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U.S./Mexico Shipping Series Part 2: A Presence on Both Sides of The Border

U.S./Mexico Shipping Series Part 2: A Presence on Both Sides of The Border.Transportfolio

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When I kicked off this series about U.S./Mexico cross-border shipping, I covered some of the key benefits of a door to door service provider. In this second installment, we’ll explore the reasons why many best in class customers prefer working with cross-border providers that have long-standing offices in both countries.
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4 Reasons We Love the Drivers Who Keep Our World Moving

4 Reasons We Love the Drivers Who Keep Our World Moving

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This week is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, a time to show our gratitude to the 3.5 million men and women who keep our lives and businesses moving. Last year we shared obscure truck driving facts, this year I wanted to focus on stories from our people. » Read More

How I Helped Create a Mobile App

How I Helped Create a Mobile App.The Road

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By now, you’ve likely seen that C.H. Robinson has released a new mobile app for contract carriers. What you might not know is that they built it for carriers, with carriers. Since C.H. Robinson is a 3PL, not a contract carrier, you might think they don’t know our business enough to build an app specifically for carriers. But, you’d be wrong. My company, Sanchez Transports, was one of the first contract carriers working with C.H. Robinson to help them build the app that already helps me run my business better.
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One Day, 240,000+ Pounds of Produce: How We Celebrated 10 Years of the Western Growers Transportation Program

One Day, 240,000+ Pounds of Produce: How We Celebrated 10 Years of the Western Growers Transportation Program

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Last Wednesday I participated in what will probably remain one of the highlights of my career. To celebrate 10 years of the Western Growers Transportation Program (WGTP)—a partnership formed by Western Growers and C.H. Robinson—Western Growers, C.H. Robinson, Feeding America, and other licensed associations participating in the WGTP hosted a national day of giving. We put out a call asking growers and associations to donate fresh produce to benefit Feeding America locations around the country. And they answered. Big time.
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Use Global TMS Technology to Connect Your Supply Chain

Use Global TMS Technology to Connect Your Supply Chain.Transportfolio

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In a world so tied together by technology, why is it that only 35% of shippers use a transportation management system (TMS)? It’s probably the same reason that 70% of those users have used the same software for several years—even if it’s outdated. TMS technology usage is even lower when it comes to global modes as compared to domestic. Change is hard. Implementing or changing a TMS can be arduous. But managed properly, a change to a cloud-based, global TMS could be well worth it.
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