Author Archives: michelleh

Surprising Trends in Length of Haul

LIGHTANDSHARE/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

The explanations for the shortening LOHs are varied – closer distribution points, the loss of volume to intermodal, and the shift from West to East Coast importing – and deserve closer scrutiny.

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Employee Productivity: Emphasizing the Human Side

When economists talk about productivity gains in the workplace, they are speaking primarily about the impact of automation and other applications of technology. In other words, how much more output is being achieved by the same number of, or fewer, employees.

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Freight Tech Changing 3PL Landscape

A swath of heavily funded and formidable companies and scrappy start-ups are all trying to address the massive opportunity that exists around automating the very manual and inefficient process of freight logistics. The technology driving the industry forward is referred to as “freight tech.”

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From the Willard to the Wharf:

On June 11-12, 2019, TIA will be hosting its annual Policy Forum in Washington, D.C., where more than 100 members of the Association travel to our nation’s capital to walk the halls of Congress and advocate on behalf of their businesses and the 3PL industry.

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Boost Efficiency by Automating Telephone Use

Hundreds of phone calls are made every day to drivers, carriers, customers and more. Saving even a few seconds on each of those calls creates a significant time savings over the course of a week, a month and a year.

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Finding Stability in Uncertain Economic Times

Even though it occurred a decade ago, the lessons from the 2008-2009 recession are still fresh in the minds of many business leaders. And they still affect companies’ credit management decision-making and strategy.

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