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4 Steps beyond Metrics To Ensure Your Company Logistics Program Delivers

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Using metrics to measure success is important in the trucking industry. When it comes to logistics (and many other industries), “what gets measured, gets improved.” This is important to consider – businesses can spend a lot of time developing metrics for their business, but are they the right ones? Do the metrics that you’re using […]

Highlights from the Tank Truck Marketing Analysis

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Earlier this year, the National Tank Truck Carriers, Inc. (NTTC)announced the availability of its Tank Truck Industry Market Analysispublication, authored by American Trucking Associations’ Chief Economist Bob Costello and his team. For those of us in the tank truck industry, this was a long-awaited document – it’s the first time that our industry has taken […]

New Safety Rule Helps Prevent Crashes For Future Drivers

Friday, July 10, 2015

On June 3 of this year, the U.S. Transportation Department announced that electronic stability control (ESC) systems will now be required on heavy trucks (truck tractors) and large busses weighing more than 26,000 pounds (FMVSS No. 136). But the initiative doesn’t stop there: the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is attempting to expand the requirement […]

How To Increase Efficiency In Your Logistics Process

Friday, June 26, 2015

The following is an excerpt from our white paper The Design of Logistics: Eliminating Costs to Strengthen Your Competitive Position. As the owner or manager of a business with significant logistics operations, you’re always looking for ways to control costs and enhance productivity. While this is no easy task steps can be taken to simplify […]

Recruiting Younger Drivers to an Aging Workforce

Thursday, May 14, 2015

It’s a familiar story: the increasing driver shortage in the trucking industry is capping capacity and slowing potential growth. In a December 2014 Commercial Carrier Journal’s (CCJ) survey of 255 owners, executives and senior managers, the results were startling clear: 57.3% of for-hire carrier respondents believed that driver shortages would be their biggest concern in […]

When Will Alternative Fuel Become an Option for the Logistics and Trucking Industries?

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Fleet owners have a variety of motivations for acquiring hybrids, electrics, and other alternative fuel-powered vehicles, but they face a number of challenges in doing so, like cost of acquisition and infrastructure availability. The focus on fleet sustainability has been building over the past decade as alternative fuels become more prevalent and available, but whether […]

Employment Trend: Trucking Industry Loses Jobs in March

Thursday, April 23, 2015

For the first time since May 2013, employment in the trucking industry has declined. The Department of Laborreleased March employment numbers, announcing a drop of 6,800 jobs in the for-hire trucking industry, marking the biggest decline in two years. BeforeMarch, jobs in the trucking industry had been slowly climbing to near pre-recession employment levels, with […]

The Impact of Technology on Supply Chain Management

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

For many in supply chain management, new technological tools are transforming daily business processes. As the supply chain becomes increasingly Lean in its operations, managers are constantly looking for ways to improve service, reduce costs, and increase return on their investments. Effective supply chains are defined by the efficiency of their processes, as well as […]

3 Key Reasons Outsourcing Logistics is Expected to Grow

Friday, March 20, 2015

Outsourcing logistics management has been on the rise for the past few years, and the trend is expected to continue through 2015. According to the 2015 Third Party Logistics (3PL) study by Capgemini Consulting and partners, 67% of shippers indicate that they plan to increase their use of outsourced logistics. A whopping 92% of 3PL […]

Trucking Alliance Chairman Reaffirms Group’s 2015 Safety Agenda

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Congress and the Obama Administration can do more to help the nation’s trucking industry serve the U.S. economy safely and efficiently. That should be the trucking industry’s message in 2015, according to Steve Williams, chairman and CEO of Maverick USA in Little Rock, Arkansas, and Chairman of the Alliance for Driver Safety & Security (aka […]

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