NMFTA Drastically Cuts Time to Notify Carrier of Concealed Damage

NMFTA Drastically Cuts Time to Notify Carrier of Concealed Damage

Posted May 05, 2015

NMFTA recently made a change to the time allowed a consumer to report concealed damage to the carrier who delivered the freight. Effective April 18, 2015, the consumer is required to notify, either verbally or in writing, the carrier of concealed damage within five (5) days of delivery. This is a reduction of 10 days... Read more

A Look Inside Target’s Free Shipping Policy: How Free Shipping Affects Customer Engagement

A Look Inside Target’s Free Shipping Policy: How Free Shipping Affects Customer Engagement

Posted Apr 21, 2015

Shipping is an integral part of most businesses these days and is a pretty big business itself. FedEx (which serves 220 nations worldwide) delivers about nine million packages each day, and racked up over $44 billion in revenue in 2013. UPS also offers international shipping and brought in over $55 billion in revenue in 2013.... Read more

State Troopers Become Unlikely Lobbyists for Trucking and Railroad Industries

State Troopers Become Unlikely Lobbyists for Trucking and Railroad Industries

Posted Apr 21, 2015

In the ever-evolving battle between the trucking and railroad industries, an unlikely third party is playing a rather important role. State Troopers, who are lobbying in Washington this month for their own interests, are also lobbying in support of the railroad industry. According to the New York Times, Congress is now preparing to take up... Read more

A Moment With…A Transportation and Logistics Expert: Cory Rank of Broussard Logistics

A Moment With…A Transportation and Logistics Expert: Cory Rank of Broussard Logistics

Posted Apr 17, 2015

Excerpted from the April 2015 issue of Valve World Americas: Interview By Sarah Schroer The selection and purchasing of new valves and other materials also requires another aspect be considered: how to transport the new equipment to the desired locations. Valve World Americas spoke with Cory Rank, the National Account Executive at Broussard Logistics to... Read more

3 Ways Shippers Can Make Better Decisions

3 Ways Shippers Can Make Better Decisions

Posted Apr 08, 2015

In an age where professionals are constantly bombarded by changing technology and information, the ability to capture, review, and act on that information is critical. There is certainly no exception for managers whose responsibility include logistics, shipping, or supply chain in any organization. Constantly looking for ways to learn and adapt is an important survival... Read more

3 Reasons You’re Getting Ripped Off By Fuel Surcharges

3 Reasons You’re Getting Ripped Off By Fuel Surcharges

Posted Mar 11, 2015

We have all seen the headlines in the past month that FedEx, UPS, and other carriers are increasing fuel surcharges, despite the cost of fuel plummeting. Like most shippers, it raises the question ‘Why?’ After all, basic economics state that when a major cost driver of a product or service falls dramatically, prices of that ... Read more