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No Surcharge for Holiday Packages, USPS says
With an eye on the 2023 peak shipping season, the United States Postal Service (USPS) said it would not implement any additional surcharges on holiday shipping.
Shippers Focus on Yield Management as Rates Continue to Rise
With FedEx and UPS raising their rates, savvy shippers can still find rate value for 2024, but time may be running out.
Amazon Bets on Itself with New End-to-End Supply Chain Service
Amazon is opening up its supply chain capabilities to other companies, even offering to pick up merchandise at facilities.
FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index Drops in June
FTR’s June Shippers Conditions Index has taken a step back, dropping in June from May’s 8.6 reading, although it still remains strongly positive for shippers.

Transportation Management Resources

How to Become a Shipper of Choice During Peak 2023
In spite of decreased customer demand as a result of increased cost of living, carriers remain determined to...
SMC3 EDI & API Messaging
In this paper/datasheet/case study, we describe, whether connecting to a carrier with API or EDI messaging,...

Transportation Management News

A Better Way to Ship Truckload & LTL Freight with Freightopolis
Jack Pollak, an owner of a successful freight brokerage for over a decade, saw first-hand the inefficiencies and inequalities of the entire shipping business -- the incredible amount of back-and-forth calls involved in getting quotes and booking freight -- just for a single load.

Freight Transportation 2013: State of the Industry Report
This report explores shippers’ perspectives of emerging trends in the freight transportation industry. It addresses issues related to business strategy, collaboration practices, carrier selection, rates, capacity, mode selection, outsourcing, advocacy issues, technology, sustainability, and more.

Epicor Delivers an Entirely New Approach to Business Software
This exciting new branding reflects our commitment to our customers, our employees, and our partners. Epicor solutions liberate our customers to think about their business from a fresh perspective, to focus on core growth activities, and to be inspired by the possibilities.

58 Million Reasons to do Your Due Diligence!
A New Mexico jury awarded the family of a person killed in a 2010 truck involved accident $58.5 in damages. Beyond a moral responsibility to hire safe carriers that share the road with our neighbors and loved ones, shippers are getting a slap on the wrist in a big way – to the tune of millions of dollars – for not exercising due diligence in the sourcing of their carriers.

Next Generation Logistics “Big Enough To Serve, Small Enough To Care”
Next Generation Logistics expertise in Supply Chain Consulting, Contract Services and Software Technology allows us to understand your business processes and quickly implement realistic solutions.

World Class Carriers, Working Together as One
The Reliance Network (TRNet) is a group of trusted regional carriers known for exceptional service, dependable on-time delivery and strong reputations. TRNet provides seamless LTL, truckload and supply chain services with a single source of accountability throughout North America.

Let Averitt Technology Save you Time & Money
From saving time to saving money, Averitt’s powerful technology tools make your job easier and your business better in more ways than one. Whether you need to track a single shipment or manage an international supply chain, Averitt’s technology can put you in the driver’s seat.

Averitt’s Warehousing Solutions Built for Speed, Efficiency and Control
When it comes to warehousing solutions, few providers can match Averitt’s experience, flexibility and broad-ranging capabilities.

Need Hassle-Free Warehousing? We Can Do That Too…
When it comes to warehousing solutions, few providers can match Averitt’s experience, flexibility and broad-ranging capabilities.

The Reliance Network Exhibiting & Sponsoring NASSTRAC Conference
The Reliance Network (TRNet) will be participating in the NASSTRAC Conference in April as an exhibitor and sponsor. This is the second NASSTRAC Conference the alliance has sponsored.

Flextronics Selects Amber Road’s RPS On-Demand Solution
Leading Electronics Manufacturing Services Provider Partners With Amber Road To Optimize Its Export Controls

Steve Wozniak to Deliver Keynote at Manhattan Associates’ Momentum 2013 Conference
Manhattan Associates, Inc., announced that Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, Inc., will be one of the keynote speakers at Momentum 2013, scheduled for May 19-22 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

Averitt Express Introduces Improved Transit Times Through the The Reliance Network
Freight transportation and logistics services provider Averitt Express recently rolled out faster less-than-truckload (LTL) transit times from Atlanta to the Midwest and West Coast through two new lanes from The Reliance Network (TRN), a consortium of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers.

