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Kane Logistics | March 14, 2019

Dispatches from the Road: John Shepherd

In our “Dispatches from the Road” feature, the KANE blog will periodically publish interviews with our drivers – the men and women who live and breathe the transportation topics we often write about.  In our newest installment, we interview...
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Topics: KANE Company News, Freight Transportation, Truck Drivers

Kane Logistics | March 07, 2019

7 Bold Steps to Ensure Freight Capacity

Freight capacity has historically been viewed as a commodity. The onus has been on the trucking company to position itself as the customer’s “carrier of choice.” But if you haven’t noticed, that’s changing. The combination of a growing U.S....
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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.

Alex Stark | March 05, 2019

Why Intermodal Rail Use Continues to Soar

Last month, 1,401,081 trailers and containers were transported via intermodal rail -- the highest monthly total ever. Intermodal numbers are up for the year as well, with volumes 3.4% higher than this point in 2016 and 0.3% higher than 2015...
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Topics: Freight Transportation

commercial vehicle ban
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, ...
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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 s...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, 3PL Outsourcing, Freight Transportation, Truck Drivers

retail distribution
Alex Stark | December 07, 2018

Mid-Tier Suppliers Voice Retail Distribution Frustrations

Among small and mid-sized suppliers to grocery chains and mass retailers, few would argue that big retailers are the power brokers in the retail distribution supply chain. But as these retailers push more and more of the burden of supply ch...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Freight Transportation

KANE trailer at PLCB store
Alex Stark | September 14, 2018

2018 Driver Appreciation Week

I look forward to this week every year. It's National Truck Driver Appreciation week as designated by the ATA (American Trucking Associations). All week long we have been celebrating one of our most important associate bases -- our fantasti...
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Topics: Freight Transportation

Alex Stark | August 16, 2018

Cost Sharing in Logistics

Cost sharing has become commonplace as businesses look to shave costs without giving up a strategic edge. Big dollar infrastructures are good examples of where companies are willing to work together to defray the costs for all.
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Topics: Freight Transportation