Amazon’s Freight (Train) Is Coming

GlobalTranz

The post Amazon’s Freight (Train) Is Coming appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Editor’s Note: This article is from Steve Bettwy , Vice President – Quality and Business Continuity, Operational Excellence, and Continuous Improvement at Direct Supply. I hope we can agree that Amazon will disrupt an industry if it wants to.

Consumers take a breather, freight volumes push higher

The Supply Chain Journal

And, inventories remain depleted across many segments, so the freight industry won’t feel the direct brunt of any shift back to services anytime soon. The index has been at this level since after the winter storms disrupted freight networks across the country.

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The Future of Freight and How Brokers Fit In

GlobalTranz

Cerasis is by legal definition a freight broker. Although our claim to fame is our web based TMS freight rating technology, the Cerasis Rater , which includes a technology suite of products and integrated managed transportation services , it is in our interest to understand the future of freight and how we as freight brokers fit in. The future of freight and how brokers fit in looks quite bright. . Autonomous Technology and Freight Brokers.

Oracle University Training On Demand - OTM Basics

Oracle SCM

Elspeth Payne , Principal Product Manager in Training Development. We’re all aware of how critical transportation management is to any company that has to move a lot of freight. Business alignment is great if you’re configuring the software for your enterprise, but a little more challenging if you’re charged with training people how to configure it.

Freight Classification Errors, Re-Weighs, & Other Common Freight Adjustments Are Eating Your Bottom Line’s Lunch

GlobalTranz

Shippers are often challenged when dealing with the freight classification system from the National Motor Freight Classifications (NMFC) book, the code numbers assigned to all products that determine the correct freight class for shipments. As we said in our freight claims series, knowledge is power in avoiding errors that may drive up your transportation costs unnecessarily. A Brief on Freight Classification.

Improving Global Freight Process Management

Talking Logistics

Many companies operating in the United States have achieved an inclusive look into their transportation spend, but unfortunately many companies that do business on a global level have struggled to achieve full freight process management. State-of-the-art transportation management systems (TMS) certainly help with planning and execution, but advanced freight audit and payment processes are also vital toward obtaining complete process management results.

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Looking for Freight Broker Tips? Join These 5 Online Communities.

GlobalTranz

Launching your business in the freight broker and logistics fields can be an exciting journey. One of the best ways to get the knowledge you need to excel is to turn for freight broker tips in online groups. Unlike official courses where you get the basics about the trade, online groups provide first-hand freight broker resources. Let’s look at five of the top online communities for freight brokers. #1. Freight Broker Tips and Resources (LinkedIn).

4 Air Freight Packaging Pointers from Securing Drums to Pallets

GlobalTranz

The focus of this blog post is about air freight packaging pointers. Nationally and internationally, whether the shipper transports the cargo in plastic storage boxes by truck, crates by train, or cases by ship, the keys to success in proper air freight packaging lie in doing the job rapidly, efficiently and safely. 4 Air Freight Packaging Guidelines to Follow. Freight air freight packaging

How AEI Tags Are Changing the Way Freight Moves!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Do you have a Freight Management Strategy or are you Spinning your Wheels? Railyards and trucking companies place the AEI tags on their freight cars and tractors to help track shipping all over North America. The post How AEI Tags Are Changing the Way Freight Moves!

7 Tips to Collect Your Freight Brokerage, Manufacturing, & Supply Chain Accounts Receivables

GlobalTranz

Freight brokers , manufacturers, and those in the supply chain know as well as anyone that problems with accounts receivable can lead to anything from simple annoyance to a serious business-killing disaster. Any legal claims against you resulting from a conflict with a customer can put your ability to get your freight broker bond or any other type of bond in jeopardy, risking your entire business. Business Advice Freight Broker Info Manufacturing Supply Chain freight brokerage

The State of Digital Freight: The 4×4 Blueprint for Freight 2020

Freightos

The journey to digitize freight, while initially off to a slow start, has gained momentum in the last two or three years. They’re licensed to be an ocean freight forwarder, and they’ve bought some aircraft and an airport; and of course they are a huge warehousing player. Online freight booking. See the 2018 State of Online Freight Sales. There is at least 100 times more manual work per shipment in freight forwarding than in Express.

10 Tips To Be A Successful Freight Broker!

Supply Chain Game Changer

3 Most Common Freight Forwarding Scams (and How to Avoid Them)! Licensed freight brokers operate around the country in various markets, helping make the transport of goods a reality for their customers. Currently, more than 17,000 freight brokers work in the United States, either as independent businesses or as part of a team. However, not all freight brokers experience the same degree of success in their profession. The post 10 Tips To Be A Successful Freight Broker!

