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Why is it so hard to get REAL LTL Carrier Performance Stats?

Posted by Hank Newman on Sep 24, 2018 8:48:00 AM

"The carrier missed the pickup yet they still count it delivered on time?"

Can you rely on carrier stats? What are your real and most meaningful LTL carrier performance stats?

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Tags: LTL, Freight Management, Ship Smarter, Freight Data, Logistics, LTL Service, LTL Carrier, transportation management, Carrier performance

LTL Bill of Lading - Avoid surprise fees!

Posted by Marc Wojnowich on Aug 1, 2018 9:11:35 AM

It’s 2018, what seems to be the year of LTL Carrier Strength. That being the case, carriers are not missing the opportunity to increase revenue every chance they get.

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Tags: Freight Terms, Freight Class, Density, LTL Pricing, Accessorials, Overlength, Freight Tariffs, LTL, Ship Smarter, Rules Tariff, LTL Carrier, transportation management, Bill of Lading, Reweigh, Reclass

Carriers Weeding Out the Undesireables - When will change come?

Posted by Marc Wojnowich on Jun 20, 2018 1:30:27 PM

Recent conversations with Account Representatives from Regional and National LTL Carriers are indicating unprecedented service failures and not recently seen actions to counter their overload of business.

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Tags: LTL, Freight Management, LTL Carrier Cost, Logistics, LTL Service, LTL Carrier, Detention, Volume Loads, Freight Guarantee, Expedited, Embargo, transportation management

Using FREIGHT DATA to make better BUSINESS Decisions (PART II)

Posted by Marc Wojnowich on May 28, 2018 10:33:00 AM

Recalling the question from last week... How often are we seeing "Big Data" referenced in every day business? 

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Tags: LTL, Freight Rates, Freight Management, Ship Smarter, Freight Data, Logistics, supply chain

Using FREIGHT DATA to make better BUSINESS Decisions (PART I)

Posted by Marc Wojnowich on May 22, 2018 1:20:05 PM

How often are we seeing "Big Data" referenced in every day business? Constantly... right?

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Tags: LTL, Freight Rates, Freight Management, Ship Smarter, Freight Data, Logistics, supply chain

ITEM 680 in Your LTL Tariff - Heard of the 65% Rule? It's time...

Posted by Marc Wojnowich on May 1, 2018 7:05:16 AM

See the pallet in the picture below? If it is not clear to you what's wrong with it, you should consider exploring the details of LTL Carrier Packaging Rules as described in Item 680 of most Carrier Rules Tariffs. 

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Tags: Freight Class, LTL Pricing, Accessorials, Freight Tariffs, Freight Rates, Freight Management, Item 680, Rules Tariff

LTL CARRIER COST DRIVERS – How can I impact pricing from LTL Carriers?

Posted by Marc Wojnowich on Apr 15, 2018 5:56:55 PM

 

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Tags: LTL Pricing, LTL, Freight Rates, Freight Management, LTL Carrier Cost, Ship Smarter

Carrier / Vendor / Customer LTL Freight Conundrum 

Posted by Marc Wojnowich on Mar 15, 2018 10:32:36 AM

As the pendulum has shifted, dramatically favoring the LTL carriers, shippers are realizing that if they don't consider changing their processes, they might very well be looking at increases well over 5% in 2018.

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Tags: Freight Class, LTL Pricing, Accessorials, Overlength, Freight Tariffs, Detention Fees, LTL, Freight Rates

Detention in LTL? ... Why now?

Posted by Marc Wojnowich on Feb 12, 2018 8:39:03 AM

"Shippers will not move us through their facilities faster without economic consequences." Hence... Detention.

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Tags: LTL Pricing, Accessorials, Freight Tariffs, Detention Fees, LTL, Freight Rates

"Transparency" in Freight Management - What does that mean?

Posted by Marc Wojnowich on Jan 16, 2018 7:29:34 PM

Three ways to Measure your Freight Partner's Level of Transparency

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Tags: LTL Pricing, Accessorials, Freight Tariffs, Freight Management

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