Industries

3 Reasons to Buy Pre-Owned Refrigerated Trucks Now

Fleet Management, Food & Beverage, Vehicle Sales
September 13, 2017

So far in 2017, the demand for refrigerated trucks has been increasing. In mid-May, the national average spot market rate for refrigerated trucks moved higher, according to DATTM Trendlines, all while load-to-ratio and per-mile metrics sailed along a...

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Top 3 Tips to Manage Seasonality in your Food & Beverage Supply Chain

Food & Beverage, Supply Chain, Warehousing & Distribution Management
June 20, 2017

Every supply chain is subject to the vagaries of fickle consumer demand and seasonal ups and downs. But, when it comes to stocking store shelves and freezers, managing seasonality in the food supply chain is an even taller order. Seasonality...

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Reduce Business Risk and Expense through Fleet Leasing

Fleet Management, Food & Beverage, Leasing, Maintenance
May 16, 2017

Navigating the new normal of uncertainty in the trucking market requires embracing new strategies. For many fleet owners seeking to  reduce risk and expense,  that means considering leasing as an option rather than owning. The trend is already ...

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Three Refrigerated Truck Solutions for Summer

Food & Beverage, Leasing, Rental
April 20, 2017

In summer 2016, the transportation information provider DAT Solutions, found that demand for refrigerated trucks suddenly spiked for weeks in a row, leaving some fleet managers out in the cold due to their own lack of advanced planning. The lesson ...

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Value Added Services Bring Supply Chain Flexibility

Consumer Goods, Lean Guiding Principles, Retail, Supply Chain, Value Added Services
April 11, 2017

Evolving consumer behaviors dramatically impact the way retailers deliver products.  From clothing, to cars, to computers, consumers want customized products, as quickly as possibly.  This means more unique orders, tighter delivery windows, and an ...

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LEAN implements safety and efficiency in the Oil & Gas industry

Dedicated Transportation, Oil and Gas
March 8, 2017

A safe work environment is larger than the Safety Department. Creating a LEAN culture of continuous improvement as a method of driving results and sustainability has a strong connection to a safe and efficient environment. As organizations seek to dr...

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Co-opetition: How Companies Use Asset Sharing to Overcome Logistics Challenges

Dedicated Transportation, Food & Beverage, Supply Chain
December 22, 2016

Like most forward-thinking concepts in the supply chain space, the idea of “shared networks,” the “Uberization” of freight, and the optimization of the nation’s truckload capacity have been discussed at industry conferences and on webcasts,...

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How Supply Chains Are Exceeding the E-Commerce Challenge

Automotive, Consumer Goods, Food & Beverage, Retail, Supply Chain, Technology
October 27, 2016

Exponential growth in online sales is forcing retailers and their suppliers to employ strategies that will eventually help them take full advantage of the trend. E-commerce has been the fastest growing trade sector and has outpaced every other tra...

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Top Trends Affecting Mobile Fueling

Fleet Management, Fuel Services, Oil and Gas
October 20, 2016

Although mobile fueling as an option for fleets isn’t new, some new trends are raising awareness of the solution among owners and operators. Mobile fueling, also known as on-site fueling, is a service in which vehicles receive fuel at their comp...

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Delivering on the Customer Promise: Lessons from CSCMP 2016

Automotive, Dedicated Transportation, Retail, Supply Chain
October 4, 2016

Many of the top supply chain executives gathered in Orlando, Florida the last week of September for the annual Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals conference. Discussions focused on overcoming supply chain disruption, and how the logisti...

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