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Whether you manage freight moving via truckload, LTL, rail, ocean or air, you’ll find value in belonging to NASSTRAC. Otherwise known as the National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council, NASSTRAC has been providing education, advocacy, and provider relations opportunities since 1952.

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9382 Oak Avenue
Waconia, Minnesota, 55387
United States


Freight Transportation 2013: State of the Industry Report
Freight Transportation 2013: State of the Industry Report
Rising transportation costs, changing regulations such as the new Hours of Service rules and CSA requirements, the driver shortage ... these...

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NASSTRAC’s Gail Rutkowski examines shippers’ perspectives
In this podcast, Jeff Berman, Group News Editor for Logistics Management and the Peerless Media Supply Chain Group, interviews Gail Rutkowski, Executive Director of the of the National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC).

Carrier execs say they are optimistic about Peak Season prospects at CSCMP EDGE
When asked to assess 2020 Peak Season prospects, a pair of executives at some of the nation’s leading motor carrier and logistics services providers said at this week’s Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) virtual conference indicated things are looking solid.

NASSTRAC and CSCMP roll out ‘Strategic Shipping Program’
A collaboration announced today between two esteemed shipper groups, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and the National Strategic Shippers Transportation Council is taking direct aim at building and enhancing trust between shippers and carriers.

ATA chief Spear makes the case for infrastructure bill and trade agreements in NASSTRAC keynote
In a wide-ranging opening keynote at last week’s National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC) annual meeting in Orlando, Fla., American Trucking Associations (ATA) President and CEO Chris Spear laid out a compelling case for what is working in trucking, what needs to be worked on, and what needs to happen in order to overcome a heightened state of acrimony in Washington, D.C.

NASSTRAC Q&A: ODFL President and CEO Greg Gantt
Earlier this month, LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman caught up with Greg Gantt president and CEO of national less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line (ODFL) at the National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC) conference in Orlando, Fla. Gantt provided Berman with insight into various industry-related topics.

2017 NASSTRAC Shipper of the Year: Mallinckrodt; Mastering and managing complexity
An inside look at how a large pharmaceutical firm transformed its vendor and supplier relationships into true, collaborative partnerships—and greatly strengthened its logistics and supply chain operations in the process.

Logistics and Supply Chain Education: Opportunities Abound
Here are five trends that every shipper­—and potential shipper—must watch as the demand for experienced logistics and supply chain professionals soars.

NASSTRAC Q&A with Mike Ducker, President and Chief Executive Officer of FedEx Freight
Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman had an opportunity to speak with FedEx Freight President and CEO Mike Ducker at this week's National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC) Annual Conference. Ducker provided Berman with insights and observations on various topics, including the current state of infrastructure, the need for Twin 33-foot trailers, safety, and the economy, among other topics.

2016 NASSTRAC Shipper of the Year VWR: Cuts time, increases savings
VWR’s redesign of its West Coast shipping operation incorporates a newly designed pool distribution strategy that reduces demurrage and drayage costs, improves next-day delivery and has greatly increased efficiency in the region.

ATA’s Costello provides outlook on freight economy
In a wide ranging, presentation at the recent NASSTRAC (National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council) Shippers Conference and Transportation Expo in Orlando, Fla., Bob Costello, chief economist at the American Trucking Associations, provided both a general assessment of the over all economic outlook, as well as an outlook specifically focused on the freight, or, trucking economy.

Questions Still Remain With Driver Coercion Rule
Effective January 29, 2016, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) so-called driver coercion rule, formally known as the “Prohibiting Coercion of Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers,” will take effect.

16th Annual NASSTRAC Shipper of the Year: Morton Salt goes with the flow
The iconic company revamped its truckload bid processes and opened up its entire transportation network to bring transparency into all lanes—and is becoming a “shipper of choice” in the process.

Coalition for Transportation Productivity Asks Congress to Take Closer Look at Truck Size & Weight
The case against increasing truck size and weight has been built on the premise to keep bigger and heavier trucks off the road and apply existing federal truck size and weight limits to the entire National Highway System, rather than interstate highways, which is the case today.

Industry executives weigh in on e-commerce and how it is changing logistics operations
For anyone not sold on the ongoing impacts of e-commerce on logistics and supply chain operations, comments by some influential industry executives at the recent National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC) Conference and Transportation Expo definitely would help change that train of thought.

Ready to warm up at NASSTRAC
Despite the never-ending state of cold weather in the Northeast, which really is no exaggeration as I see falling snow out of my office window at the moment the calendar says that next week marks the kickoff of the annual NASSTRAC Shippers Conference and Transportation Expo.

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