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2020 Outlook: 4 Trends to Impact Supply Chains

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The new year is just around the corner. While a strong domestic economy and political turmoil dominated the television news cycle, artificial intelligence, Blockchain, and two-day deliveries played a starring role in supply chain discussions in 2019. Learn what’s in store for the year ahead.

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The Carrier Cash Flow Problem: Can Technology Help?

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Trucking companies have struggled in 2019, primarily from pricing pressure on shipping rates. Salvation may come from technologies that reduce costs, mitigate risk, streamline operations, and differentiate small carriers from their larger, cash-flowing competition.

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What’s Behind All the Trucking Company Closures?

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2019 has been a tough year for the trucking industry. More than 2,500 truck drivers have lost their jobs in what some are calling a “bloodbath,” primarily affecting smaller companies and owner operators. Pricing pressure is largely to blame, but the underlying cause is less straightforward.

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Rising Diesel Prices Make Green the New Black for Shippers

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Diesel fuel prices are on the rise again. Caused in part by a strong global economy and ever-increasing demand for shipping, the rise in diesel prices has led to fuel surcharges and higher prices across the entire supply chain. This has sparked greater interest in green transportation alternatives that can save the environment while reducing costs—and keeping shippers in the black.

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