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3 Trends Changing the CPG Industry

LDL Voice

The CPG industry is one of the largest in North America. While there was a time that CPG brands were “firmly attached to the local brick and mortar shelves”, new trends are changing the industry and affecting the distribution and transportation of goods.

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Sustainable Sourcing Part I: Hold Your Suppliers Accountable

LDL Voice

Consumers and investors alike demand environmentally friendly products, and increasingly expect the corporate world to foot the bill. But consumer companies don’t have to shoulder the responsibility alone. By sourcing from suppliers with the same values, companies can make significant advances in their sustainability goals.

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Are You Prepared for a Big Produce Season in 2018?

LDL Voice

Even if you’re not in the produce industry, transportation issues that crop up during produce season from early spring through early summer can be thorny for many shippers. Tightened capacity, increased rates, and other issues affect all shippers, especially if you ship refrigerated products. Taking steps to protect your interests now can save you headaches and expense when peak season hits.

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The Future of Trucking Trends

LDL Voice

With technology advancing at an exponential pace, we can expect major disruptions ahead for all industries. There have been many new innovations in the trucking industry over the past few years, but the best is yet to come. In 2018 and beyond, be prepared to see more cutting-edge technology emerge in the transportation field, such as electric trucks, advancements in driverless technology, and blockchain for trucking.

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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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