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Decrease Truckload Costs by Cutting Dwell Times

truckload-ratesJust how long are you making drivers wait to load and unload? Like it or not, loading and unloading time eats into a truckload driver’s hours of service. So it should be no surprise that dwell time is one of the leading variables that could affect your truckload rates. Read More…

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5 Features that Differentiate a Global TMS

Global-TMSWhat does a global transportation management system (TMS) look like? It’s a question you might be asking as the technology continues to gain ground in the logistics industry.

TMS technology that supports the global marketplace has certain attributes that distinguish it from domestic-oriented systems. As a wider range of shippers globalize their logistics networks, TMS solutions capable of managing international freight transportation have become a key part of supply chain management strategies. Read More…

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MIT Crossroads: An Opportunity to Imagine the Future of Supply Chains

GlobalTMSPostTechnology, disruptors, opportunities—three core areas of discussion this month at the Annual Crossroads supply chain event at MIT’s Center for Transportation and Logistics (MIT-CTL). The day-long event, if you haven’t been able to attend in the past, brings together MIT researchers to share insights across technology, social, and supply chain research areas.

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Supply Chain IoT Unlocks Efficiency and Transparency

In a Connect post published almost two years ago (“Connecting into the Future of TMS Technology”), I described the impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) as “one of the most exciting chapters in the development of TMS technology.”

How have IoT logistics applications evolved since then? Read More…