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Reduce Empty Miles and Everyone Wins

LDL Voice

Empty miles are everybody’s problem, especially now that hours-of-service (HOS) limitations under the Electronic Log Mandate (ELD) can take drivers off the roads. Winning the long game requires cohesive shipping networks that limit empty miles and keep drivers rolling—while creating mutually beneficial scenarios for shippers and carriers alike.

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Reducing Transportation Costs with Vendor Conversion

LDL Voice

Shippers are spending an increasing amount of money on freight transportation. Rising rates and capacity constraints have forced shippers to re-examine carrier relationships, find new ways to optimize routes and capacity, and leverage data to mitigate cost increases. One cost-saving strategy? Vendor Conversion.

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Contract Rates in 2018: Adjusting to the New Reality

Ross Vigil

Last year, we predicted that contract rates would increase. Now that we’re deep into the first quarter of 2018, that new reality is sinking in and shippers are doing what they can to get the most out of their transportation spend while avoiding costly disruptions.

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E-Log Mandate: Early Enforcement Update

LDL Voice

Only two weeks old, the nationwide Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate that took effect on Dec. 18, 2017 is off to a slow start. Enforcement is still soft in many areas, with inspectors observing spotty compliance for a variety of reasons.

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