3 Reasons Why Forward Stocking Is Smart Inventory Management

Inventory management is a critical part of any business. That’s particularly true if your products are B2C retail or e-tail and heavy or bulky, like large appliances that require a two-person delivery team. If your company doesn’t have the right amount of stock stored in the right locations, you can’t ensure that deliveries will be […]

3 Ways a Regional Supply Chain Strategy Can Save You Time and Money

If your business frequently ships production materials or goods for national distribution, a regional strategy could unlock significant cost-savings and improved efficiency. A customized plan that includes a range of transport modes and strategically located storage facilities may meet your needs more efficiently by drilling down to specific regions. Here are the three main components […]

4 Principles for a Lean Transportation Network

To succeed in today’s business climate, you must constantly look for ways to streamline your supply chains. This typically involves the application of lean methodologies. Lean-thinking companies create processes for their operations and customers that generate zero waste. By managing the flow of products and services through the entire value chain, a company can achieve […]

4 Ways to Make More Money as a Carrier

The freight transportation industry has always had its fair share of volatility. The industry is generally considered to be a leading economic indicator, because transportation markets fluctuate along with consumer and industrial demand. Then came the pandemic, and the level of some fluctuations reached extents no one thought possible a few years ago. As a […]

5 Things to Look for in a Freight Forwarder

Do you need a freight forwarder for your business, but don’t know where to start? The first thing to remember is that freight forwarders can vary widely in experience and scope, so be sure to discuss your specific needs before making a final choice. Here are five important things to look for when choosing a […]

10 Steps to Success when Shipping Air Cargo

A cost and time-efficient air transport solution begins with giving your provider precise shipment information. Here’s a rundown of the top 10 things to think about before you ship by air, and why: 1. Determine whether your freight is suited for air transport Your transportation provider will first need to know what you’re shipping, and […]

Four Ways to Save Money Using Expedited Shipping Services

“It’s costs too much.” That’s what many transportation buyers say when asked about their interest in expedited shipping. And while the price can appear inflated compared with other modes, if you dig a little deeper, expedite can save you a tremendous amount of money over the long haul. With that in mind, here are four […]

International Roadcheck: Focus on ABS and Cargo Securement

As carriers in the commercial motor vehicle industry, it’s crucial to stay updated on important events and initiatives that promote safety on the roads. One such event is the International Roadcheck, an annual 72-hour inspection and enforcement event conducted by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) in Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. In this year’s […]