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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.

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Recently Cerasis started a LinkedIn group called the “Manufacturing, Distribution, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation and Freight News and Networking” group in order to help bring the worlds of these industries together to better learn from and network for business.

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This is a guest blog post from Chad Campbell, Client Development Associate at SilverTech, a Digital Strategy, Marketing, and Web Development firm based out of Manchester, New Hampshire. Cerasis had the pleasure to come across this great firm at the Tradeshow we attended last month, Eastec, in West Springfield, MA.

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There are many benefits of TMS that manufacturers, distribution companies, and anyone who ships freight realize. They go often way beyond just the cost of shipping freight. If you can look at your freight and transportation department as more than just a cost, then you are thinking in the right direction on how to holistically help your business leverage a TMS for the maximum ROI.

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linkedin-logistics

As many of you know, I have been quite active over the last 6 months in LinkedIn groups. I am part of 50 total groups (the limit set by LinkedIn) and I made sure I joined groups made up of those in my industry (Logistics) and those of my customers (Manufacturing, Distribution, Supply Chain, and Freight Shippers).

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new-hours-of-service-rule

It is sure a busy year for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Along with the myriad of updates and provisions going into effect on October 1, 2013 in the MAP-21 ACT, July 1st brings another deadline for compliance for the FMCSA and those who operate motor carriers: New Hours of Service rules go into effect. It’s vital that those in the freight and transportation world understand these changes in order to remain compliant, but also to know how it will affect your freight.

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As MAP-21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act) comes closer to the requirements of the act going into effect this October 1, there are many facets to the Act which will affect those in the freight and transportation industries. Indirectly, this will greatly affect those who ship freight, such as manufacturers and distribution companies. If you run a supply chain, it’s important you also know about MAP-21, as it could impact the delivery of your products to customers or you receiving supplies from your vendors.