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Secure Capacity by Converting to Flatbed

January 18, 2018 Comments Off on Secure Capacity by Converting to Flatbed
Logistics markets started out tight in 2018 – and analysts don’t see that stopping anytime soon. To address capacity concerns in today’s supply chain, companies need to think outside the box. By converting dry van freight to flatbed, businesses can take advantage of additional capacity and, often, shorter loading times. Consider adding flatbed to your strategy Read More

5 Tips for a Cost-effective Reverse Logistics Strategy

December 28, 2017 Comments Off on 5 Tips for a Cost-effective Reverse Logistics Strategy
As one shopping season or holiday comes to a close and retailers prepare for another, businesses must address a major challenge: Where will all the overstock and returns go? The answer certainly isn’t simple; developing an effective reverse logistics program can be overwhelming to many businesses. Reverse logistics is the movement of freight from its typical final Read More

ELDs Putting Pressure on Your Supply Chain?

December 19, 2017 Comments Off on ELDs Putting Pressure on Your Supply Chain?
As we near full implementation of the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate on April 1, 2018, it’s important to take note of a drivers’ operating hour limit. The mandate was predicted to significantly increase market rates and decrease the available capacity. Now is a great time to revisit our “ELD Impact” executive briefing. It has been updated to include Read More

When You Need to Bring the Heat: Shipping Sensitive Freight in Cold Climates

December 4, 2017 Comments Off on When You Need to Bring the Heat: Shipping Sensitive Freight in Cold Climates
As winter begins to settle on the coldest regions of Canada and the United States, businesses are preparing their supply chains with plans for moving freezable and cold-sensitive freight through frigid climates. There are three cold-protect methods freight shippers use most. Knowing how they work can help maintain the integrity of your freight. Types of Read More

Best Practices for Seamless LTL Holiday Shipping

November 16, 2017 Comments Off on Best Practices for Seamless LTL Holiday Shipping
Businesses that experience increased shipping volume during the winter holidays often look to less-than-truckload (LTL) services as a solution to move smaller quantity shipments across North America. Rather than sending all customer orders individually via parcel – which can become very cost-prohibitive – businesses should consider sourcing an LTL carrier. LTL is also optimal for Read More

Recruiting in a Highly Competitive Market

November 3, 2017 Comments Off on Recruiting in a Highly Competitive Market
Authored by David Keefauver, SVP of Dedicated Contract Services Operations A driver shortage has been lingering over the supply chain industry for many years. The average driver age is rising, regulations are changing, drivers are accepting non-transportation job offers, and driving jobs aren’t easily backfilled. When combined with the recent capacity crunch, the need for Read More

10 Reasons to Use Expedited Freight Shipping

October 16, 2017 Comments Off on 10 Reasons to Use Expedited Freight Shipping
Expedited shipping is no longer just a solution for high-value loads and emergency relief. These days, there are a multitude of reasons to choose expedited shipping. Supply chain solutions companies that offer expedited options are a great resource for shippers in determining if expedited is the best way to move their freight. Below are ten Read More

5 Benefits of Using an Asset-based Intermodal Provider

October 4, 2017 Comments Off on 5 Benefits of Using an Asset-based Intermodal Provider
Intermodal is one of the most cost-efficient transportation options available for companies with a tight budget or large-scale shipping needs. Intermodal is also complementary to other transportation modes such as over-the-road. There are two main types of intermodal providers: ones that own the transportation equipment (asset based) and ones that do not (non-asset based). Equipment Read More

Looking for an edge? Find it with J.B. Hunt at CSCMP.

September 20, 2017 Comments Off on Looking for an edge? Find it with J.B. Hunt at CSCMP.
This year’s CSCMP EDGE lineup features innovative companies with creative solutions that address challenges shippers are currently facing. You’ll find many ways industry experts can help support and improve your processes now and into the future. Discover how J.B. Hunt can advance your supply chain with technology and industry expertise by taking advantage of the opportunities available Read More

Trust comes first. Here’s how to build it.

September 11, 2017 Comments Off on Trust comes first. Here’s how to build it.
Authored by Brad Hicks, Executive Vice President of Dedicated Contract Services Whether you’re converting a private fleet or switching outsource providers, the first 90 days are a make-or-break time for a transportation provider that has just won the business of a new customer. The customer is trusting you to provide the service levels promised during Read More