The top 3PL companies in Minnesota


With a 3PL firm handling tasks such as transportation, storage and transportation, eCommerce sellers can concentrate on sales, marketing and customer experience. What is 3PL ? Third-party logistics companies simplify the supply chain system for suppliers and sellers.

Minnesota turkeys are stuffing outbound trucks

DAT Solutions

remember to be thankful for Minnesota. Minnesota is also a major source of corn, potatoes and peas for your Thanksgiving table. At other times of the year, we rely on Minnesota agriculture for soybeans, sugar beets, and barley, as well as beef and dairy products. Almost three-quarters of those birds grew up in one of these 8 states: Minnesota. When you sit down to Thanksgiving dinner in the Midwestern U.S.,


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Collaborating on Supply Chain Research

Talking Logistics

Here’s a snippet of Steve’s response: What we’ve seen over the years is transportation, logistics, and supply chain moving from being back-office, required functions to being very strategic. Here’s part of what he said: The reason we chose MIT and Iowa State is that they really like transportation. The University of Minnesota is close to our headquarters and they have a very strong research faculty base there as well.

The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

Produce season transportation can have an impact on your freight, even if you do not ship grains, fruits, or vegetables. Even if you don’t grow or ship produce, your transportation performance and spend can still be directly impacted. Minnesota.

3 more states waive targeted hours-of-service rules for 30 days

The Supply Chain Journal

The steps by Minnesota, Wyoming and Iowa to declare a state of emergency as the basis for the waiver follow a recent decision by South Dakota to also implement a 30-day HOS waiver, with that state citing driver availability as well. Minnesota Gov.

Leveraging Logistics Trends to Make a Difference When it Matters Most

CH Robinson Transportfolio

And that’s why I’m incredibly proud of our team for helping the state of Minnesota save more than $1 million. That’s why we joined our business community on a task force to help our home state of Minnesota ensure they were prepared with necessary personal protective equipment (PPE).

FreightWaves Classics: Fix U.S. bridges! (Part 2)

The Supply Chain Journal

Photo: Washington State Department of Transportation). According to the West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT), the eyebar chain design was chosen because it was less expensive. Photo: Minnesota Department of Transportation). Department of Transportation

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This Week in Logistics News (January 20 – 26)

Logistics Viewpoints

They will meet the Philadelphia Eagles, who crushed the Minnesota Vikings 38-7 in the NFC title game, a week from Sunday in Minneapolis, MN. Supply Chain News This Week in News Inventory Management logistics supply chain TransportationIn yet another impressive comeback, the New England Patriots topped the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-20 in the AFC title game to move on to their 10th Super Bowl, and 8th in the Belichick – Brady era.

Logistics and Supply Chain – 1940 to 2040 with Jason Miller

The Logistics of Logistics

The department educates students to succeed in careers such as procurement, manufacturing, inventory management, warehousing, transportation, and customer service. In 1940, the iron skillet was manufactured in Wisconsin from iron ore mined from Michigan and Minnesota.

Consider freight consolidation for food service needs

The Supply Chain Journal

Freight consolidation is a specialty of temperature-controlled food logistics leader Trademark Transportation. According to Larry Dandrea, Trademark Transportation account executive, the program’s average shipments consist of three pallets weighing 3,600 pounds.

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The Truth About Multi-stop Truckload Shipping

Talking Logistics

Steve is a graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato and serves on two university supply chain advisory boards. Guest Commentary Guest Commentary - CH Robinson Transportation Management C.H. Robinson logistics multi-stop truckload shipping transportationIt’s something we’ve wondered about, along with our customers: do carriers reject multi-stop truckloads more than single-stop, or does it only seem that way? We decided to find out.

How the Latest Government Shutdown Affects Today’s Transportation Professionals

Talking Logistics

Department of Transportation and future rulemaking. Department of Transportation (U.S. He monitors regulatory and legislative issues impacting the transportation and produce industries for C.H. Jason is member of the Minnesota Freight Advisory Committee (MFAC) and serves as an election judge in the City of Minneapolis. The post How the Latest Government Shutdown Affects Today’s Transportation Professionals appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Fire, drought and tight petroleum supplies spur more hours-of-service waivers

The Supply Chain Journal

While other waivers have been targeted at specific uses, such as petroleum transportation, the Colorado waiver covers far more. Like a recent HOS waiver issued in Minnesota , the rationale for the waiver cites the drought’s impact on the state’s agricultural sector.

Working together to deliver medical supplies during a global pandemic

CH Robinson Transportfolio

To learn how we helped the state of Minnesota save $1 million on the transportation of PPE, check out Leveraging Logistics Trends to Make a Difference When it Matters Most. Freight and Transportation Services Global shipping Innovation Logistics management

3PLs should focus on their specialties

The Supply Chain Journal

That is the opinion of Karl Bratnober, vice president of Trademark Transportation. Specialization is Trademark Transportation’s specialty, specifically in temperature-controlled food logistics. Many third-party logistics providers (3PLs) will tell you freight takes serious hustle.

How can you stay prepared during hurricane season?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Despite the impact, many businesses remained open and transportation across modes continued operations with little disruption. Although your customer may be located in Minnesota, for example, if the freight is arriving at the Port of Charleston, then you may need backup options.

Viewpoint: CP-KCS merger makes sense; CN takeover does not

The Supply Chain Journal

north-south railroad and open new markets in the North American continent with new and faster service for farmers and manufacturers creates an opportunity for more competition rather than less and it should be approved by the Surface Transportation Board. By Byron L. Dorgan, retired U.S.

