Transportation Management

Using Aviation Innovations to Attract New Truck Drivers

Dedicated Transportation, Transportation Management
September 16, 2015

Although I have spent my entire career in the trucking industry, I have a passion for aviation as well. In 2008 I earned my private pilot’s certificate only a few weeks before graduating from a driver-training academy with my commercial driver’s ...

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Trucking Industry Looking to Military Vets to Curb Driver Shortage

Dedicated Transportation, Transportation Management
September 15, 2015

In the hunt for a steady stream of new drivers and workers during the driver shortage, transportation and logistics companies should seek out employees like Michael Raley. As a job candidate, Raley had such attributes as leadership, dependability, lo...

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4 Questions to Consider when Choosing a Freight Broker

Freight Brokerage, Transportation Management
August 31, 2015

With back-to-school already here and the holiday shopping season quickly approaching, many shippers – and the carriers they rely on – are facing a freight crunch. How can shippers ensure sufficient capacity so their loads are delivered on time an...

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4 Strategies for Staying Ahead of Changing Emissions Regulations

Engine Technology, Maintenance, Safety & Environment, Transportation Management
August 25, 2015

This blog is the first in a five-part series examining the maintenance landscape facing today’s fleet operators. Future posts will focus on the technician shortage, the emergence of automatic manual transmissions, the hidden maintenance costs in yo...

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Webcast: How reliable is your transportation network?

Dedicated Transportation, Supply Chain, Transportation Management
August 17, 2015

Businesses of all shapes and sizes know if they don’t have a strong, reliable transportation network, their products won’t reach customers. Let’s face it, if customers aren’t getting what they want, they will quickly move to another provider ...

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Is Your Transportation Network Running on all Cylinders?

Dedicated Transportation, Transportation Management
August 10, 2015

Companies rely on the strength of their fleet to get goods to consumers every day. With the continuing challenges of unpredictable freight volumes, rate increases, labor shortages, and capacity constraints, accurate planning across modes is critical ...

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Backhauls: Making the Most of your Transportation Spend

Dedicated Transportation, Transportation Management
July 23, 2015

As the trucking industry faces an increasing driver shortage and crippling capacity constraints, it’s hard to believe that many of the trucks on the road every day are running at less than full capacity. Even more staggering is that many companies ...

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Q&A: How Ryder TranSync™ can Transform your Transportation Network

Dedicated Transportation, Supply Chain, Transportation Management
July 21, 2015

Last month marked the launch of Ryder TranSync™, the industry’s first automated technology tool that enables seamless planning across all transportation providers and modes. The patent-pending tool -- designed to revolutionize your transportation...

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Mid-Year Update: Five Themes for Intermodal Customers through 2015 – and Beyond

Supply Chain, Transportation Management
July 17, 2015

From new regulations, to the ongoing driver shortage, to new rail provider investments and changes in policy, today’s shippers, trucking carriers and the logistics industry face a host of challenges expected to affect intermodal transportation. ...

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Five Ways Logistics Can Tame Bottled Water SKU Proliferation

Food & Beverage, Retail, Supply Chain, Transportation Management, Warehousing & Distribution Management
July 8, 2015

The beverage industry is awash in SKUs. While beer, energy drinks, spirits, carbonated soft drinks, and ready-to-drink coffee and teas have grown, bottled water was the rising tide that lifted all boats in the past year. That growth has become a chal...

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