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    How the Mexican Peso Is Impacting Cross-Border Transportation

    - by Transplace

    The devaluation of the Mexican peso over the past two years has been rather extreme. Two years ago, one U.S. dollar was worth about 13.5 pesos, and today it’s worth about 18. As a result of this severe drop in value, U.S. goods have become very expensive for Mexicans, and Mexican goods have become cheap for Americans. In fact, many markets across the globe have become cheaper as the dollar has gotten stronger – making these markets, including Mexico, more attractive for U.S. companies.

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    The Oilfield Trucking Industry Series – Part 3: New Ideas and Solutions

    - by Transplace

    In parts one and two of this three part series, we discussed the challenges that the oil and gas industry is currently facing and what the landscape of the players in this industry look like. In this last part, we’ll address what all of this means for both the trucking companies and the oil and gas shippers.

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    The Food Safety Modernization Act: 3 Things You Need to Know

    - by Transplace

    In 2005, The Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act was amended to require the FDA to propose rules that would obligate those who transport food to use sanitary transportation practices to ensure food safety. The proposed rules, called the Sanitary Transport of Human and Animal Food (STHAF) Rules, were published under the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act on February 5, 2014.

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    2015 Q4 Logistics Review

    - by Transplace

    The fourth and final quarter of 2015 saw a number of activities across various economic sectors worth highlighting. In last quarter’s recap blog, I shared thoughts on capacity, retail sales and manufacturing. Below, I’ll share some of the key highlights from the last quarter, including important aspects of the housing and auto markets, fuel prices and recent transportation funding legislation. Let’s take a look at Q4.

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    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Introducing the Preferred Shipper Checklist

    - by Transplace

    Recently, Transplace announced our Preferred Shipper Checklist to help companies better understand the best practices for becoming a shipper of choice for their carrier partners. A much-talked about topic by shippers, this checklist identifies key factors in how carriers evaluate shippers and then translates that insight into an actionable scorecard to help shipper organizations achieve “preferred shipper” status with carriers.

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    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    The Oilfield Trucking Industry Series – Part 2: Diverse Carriers in the Industry

    - by Transplace

    As we discussed in part one of this three-part post, it’s important to look at how the growth in the oilfield trucking industry has affected its players and the specific modes or types of trailers they operate. The oil and gas industry has long consisted of two or three giants, medium-sized regional companies who specialize in oilfield trucking and transportation, and scores of mom and pop companies with 10 or less trucks and trailers. While independently refuted statistics of a company’s size and ranking in the U.S. trucking industry are not readily available, what we can see is growth in several trucking companies rankings in reports like the “Top 100 2015 Carrier for Hire Rankings.”1

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    The Oilfield Trucking Industry Series – Part 1: Industry Challenges

    - by Transplace

    Trucking in the oil and gas industry is a tough and dirty job that has been around for decades in places like South Texas. What has changed in the last ten years is the growth in the amount of trucks on the roads servicing this industry. Now that we have gone from a boom cycle – leading us to where were are today – it’s important to look at how this growth has affected the oilfield trucking industry in places like the Eagleford, Permian Basin, Appalachia, Bakken and the Gulf of Mexico (i.e., Port Fourchon), and the specific modes or types of trailers they operate.

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    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Our Favorite Moments of 2015

    - by Transplace

    It’s that time of year again. When we say goodbye to this year and take a moment to reflect on what we accomplished over the last 12 months. Before we say hello to 2016, we want to give a final shout-out to 2015 and the moments that have meant the most to us. What made our list this year? Keep reading to find out what we’re most proud of accomplishing as a company in 2015!

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    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Lean Six Sigma as a Key Differentiator in Your Business

    - by Transplace

    Those in the transportation industry are always looking for new ways to bring enhanced quality and efficiency into the supply chain. And to work toward these goals, many companies are bringing value to their customers through the elimination of waste and error while also helping their employees obtain new skills sets through Lean Six Sigma.

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    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Managing for Daily Improvement: Bridging the Gap Across Teams and KPIs

    - by Transplace

    Lean Six Sigma thrives on the notion that there is always room for improvement, and it looks to eliminate defects that can hinder the flow of a process from moving toward its performance end goal. On the day-to-day ground level, as challenges arise, solutions are sought not by looking in the rearview mirror asking what could have been done. The question to pose instead is “how can we improve?” to prevent future challenges. This is accomplished with help of the people who touch every part of daily operations through a process called managing for daily improvement.

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