Big push to restrict overnight truck parking in Minneapolis hits the brakes

The Supply Chain Journal

A lot of East African drivers had gotten into the industry and that is a big constituency,” John Hausladen, president and CEO of the Minnesota Trucking Association, told FreightWaves about the parking limitation initiative.

Stakeholders gear up for next round in CN-KCS merger process

The Supply Chain Journal

Shippers groups, Canadian railway CN ( NYSE: CNI ), Kansas City Southern ( NYSE: KSU ) and Canadian Pacific ( NYSE: CP ) have all been weighing in on whether the Surface Transportation Board (STB) should approve CN’s and Kansas City Southern’s (KCS) proposed voting trust.

Research: What Leading Shippers Do to Obtain Better Truckload Rates and Performance

Talking Logistics

Of course, the key to being able to do all this is to have data from a transportation management system, or TMS — your own, or your 3PL’s. Steve is a graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato and serves on two university supply chain advisory boards. Guest Commentary Guest Commentary - CH Robinson Transportation Management Transportation Management Systems brokers C.H. Robinson carriers logistics MIT shippers Steve Raetz transportation trucking

FRA, states develop 40-year plan to bolster Midwest passenger rail

The Supply Chain Journal

The 12 states studied during the plan’s creation were Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

This Week in Logistics News (March 19 – 25)

Logistics Viewpoints

With Moscow’s war raging in Ukraine, exporters and logistics firms transporting auto parts, cars, laptops, and smartphones are now looking to avoid land routes passing through Russia or the combat zone. Last Friday marked the 32 nd anniversary of the largest art heist in the world.

Ransomware gang behind Utility, CSX attacks feels heat in Ukraine

The Supply Chain Journal

transportation and logistics sector — including the trailer maker Utility and rail operator CSX — arresting six alleged members of Clop and seizing cash, computers and cars. Ukrainian police have dealt a serious blow to the ransomware gang behind the cyberattacks in the U.S.

2021 Shipper of Choice profile: 3M

The Supply Chain Journal

Paul, Minnesota 2020 revenue $32.2 3M had to deal with winter storms in the Gulf region last February that knocked out chemical manufacturers and delayed shipments as well as with ongoing tightness in all freight transport modes.

How to Create a Truckload Strategy That Works in Any Market

Talking Logistics

Once you’ve selected a mix of asset-based carriers, the next step is to choose an optimal 3PL to work with as part of your transportation strategy. Transportation involves numerous risks, with responsibility typically landing on the shipper if something goes amiss during transit. Overall, choose the 3PL that can best help your organization develop better planning for a long-term transportation strategy. Robinson logistics transportation trucking truckload

Canadian Pacific, CN argue which is better for grain shippers

The Supply Chain Journal

CP circulated a news release on Thursday that said it has the support of grain and other shippers across North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota. However, for these benefits to be realized, the CN voting trust must be approved by the Surface Transportation Board (STB).”.

HDVI raises $32.5M to mitigate risk, lower insurance premiums

The Supply Chain Journal

In a 2020 report, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) found that fleets of over 1,000 power units reported insurance costs of 5.3 cents per mile, whereas those with fewer than 26 power units were paying over 15 cents per mile.

C.H. Robinson Releases 2020 Sustainability Report

CH Robinson Logistics

As a technology company in the transportation logistics industry, we believe the power of data and innovation can solve the industry’s most complex sustainability issues.

Winter Alert: Winter Weather Conditions Developing Across Much of the US


The Louisiana Department of Transportation reported that all state-maintained roadways, except for I-20 and I-49 (sections that remain open), in the seven-parish Northwest region were deemed impassable because of winter weather conditions. UPDATE: 02.15.21.

Shipping Little Liberty

The Supply Chain Journal

Feeling Minnesota — Logic may prevail in Minnesota as a City Council committee rethinks increasing the scope of its bans on truck parking. For ground transportation, CEVA Logistics did the honors. Welcome to the WHAT THE TRUCK?!? newsletter.

Officials warn of Tropical Storm Nicholas’ potential ‘life-threatening flash floods’

The Supply Chain Journal

Sections of Interstate 45 are already closed from League City to Galveston due to flooding, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. You might also like: Hours-of-service relief part of response to historic Minnesota drought.

TCA Scholarship Fund recipients reflect on meaning of awards

The Supply Chain Journal

Ballinger received the $4,500 John Kaburick Scholarship and Kirsling, who is pursuing a triple major at Saint Mary’s University in Minnesota, was awarded the $3,250 Kai Norrris Scholarship. Amy Pitzel, Bison Transport. Andrew Goble, Central Marketing Transport Inc.

How the Labor Shortage is Impacting Order Fulfillment and the Trucking Industry (2021)

BR Williams Supply Chain Management

The Minnesota Trucking Association estimates the country has a shortage of 60,000 drivers due to longtime recruitment issues, early retirement, and COVID-canceled driving-school classes. Department of Transportation, the average age of American truck drivers is 48.

Canadian Pacific slams CN’s bid to acquire Kansas City Southern

The Supply Chain Journal

CP said it has garnered support from over 400 shippers and other stakeholders for the merger, which CP and KCS hope would be finalized after the Surface Transportation Board reviews the proposal later this year and into 2022.

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?


Minnesota. Asset Management Blog Inventory Management Managed Services Manufacturing RFID Transportation & Logistics asset management barcode verification compliance labeling GS1 harsh environment labeling UDIWhen you hear the word compliance , what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Here is a good question to help you understand what compliance should look like in your organization. What are your customer, partner, regulatory, and vendor expectations?”.