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Jack Ampuja | July 17, 2018

Dimensional Weight Pricing Now Impacting Less than Truckload

This week’s blog post was written by Jack Ampuja, president of Supply Chain Optimizers – a specialized consultancy that helps companies control supply chain costs through packaging optimization. While dimensional weight pricing has been app...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Freight Transportation

Alex Stark | June 18, 2018

Making Intermodal Rail Service Work for Consumer Products

You know the historical gripes about rail. Slow service. Indirect routes. Poor visibility. Required increases in inventory levels.
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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 | 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

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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

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

Alex Stark | March 27, 2018

14 Strategies to reduce freight costs

Shippers often work under the assumption that the way they ship freight (and the associated costs) are pretty much fixed and can’t change. But just because “it’s always been done this way” doesn’t mean you shouldn’t challenge the status quo...
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Topics: Freight Transportation

Alex Stark | March 08, 2018

Get to Know the Regional Trucking Companies in Your Key Markets

If your business has geographic markets with high concentrations of customers, it may make sense to get closer to regional carriers in these markets. Carriers and 3PLs who specialize in regional transportation are uniquely equipped to suppo...
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Topics: Freight Transportation

Alex Stark | February 22, 2018

Freight Management Logistics for Lean Capacity Times

In light of the current freight capacity crunch, the freight management logistics operations of many companies have devolved into scrambling to find trucks for pending loads. While that may be a very real and necessary approach at the momen...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Freight Transportation, Truck Drivers