5 Tips For Keeping Your Freight Safe

Freightos

Freightos CEO, Zvi Schreiber, recently dubbed 2016 as the “ year that the freight industry goes online.” ” Some freight services, like rate quoting, have now reached the tipping point. On Freightos, for instance, forwarders and shippers can create a freight quote in 30 seconds. Other freight services have already passed the tipping point, fleet tracking, for instance, spearheaded by freight technology companies like Track Your Truck.

7 Steps to Pick and Implement Freight Analytics During Peak Season

Intelligent Audit

A well-thought-out freight analytics plan can make all the difference in maximizing profits, reducing costs, and staying ahead of the competition. Several other factors can play into the growing shift toward data-driven freight management.

How to Select the Best Shipping Method for Your Freight

Freight Center

With so many different ways to ship freight, how do you know which method is the best? or more), but you don’t need an entire freight truck, LTL shipping is the way to go. It’s the most popular shipping method and for good reason; it’s the most economical way to transport freight. Streamlined stowing on shared truck space with other freight loads means lower risks of damage and more timely deliveries. And the best part, freight class isn’t required. Air Freight.

China-Europe rail freight up 47%

EFT

Intercontinental freight travelling between China and Europe has increased dramatically as a result of COVID-19 disruptions. Traffic reached the busiest level yet recorded, with 976 trains departing in April, which is a 47% increase on the same period in the prior year. .

Air Freight Explained: Calculating Costs and Price Trends

Freightos

International Air Freight Shipping: Definition. While 90% of everything is shipped by ocean, air connects the world faster, cutting China-US freight shipping time from 20-30 days by ocean to only 3 days by air cargo. International air freight and express freight shipments are not the same thing. Express freight is typically handled by one company (like DHL, UPS or FedEx) that handles the entire shipment lifecycle, with shipping from door to door in under five days.

How to Ship More Freight and Less Air

AFFLINK

If your logistics personnel aren't packing shipping and air freight containers effectively, then you're going to pay high shipping rates for nothing more than air. Can it be solved by hiring extra supervisors, or do you need organization-wide training?

Revenue Management for Rail Freight Profitability

Talking Logistics

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. It is becoming increasingly difficult under current circumstances for rail freight operators to earn sustainable margins and create returns for shareholders.

FMCSA Grants $1 Million to Veterans Who Want to Be Trained as Truck Drivers

GlobalTranz

But fortunately, the FMCSA just awarded $1 million in grants to help “train and place veterans in careers as commercial truck and bus drivers,” as part of a larger series of programs to help veterans transition into civilian life. That veterans often have a tough time finding a new job after leaving the military is ironic considering the high-quality training men and women in uniform receive while serving.

Ground services for air freight: Opportunities & obstacles in e-commerce

DELMIA Quintiq

I decided to attend because one of the topics on the agenda was the impact of e-commerce on the air freight business. I will come to that subject later, because during the conference it became clear that air freight industry is having an existential crisis that is affecting the e-commerce in more than one way. If they underpay employees or don’t invest enough staff training, airlines are none the wiser. and freight forwarders very busy in the foreseeable future.

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The Silk Railway: freight train from China pulls up in Madrid

Global Trade Management

[link] The longest rail link in the world and the first direct link between China and Spain is up and running after a train from Yiwu in coastal China completed its maiden journey of 8,111 miles to Madrid. En route it passed through Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany and France before arriving at the Abroñigal freight terminal in Madrid. The first train was met by the mayor of Madrid, Ana Botella, and Spain’s minister of public works, Ana Pastor.

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Begin Prepping for Peak Season to Offset Freight Disruption

Zipline Logistics

Peak season is in full swing, in what was an already challenging year for the world of freight. The period is marked by tighter than typical capacity and higher rates as freight volume increases.

23 Reasons the Ideal TMS is best for LTL Freight Shipping

GlobalTranz

Reduced Training Costs. Training new hires is the highest cost associated with new employees. The ideal TMS allows you to see where your resources currently are, and forecasting abilities give you the ability to determine what resources are available to train new hires. Moreover, the one-stop management capabilities of the TMS streamline the training process. Freight Consolidation.

Do you have a Freight Management Strategy or are you Spinning your Wheels?

