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Shipper-carrier relationship

Shippers and carriers have reached an impasse in typical relations. Unfortunately, dramatic increases in the number of shipments being processed due to global trade and the rise of e-commerce are forcing shippers and carriers to re-evaluate their relationships which produced a positive effect throughout the industry.

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lean transportation

“The most dangerous kind of waste is the waste we do not recognize”: Shigeo ShingoLean is a new way of doing business. For shippers, culture and behavior have to change to apply Lean Transportation thinking. Lean thinking focuses on the elimination of all waste (where waste is defined as any non-value added process) and bringing value to the customer, beyond the customer’s expectations.

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Carrier Selection

Competition. It is the ultimate in business. It serves to keep a balance between reasonable prices and profit margins. It keeps companies from hiking their prices on consumers, and it encourages businesses to produce better products and meet customers’ expectations. While competition is good, it is often forgotten when thinking about shipping.

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truck carrier rates

Shippers know truck carrier rates are the amount charged for transporting freight in a particular lane. After working in the transportation and logistics industry for a while, and using the same carriers, shippers may want to use historical truck carrier rate figures to build their budgets.

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LTL carrier

Throughout the course of business, demand for items will contract and grow, and your business needs to be able to process customer orders. However, you may have damaged your relationship with an LTL carrier by simply not staying in communication, not fulfilling your end of the service contract, or you may have found a slightly cheaper alternative.

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The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 28th annual International Roadcheck will take place June 2-4, 2015. International Roadcheck is a 72-hour period when approximately 10,000 CVSA-certified local, state, provincial and federal inspectors in jurisdictions across North America perform truck and bus inspections.

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Cerasis Hosted Executives and Staff of Dayton Freight Lines Inc. at the Corporate Headquarters Presenting the Carrier Partner of the Year Award at an Evening Gala

(Eagan, MN) – Cerasis, Inc., a North American third party logistics company with a focus on North American over the road transportation management, announces they have presented long time carrier partner, Dayton Freight Lines Inc.

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carrier risk

Editor’s Note: This is the final blog post in the 3 part series of how to better spot supplier and carrier risk by Ben Goldwasser, Business Development at Spendrix, a a company who helps shippers determine which carriers operate best in certain regions, and conditions, allowing you to be more thorough.