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parcel dimensional weight

Parcel dimensional weight and pricing have become standard in the shipping industry. But, many shippers continue to fret over how dimensional pricing (DIM Pricing) will impact their bottom lines. To the untrained eye, DIM pricing looks like another way for carriers to get more money from shippers, and with carriers changing DIM weight factors every few years, the suspicion grows stronger.

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technology shaping less than truckload

Join Thomasholmes for an educational webinar on the technology shaping the Less Than Truckload shipping industry by registering to attend ” The Guide to the Digital Revolution & Technology Shaping Less Than Truckload Shipping” on Wednesday, September 13th at 10 AM Central.
Shippers or those interested in the technology driven less than truckload industry can register by visiting https://goo.

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Less than truckload technology

Freight shipping has relied on the same systems for years, ranging from manual entries to a constant struggle in balancing delivery windows with costs. However, the pressure for tighter, faster and more deliveries has increased to a point where the only solution is change. According to William B. Cassidy of the Journal of Commerce, truck capacity is not tight; it is simply hidden from view.

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LTL Transportation management system

“Unsustainable.”
That is the word being used to describe the state of the logistics industry in 2017, reports William B. Cassidy of the Journal of Commerce. While it may not describe everything in supply chains, it does accurately describe the overhead costs today’s shippers and carriers have enjoyed recently.

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less-than-truckload data

How do shippers know if their carrier selection process for less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping is working? The answer is simple; shippers must track the right data. Knowing the proper metrics and data points to track promotes cost-effective shipping practices and can improve vendor, carrier and consumer relationships, reports Merrill Douglas of Inbound Logistics.

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ltl rates

Since 2014, the shipping industry has suffered numerous setbacks. Rebounding freight volumes and the proximity of the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate are set to change the industry in 2017, reports Sean Kilcarr of FleetOwner. Unlike the all-time highs of 2014, 2017 will reveal an industry on the cusp of restoring order and LTL rates to acceptable, reasonable levels.

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ltl-webinar

Thomasholmes put on a 75-minute webinar entitled, The “Major Factors to Consider for Efficient LTL Shipping” Webinar on October 5th, at 10:00 AM CST. We had a great turnout with over 170 logistics managers, supply chain officers, and those in the transportation world registering and attending the webinar.