Archive for January, 2015

  • Miscellaneous

    Super Bowl XLIX: Get Into the Game with These Super Stats

    - by Transplace

    It’s almost time for the biggest football game of the year! This Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks will face the New England Patriots at University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona, and we’re pretty excited to see who will come out on top. From playmakers Marshawn Lynch and Richard Sherman to super duo Tom Brady and Bill Belichick – this showdown has everyone abuzz.

    But have you ever wondered which NFL team has emerged victorious with the most Super Bowl wins, or just how many avocados Americans consume on Super Bowl Sunday?  Wonder no more! We’ve got you covered on these super stats to get your head in the game.

  • Capacity Services

    The Path to Preferred Shipper Status

    - by Transplace

    With capacity tightening and shippers finding it increasingly harder to secure freight, many are looking for ways to become a preferred shipper. In the past, shippers have had more leverage due to an abundance of capacity being available in the market, and carriers had to compromise – doing anything to get loads. But now, due to factors such as changes to industry regulations and the lack of available drivers causing a tightening of capacity, carriers are being more selective and strategic about what shippers they work with – even going so far as to giving shippers a scorecard. According to Ben Cubitt, senior vice president of engineering and consulting for Transplace, carriers are scoring shippers on a number of factors including:

  • Transportation Management

    Freight Accessorials for CPG Companies: Augmenting Revenue While Covering Costs…And Then Some!

    - by Transplace

    The challenge of adapting to the constantly-changing needs of consumers and retailers is compounded by the push for CPG companies to become lean and cut costs within their own operations. The effect of this can be noticed in numerous areas, but three major shifts have greatly impacted CPG companies and the way they operate.

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