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Kane Logistics | December 09, 2021

How to Reduce Freight Costs AND Attract Truck Freight Capacity

The current freight capacity crunch has not been kind to corporate freight budgets. But a capacity-at-any-cost strategy is not sustainable – even in the short term. It’s why we went back and updated our idea log on freight cost reduction st...
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Topics: 3PL Outsourcing, Freight Transportation, Reduce logistics costs

Kane Logistics | May 27, 2021

Exploring the Benefits of Dedicated Fleet Services

About 53% of all carriers are private carriers, for a total in the U.S. of about 620,000 registered carriers, according to the ATA. Close to 70% of outbound freight moves on private fleet trucks. When a company decides to manage its own pri...
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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.

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Safety In Logistics Operations

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

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Kane Logistics | April 27, 2021

The Advantages of Northeast Regional Trucking Companies

For many consumer product manufacturers, the Northeast is a critically important market. It makes sense to develop close partnerships with carriers that can provide superior service to grocery chains and mass retailers in this market. Let’s...
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Topics: Freight Transportation

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

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Alex Stark | June 27, 2019

Distribution Network Optimization: Modeling Tools Won’t Give You the Answer

Distribution network optimization has become a white-hot topic these days as “the Amazon effect” leads businesses to evaluate how quickly they can get products to customers.  Warehouse optimization modeling exercises examine the upside of b...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Logistics Technology, Warehouse Operations, 3PL Outsourcing, Freight Transportation

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Kane Logistics | June 06, 2019

Regional Carriers Are Great Source for Owner Operator Trucking Jobs

Owner-operators are freedom-loving entrepreneurs. They own their trucks and want to earn a good living, while remaining independent. Some may choose to hunt profitable freight on load boards, while others align with carriers to provide dedi...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Freight Transportation, Truck Drivers

Alex Stark | April 17, 2019

5 Ways to Reduce Freight Damage

Damage losses and claims increase your transportation costs and can also damage your relationship with shipping partners.  To reduce freight damage, monitor claims closely and take proactive steps to continuously drive down damage incidents...
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Topics: Freight Transportation