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Common Supply Chain Issues & How to Avoid Them

Supply chains, much like every aspect of business, are not protected from challenges. Mishaps can, and will happen, especially if you are not prepared for them. A breakdown within a supply chain can be extremely damaging, so it’s best to mitigate issues and plan for...

Pricing Trends in Transportation

The freight transportation industry is at the mercy of current trends, much like all other industries. Unique to freight transportation are the trends that drive prices up or down. Everything from labor shortages to general rate fluctuations can cause a shift in...

Impact of Electronic Log Books in Trucks Related to Supply

Electronic Log Books or ELD’s (Electronic Log Devices) are a vastly contested piece of technology. With a mandate for all truckers to go into effect in 2017, trucking companies and drivers alike have varying opinions. There are a few things that almost everyone agrees...

Self-Driving Vehicles

The idea of self-driving cars is not a new one. It has been around just as cars were developed and people had to manually drive them. The difference between then and now is that this technology has actually been developed and the automation is happening. Self-driving...

Fuel Economy In Relation to Truck Transportation

Moving freight over the road by truck makes up a large portion of consumer goods transportation. With that in mind, businesses and consumers alike continue to advocate for better fuel economy. The more fuel efficient a trucking fleet becomes, the more money they save,...

Freight’s Importance to Supply Chain Sustainability

The demand for consumer goods is steadily increasing. With this increase, manufacturers turn to globalization in order to keep up with demand and keep costs low. Although globalization helps maintain low costs, it increases the number of miles a product needs to...

Transportation as the Backbone of the Economy

Transportation is the catalyst for sustaining economic growth. Without a transportation infrastructure, expanding the economy becomes extremely difficult. Additionally, the use of transportation makes it possible to produce, distribute, and purchase goods....

Intro to Supply Chain Solutions

In order to understand supply chain solutions, we need to start small and then look at the whole picture. The first thing you may be asking yourself is, “what is a supply chain anyway?” Supply chains are the paths between suppliers and receivers. It’s the behind the...

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