The 2:00 Minute Warning

If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail! So plan for supply chain disruptions.

November 20, 2018

Don't Detain Me! This Assessorial Charge Could Be a Big Deal For Shippers in 2019

Over the years I have given several talks that highlighted the relationship between airline versus motor carrier pricing patterns. In fact, I've often said that whether it is intentional or not, the airlines have demonstrated that carriers can charge fees for services that used to be considered part of your airline ticket. Twenty years ago, these fees were a blip on the radar screen. But in 2017, according to TravelMole, US airlines took in $57 billion, collecting what is known as “ancillary fees” for things like baggage, reservation changes, and on-board services like meals and movies, sales of frequent flier miles, etc...

November 7, 2018

Don't Get Blindsided! Take a Look at the Transportation Road Ahead in 2019

Let's be honest. Between ELDs, natural disasters and a growing economy, 2018 has been a tough year for transportation and logistics professionals.

October 31, 2018

Even with rising freight rates, you can still reduce costs and improve your profitability!

October 25, 2018

Freight Rates Going Up? Don't Worry, You Can Still Reduce Your Freight Costs.

October 17, 2018

Here are three important interviews that will help you understand the transportation marketplace

Last week I attended CSCMP’s annual conference in Nashville. Rick Blasgen and his team put together another outstanding conference that addressed the types of critical issues that shippers are facing as they struggle to manage freight costs in the current transportation environment.

October 10, 2018

Build a Great Budget or Build a Great Resume! Consider These Three Essential Tips.

August 29, 2018

Need a better freight budget for 2019? No sweat! Help is on the way with the TranzAct/ NASSTRAC/ CSCMP Perfect Storm webinar.

Last week, in my "What blew your freight budget?" blog post in Logistics Management we addressed the fact that a whole bunch of shippers are living with blown freight budgets in 2018. I think that is why I have received several calls/ emails from folks who are asking for help in gathering information to prepare their 2019 freight budgets.

August 22, 2018

Freight Costs Going Through the Roof? Then Ask These Three "What If" Questions

 

May 10, 2018