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    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of May 22nd, 2016

    - by Transplace

    With Memorial Day this upcoming weekend marking the unofficial start of summer, we’re thinking about what’s hot in the transportation and logistics industry. Although some topics, like cargo theft incidents, may not be a picnic, there are plenty of bright spots highlighted in our TIP List this week, including record-high retail imports and new reefer opportunities. See below for the trends that are heating up!

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    A Bit of the Luck of the Irish: Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day!

    - by Transplace

    For both the Irish and the Irish-at-heart, St. Patrick’s Day brings the hope of a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow and the chance to wear shamrock green. And with supply chain operations and logistics, sometimes you just need a little luck of the Irish – especially for those who find themselves transporting Guinness to local pubs this week. To help celebrate the festive day, we’ve pulled together some facts to get you in the spirit of St. Paddy’s. So grab yourself a pint and dive into these golden stats!

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    The Road to Preferred Shipper Status

    - by Transplace

    Today, more and more shippers are placing additional focus on aligning their efforts with their carrier partners in order to improve transportation efficiency, especially in light of ongoing driver shortages. And recently, Transplace announced our Preferred Shipper Checklist to help facilitate communication between carriers and shippers and help them work collectively toward improvement.

    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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    Meet Us in Dallas: RILA Retail Supply Chain Conference 2016

    - by Transplace

    There are a number of reasons that I’m looking forward to both attending and speaking at RILA’s Retail Supply Chain Conference this week in Dallas, Texas (February 28 – March 2). RILA is a great place for diverse retail supply chain professionals to gather, exchange ideas and discuss all things logistics. It’s also one of the most focused industry events that I’ve attended — honing in on retail industry logistics and supply chain matters.

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    Getting Ready for RILA: The 2016 Supply Chain Conference

    - by Transplace

    They say that everything is big in Texas – and that also goes for the 2016 RILA Supply Chain Conference! Over 1500 top supply chain executives will be attending the conference next week to get the latest on transportation, distribution, supply chain planning, omnichannel and more – all in one big place. And as we’re getting ready to attend this great retail event, we wanted to share some fun facts about the state of Texas and its large retail industry. Did you know that at 268,601 square miles, Texas is the second biggest state in the U.S.? Check out all of the sizable stats below!

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    Get Ready for the 2016 TPA Supply Chain Conference

    - by Transplace

    We’re looking forward to the seventh annual TPA Supply Chain Conference taking place Feb 22-24 in New Orleans. This event will bring together over 500 retailers, manufacturers and solutions providers to share ideas, observe the latest technology innovations and network with peers. As we get ready for this valuable industry event, we wanted to share some fun facts about the conference, the city of New Orleans and Mardi Gras. Did you know over 500,000 king cakes are sold every year between January 6 and Fat Tuesday, with another 50,000 shipped out-of-state? Sink your teeth into even more delectable details below!

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    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Shining a Light on the Best and Brightest: A Q&A with Adrianne Court, Transplace’s Chief Human Resource Officer

    - by Transplace

    Transplace was recently recognized as one of 2016’s “Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®” in the Dallas/Fort Worth area by the National Association of Business Resources. We recently sat down with Adrianne Court, Chief Human Resource Officer for Transplace, to find out what this award represents to Transplace and what human resource (HR) practices are helping set the company apart.

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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

    Oh Christmas Tree! A Transportation Tale about the Capitol Christmas Tree

    - by Transplace

    Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, you’ve made quite the long journey! Each year since 1964, a special tree makes the trip from one of America’s many National Forests and is placed on the West Front Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, bringing holiday joy and cheer to all who see it. This year’s tree comes from Chugach (pronounced CHEW-gatch) National Forest in southern Alaska. Get into the holiday spirit by following its trek to the Capitol in the infographic below!

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    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Talking Turkey: Thanksgiving Stats That Will Leave You Feeling Full!

    - by Transplace

    The Thanksgiving holiday is upon us, and each year this time allows us to reflect on what we’re thankful for and to truly appreciate everything we have. This includes delicious food and spending quality time with friends and family. And in the giving spirit of the holiday, we wanted to serve up some interesting data tidbits for you to gobble up and enjoy. Do you know how much Americans spend on food for Thanksgiving each year? Or how many turkeys are eaten on Thanksgiving Day? Our infographic below is stuffed with all of the answers!

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