5 Basic Ways To Cut Down on your LTL Shipping Costs in 2015

5 Basic Ways To Cut Down on your LTL Shipping Costs in 2015

Posted Aug 18, 2015

Moving Less-than-Truckload freight not just efficiently, but cost-efficiently poses unique challenges to shippers. Although falling gas prices have been a blessing on the transportation industry, LTL shipping still has to contend with the effects of truck driver shortages, higher rates, and congested infrastructure. So how can you save money in LTL shipping? 1. Shift Costs... Read more

The Right 3PL Bridges Gap Between Shippers and Carriers

The Right 3PL Bridges Gap Between Shippers and Carriers

Posted Aug 12, 2015

In the minds of some shippers, a common objection to working with a third party logistics (3PL) firm is that they ‘get between’ the shipper and the carrier. There can be a misconception that creating another layer by adding a 3PL as a vendor might reduce communication or disrupt service. This couldn’t be further from... Read more

Update: In August 2015, Truck Driver Shortage Worse Than Ever

Update: In August 2015, Truck Driver Shortage Worse Than Ever

Posted Aug 11, 2015

By its very nature, the entire transportation industry is connected in both direct and subtle ways. A slowdown in oil production can increase fuel prices around the world. A strike at a West Coast port could tie up trade in Asia. Congested, backed up rail lines are causing longer commutes for workers. But one problem... Read more