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Alex Stark | February 15, 2018

Collaborate with Carriers to Face the Truck Capacity Crunch

As the truck capacity pinch grows tighter and tighter, you may have found yourself in a role reversal with your carriers. Freight transport is now largely a seller’s market and, as a shipper, you may find yourself vying to be a “shipper of ...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Consumer Goods Logistics, Freight Transportation

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Alex Stark | January 11, 2018

Shippers Turn to Intermodal Transport for 2018 Capacity

As we begin 2018, capacity remains the most pressing logistics issue across the supply chain.  This is especially true within the transportation sector, where the driver shortage, ELD mandate, and other factors have severely impacted the tr...
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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 | November 16, 2017

KANE Study: LTL Transportation a Key Concern

Ask a mid-sized company what their transportation challenges are these days and you might receive a response like “How much time do you have?” From rising costs to changing retailer demands, there is certainly no shortage of issues to go ar...
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Topics: Freight Transportation

Alex Stark | November 07, 2017

A Collection of Recent KANE Articles on the Shortage of Drivers

The just-released Top Industry Issues Report from the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) shows that the shortage of drivers is now the NUMBER ONE concern of the 1,500 trucking industry professionals surveyed. 
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Topics: Freight Transportation

Alex Stark | October 26, 2017

Truck Driver Shortage: Lessons from Katrina

The chronic U.S. truck driver shortage threatens to disrupt supply lines and materially impact corporate financial performance.  But has the drumbeat of warnings reached the corner office?  There is evidence it has not, with companies ignor...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, 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

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

Alex Stark | June 08, 2017

Retail Consolidation Services 101

Increasing revenue and decreasing carbon emissions. These are two primary goals of every retailer and logistics company, despite the recent U.S. decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement on climate change. But most retail supply chains ha...
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Topics: Supply Chain Challenges, Freight Transportation