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Leverage Data Insights to Lower Your Transportation Costs

November 20, 2019 Comments Off on Leverage Data Insights to Lower Your Transportation Costs
Article after article in every industry journal talks about the importance of data in marketing, sales, manufacturing, and more. But what about your transportation data? Data is paramount in the logistics business. But it’s not just about having data, it’s what you do with it that makes the difference. Data insights can help you see Read More

Safety Matters

November 7, 2019 Comments Off on Safety Matters
We understand that putting trucks on the road that weigh 20 to 30 times more than a passenger vehicle is a big responsibility. In 2017 alone, more than 4,000 people died in truck-related accidents. That’s just one reason why it’s important to choose a dedicated transportation provider that is committed to safety and has the Read More

Sourcing Drivers in Foodservice Distribution

October 18, 2019 Comments Off on Sourcing Drivers in Foodservice Distribution
No matter your industry, it’s more difficult to hire drivers today than it was 30 years ago, 10 years ago, or even 3 years ago. Drivers are your bread and butter, and they’re hard to come by. Finding new drivers and keeping your current ones is even harder for specialized industries like foodservice.   The Read More

Special Delivery: Benefits of Outsourcing Live Production Transportation

August 30, 2018 Comments Off on Special Delivery: Benefits of Outsourcing Live Production Transportation
Live production transportation encompasses all needs for vertically integrated poultry companies. For many years those integrators have managed live transportation and bird growout with their employees and assets. Then, integrators started outsourcing bird development to contracted growers, because the benefits outweighed the risks. Even though it’s a sensitive part of the business, trusting growout experts Read More

Why It’s the Perfect Time to Evaluate your Dedicated Fleet Provider

July 31, 2018 Comments Off on Why It’s the Perfect Time to Evaluate your Dedicated Fleet Provider
Companies with fleets are under pressure to meet high consumer demands, which require more than dedicated capacity. To exceed those expectations, companies need capacity and resources from the right dedicated fleet provider. After you’ve outsourced fleet management, you should measure the service to ensure you’re getting the most out of the deal. Complete our checklist Read More

Why It Matters Who Delivers to Your Customers

May 18, 2018 Comments Off on Why It Matters Who Delivers to Your Customers
Authored by Nick Hobbs, EVP and President of DCS and Final Mile The last experience with a brand often defines the whole experience for consumers. This is especially true for final mile deliveries, which can involve assembly and installation. As a final mile service provider, we know this represents a meaningful instance when a client’s brand is Read More

Roadcheck 2018: Prepping for Current and Future Market Conditions

May 15, 2018 Comments Off on Roadcheck 2018: Prepping for Current and Future Market Conditions
Roadcheck is the annual event by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) where tens of thousands of inspections are performed on commercial vehicles. This year’s Roadcheck will take place June 5th – 7th. Additionally, end of month and the Memorial Day holiday will increase pressure on our market. It’s important to recognize what’s coming and how Read More

Securing Capacity When Peak Season Demand is Strong

May 6, 2018 Comments Off on Securing Capacity When Peak Season Demand is Strong
Balancing demand and capacity has become increasingly difficult in recent months. In February 2018 – a historically low-volume month – pricing and load-to-truck ratio were at levels higher than any time throughout 2017, while intermodal capacity was 100% utilized.* Businesses are struggling to adapt to the new normal of less capacity and higher costs, particularly Read More

Fleet Trends that Will Shape 2018

March 16, 2018 Comments Off on Fleet Trends that Will Shape 2018
The year 2017 brought a lot of changes and challenges to the transportation industry and others that relied on distribution. Overall, the electronic logging device (ELD) implementation, driver shortage, and weather events affected multiple facets of transportation. Rates rose significantly and companies struggled to obtain the necessary capacity. Those challenges are still big players in Read More

Filling the Speed-to-Market Gap with Fulfillment Services

February 15, 2018 Comments Off on Filling the Speed-to-Market Gap with Fulfillment Services
Retailers and manufacturers alike are redesigning supply chain methods to meet tighter shipping windows and heightened expectations. Speed to market is top-of-mind for retailers tasked with balancing a constant flow of inventory with consumers searching for the new “it” product. Connect with us! Read More