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Larry Catanzaro | October 22, 2020

The Freight Rate Trap: How Chasing Spot Market Pricing Can Backfire

Freight rates fluctuate. Always have. Always will. Large-volume shippers in search of the cheapest rate monitor spot market freight rates closely. When prices dip, freight procurement people rev up the RFP machine and shop out lanes to capi...
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Topics: Freight Transportation

Larry Catanzaro | April 09, 2020

Examining Freight Delivery Challenges During COVID-19

We’ve seen no negative impact on KANE customers’ freight during COVID-19 – a great accomplishment that has required a spirited effort by our transportation team. Here are some of the issues we’ve had to face.
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Freight Transportation, Truck Drivers

The Ultimate Guide to Being a Great 3PL Customer

This quick-read eBook lists 12 best practices designed to elicit greatness from your 3PL.


Safety In Logistics Operations

4 strategies to turn safety from a compliance-driven chore to a profit-driving opportunity.

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Larry Catanzaro | March 05, 2019

Should the State DOT Mandate Weather-Related Commercial Vehicle Bans?

On February 11, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced plans for a commercial vehicle ban on all major highways in Eastern Pennsylvania in anticipation of a predicted snow-ice mix the following day. Thankfully, th...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Logistics Safety, Freight Transportation, Truck Drivers

Larry Catanzaro | February 28, 2019

Use Softer Freight Market to Focus on Building Carrier Relationships

2018 was a tough year for both shippers and carriers as constrained capacity led to delayed shipments and higher freight prices. Q1 2019 has started like many Q1s have in years past, with a softening of the truck market. While things are sh...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, 3PL Outsourcing, Freight Transportation, Truck Drivers

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Larry Catanzaro | June 03, 2018

8 Types of Logistics Waste Within an Organization

You may have read or possibly heard people talking about the 8 types of waste. It's one of the core competencies of Lean Six Sigma programs and is a useful roadmap for all industries in finding savings opportunities, regardless if they prac...
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Topics: Warehouse Operations

Larry Catanzaro | May 26, 2018

Shippers Win When Carriers Work Together to Reduce Empty Miles

When carriers are able to reduce empty miles, the shipper wins. A carrier carting around an empty trailer continues to incur expenses for every mile it runs, such as driver pay, benefits, fuel, fuel tax, tolls, and maintenance. With no reve...
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Topics: Freight Transportation

Larry Catanzaro | May 24, 2018

8 Strategies to Reduce Freight Shipping Costs

As inflation continues to drag down earnings and increase costs for U.S. businesses, companies are taking a hard look at their transportation spend and how they can reduce freight shipping costs. Here are eight simple strategies to consider...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges

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Larry Catanzaro | April 26, 2018

Barriers to Working with Freight Consolidation Services Companies

Here at KANE, we are big proponents of freight consolidation. So big that, when we thought of writing about possible barriers to consolidation in this week’s blog, we were worried that it might be too quick a read: “There are no barriers to...
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Topics: 3PL Outsourcing, Freight Transportation

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