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About the Author

Steve Raetz — Director, Research and Market Intelligence

Steve has been with C.H. Robinson since 1989. He currently supports strategies designed to enhance the realized value that logistics operations have on supply chain and business initiatives. Steve is a graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato and serves on two university supply chain advisory boards.

How to Use Freight Attributes to Your Greatest Shipping Advantage

How to Use Freight Attributes to Your Greatest Shipping Advantage | C.H. Robinson

With the end of the year quickly approaching, some industries enter their busiest transportation season and others hit a shipping slowdown. Whether your supply chain’s seasonal surge is now or not for several more months, your execution strategy has a big part to play—perhaps bigger  than you realized.

We understand that getting your products to customers is likely your top supply chain priority. But there’s no reason not to get the best possible  combination of price and service. In a previous post, I discussed aligning with service providers to best serve your freight attributes. Today, we’ll  dig into how to and why you should accurately represent your freight.

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The Truth About Multi-stop Truckload Shipping

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The Truth About Multi-stop Truckload Shipping | C.H. Robinson

It’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. We worked with MIT graduate students to analyze 5 million truckload and multi-stop truckload tender records collected by TMC, a division of C.H. Robinson. What we found provides valuable insights on the effect that additional stops have on price and service.

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Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management

Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management | Transportfolio

As the market continues to tighten, what’s your transportation strategy for handling fluctuations? An unclear plan may let you down. Rather than reacting to changes that happen to your supply chain, it’s always better to develop a carrier management strategy that allows you to be proactive—no matter what the market has in store.
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Preparing for ELDs: Changes Shippers Can Make Today

Preparing for ELDs: Changes Shippers Can Make Today | Transportfolio

The holidays aren’t the only thing looming on the horizon. For many in our industry, electronic logging devices (ELDs) are a hot topic because there is not consensus on the magnitude of impact implementation will have on capacity. It’s important to remember that the hours of service (HOS) each driver has in a day or week is not changing. It is important to understand that the mandate is not changing the hours of service for a driver, it is changing the method of recording from a paper book to an electronic log.
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What is a 3PL & How Can They Benefit Your Business?

What is a 3PL & How Can They Benefit Your Business? | Transportfolio

Maybe you’re a relatively new business. Maybe you’ve only recently grown large enough to warrant the need for more transportation options. Whatever the reason, if you’re searching for a third party logistics provider (3PL) for the first time, you’ll want to have a keen understanding of what they are and how they work before choosing one to help with your logistics challenges.

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