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2019 Trends in Logistics: Rise of the Machines and More

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The rate of change in transportation and shipping has accelerated to meet exploding consumer demand. E-commerce has reshaped the industry in so many ways, from technology and costs to labor and consumer preferences, it can be hard to keep up. Get ready for many more changes in logistics and transportation in 2019.

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Reverse Logistics by the Numbers

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Reverse logistics season is upon us—the time of year when consumers are returning all those unwanted holiday gifts, and retailers are prepared for the influx. Read more for additional statistics.

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Reduce Empty Miles and Everyone Wins

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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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Season of Giving: How the Transportation Industry is Giving Back

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The holiday season is upon us. This special time of year is about giving back to those in need. There are many people who will go through this holiday season without food, shelter, proper clothing, and more. Now more than ever, it is important for companies to give back, as they have the means to make real change.

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Truck Driving and Staying Fit on the Road

Truckers spend so much time on the road that it can be difficult to get exercise in. However, experienced truckers know that exercise is possible by knowing the right exercises and creatively scheduling. There are also truck-stop gyms and in-cab workout systems cropping up nowadays that help keep truckers in shape.  

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West Coast Surge: More Disruption Ahead for Truckload Shipping

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Go West! The West Coast “gold rush” in the truckload market is upon us, and shippers are feeling its effects. As an influx of consumer goods manufactured in Asia dock at West Coast ports and move eastward in time for the holiday season, higher-than-normal rates are typical. Let’s look at what we’ve seen so far this year.

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2018 Holiday Season Capacity Outlook

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A strong economy has increased demand for truckload shipping across the country, but the surge is squeezing capacity hard. As the holiday season approaches, trucking conditions are expected to continue to favor carriers.

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