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Various events are creating the tightest TL market in at least four years—and our experts say that it’s going to get tighter and rates are going to go higher over the next year.

Logistically, makers of cloud-integrated transportation management solutions have integrated SMC3's RateWare XL and CarrierConnect XL into Logistically TMS, providing fast, reliable rating and LTL transit and terminal information for customers.

For shippers, the lack of pricing regulation in the various modes they’re dependent upon is causing an increasingly worrisome financial squeeze.

We tend to take it for granted, and it’s not until you stop and really digest some of the numbers that you realize just how dominant trucking is as a mode of freight transportation in the United States.

Since last-mile transportation is currently incredibly fragmented and there are a number of early adopters that really have no specialized training, LTL carriers need to pay specific attention to maintaining a relationship with a trusted last-mile provider.

This paper takes a deep dive into SMC³’s CzarLite XL, an advanced pricing system solution that gives shippers, logistics service providers and carriers a new neutral benchmark choice when negotiating LTL shipping rates.

Trucking volumes saw a decline from August to September, according to data released today in the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Truck Tonnage Index.

According to American Trucking Associations quarterly report, the turnover rate at truckload carriers surged in the second quarter of 2017 possibly reflecting a tightening market for drivers.

Facing the tightest spot truckload market in at least four years, the number of available loads on the spot truckload freight market jumped 5.4% during the week ending Sept. 30 and tight capacity sent the load-to-truck ratio for van freight into uncharted territory.

Budweiser producer Anheuser-Busch will use Convoy's tech-enabled network to transport truckloads from its facilities, the partnership will improve shipping operations while enhancing lives of America’s drivers.

According to the latest data from supply chain consultancy Armstrong & Associates, in 2016, the global third-party logistics market reached $802 billion and is on track to exceed $1.1 trillion in 2022.

Anyone involved in moving heavy or oversize loads knows that some take more effort than others. That was certainly the case with a 94,000-pound scissor-lift platform that stretches 110-feet long and spans 24 feet 6 inches – taking up two lanes of highway.

After private spaceflight company, Blue Origin, finished assembling its first full-scale BE-4 rocket engine, it needed to be tested. That testing would be crucial to determine whether the BE-4 is ready to be used in a rocket designed to bring cargo and people into outer space.

At the forefront of scientific ballooning research, the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility in Palestine, Texas called on Gwynn Logistics LLC (GWG) in Denton, Texas to coordinate the move of 30,000 pounds of scientific balloons to NASA’s Fort Sumner, New Mexico launch location.

The most recent edition of the Trucking Conditions Index from freight transportation consultancy FTR dropped from July to August, with the firm explaining that the August reading “is not wholly reflective of the current environment for truckers.”




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The Transportation RFP is your direct pipeline to solutions for your transportation challenges. It's your opportunity to have logistics experts look at your specific transportation challenges and needs, and give you free, no-obligation advice, solutions, and information specific to your request.

Choosing the perfect software or system can be an indomitable challenge. Using this transportation/TMS RFP will simplify the task of creating a database of likely partners, building your knowledge base, and preparing your Request for Proposal list.

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The Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) RFP is your direct pipeline to solutions for your WMS challenges. It's your opportunity to have logistics experts look at your specific WMS challenges and needs, and give you free, no-obligation advice, solutions, and information specific to your request.

Choosing the perfect WMS solution can be an indomitable challenge. Using this WMS RFP will simplify the task of creating a database of likely partners, building your knowledge base, and preparing your WMS Request for Proposal list.

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The Logistics and Supply Chain Education RFI can help you identify the schools, coursework, continuing education, distance learning and certification opportunities available from leading logistics educational institutions.

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