Archive for 2015

  • Business - Transportation
    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!

  • Miscellaneous
    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!

  • Weekly TIP List
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 13th, 2015

    - by Transplace

    With festive holiday decorations adorning offices, stores and homes from coast to coast, we’re thinking about current trends that are brightening the transportation scene. Our final TIP List of 2015 features some industry news that’s bringing cheer this season – including $2 gasoline, new trucking jobs and year-ending high notes for both U.S. ports and retail shipping imports.

  • Business - Transportation
    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.

  • Intermodal
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Expanded Eagle Premium Service Delivers Intermodal Opportunities

    - by Transplace

    Union Pacific, in conjunction with Ferrocarril Mexicano (FXE), has recently introduced expanded service on the Eagle Premium rail line and now offers new routes connecting the city of Silao in central Mexico to Chicago and Memphis. As a direct result of this service expansion, central Mexico is now bridged with the Midwest, Canada and the Southeast – opening up a number of new and exciting possibilities for shippers and offering them extensive benefits.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 6th, 2015

    - by Transplace

    There’s a frosty feel in the air this time of year, and while we know Santa Claus is busy making his list and checking it twice, we have our own list of trending transportation topics that you need to know this week. Read on for a little industry holiday cheer!

  • Business - Transportation
    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.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Transportation TIP List: Week of November 29th, 2015

    - by Transplace

    Even though Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping days have officially passed, holiday retail trends continue to stay top of mind in the transportation industry. From a big boost in online Black Friday shopping to an ongoing surge in auto sales, the holiday retail supply chain is becoming more important than ever before. This week’s TIP List is fully stocked – check out all of the popular stories below!

  • Capacity Services
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Driving Toward Dedicated Fleets

    - by Transplace

    Tightening capacity and driver shortages are prompting both shippers and carriers to look toward cost-effective solutions to attract and retain new drivers. More and more frequently, these shippers and carriers are turning to dedicated fleets to drive efficiency and performance. And by using this type of fleet service, both parties are finding a whole new world of offerings such as access to technology, pricing flexibility and operational excellence.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of November 22nd, 2015

    - by Transplace

    The Thanksgiving Day holiday later this week serves as a great reminder for us to give thanks and appreciate others. It also represents the official start to the holiday season. To help you get into the spirit of the season, we gathered up some holiday-themed TIPs full of bountiful transportation trends to share. Gobble up the latest and greatest happenings the transportation industry is serving up below!

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