Archive for March, 2016

  • Weekly TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of March 27th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    As the weather gets warmer, many celebrate the beginning of April by playing a fun practical joke or two on friends, family members and coworkers. And as you may be preparing some pranks to play for April Fools’ Day, we’ve prepared a list of the current important transportation and supply chain trends. This week’s TIP List is no joke!

  • Business - Transportation

    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.

  • Weekly TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of March 20th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    Spring has officially sprung, and for many families this Sunday brings a visit from the Easter Bunny and baskets filled with delicious chocolate. And while you may be hunting for colorful Easter eggs this weekend, we’ve been hunting for the latest and greatest industry trends for this week’s TIP List. Let’s hop to it!

  • Shipper Symposium

    Shipper Symposium 2016 – The Legacy of Logistics Starts Here!

    - by Transplace

    It’s hard to believe, but this May will mark our 14th Shipper Symposium! Our annual signature event – being held at La Cantera Hill Country Resort in San Antonio on May 9-11 – will bring together key leaders and luminaries in the transportation industry.

    The Shipper Symposium serves as an educational forum to help attendees navigate the latest industry challenges faced by supply chain and transportation professionals, and identify strategies for addressing these issues while improving operations. This year’s Symposium features leading supply chain and economic visionaries who will tackle a broad range of topics that address current issues and trends having a worldwide impact on the transportation of goods and showcase strategic business solutions—all geared toward strengthening relationships and increasing supply chain efficiency.

  • Weekly TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of March 13th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    As March Madness is sweeping the nation, basketball fans everywhere are filling out brackets in the hope of picking the perfect champion. Likewise, this week’s TIP List features some sure winners in logistics and supply chain news, including new FMCSA training standards and strategies for omni-channel fulfillment success. Read on to find out which topics are a slam dunk!

  • Miscellaneous

    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!

  • Miscellaneous

    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.

  • Weekly TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of March 6th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    Daylight saving time begins this Sunday in the U.S., which is a sure sign we’re one step closer to putting winter behind us. And as we turn the clocks ahead, we’re looking forward to a spring filled with TIP List highlights such as new regulations, global trade projections and trends in trucking. Read on to find out what topics are springing up!

  • Business - Transportation

    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.

  • Business - Transportation

    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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