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TMS: It’s Not Just for Logistics Anymore

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Think back. When you implemented your transportation management system (TMS) technology, it changed your logistics function and became an integral part of your business. Today, companies are beginning to realize that TMS technology can impact business beyond logistics; it can impact sales and contract management.
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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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Concerned about America’s Run-Down Roads? Check Out Brazil

brazil-infrastructureFixing the country’s crumbling transportation infrastructure continues to be a hot topic both nationally and within the logistics industry in the United States. But seemingly insoluble infrastructure issues are not just a problem here; in Brazil, for example, worries over limited and underfunded road systems are just as acute, albeit from different perspectives.

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A Better Approach for Calculating LTL Carbon Emissions

A Better Approach for Calculating LTL Carbon Emissions

LTL Emissions

Truckload emission calculations have been used for some time to offer a rough estimate for less than truckload (LTL) emissions. Researchers at MIT’s Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL) collaborated with C.H. Robinson; TMC, a division of C.H. Robinson; and a national LTL carrier to investigate how accurate those estimations were and to develop more accurate models for estimating LTL carbon emissions.

As part of the research, an easy to use formula was derived from the new models which can immediately be implemented. Read More…

Don’t Waste Your Time Playing Truckload Fuel Surcharge Games

Don’t Waste Your Time Playing Truckload Fuel Surcharge Games

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Since March 10, 2014, fuel prices have decreased by $0.884 per gallon, resting at $3.137 as of January 5, 2015. Diesel prices, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Average index, have been falling, too. While lower prices at the pump probably bring welcome savings to your personal pocketbook, changing fuel prices impact the trucking industry in a different way, thanks to fuel surcharge programs. Read More…

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