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Worried About the Driver Shortage? Here's What You Should Know.

Posted by Tim Young on 4/11/18 12:16 PM

Have you ever tried filling a bucket with water when there is a hole in the bottom?  No matter how much water you pour into the bucket, it will continue to drain until you plug the hole. The logistics industry faces a similar situation on a regular basis.  However, rather than water, the trucking world is struggling to keep the bucket full of a different resource: drivers. The current turnover rate for truck drivers is about 95 percent, and driver shortages are affecting supply chains across the country.

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Topics: 3PL, transportation

Navigating the Increasingly Tangled Web of Supply Chain Laws

Posted by Tim Young on 4/2/18 3:27 PM

Compliance is a challenge in many industries, but it becomes particularly important — and more complex — when your company transports goods across state lines. Shippers that don’t prioritize compliance can discover too late that they’ve been breaking the law.

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Topics: 3PL, brokerage, transportation

3 Ways Autonomous Trucking Will Change the Logistics Industry

Posted by Rob Cook on 3/22/18 3:41 PM

Self-driving cars are all the rage these days, with everyone from Hyundai to General Motors getting in on the action. The technology represents big business, with Intel and Strategy Analytics reporting that the autonomous vehicles could add $7 trillion to the global economy by 2050.

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Topics: technology, logistics, transportation, autonomous vehicles

Broker or Logistics Service Provider?

Posted by Joe Egertson on 1/2/18 9:32 AM
 
Investing in a logistics partner often requires a crash course in acronyms. Companies talk at length about 3PLs, 4PLs, and other equally confusing designations, sprinkling in terms such as "brokers" and "brokerages." It's enough to make anyone's head spin.
 
To cut through the confusion and determine whether your company needs to partner with an LSP or a broker, ask yourself a few questions.
 
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Topics: 3PL, logistics, brokerage, transportation, 4pl

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