Supply Chain Expertise and Technology Blog by TMC, a division of C.H. Robinson

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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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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November Market Update: Transportation Industry News

MarketUpdate_ConnectDespite a slower than anticipated peak season, FTR expects that the trucking regulations that will soon take effect will tighten conditions in 2016. Read the November Market Update for more on this and other highlights on key factors that impact the transportation industry in North America. Then, share your thoughts on these topics and other issues that affect your business.

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Six Ways to Ensure that Your Freight Payment System Runs Smoothly

supply chain talentLast week we explored the advantages of freight payment systems that are managed by an intermediary, such as a third party services provider. In this week’s blog post, we draw on TMC’s experience to look at how shippers and carriers can improve the efficiency of the freight payment process. Read More…

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