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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

Best Practices for Seamless LTL Holiday Shipping

November 16, 2017 Comments Off on Best Practices for Seamless LTL Holiday 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

Recruiting in a Highly Competitive Market

November 3, 2017 Comments Off on Recruiting in a Highly Competitive Market
Authored by David Keefauver, SVP of Dedicated Contract Services Operations A driver shortage has been lingering over the supply chain industry for many years. The average driver age is rising, regulations are changing, drivers are accepting non-transportation job offers, and driving jobs aren’t easily backfilled. When combined with the recent capacity crunch, the need for Read More

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