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Outsourcing Supply Chain Management: Lead Logistics Provider Benefits

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Most industry within North America (and the world) rely on the logistics function; some manufacturers may rely on a third-party logistics (3PL) relationship to accurately manage the movement of their product. A more nuanced approach is taken on by manufacturers who enter into a relationship with a fourth-party logistics provider (4PL), which entails an almost […]

3PL, 4PL, LLP…What’s What & Which Is Better for You

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Many options exist for supply chain management professionals as they determine what logistics services their business needs, and which logistics partner is the best fit for their organization. Determining the right fit for your organization means navigating through the (sometimes) complex language and structure of logistics providers and then determining what they truly can and […]

Asset, Non-Asset and Blended Services – putting the right solution together for you

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

The supply chain management system is faced with constant change, resulting in challenges for both the logistics provider and manufacturer. A slow-growing economy, the shortage of quality drivers and simple supply and demand are the major reasons that require manufacturers to remain flexible and fluid in their supply chain management. In order to stay competitive […]

Update on Transportation Regulations and their Impact on the Trucking Industry

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Regulations within any industry, but especially the trucking industry, are complex and ongoing. Between government officials, trade organizations, drivers, shippers and carriers, there are many people and organizations impacted by regulation. It’s important for logistics professionals to stay updated and involved in the latest information and legislation regarding trucking industry regulation. When you actively participate […]

4 Reasons Your Fuel Doesn’t Get to the Station On Time

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Managing the logistics and supply chain for the gasoline industry is no small feat. Between manufacturers, logistics suppliers, gas stations and ultimately the consumer, there are many variables that can impact how and when fuel is delivered to its final destination. The tank truck industry is a critical piece to this supply chain, hauling commodities […]

Trends in Logistics: Solutions for Actively Managing Capacity Challenges

Thursday, April 14, 2016

One challenge in the transportation sector at the moment is the issue of capacity. According to FTR’s latest findings, active truck utilization is already at 96%; as the economy grows, businesses require additional transportation solutions, requiring more trucks and drivers to move the products needed for consumers. Yet, this increase in demand doesn’t necessarily mean […]

Outsmart the Next Recession: 2 Key Factors that Will Impact Logistics

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

The United States economy is experiencing growth right now. After a slow recovery since the recession, consumers and businesses alike are feeling (cautiously?) optimistic about the near future. FTR Transportation Intelligence provides extensive forecasting and market intelligence for transportation professionals. In our (economic outlook, (Link to blog will go here when published) post we talked […]

How Technology is Impacting Logistics and the Role of the Driver

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Technology is important for creating the best logistics solutions. From supply chain management efficiencies to driver safety and satisfaction, technology is being utilized to meet growing demands in the most cost effective way possible. Drivers are a critical part of the supply chain. Making sure drivers are safe, providing them assistance with staying compliant with […]

The Top Economic Indicators Influencing Logistics Success

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Economic indicators are used to predict future trends in many industries, and directly influence how and when businesses and consumers spend money. The logistics industry is no different. Information about the economy can predict increases or decreases in manufacturing, thereby influencing the number of truckloads of product being moved; the health of the world economy […]

How The Right Logistics Partner Will Improve the Health of Your Chemical Hauling Ecosystem

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The logistics of chemical transportation – managing the movement of sometimes life-threatening, hazardous materials from one place to another – presentsva high level of risk and liability, both for shipper and carrier. This ecosystem of chemical manufacturers, chemical logistics experts and tank truck drivers is much more complex than your typical over-the-roadvtrucking operation. Moving toilet […]

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