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5 Key Considerations for Oversized Loads & Wide Loads

5 Key Considerations for Oversized Loads & Wide Loads | Transportfolio

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What does U.S. geography have in common with shipping oversized items? Answer: a lot. Each state has 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. » Read More

4 Questions to Ask to Take Your Supply Chain to the Next Level

4 Questions to Ask to Take Your Supply Chain to the Next Level | Transportfolio

Businesses go through many stages. At inception, business might be simple and consist of serving only a few local customers. Then growth—perhaps from new customers or a new product—adds complexity. No matter what phase your business is at, from the most successful, legendary brand to a smaller, emerging one, every aspect of your business needs to help move your business forward to the next stage. This includes your supply chain.
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Guest Post: 4 Lessons Learned on the Path to Supply Chain Efficiency

4 Lessons Learned on the Path to Supply Chain Efficiency | Transportfolio

Supply Chain Efficiency

Starting a business while in college isn’t for everyone. I can honestly say I’ve never worked harder at anything in my life, but it’s also been the most rewarding challenge I could imagine. As an online retailer, Blue Ridge Product Solutions has evolved a lot in the eight years we’ve been in business. One of the reasons for the evolution is because we learned so much in that time. None of the lessons compare to the importance of being able to scale up as your business grows—especially when it comes to retail logistics.
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What Transportation Professionals Should Know in the Event of a Government Shutdown

What Transportation Professionals Should Know in the Event of a Government Shutdown | Transportfolio

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While most pundits are now predicting the government will remain open past May 6, 2017 (update provided at the bottom of this post), we thought it would be worth a reminder regarding how a government shutdown would impact the transportation industry specifically. Whether a shutdown is a result of the federal budget that needs to be authorized or raising the federal debt ceiling, the political dynamics that caused the 2013 government shutdown could always return.
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U.S./Mexico Shipping Series Part 4: Preparedness for Cross-Border Shipping

U.S./Mexico Shipping Series Part 4: Preparedness for Cross-Border Shipping | Transportfolio

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At the most basic level, a supply chain is a series of links all connected with one another. A supply chain that crosses the United States and Mexico border tends to have more links than those that exist in domestic shipping.
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