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How Carrier Technology Affects Your Supply Chain

How Carrier Technology Affects Your Supply Chain | Transportfolio

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From a shipper’s perspective, new supply chain technology means things like visibility to shipments, proactive notifications before disruptions occur, and better forecasting for future improvements. But there’s another side of that story to tell—the carrier’s perspective. Technology to make a carrier’s job easier is just as important, if not more so, to a successful supply chain. After all, without carriers, your freight wouldn’t move.
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Decrease Truckload Costs by Cutting Dwell Times

Decrease Truckload Costs by Cutting Dwell Times | Transportfolio

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Just how long are you making drivers wait to load and unload? Like it or not, loading and unloading time eats into a truckload driver’s hours of service. So it should be no surprise that dwell time is one of the leading variables that could affect your truckload rates.
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Bundling Lanes Can Improve Truckload Rates and Service

Bundling Lanes Can Improve Truckload Rates and Service [Infographic] | Transportfolio

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Even in a down business year (e.g., 2008-2009) where transactional truckload shipments dropped by almost 80%, spot rates still cost more than contract rates. Aggregating low volume lanes can help save even more on truckload rates. » Read More

What REALLY Impacts Carrier Rates and Service—Lead Time

Chapter 1: What REALLY Impacts Carrier Rates and Service—Lead Time.Transportfolio

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Truckload service may seem like an art to some. But it’s most definitely a science. Over time, you develop ideas about how to improve a process. But until you can actually prove it, it’s just a hypothesis. That’s why truckload and supply chain research is so important. Because the findings can actually prove (or disprove) a theory. The results can improve your truckload rates and services and ultimately help you develop better working relationships with carriers.
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