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Electronic Logging Devices (ELD)

By on Monday March 14th, 2016 in Carrier Capacity, On Time Delivery, Preferred Shipper, Quotes, Supply Chain, Transport & Politics, Transportation Management Systems, Transportation Procurement, Trends, Trucking. No Comments.

Unless there is another delay, on December 18th, 2017 the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) will require all motor carriers to have ELD’s installed on their tractors. The FMSCA states “The ELD rule applies to motor carriers and drivers who are currently required to keep records of duty service (RODS) on paper or with […]


Shippers having the long view? I beg to differ

By on Friday November 13th, 2015 in Carrier Capacity, Preferred Shipper, Supply Chain, Transportation Procurement, Trends, Trucking. No Comments.

I question if shippers really have ” long memories”?  Like wall street analysts, most shippers manage and plan to the short term albeit many times due to cost cutting pressure from the CFO and CEO. Will there be an avalanche of RFP’s in November, December, and first quarter of 2016 as shippers attempt to time […]


Shippers’ Transport Costs Rise Amid Capacity Crunch -Survey WSJ Article

By on Wednesday September 30th, 2015 in Carrier Capacity, On Time Delivery, Preferred Shipper, Supply Chain, Transportation Management Systems, Transportation Procurement, Trends, Trucking. No Comments.

Carriers have the upper hand in negotiating transportation rates with shippers as capacity tightens, a survey finds Article by Wall Street Journal,   Erica E. Phillips   09/29/2015 A capacity crunch in the transportation sector is driving up costs for manufacturers, retailers and suppliers, according to results from a survey published by Logistics Management. Excess capacity […]


UPS Dimensional Pricing and other updates

By on Sunday September 6th, 2015 in LTL, On Time Delivery, Preferred Shipper, Supply Chain, Trends. No Comments.

On Thursday September 3, 2015 I attended the monthly learning/networking breakfast sponsored by Loyola University Chicago, Quinlan School of Business Supply and Value Chain Center(SVCC). Wholesalers, Retailers, Manufacturers,  Distributors, (WRMD) are the target audience. The topic for this month was a presentation by Molly Frank, Retail Marketing Manager, Illinois District for UPS on Dimensional Pricing […]


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