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truck driver wage increase

Those in the trucking industry may finally get that big pay raise they’ve been wanting for decades. But what will this mean to those on the logistics side of shipping and receiving? After all, if if there is a truck driver wage increase that money has to come from somewhere. The major concern throughout the logistics sector is that the increased pay will cause shipping costs to spike.

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3pl tax bar

When last we met, I had given a brief account of a speech that I was invited to give at a National Logistics event recently. I talked about the 3 ways to grow your business and how it’s possible to double your gross simply by adding a complementary product or service.

It is incredibly gratifying to deliver real, bottom-line value to a big group like that.

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Coercion of Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration proposed a ruling in 2014 titled the Coercion of Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers. This ruling, if passed by legislatures, would prevent those in logistics including shippers, motor carriers, dispatchers and load recipients from forcing drivers aka truckers from violating industry regulations.

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freight shipping conferences

Are you up-to-date with the latest events in freight shipping and logistics? As you know, the atmosphere for freight brokers is only getting more competitive. If you want to stay ahead of the competition, it’s not just a question of reading industry newsletters. Staying current in the world of shipping and freight also takes strong networking and communication.

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STEM workers

Politicians talk frequently about job creation. But what actually creates jobs is a subject of intense debate. Do we need more public spending? Less? Fewer regulations? Smarter regulations? The answer usually depends on the audience and ignores the deeper questions.

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transportation cost analysis

Editor’s Note: This post is a slightly modified guest post from Ahern & Associates, a transportation management consultancy. Given that our  proprietary TMS, the Thomasholmes Rater, provides multiple reports, giving our shippers’ many insights, this post is quite appropriate, just like getting the data that is meaningful, in order to make the best decisions for your business possible.

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integration standard RFID

Editor’s Note: This guest blog features Barcoding, Inc. Barcoding, Inc. is a systems integrator.  They offer automated data capture solutions – from project planning and development to implementation and ongoing support post-deployment – for thousands of clients all over the country.