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Kevin Abbott — Vice President, North American Truckload

Kevin Abbott was named Vice President of North America Truckload in June of 2016, having served as Director of Truckload Pricing since 2014. Kevin joined C.H. Robinson via its acquisition of American Backhaulers in January 2000. Since joining the transportation industry in 1994, Kevin has worked in virtually all facets of the business including roles in operations, sales, solution design and analytics. Kevin owns responsibility for C.H. Robinson’s North American truckload business, with accountabilities covering everything from customer pricing through product delivery. Kevin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Kansas.

Supporting Carriers with a Discounted ELD Program

Supporting Carriers with a Discounted ELD Program | Transportfolio

Carriers across the country are in the process of choosing the right electronic logging device (ELD) for their business in preparation of the upcoming ELD mandate. Meanwhile, many shippers aren’t sure what actions they should take—if any.
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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

A Core Carrier +1 (CC+1) Strategy: The Best of Both Worlds?

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The majority of capacity in today’s truckload marketplace comes from a fragmented base of carriers. Handling so many carrier relationships internally can be cost prohibitive. It doesn’t make sense to manage 50 relationships when you’re shipping in only a few lanes. It’s kind of a double-edged sword though because without a lot of carrier relationships, it might be hard to get capacity when you need it. That’s where a Core Carrier +1 (CC+1) model comes in.
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