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3 Key Differences Between EU and U.S. Truckload Procurement

3 Key Differences Between EU and U.S. Truckload Procurement | Transportfolio


Recent years have seen a frenzy of mergers and acquisitions between U.S. and EU companies. Some firms want one truckload procurement process that works everywhere. Does that approach work? Not exactly. There are differences you’ll need to consider. Listen in on my recent discussion with Adrian Gonzalez in Talking Logistics to learn about the differences between the U.S. and EU markets.

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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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5 Reasons Why LTL Rates Are Changing & What to Expect

5 Reasons Why LTL Rates Are Changing & What to Expect | Transportfolio

If you’ve been in transportation or logistics for any length of time, you already know that nothing stays the same for long. Recent less than truckload (LTL) rates and capacity levels have been below the historical levels we saw from 2005-2010. But that’s about to change—and it’s already started.
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What is LTL Freight & How Can It Work for You?

What is LTL Freight & How Can It Work for You? | Transportfolio

Less than load (LTL) freight is the transportation of products or goods that does not require a full truckload due to the smaller nature of the parcel. Therefore, there are typically many separate shipments being transported on one truck. LTL shipments are usually arranged on pallets and can range anywhere from 150 pounds to 10,000 pounds.
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5 Key Considerations for Oversized Loads & Wide Loads

5 Key Considerations for Oversized Loads & Wide Loads | Transportfolio

Oversized Load

Before jumping into the key considerations for these types of shipments, let’s first explain what qualifies a shipment as a wide load. In the United States, and wide or oversize load is a vehicle and/or load that is wider than 8’6” (2.59 m). Each U.S. state has slightly different requirements for oversize shipments, so it’s important to know the legal requirements for each state.

For that reason, and many others, navigating the specialized world of flatbed shipments can be tricky, especially when shipping oversized loads like tractors, combines, bulldozers, cranes, steel beams, wind blades, or prefabricated homes.
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