03/10/2015

Debunking Intermodal Shipping Myths

Intermodal shipping has grown year over year as companies enjoy the benefits of moving freight via rail. In fact, intermodal shipping grew 8/3% in December 2014 in comparison to December of last year1. As the transportation industry faces driver shortages and port complications, intermodal offers a dependable, time definite solution. Although intermodal transportation continues to… Continue reading Debunking Intermodal Shipping Myths

03/03/2015

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

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

02/24/2015

Driver Digest: A CDL Driving School Graduate’s Most Important Tool

For graduates across all specialties, graduation is an exciting time; however, it can be intimidating too. Truck drivers especially face a lot of decisions once they earn their CDL. Truck driving is a growing industry with plenty of opportunities for recent grads and the first thing you should do is research. There are many potential… Continue reading Driver Digest: A CDL Driving School Graduate’s Most Important Tool

02/17/2015

The Supply Chain Attraction to the Lehigh Valley Grows

Distributors, manufacturers, and 3pls have been migrating to the Lehigh Valley over the past decade to take advantage of logistics benefits and opportunities. In fact, it was recently recognized as one of the nation’s emerging markets1. The Lehigh Valley is located in Northeast Pennsylvania where underdeveloped farm land and factories once stood. Today as farmers… Continue reading The Supply Chain Attraction to the Lehigh Valley Grows

02/10/2015

Understanding Total Landed Cost For Your Supply Chain

What is Total Landed Cost? Total landed cost (TLC), total delivered cost, and landed cost all refer to a very important calculation within a supply chain. It has been defined as “the sum of all costs associated with making and delivering products to the point where they produce revenue.1” Depending on the type of industry… Continue reading Understanding Total Landed Cost For Your Supply Chain

02/03/2015

10 Things Shippers Should Look For in a Non-Asset Logistics Provider

There has been a trend for shippers to turn to non-asset logistics providers to compare rates and move their freight. The non-asset logistics provider, also known as freight broker, has seen a change in the industry with the passing of the MAP-21, a system to weed out brokers that were operating a very small business… Continue reading 10 Things Shippers Should Look For in a Non-Asset Logistics Provider

01/27/2015

How Customization Has Evolved the Industrial Real Estate Market

Shifts in industrial real estate are giving businesses more options than ever before. Gone are the days of moving into a generic warehouse and adapting your processes to the building. Built-to-suit facilities contribute to a company’s unique needs, enabling design features to optimize the overall productivity of a facility. Pad Ready Sites A site is… Continue reading How Customization Has Evolved the Industrial Real Estate Market