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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…

- Director, Research and Market Intelligence, C.H. Robinson
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Bundling Lanes Can Improve Truckload Rates and Service

Logistics Best PracticesEven in a down business year (e.g., 2008-2009) where transactional truckload shipments dropped by almost 80%, spot rates still cost more than contract rates. In your experience as a shipper, you may already have a general sense that combining and redefining some lanes—particularly low volume lanes—could help you find additional transportation cost savings. Read More…

Truck Drivers: A Vital Link Keeping Our World and Supply Chains Moving

Truck Drivers: A Vital Link Keeping Our World and Supply Chains Moving

Truck Driver Appreciation

This week is an extra special week within the supply chain community. September 11-17 is Truck Driver Appreciation Week, which is an annual initiative to celebrate and send special thanks to all of the professional truck drivers for the hard work they do each and every day.
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As the Market Turns: Preparing for the Next Upswing in Carrier Rates

As the Market Turns: Preparing for the Next Upswing in Carrier Rates.Connect

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Rates represent a constant dilemma between shippers and carriers. Shippers face continual pressures to reduce costs, but truckload transportation providers expect to be paid fairly for their services as their costs, maintenance, and equipment quality continue to increase.
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- Director, Research and Market Intelligence, C.H. Robinson
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How a New Generation of Carrier Apps and Websites Could Redefine Industry Best Practices

How a New Generation of Carrier Apps and Websites Could Redefine Industry Best Practices.Connect

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Mobile app and website technology has become an integral part of the transportation industry. Now the technology is moving to the next level with user interfaces designed specifically for helping carriers to improve performance and profitability.
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