Amazon’s Freight (Train) Is Coming

Cerasis

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.

The Future of Freight and How Brokers Fit In

Cerasis

Cerasis is by legal definition a freight broker. As a shipper, you must understand how changes to the freight broker world might affect your rates and understand the transparency of the freight broker you use to see how it impacts them. Autonomous Technology and Freight Brokers.

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

Cerasis

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. A Brief on Freight Classification.

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.

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.

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

Cerasis

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. Business Advice Freight Broker Info Manufacturing Supply Chain freight brokerage

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

Cerasis

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).

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.

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

Quintiq

I decided to attend because one of the topics on the agenda was the impact of e-commerce on the air freight business. 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.

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.

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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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.

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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.

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

Cerasis

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.

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?

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.

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.

23 Reasons the Ideal TMS is best for LTL Freight Shipping

Cerasis

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.

Train vs Truck Transportation – Efficiency, Cost, Advantages & Disadvantages [Infographic]

Freightera

Freight Train vs Truck – what is more efficient for shipping and what are the advantages and disadvantages of rail vs truck transportation? Train. On average, Trains are 4 times more fuel efficient. Can carry more freight at the same time.

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. Why Work with Trains?

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.

Top 5 Free Online Resources for Freight Brokers

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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.

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

Cerasis

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.

[INFOGRAPHIC] How to Become a Freight Broker: Your Ultimate Guide

Cerasis

It’s a great time to be in the freight brokering business, and there are plenty of reasons to consider starting your own brokerage now. What you need to know before you become a freight broker. Essentially, freight brokers keep the economy running. What does a freight broker do?

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Supply Chain News on Amazon Patent Train for Delivery Technologies Rolls On with Still More Recent Awards

Supply Chain Digest

Innovations include a Megadrone, Dedicated Freight Movement Network, and Drone Defensive Countermeasures Technology

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

Cerasis

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.

How Do Freight Brokers Find Great Work-Life Balance?

Cerasis

Frankly, one of the best fields currently out there is freight brokering. With new technology firmly on their side, and freight broker bonds ensuring high industry standards, today’s freight brokers are showing the rest of us how it’s done. How do freight brokers avoid this?

The “Silk Rail”: China Invests in Efficient Freight

Elementum

Slow Train to Europe. In the past, China has happily relied on trucks and ships to transport freight; however, the burgeoning amount of freight being moved across the country has risen dramatically in recent years. of container traffic through China’s ports involves trains.

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Does Rail Freight Transportation Really ‘Suck’ that Much?

Logistics Bureau

Why aren’t we using more rail freight in Australia? According to logistics theory, rail freight comes into its own over greater geographical distances. I seem to recall learning back in my Cranfield days that 600 km was the magic number above which rail freight made economic sense.

The New Silk Road: Have You Evaluated Your Freight Options?

TMC

A leading consumer electronics company started sending laptops from Chongqing in Southwest China to Duisburg in Germany by train rather than boat, “pioneering a renaissance in overland transport across central Asia,” says the Financial Times.

7 questions for profitable rail freight planning

Quintiq

The new reality is that rail freight planners need to make more than a few incremental improvements to their operations. Is your company equipped to handle the current challenges of rail freight planning and beat the growing competition in the market?

Become an Independent Freight Broker Today with JW’s Free Comprehensive Guide

Cerasis

With fast growth and low competition, the freight brokering industry these days is a great place to be. Being a freight broker offers flexibility, independence, and higher-than-average life satisfaction. JW Is Here to Help You Become a Freight Broker. Freight Broker Info

Cart Before the Horse: Digital Freight Matching, A.I. and Machine Learning for Freight

Parade

Hunt’s $500M investment to freight platforms startups raising over $490M, to technology-driven brokers such as Uber Freight and Convoy. Companies that want to leverage AI, ML, Digital Freight Matching, or other tech trends for their business, need to start by looking at the foundation.

Inbound Parcel Freight: What Are the Top Considerations for a Shipper?

Cerasis

Managing inbound parcel freight has increased in complexity with the global rise of e-commerce. Amazon has mastered inbound parcel freight management as part of its third-party marketplace, and small and mid-sized shippers are struggling to keep up. While part of the larger scheme for global economic growth, inbound parcel freight has become a top priority for shippers. What’s Causing Problems With Inbound Parcel Freight Management?