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This week’s marketing advice to those in the manufacturing and industrial areas, with the hopes these articles and blog posts help build more sustainable business practices for the readers, features a guest post from Marc Bissonette of Canadian ISP about Writing to Sell – Without Selling, or how to build trust and credibility through content marketing.

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Expert Carrier Relationship Management and LTL Rate Negotiation Puts Money Back in Your Pocket
(Houston, TX) In an effort to combat sky-rocketing costs, most major less-than-truckload (LTL) freight carriers announce annual general rate increases for non-contract shipments in the range of 4-6%.
The effects of the increases will vary based on geography, lane, class, weight, and dimensions.

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Logistics and freight management are a fast paced world. There are a lot of factors in your supply chain to consider in order for it to stay optimized and healthy? So how does one keep up with all the tasks so there are tangible returns on investments from the activities around these complex industries? Often, The Pareto Principle is used as a way to get complex projects done.

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This week I was out all week spending time with my 90 year old father in Tyler, TX making sure he was OK during a minor surgery. At 90, any surgery, no matter how insignificant, must have special attention paid to it. I got to spend some time with the old man and a little time away from the daily grind of the office, and it got me thinking about the freight business.

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Cerasis, Inc. iterates the Cerasis Rater, A Web-Based Transportation Management Software to Match Customer Needs and Provide Freight Solutions to new Markets

(Tulsa, OK) Cerasis, Inc. announced today that they have released several updates in the last year to the Cerasis Rater in anticipation of the coming release of the Cerasis Rater 4.0.

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This is a guest post from Jude Watkins, founder of Ameriloop.

In life, there are few events that will change you like the birth of your first child.  Shortly after our sons birth in 2010, my wife Mary and I really started to look at our country and its economic state in a different way.  We realized just how bad the economic outlook was getting.