you can subscribe to our weekly roundup or visit our own COVID-19 update page , which includes expert tips for managing freight during the crisis alongside the latest developments in logistics. Freight Insights Logistics Technology

Journal of Commerce Highlights Ultra’s Freight Pay and Audit Expertise

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The Journal of Commerce recently published an incisive piece detailing how US policy changes are boosting freight payment solution companies. Alan Field interviewed UltraShip’s Anthony Vitiello on the dynamics at play and how providers of freight payment and audit solutions – like the Freight Payment and Audit module of UltraShipTMS – are rising to the challenge.

Panama Canal Expansion Boosts Freight in an Unexpected Place

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But the South Carolina freight market has already gotten a boost thanks to the expansion, and the industrial boom has been evident on DAT Load Boards.

Freight Consolidation for Full Truckload: The Hidden Gem of Full Truckload Shipping

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The Problem: Shippers Using LTL-Exclusive Shipping Have Minimal, If Any, Profitability in Freight Spend Shippers have been bartered with the topic of LTL shipping for years, including how to make better use of it, reduce freight spend and leverage technology. Unfortunately, the surrounding LTL shipping has resulted in an unusual problem; shippers are turning to LTL-exclusive shipments, which can significantly drive up freight spend. Freight Full Truckload

The capacity struggle: Finding hidden potential in intermodal freight operations

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Ted Prince, a columnist for The Journal of Commerce, talks about this struggle from the perspective of rail intermodal operators*. Rail freight and freight forwarding companies need to ask themselves the following questions: Can you maximize the efficiency of your operations?

5 Factors That Go Into LTL Freight Shipping Rates

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Understanding how less-than-truckload (LTL) freight shipping rates are calculated is critical to surviving and thriving in logistics. Cassidy of JOC.com, overall freight shipping rates are decreasing. Dimensional pricing is replacing the old and ticketed Freight classification system. According to Loretta Chao of the Wall Street Journal, customers are willing to pay an average of 15 percent more for faster shipping.

Commercial Carrier Journal: Tailwind Software connects TMS with Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity

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“ Trucker Tools , a provider of shipment visibility, carrier capacity management and predictive freight-matching applications, announced that Tailwind Transportation Software has integrated its Smart Capacity platform into the Pro and Enterprise TMS subscription tiers of Tailwind. Tailwind Transportation Software deploys a web-based TMS platform available by monthly subscription for freight brokers and small fleets. “We Blog Current Events Freight Broker Press Releases

Freight Driver Shortage Update: Will 2017 Come to a Head & Cause Issues for Shippers?

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But, the capacity crunch may have a major impact on the freight driver shortage and vice versa. The Freight Driver Shortage IS BAD and Getting Worse. Since 2005, the freight driver shortage has grown from 20,000 unfilled positions to 70,000, and some reports suggest the shortage may worsen to more than 170,000 vacancies by 2025. However, shippers need to continue working to help the freight driver shortage. Freight

Kewill and INTTRA Partner to Deliver Real-Time Digital Transmission of VGM Data to Carriers

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Kewill’s announcement that it has partnered with INTTRA to develop the first freight forwarding software capable of helping shippers comply with the new SOLAS Container Weight Verification requirement garnered coverage from ship-technology.com , The Journal of Commerce , Bulk Transporter , Hellenic Shipping News , and Material Handling & Logistics.

Commercial Carrier Journal: Tailwind Software creates Enterprise version of TMS for small companies

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We are excited to launch Tailwind Enterprise for agile trucking companies and freight brokerages that need a system robust and flexible enough to manage their entire business, and allow for adjustments to their business model in the months and years ahead,” said Murray Pratt, president and chief executive of Tailwind Transportation Software… Read the Full Article at: [link]. Blog Current Events Freight Broker Trucking

This Week in Logistics News (January 28 – February 1, 2019)

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req’d) How Blockchain Could Benefit Levi’s Worker Well-Being Initiative (Sourcing Journal) Companies Plan for Tariffs, More Paperwork in Case of ‘No-Deal’ Brexit (WSJ – sub. Uber Freight: Transportation Facility Brand Managers.

What Shippers Can Learn From the NEMF Bankruptcy

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New England Motor Freight (NEMF), the 19th-largest LTL carrier in the U.S., Cassidy, Senior Editor at the Journal of Commerce, real reasons.read More. Capacity Crunch Freight LTLfiled for bankruptcy on February 11. The filing opens Pandora’s Box to LTL carriers.

