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Alex Stark | May 18, 2017

A Cross Dock Facility Can Cut Distribution Costs by 50%

Here at KANE, we love warehousing. It’s a critical component of supply chains and we take great pride in the sophisticated application of technology to efficiently store products and get them to market. But sometimes it’s best to keep produ...
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Topics: Freight Transportation

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

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 | 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 availab...
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Topics: Freight Transportation

Alex Stark | December 15, 2016

Carrier Relationships: All You Need is Love

(Well, okay, maybe not all, but improved carrier relationships can save you a bundle.) With the holiday season upon us, the pressure is on to maximize savings while getting more freight where it needs to go when it’s needed. Although it may...
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Topics: Freight Transportation

Alex Stark | December 09, 2016

Scheduling Freight for Off-Peak Hours Can Reduce Costs

In an earlier blog, we discussed how shippers often assume that the way they ship freight (and the associated costs) can’t change. But we’ve identified a checklist of 14 ways to reduce freight costs that could be implemented today – if you ...
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Topics: Freight Transportation

Alex Stark | October 13, 2016

The Right Changes Can Attract More Women Truck Drivers

In an earlier blog on the truck driver shortage, we talked about how the challenge would be greatly alleviated if there were more women truck drivers. Despite women making up 51 percent of the population, their numbers currently stand at an...
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Topics: Freight Transportation

Alex Stark | September 29, 2016

Are Autonomous Trucks Inevitable for Freight Distribution?

In discussing the pressing truck driver shortage in a recent blog, we briefly mentioned the prospect of autonomous trucks as a longer term solution to the problem. Many are skeptical about this vision of the future, and there are certainly ...
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Topics: Freight Transportation

Alex Stark | September 22, 2016

Truck Driver Shortage. What Should Shippers Do?

There may be debate over the scale of the problem, but there’s no question the U.S. is currently suffering a severe truck driver shortage. Let’s take a look at the problem, how it came to be, what it means for carriers and, most importantly...
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Topics: Freight Transportation