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10 Reasons to Use Expedited Freight Shipping

October 16, 2017 Comments Off on 10 Reasons to Use Expedited Freight Shipping
Expedited shipping is no longer just a solution for high-value loads and emergency relief. These days, there are a multitude of reasons to choose expedited shipping. Supply chain solutions companies that offer expedited options are a great resource for shippers in determining if expedited is the best way to move their freight. Below are ten Read More

5 Benefits of Using an Asset-based Intermodal Provider

October 4, 2017 Comments Off on 5 Benefits of Using an Asset-based Intermodal Provider
Intermodal is one of the most cost-efficient transportation options available for companies with a tight budget or large-scale shipping needs. Intermodal is also complementary to other transportation modes such as over-the-road. There are two main types of intermodal providers: ones that own the transportation equipment (asset based) and ones that do not (non-asset based). Equipment Read More

Looking for an edge? Find it with J.B. Hunt at CSCMP.

September 20, 2017 Comments Off on Looking for an edge? Find it with J.B. Hunt at CSCMP.
This year’s CSCMP EDGE lineup features innovative companies with creative solutions that address challenges shippers are currently facing. You’ll find many ways industry experts can help support and improve your processes now and into the future. Discover how J.B. Hunt can advance your supply chain with technology and industry expertise by taking advantage of the opportunities available Read More

Updated ELD Mandate Implementation Could Affect Freight Capacity

September 7, 2017 Comments Off on Updated ELD Mandate Implementation Could Affect Freight Capacity
As mentioned in our previous blog post, complying with the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate will have a big impact on transportation and logistics. On August 28, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) announced that enforcement of the new ELD regulations will now be applied in a phased-in approach. Beginning December 18, 2017, the majority Read More

Top Misconceptions about Outsourcing your Private Fleet

July 21, 2017 Comments Off on Top Misconceptions about Outsourcing your Private Fleet
In the current environment, private fleets require more time, energy, and money to manage, causing many businesses to question their distribution strategy. Outsourcing can be perceived as a negative term; however, it could be the best decision you ever make when you choose a provider that specializes in private fleets. To set the record straight, Read More

How to Become a Shipper of Choice

July 5, 2017 Comments Off on How to Become a Shipper of Choice
When it comes to on-time delivery and a positive shipper-carrier interaction, every player in the supply chain has a part. Manufacturers and shippers must ensure the product is ready to go for pickup, drivers require optimal and agile routing, and receivers must have the correct equipment to unload the product. As businesses know, the supply Read More

Are you ready for the impact of ELDs on your private fleet?

June 23, 2017 Comments Off on Are you ready for the impact of ELDs on your private fleet?
The Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate will soon impact the shipping industry.* The rule requires drivers to shift from paper to electronic logs, eliminating the potential for drivers to complete a delivery after their daily hour limit has ended. With estimated millions of drivers currently using paper logs, this change will affect more than the transportation Read More

5 Ways to Optimize your Home Delivery Program

June 5, 2017 Comments Off on 5 Ways to Optimize your Home Delivery Program
Customer expectations for home delivery services are changing. Final mile home delivery has traditionally been conducted by either a retailer’s private fleet or a local provider that manages contracted, independent delivery teams. As the industry evolves, many retailers are now working with a national delivery provider to improve customer service, reduce costs, facilitate administrative requirements, Read More

Nation’s Roads Get a D- on 2017 American Infrastructure Report Card

May 31, 2017 Comments Off on Nation’s Roads Get a D- on 2017 American Infrastructure Report Card
Every four years the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) releases its American Infrastructure Report Card which provides a comprehensive look into every aspect of our nation’s infrastructure; including its current condition, needed investment for upgrades, and its impact on citizens and commerce. In the 2013 report, the country’s infrastructure received a grade of D+ overall. Four years Read More

Is Your Private Fleet Hurting Your Bottom Line?

May 12, 2017 Comments Off on Is Your Private Fleet Hurting Your Bottom Line?
“Times are different now for companies operating a private fleet. Over the next decade their transportation operations will face big challenges with strict rules, hiring struggles, and competing capital requirements. In short, the risks and responsibilities are greater than ever before for the business owner, drivers, and everyone in-between.” —Brian Webb, SVP at J.B. Hunt. Read More