Commercial Carrier Journal: Tailwind launches web-based trucking, broker TMS software

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Tailwind has launched a web-based trucking software and freight broker software, to further build on its enterprise-grade transportation management systems (TMS) for smaller companies. The post Commercial Carrier Journal: Tailwind launches web-based trucking, broker TMS software appeared first on Tailwind Transportation Software. Blog Current Events Freight Broker Trucking

China Exports Rebound Even as Western Markets Face Lockdown

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The huge build-up of containers at China’s docks has created a major ocean freight imbalance, with a shortage of cargo in US and European ports and a shortfall in boxes needed by Western exporters to ship products to other parts of the world. Ocean Freight. Air Freight.

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Commercial Carrier Journal (CCJ) – Automating cash flow, part 3: cleaning invoices to prevent delays

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As shippers and 3pls have become more strict in their auditing of freight invoices to catch errors, carriers and brokers are focusing on eliminating billing mistakes that cause delays in payments and rework that compresses their profit margins. The post Commercial Carrier Journal (CCJ) – Automating cash flow, part 3: cleaning invoices to prevent delays appeared first on Tailwind Transportation Software. Blog Business Insights Freight Broker Trucking

This Week in Logistics News (September 26-30, 2016)

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Another Friday where I have limited time, so let’s go straight to this week’s supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention: Uber to move freight, target trucking for the long haul (Reuters).

Kewill and INTTRA Partner to Deliver Real-Time Digital Transmission of VGM Data to Carriers

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Kewill’s announcement that it has partnered with INTTRA to develop the first freight forwarding software capable of helping shippers comply with the new SOLAS Container Weight Verification requirement garnered coverage from ship-technology.com , The Journal of Commerce , Bulk Transporter , Hellenic Shipping News , and Material Handling & Logistics.

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

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So I went straight to the source and asked consultants, trade reporters, Wall Street Journal reporters and others, what their go-to logistics and supply chain sources were. Journal of Commerce (U.S) Journal of Commerce (5 a month). American Journal of Transportation.

Logistics Websites 2013

The Logistics of Logistics

Commercial Carrier Journal – ccjdigital.com. Journal of Commerce – joc.com. Freight Saving Tips – freightsavingstips.com. Freight Dawg – freightdawg.com. Below is a list of useful logistics websites. There is also a list of great logistics blogs and supply chain websites. Logistics Websites. Air Cargo World - aircargoworld.com. Air Cargo – How it Works - air-cargo-how-it-works.blogspot.com/. American Shipper – americanshippers.com.

This Week in Logistics News (December 5-9, 2016)

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DAT’s Accelerated Freight Matching Launches with New Load Board App for Carriers and Paperless Onboarding Service for Brokers. R2 Freight & Logistics, Inc. October Air Freight Demand Up 8.2% – Fastest Growth in 18 Months (IATA).

Top 20: The Ultimate Logistics Technology Roundup

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Faster service, great capacity usage and direct connectivity with freight companies means better access to service providers. Freight Marketplaces : Cargomatic is a prime example of the rebirth of freight marketplaces. Wall Street Journal ]. Freight Insights General

This Week in Logistics News (September 12-16, 2016)

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New Transport Mode to Redefine Freight Movement. July 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). Are you attending the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference later this month (September 25-28 in Orlando, FL)?

This Week in Logistics News (October 13-17, 2014)

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Spot Market Stays Strong: September DAT Freight Index. Teamsters Make History With First Ever Organizing Victory at FedEx Freight. economy boosts freight (Reuters). As you read this, I’ll be 30,000+ feet over the Atlantic, heading home from Frankfurt.

This Week in Logistics News (July 8-12, 2013)

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Freight Shipments Rose 1.2% Oil Soars Above $106 to 15-Month High ( Wall Street Journal ). The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 1.2

2020 Q2 Freight Market Update: Coronavirus Brings Logistics Disruption

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This year is off to an a typical start as the freight market and the international economy braces for the full impact of the coronavirus. . However, the freight market outlook , at least to start Q2, is brighter than other sectors of the domestic economy. . We are seeing several-year highs in freight volume. According to data gathered from Freight Waves SONAR , outbound tender volumes increased at a record pace. .