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Due to their partnership with many carriers, our friends at Thomasholmes are very involved in the lives of truck drivers and closely follow the dynamics of the trucking industry. Here at Bryant Surety Bonds, we help many freight brokers get bonded, so we’re also very invested in helping truck drivers find success.

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supply chain infographic featured image

Due to the overwhelmingly popular “5 Awesome Infographics About the Trucking Industry” post published nearly two months ago, we were convinced that truly “A picture is worth a thousand words.” With our active presence on social media, we have also come across more great infograhpics which represent the entire supply chain.

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transportation capacity crunch 2014

In October of last year we first wrote about the transportation capacity crunch. In that first post of the ongoing series, we did what we do with all firsts in the series: we defined it. We then went on to state what are the 4 contributing factors, at the time, fueling the  capacity crunch.

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web based transportation management system dinosaur

While it can’t be said that every company has tapped into the power and flexibility of a web based transportation management system, such applications have been around long enough to no longer qualify as new (in fact our web based transportation management system, the Thomasholmes Rater, has been web based since 1997, before Google was even a company) – and their presence in the enterprise is growing.

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tms solutions

For the second year in a row, the Thomasholmes Transportation Management System, the Thomasholmes Rater, was included in Inbound Logistics’ Annual TMS Buyer’s Guide. Transportation management systems (TMS) offer tremendous benefits for shipment management, trading partner collaboration, and freight payment. But with so many products on the market, finding the right solution can be daunting.

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This post is the start of our freight and transportation accounting series. We will first talk about the importance of transportation accounting and what are the key practices or services around freight and transportation accounting.

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How do you measure logistics efficiency and transportation metrics performance indicators when you are already doing the best job possible? Talk to any over-the-road shipper that finds itself increasingly handcuffed by institutionalized transportation and fuel-related costs and it would likely tell you the “best job possible” doesn’t cut it anymore.

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trucking industry

If it’s true that a picture is worth a thousand words, then that is more or less true when it comes to infographics. Combining images, text and explanatory notes backed by numbers and interesting facts, infographics are easy to navigate and extremely informative.

In some intriguing yet minimalistic way, infographics provide the basic explanation of a topic or a trend.