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Larry Catanzaro | April 19, 2018

What You Need to Know About Freight Consolidation Services

When your product is ready to hit the road for delivery but your freight volume can’t justify the cost of a full truckload, what do you do? For many shippers, it comes down to choosing the lesser of two evils: ship via costly less-than-truc...
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Topics: 3PL Outsourcing, Freight Transportation

Larry Catanzaro | August 31, 2017

Want to Improve Truck Driver Retention? Hire Better.

Poor truck driver retention can have a crippling financial impact on fleet owners, who lose money every day a truck sits idle. Too often the response to this dilemma is to fill these empty seats as fast as possible through aggressive recrui...
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Topics: Freight Transportation

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.

Larry Catanzaro | July 06, 2017

Do Tighter Ship Time Demands from Retailers Inhibit Green Shipping?

Retailers today are demanding shorter and shorter ship times for replenishment orders. Suppliers are dutifully obliging, but the practice makes it hard to follow green shipping principles. Smaller, more frequent orders means more trucks on ...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges

Larry Catanzaro | June 22, 2017

ELD Mandate: Impact on Carriers and Shippers

The looming requirement on the use of electronic logging devices (ELDs) by truck drivers took another interesting turn last week when the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a petition to overturn the ELD Mandate. The petition was brought by the Ow...
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Topics: Freight Transportation

Larry Catanzaro | May 11, 2017

HOS Rules and Driver Turnaround Time

A few years ago, I wrote a commentary published in Transport Topics magazine on the issue of driver delays at retail distribution centers.  With the new hours of service regulations in place, my point was that these delays make it even more...
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Topics: Truck Drivers

Freight Capacity
Larry Catanzaro | April 13, 2017

As Freight Capacity Tightens, Is Reliance on the Spot Market Too Risky?

A funny thing happened with freight volumes during the first quarter, a notoriously slow time for for-hire trucking companies. It wasn’t so slow.
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Freight Transportation

Larry Catanzaro | December 19, 2016

Traveling the Rails - No Longer Just for Hobos

When product has to be moved from point A to point B, the first call is usually to a transportation solutions provider such as KANE (Kane Is Able, Inc.) in Scranton, Pennsylvania.  Often customers' only concerns are…Do we have trucks availa...
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Topics: Freight Transportation

Larry Catanzaro | July 14, 2016

Do Regular Freight Contract RFPs Really Reduce Costs?

After 15+ years in the 3PL and trucking industry, I still find it interesting that some shippers shop out their lanes every single year in an effort to save money. But do these regular freight contract RFPs (requests for proposal) really re...
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Topics: Freight Transportation