5 Tips for a Cost-effective Reverse Logistics Strategy

December 28, 2017 Comments Off on 5 Tips for a Cost-effective Reverse Logistics Strategy
As one shopping season or holiday comes to a close and retailers prepare for another, businesses must address a major challenge: Where will all the overstock and returns go? The answer certainly isn’t simple; developing an effective reverse logistics program can be overwhelming to many businesses. Reverse logistics is the movement of freight from its typical final Read More

ELD Mandate, Driver Shortage, and Women in Trucking Top the List

December 26, 2017 Comments Off on ELD Mandate, Driver Shortage, and Women in Trucking Top the List
From electronic logging devices to autonomous trucks, 2017 has been a big year for logistics and transportation. Being up-to-date on industry news is important because of the impact it can have on your business. However, if you’re like most people, life can get busy and catching-up on your read list can be difficult. You might Read More

Tips for a Safe New Year’s Eve if You’re on the Road

December 21, 2017 Comments Off on Tips for a Safe New Year’s Eve if You’re on the Road
As we prepare to say goodbye to 2017, take a few minutes to review our tips for how to ring in the new year safely. Follow these tips if you must be on the road on New Year’s Eve. Have a happy holiday season and get your new year off to a safe start. Connect Read More

ELDs Putting Pressure on Your Supply Chain?

December 19, 2017 Comments Off on ELDs Putting Pressure on Your Supply Chain?
As we near full implementation of the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate on April 1, 2018, it’s important to take note of a drivers’ operating hour limit. The mandate was predicted to significantly increase market rates and decrease the available capacity. Now is a great time to revisit our “ELD Impact” executive briefing. It has been updated to include Read More

Quick Pay vs. Factoring: Which is Best for Your Trucking Company? (Part 2)

December 12, 2017 Comments Off on Quick Pay vs. Factoring: Which is Best for Your Trucking Company? (Part 2)
This article is the second in a two-part series about choosing the best load payment terms for your trucking business. Are you considering using load factoring for faster payment processing? Ask these important questions before signing a contract with a factoring agent. Questions for the Factoring Agent: Are factoring services provided on a recourse or non-recourse Read More

Asking Questions to J.B. Hunt: Who Carriers Can Call To Get the Answers They Need

December 7, 2017 Comments Off on Asking Questions to J.B. Hunt: Who Carriers Can Call To Get the Answers They Need
J.B. Hunt appreciates the service provided by contract carriers and we hope that it’s a good experience doing business with J.B. Hunt. However, we understand that trying to ask a question may sometimes seem like a daunting task. With multiple departments, phone numbers and email addresses, getting to the correct person to answer your question Read More

When You Need to Bring the Heat: Shipping Sensitive Freight in Cold Climates

December 4, 2017 Comments Off on When You Need to Bring the Heat: Shipping Sensitive Freight in Cold Climates
As winter begins to settle on the coldest regions of Canada and the United States, businesses are preparing their supply chains with plans for moving freezable and cold-sensitive freight through frigid climates. There are three cold-protect methods freight shippers use most. Knowing how they work can help maintain the integrity of your freight. Types of Read More

Quick Pay vs. Factoring: Which is Right for Your Business? (Part 1)

November 30, 2017 Comments Off on Quick Pay vs. Factoring: Which is Right for Your Business? (Part 1)
This article is the first of a two-part series on choosing the right load payment terms for your trucking business. Regardless of fleet size, if you own or manage a trucking company you know steady cash flow is the key to maintaining operations. How can you avoid waiting long periods to be paid for your Read More

Best Practices for Seamless LTL Shipping

November 16, 2017 Comments Off on Best Practices for Seamless LTL Shipping
Businesses that experience increased shipping volume during the winter holidays often look to less-than-truckload (LTL) services as a solution to move smaller quantity shipments across North America. Rather than sending all customer orders individually via parcel – which can become very cost-prohibitive – businesses should consider sourcing an LTL carrier. LTL is also optimal for Read More

The Go-To ELD Implementation Guide for Carriers

November 15, 2017 Comments Off on The Go-To ELD Implementation Guide for Carriers
Beginning December 18, 2017, most U.S. motor carriers will be required to comply with Electronic Logging Device (ELD) regulations. While the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance won’t begin placing trucks out of service for violating the regulation until after April 1, 2018, compliance with the regulation is still important for the safety of the motoring public. Read More