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25% Tariffs Are Here. Now What?

Since the White House imposed its first round of tariffs against China in February 2018, each new escalation of the trade war between the world’s two biggest economies has been greeted with disbelief. Yet this month, with the tariff rate …

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Lower Trucking Rates Are Possible. Here’s How:

There’s no denying that the American trucking landscape is in turmoil. Transportation costs for U.S. businesses are up seven percent, year-over-year. What some were calling a “crisis” a few months ago has settled into a new normal, with higher …

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The Case for Supplier Diversity: Stronger Businesses, Stronger Connections

In 2018, American business leaders are grappling with several profound shifts in the economic and social landscape: sweeping demographic changes, uneasy international relations that threaten supply chains, the stunning rise of ecommerce, and a serious national discussion on the role …

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Why Construction Projects Need Logistics Help

When it comes to big construction projects (be it a new bridge or Amazon’s new headquarters), transportation issues are one of the major ways budgets skyrocket, frustrations mount, and deadlines sail by. The problem begins with legions of subcontractors, who …

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How China’s “One Belt, One Road” Will Reshape Global Trade

In recent months, while most Americans have been distracted by an exhausting and embittered news cycle, the Chinese government has been extending its reach throughout the globe in an unprecedented bid to reshape the world economy according to its own …

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‘Tis The Season for Cargo Theft

The holiday shopping season is rapidly approaching, ushering in the busiest time of year for shippers, carriers, and the cargo thieves who prey on them. While estimates for the total cost of cargo theft vary wildly, the FBI calls it

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The Ethical Dilemma of Driverless Trucks

No single issue is poised to disrupt logistics like the coming driverless truck revolution. It’s been on the horizon for years, and yet the trucking industry is only just beginning to consider the ethical, legal, and moral implications of automation. …

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Advantages of a Non-Asset Based 3PL Model

Any business contemplating a partnership with a third-party logistics (3PL) provider faces an immediate choice: asset based or non-asset based? The difference, broadly, is that asset based 3PL providers own their own trucks, warehouses, etc., while non-asset based providers contract

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Is Your Supply Chain Disaster-Proof?

The United States is reeling from a particularly brutal hurricane season, with Harvey and Irma predicted to costs hundreds of billions of dollars in reconstruction and the loss of life is incalculable. But while many have called these storms “historic” …

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Are Poor Shipper-Carrier Relationships Costing Your Bottom Line?

Relationships are the foundation of a well-functioning supply chain, but when it comes to relationships between shippers and carriers, there is often room for improvement. For years, friction between carriers and shippers has simply been the status quo, but …

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