Archive for September, 2015

  • Weekly TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of September 27th, 2015

    - by Transplace

    Autumn’s arrival brings shorter days, colorful foliage, pumpkin-flavored everything and, for the transportation industry, some interesting new trends. Our first TIP List of the fall season covers truck driving, intermodal, the Internet of Things and other promising opportunities. Check out the list below and let us know which trends are on your radar this week!

  • Miscellaneous

    CSCMP 2015: Why You Need To Be In San Diego

    - by Transplace

    Will you be in San Diego next week for CSCMP 2015? We certainly will! Many in the supply chain community, including logistics experts, thought leaders and innovators will be there to share global supply chain insights and important industry info. With this great supply chain event just around the corner, we put together some fun facts about the conference and highlighted some interesting San Diego stats. Get ready for CSCMP with the infographic below!

  • Weekly TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of September 20th, 2015

    - by Transplace

    Fall is in the air and the NFL season is off and running, which is getting us thinking about how many logistics and transportation trends there are to tackle. Here’s hoping we see big gains for infrastructure, trucking, safety, capacity and other current challenges. Read on to see what’s covered in our TIP List playbook this week!

  • Business - Transportation

    Succeeding Beyond the RFP – How Shippers and Logistics Providers Can Drive Performance in Their Business Relationship

    - by Transplace

    The relationship between a shipper and a logistics provider often starts as a transactional process – the shipper has an immediate need, which leads to a Request for Proposal (RFP) or Request for Quote (RFQ) process, then ultimately selects a third-party logistics (3PL) supplier to execute on that need. This routine industry practice can yield immediate and significant results – however, if the relationship does not evolve into something more than this, even within the first contract cycle, there is a chance that the relationship will ultimately be suboptimal.

  • Business - Transportation

    Succeeding Beyond the RFP – How Shippers and Logistics Providers Can Drive Performance in Their Business Relationship

    - by Transplace

    The relationship between a shipper and a logistics provider often starts as a transactional process – the shipper has an immediate need, which leads to a Request for Proposal (RFP) or Request for Quote (RFQ) process, then ultimately selects a third-party logistics (3PL) supplier to execute on that need. This routine industry practice can yield immediate and significant results – however, if the relationship does not evolve into something more than this, even within the first contract cycle, there is a chance that the relationship will ultimately be suboptimal.

    To thrive in today’s dynamic supply chain environment, it’s critical to continue challenging the status quo beyond the RFP and to proactively find new ways to drive innovation and optimization. Therefore, a joint commitment to nurture and evolve the shipper-3PL relationship is key.

  • Business - Transportation

    From the Transplace Team: Thank You Truck Drivers!

    - by Transplace

    As National Truck Driver Appreciation Week comes to a close, we wanted to say one last thank you to all of the hard working American truckers on the road. Truck drivers play a huge role in our everyday life and our country’s economy, and they deserve our deepest gratitude. Whether you followed our contributions here on the blog, submitted a photo showing your admiration, or took a moment to say “thank you” to a truck driver you know, your involvement has helped make this a great week!

  • Business - Transportation

    A Special Video Thank You to Our Trucking Heroes

    - by Transplace

    National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is the perfect time to honor all professional truck drivers across the nation for their hard work and dedication. The 9.2 billion tons of freight that is moved on trucks annually requires nearly 3 million heavy-duty trucks and over 3 million drivers, making truck driving an incredibly valuable profession! And to celebrate the commitment that these great workers make to their vital and challenging jobs, Transplace leadership would like to express their heartfelt gratitude.

  • Weekly TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of September 13th, 2015

    - by Transplace

    Truck Driver Appreciation Week is in full swing! We’re saluting these #TruckingHeroes that excel at one of North America’s most important (and demanding) jobs all week here on Logistically Speaking. But have you taken the time this week to think about exactly why truck drivers are important to us and the reasons we should truly appreciate them? We’ll start things off! Here are some of the many reasons that we value truck drivers:

  • Shipper Symposium

    How Carriers Are Paving the Way for Truck Drivers

    - by Transplace

    It’s no secret that capacity is a topic that will remain top of mind for both shippers and carriers in the near future. And in honor of Truck Driver Appreciation Week, we’d like to explore what carriers are doing to provide truck drivers with an efficient and quality experience throughout their routes, especially in light of recent capacity and driver shortages. During the 2015 Transplace Shipper Symposium, we spoke with a number of carrier management executives in truckload, less-than-truckload (LTL) and intermodal transportation modes to hear their outlook on planning for capacity.

  • Business - Transportation

    We’re Celebrating National Truck Driver Appreciation Week!

    - by Transplace

    Today marks the first day of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, and we’re taking this time to honor all professional truck drivers across the nation for their dedication and hard work. To properly celebrate the amazing commitment that these great workers bring to their important and demanding jobs, we want your involvement! Check out the infographic below to learn all of the great ways you can participate, while simultaneously soaking up some super trucking stats to kick off the week.

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