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Archives for September 2012

Plant Your Feet on the Ground Before Shooting for the Stars


An advanced transportation management system (TMS) offers cutting edge technology that can help you achieve and extend your strategic goals – but it’s important to make sure that your tactical house is in order before embarking on the journey.

Simply adopting a TMS and expecting to capture big savings immediately without raising your tactical game, is like NASA launching a mission to Mars before it has learned how to escape the Earth’s gravitational pull.   Read More…

Consider the Live Loading Option


No two businesses are exactly the same, so it stands to reason that each business requires a certain mix of transportation services to move their goods. Of course the choices aren’t infinite, nevertheless, when deciding on the best transportation option try to evaluate all the possibilities rather than automatically reaching for the obvious or most familiar solution.  Read More…