Over the years we have observed how Best in Class shippers pull away from mediocre performers and industry laggards in the area of measuring performance. They tend to have better data and more robust and relevant tools and reports.
In this blog, I will provide a set of questions that shippers should ask themselves and their customers to understand the current shipping processes that are precipitating accessorial charges and the costs that are being incurred.
Unfortunately for Canada, Barack Obama is in the last year of his presidency. At this point, the presidential race is pretty much down to four candidates, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton for the Democrats and Donald Trump and Ted Cruz for the Republicans. As you listen to and study the rhetoric from these candidates, and sense the mood of the American electorate, there is much to worry about.
As I reflect back on my over 45 years in the working world, the issue of passion has been a driving force for me. There have been times when I worked for some fine companies and great leaders. I got up in the morning and couldn’t wait to get to work. I was proud to represent my company and I was very driven to see the company succeed.
Are old fashioned titles really serving your career or are they hindering your advancement? I have good news and not so good news. The good news is that old fashioned hierarchical organizational structures and charts are exactly that, old fashioned.…
A good motor carrier agreement takes away a level of risk and uncertainty that can exist for both parties. It provides a detailed blueprint of all of the key elements of a successful shipper- carrier relationship over a multi-year period.
There are a host of economic indicators that provide economists, academics and transportation professionals with insights into how the general economy is performing. Transportation professionals need to turn to some specific indices to understand where the freight industry is going.
The attainment of strong financial performance comes from integrating and aligning the various strategies of a business into a cohesive force. A company’s supply chain strategy, of which transportation strategy is a key component, is often a critical piece of the company’s business strategy.