Supply Chain Game Changer

In going door to door trying to sell a Freight Management service, as well as in my experience working in companies, I have had the opportunity to see a variety of ways in which companies, large and small, were managing their Freight and Logistics spend. But I’ve seen instances where Freight is one of the top 5 largest expenses within a company. Aside from the cost impact the service implications of a poor Freight management system are enormous.

3 Reasons to Join the Train Industry

GTG Technology Group

When many people think of trains, they think of the past. But by the mid-to-late 20 th century, a boom in air travel and personal vehicle ownership caused travel by train to decline. For a time, trains weren’t as prominent in popular imagination. In recent years, however, the train industry has returned to its former glory. Sources indicate a boom in train careers may be just around the corner. Why Work with Trains?

Top 5 Free Online Resources for Freight Brokers

GlobalTranz

Even the freight transportation industry can't avoid this problem. That's why we've put together 5 free resources for freight brokers like you can't afford to miss out on. Are you ready to change the way your freight brokerage operates? JW Surety Bond's Free E-Book: How To Become A Freight Broker. If you're looking to become a freight broker, this is your best guide to getting started. Study.com's Best Freight Broker Training Programs List.

The Increasing Freight Tech Table Stakes with Nick Dangles

The Logistics of Logistics

The Increasing Freight Tech Table Stakes with Nick Dangles. Nick Dangles and Joe Lynch discuss the increasing freight tech table stakes. Nick is a tenured veteran of full truckload freight brokerage who has firsthand knowledge of technology’s power in the freight industry.

How to Protect Your Freight From Cargo Thieves

GTG Technology Group

5 Tips for Protecting Your Freight Against Cargo Thieves. Protecting freight is one of the responsibilities you have to your clients. Train your drivers to park their trucks tail-to-tail, or with the tail against a wall, to prevent thieves from breaking into the rear trailer doors. The post How to Protect Your Freight From Cargo Thieves appeared first on GTG Technology Group.

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Nine Questions to Ask When Buying Freight Forwarding Software

BluJay Solutions

The freight forwarding business is rife with challenges, from narrow profit margins to staying abreast of the latest regulatory and statutory requirements. So the right freight forwarding software can make all the difference – if you know what to look for. So regardless of what you call yourself – freight forwarder, logistics service provider, third-party logistics provider – there are additional complexities and interdependencies that you need to deal with.

What Happens To Your Freight During A Natural Disaster?

Freight Center

It begs the question: what happens to your freight during a natural disaster? This could be from debris or flooding, especially since freight trucking is the most common mode of transport. Despite delayed delivery times, rest assured that your freight is out of harm’s way and trust your carrier’s disaster preparedness. Clearing train routes of brush to prevent the spreading of wildfire. The post What Happens To Your Freight During A Natural Disaster?

A Free Compliance Guide E-book For Your Freight Brokering Business

GlobalTranz

As the freight industry keeps growing, more than ever before, carriers and brokers are needed to keep things rolling. To satisfy market demand and make use of the big opportunities the industry offers, freight broker numbers have also risen steadily over the last few years. The Complete Compliance Guide For Freight Brokers provides guidance in all of these areas and more. Information on freight broker training, and best practices. Freight Freight Broker Info

4 Sneaky Accounting Errors That Can Drive Up Your Freight Broker Bond Cost

GlobalTranz

Editor’s Note: This is a guest blog from Lance Surety Bond , a provider of freight broker bonds, among many others. Cerasis holds a $250,000 freight broker bond, and all 3PLs who handle transportation management must have a freight broker bond in order to do business. You might wonder, why are we talking about anything to do with acquiring or making it easier to acquire a freight broker bond? What’s your experience with freight broker accounting?

What to Expect When Onboarding a New Freight Bill Auditor

Intelligent Audit

Many companies utilize a freight bill auditor to identify, resolve, and recoup monies. And there’s evidence to support outsourcing all freight bill auditor needs. Shippers are diverse; so too are freight bill auditors. Streamline Freight Bill Auditing With the Right Partner.

Eco-Responsible Rail-Freight

Global Trade Management

On this subject, only rail freight can claim to have a low environmental footprint. However, slightly resting on its “CO2” laurels, rail freight has never really brought forward all of its other societal and environmental assets. For example, the 2007 “ Grenelle Environment Round Table ” has encouraged the SNCF (French National Railway Company) to implement a large plan for a “new green means of freight transportation”, which only highlighted the advantages of low CO2 emissions.