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Don’t Waste Your Time Playing Truckload Fuel Surcharge Games

Fuel Game

Since March 10, 2014, fuel prices have decreased by $0.884 per gallon, resting at $3.137 as of January 5, 2015. Diesel prices, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Average index, have been falling, too. While lower prices at the pump probably bring welcome savings to your personal pocketbook, changing fuel prices impact the trucking industry in a different way, thanks to fuel surcharge programs. » Read More

Air Freight: Learning the Basics to Optimize Your Global Supply Chain

Air Freight

What’s probably the number one reason shippers avoid transporting their cargo by air? You guessed it: Cost. Air freight is often more expensive than any other mode of transportation. When considering the cost of a modal shift to air cargo, keep in mind that the freight cost is only one component of the equation. » Read More

Market Update: Transportation Industry News

Market-Updates Domestic

In the transportation industry, there are many moving parts that can impact your day-to-day operations. From monitoring carrier capacity and driver shortages to tracking diesel pricing and government regulations, staying current on the events in transportation means you will be better equipped to make knowledgeable business decisions and drive growth and efficiency into your supply chain. This month’s Market Update highlights key factors that impact the transportation industry in North America and will keep you up to speed on the latest news and topics that matter to your supply chain and business. » Read More

The Secrets to a Solid Reverse Logistics Strategy

reverse logistics

The holiday season is a time for traditions. Baking cookies, spending time with family, and exchanging gifts are all pretty common this time of year. Another tradition is inevitably returning some of those gifts. No matter what you return this time of year (a sweater that’s too small, your child’s duplicate toy, or a truly ugly vase) you’re probably expecting long lines, frustrated retail workers, and an overall feeling of inconvenience. But what happens to those and other “unwanted” items? Reverse logistics may come into play. » Read More

Moving into 2015 with Reflections on the Top Posts from 2014

New Year 2015

You’re familiar with the fast paced environment and fluctuating circumstances in the logistics and transportation industry, so it’s no surprise that 2014 was full of change. As an industry, we’re in a different place than where we were a year ago, even mere months ago. » Read More