06/03/2015

Shipping Overseas: An Ocean or Air Affair

Reading Time: 3 minutes In 2013 $18.95 trillion dollars’ worth of exports were shipped around the world1. When it comes to shipping products internationally, businesses must choose the best modes of transportation to ensure their products reach consumers when they are needed. Internationally, ocean provides the best economic value however it takes much longer than the airfreight alternative. On… Continue reading Shipping Overseas: An Ocean or Air Affair

05/19/2015

The Ultimate Complement: Dedicated Fleets and Transportation Brokerage

Reading Time: 3 minutes Choosing transportation services doesn’t necessarily have to be a one or the other scenario. In fact, utilizing dedicated fleets and brokers in unison can optimize your supply chain operational efficacies and financial objectives. A dedicated fleet is a transportation solution that creates a network of trucks that is exclusively used for a company’s transportation network… Continue reading The Ultimate Complement: Dedicated Fleets and Transportation Brokerage

05/12/2015

The Benefits of Including Toronto in Your Supply Chain

Reading Time: 3 minutes Toronto may be known for the Maple Leafs, but it also has the largest population of Canadian residents and a growing business environment. Toronto’s economy is growing and is expected to continue at an average rate of 1.4% per year until 20351. So what makes this area that sits above Lake Ontario so attractive to… Continue reading The Benefits of Including Toronto in Your Supply Chain

05/05/2015

The Move to Mexico: The Trends and Challenges of Nearshoring

Reading Time: 3 minutes In recent years there has been a trend of United States and Canadian companies turning to Mexico to manufacture goods, especially in the, auto, plastic, and aerospace industries. In fact, Mexico’s trade output increased 3.4% in the first nine months of 2014 and is expected to grow 4-4.5% this year and next1. The main driver… Continue reading The Move to Mexico: The Trends and Challenges of Nearshoring

04/21/2015

The Truck Emissions Evolution

Reading Time: 3 minutes The transportation industry has been subject to change by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) since 19741 to further their mission to protect human health and the environment2. As emission-control technologies advance, the EPA releases regulations that the heavy truck manufacturers need to comply with to contribute to cleaner air. The regulations don’t only affect manufacturers… Continue reading The Truck Emissions Evolution

04/14/2015

Optimize Your Warehouse Layout

Reading Time: 3 minutes As the demand for quick delivery ramps up for ecommerce it makes many companies re-evaluate the layout of their warehouses to increase productivity. Whether your warehouse is a cross-dock or an e-commerce facility there are many ways to optimize your facility for both inbound and outbound operations. Here are a few ways to optimize your… Continue reading Optimize Your Warehouse Layout

04/07/2015

Cross-Border Shipping Guide: The United States and Canada

Reading Time: 3 minutes Over $52.4 billion worth of freight was moved to and from Canada in 20141. When shipping cross-border, it’s important to know what to expect and to be prepared. Familiarizing yourself with the process will also allow you to make more realistic delivery predictions. Whether you are shipping to the United States to Canada or from… Continue reading Cross-Border Shipping Guide: The United States and Canada

03/17/2015

Managing Seasonality in Your Supply Chain

Reading Time: 2 minutes Busy season. Black Friday. Major storms. There are many elements that could cause a surge in your business and it’s important your supply chain is ready. Preparation for these influxes includes finding the right avenue for managing your distribution. Here are a few options to make your operation less stressful and more efficient during surges… Continue reading Managing Seasonality in Your Supply Chain

03/03/2015

Private vs. Dedicated Fleets: The Right Time to Bring in a Dedicated Partner

Reading Time: 3 minutes Trucks ship over 60% of North America’s freight and are the most utilized mode of freight transportation in the United States1. In 2015, one of the biggest topics in transportation has been the growing concern for driver retention. Last November Bill Graves, president and CEO of the America Trucking Association, stated that driver turnover is… Continue reading Private vs. Dedicated Fleets: The Right Time to Bring in a Dedicated Partner