FedEx Custom Critical Launches ShipmentWatch
Adding to its expertise in proactive communications, information visibility and secure shipping, FedEx Custom Critical, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., is launching a new monitoring service called ShipmentWatch.

Best Practices to Manage International Freight Spend
Many companies have switched operations to low cost suppliers—only to find that higher than expected transportation expenses outweighed the benefits. In fact, the logistics costs associated with operating a global supply chain can be 6 to 11 percent of revenue, roughly three to five times more than a domestic supply network.

Building a Segmented Supply Chain
Four Areas That Can Benefit from Automation to Segment Complex, Multidimensional and Global Supply Chains

Electronic Waste “Recycler” Executive Recycling Convicted for Illegal Exports
Two executives of an electronic waste recycling company were convicted in December of smuggling, environmental crimes, mail and wire fraud, and obstruction of justice in conjunction with the illegal export of hazardous waste to China and other countries, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado. By Amber Road

Questions & Answers with Vitran Corporation President and CEO Rick Gaetz
Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently spoke with Vitran Corporation President and CEO Rick Gaetz about the North American less-than-truckload (LTL) market, Vitran’s recent divestiture of its Supply Chain Operation (SCO) 3PL subsidiary, and the freight economy, among other topics.

Crocs Inc. Facing $36 Million in Fines from U.S. and Mexico
Crocs Inc., a worldwide shoe manufacturer, disclosed in its 10-K filing last week that the company may owe up to $36.2 million in fines to U.S. and Mexico Customs and taxing authorities. By Amber Road

Featured Companies

Transportation Logistics Council
TLC is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to serving the interests of the shipping community through education and representation in issues relating to the transportation of goods. Virtually anyone that is directly or indirectly involved in transportation, distribution, logistics, purchasing, shipping,…
Airclic is the company that customers count on to support their mobile supply chain operations, helping them become more efficient while lowering costs and enhancing customer relationships. The company is the trusted partner for food service, wholesale/retail, transportation and…
TransForce Inc. is a North American leader in the transportation and logistics industry, operating across Canada and the United States through its subsidiaries. TransForce companies service the following segments: Package and Courier | Less-Than-Truckload | Truckload | Logistics
National Transportation Safety Board
The National Transportation Safety Board is an independent Federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident the United States and significant accidents in other modes of transportation – railroad, highway, marine and pipeline. The NTSB determines the probable…
PSA International
PSA is a leading global port group and a trusted partner to cargo stakeholders around the world. With flagship operations in Singapore and Antwerp, PSA’s portfolio comprises a network of over 50 coastal, rail and inland terminals in 19 countries.
Bolloré Logistics
Bolloré Logistics is a global leader in international transport & logistics. Constantly adapting to its customers’ changing needs, the company has enriched its expertise to become a tier-one supply chain partner and one of the top 10 transport and logistics companies…
Colliers International
Colliers International Group Inc. is a global leader in commercial real estate services with more than 16,300 professionals operating from 502 offices in 67 countries. With an enterprising culture and significant inside ownership, Colliers professionals provide a full range of services to real…
Scout RFP
Scout RFP provides a new breed of cloud-based strategic sourcing solutions that help organizations source faster and achieve better business outcomes. Our simple, effective interface enables companies to streamline supplier selection, centralize data, and make more informed purchasing decisions, faster.
LLamasoft, Inc. provides software and expertise to help large organizations design and improve their supply chain network operations. LLamasoft Supply Chain Guru is the leading supply chain design and analysis application available in the market today. It enables companies to…
Crowley Maritime Corporation
Crowley Maritime Corporation is a U.S.-owned and operated marine solutions, transportation and logistics company providing services in domestic and international markets through six operating lines of business: Puerto Rico/Caribbean liner services; Latin America liner services; logistics; marine…
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