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  • Intermodal
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    Transplace Business Units: Opportunity Abounds with Celtic Intermodal

    - by Transplace

    To define it simply, “intermodal” is the combination of more than one mode of transportation, a method of shipping that has been in practice since 1961. However, for many in the transportation industry, intermodal is still a concept that hasn’t been fully explored.

    A few months ago, Transplace partner Celtic International revealed some exciting news – the rollout of Celtic Rail Direct, a collaborative venture with Transplace’s Mexico operations. A door-to-door, seamless double-stack container service that connects all three North American countries; Celtic Rail Direct provides service between U.S., Canadian and Mexican markets in and near Monterrey, San Louis Potosi and Mexico City.

  • Miscellaneous
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    Top 10 Tweets From CSCMP 2014!

    - by Transplace

    If you’re looking for the latest and greatest industry information from leading experts, practitioners, academics and peers, CSCMP’s Annual Global Conference is the place to be.  We had such a fantastic time at this year’s conference – gaining some true end-to-end supply chain knowledge that we wanted to share some of the highlights with you via tweets!

    Below (in no particular order) we’ve captured a variety of voices, opinions and insights to share the Top 10 Tweets from #CSCMP2014!

  • Intermodal
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    Getting In Front Of the Capacity Crunch

    - by Transplace

    Capacity. It’s a word that’s constantly on the minds of shippers. Is there enough capacity available to handle my freight? When will capacity become tight? What strategies can we implement now to prepare for a capacity shortage?

    This past winter left shipments frozen in their tracks, and you didn’t have to be in the Midwest or Northeast to experience the effects. Companies everywhere were left scrambling to secure available capacity to move their backlog of freight and many were unable to receive and make deliveries on time. While things have gone back to normal since the Polar Vortex, shippers know that capacity will once again become tight and will impact their supply chains.

  • Business - Transportation
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    Highway Heroes: It’s National Truck Driver Appreciation Week!

    - by Transplace

    Today is the first day of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, and it’s the perfect time to honor all professional truck drivers across the nation for their hard work and dedication. Approximately 9.2 billion tons of freight are moved on trucks annually, which requires nearly 3 million heavy-duty Class 8 trucks and 3.5 million drivers. It also takes over 37 billion gallons of diesel fuel to move all of that freight – that’s some serious trucking!

    To celebrate the commitment these great workers bring to their important and demanding jobs, we wanted to take a look at some of the impressive stats they rack up over the span of a year.  We thank you, American Truckers, for your hard work, dedication and long hours on the roads!

  • Miscellaneous
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    CSCMP 2014: 3 Reasons You Need to Be in San Antonio

    - by Transplace

    Pop quiz time: When was CSCMP founded?

    If you answered 1963 then you are correct! With CSCMP’s annual global conference right around the corner, we decided to put together fun facts and stats as you prepare for this important supply chain event. Find out more in our infographic below!

  • Business - Transportation
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    Destination: Co-Loading Success

    - by Transplace

    Collaboration is just one of the many critical steps to take when it comes to achieving co-loading success in the form of savings and sustainability. Where do you start?

    Overcome the biggest roadblocks with our handy infographic that can help put you on the road to co-loading success.

  • Business - Transportation
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    Women in Logistics Share Their Career-Changing “Lean In” Moment

    - by Transplace

    A “lean in moment” is a term to describe a big moment in a person’s career – a time when they had to step up, make a change or take a big risk.

    Recently, at the 12th Annual eyefortransport North American 3PL Summit, a panel of talented women who have turned their passion for logistics into remarkable careers sat down to discuss their lean in moments – and they had some fascinating insight to share. Here are a few of their stories!

  • Miscellaneous
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    Choosing the Right Degree Doesn’t Have to Be Labor-Intensive

    - by Transplace

    According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the first Monday in September is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. This holiday recognizes the contributions our nation’s workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of the U.S.

    As Labor Day approaches, we reflect on what it means to work in logistics and put together a fun infographic highlighting reasons why supply chain management isn’t just a job – it’s an exciting and important career that many are choosing to pursue.

    Wondering how you can benefit from a career in supply chain management? See our holiday-inspired infographic to find out more!

  • International Logistics
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    Real Talk: The Impact of the Mexico Energy Ruling

    - by Transplace

    Last week, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto signed new laws that opened Mexico’s closed energy sector to private firms.  Having been closed since 1938, these rulings will have important short- and long-term effects on the energy industry as well as a significant impact on transportation and logistics. Troy Ryley, Managing Director, Mexico at Transplace, and Alaster Love, Vice President of Oil and Gas for Transplace, sat down with us recently to discuss just what exactly the impact of this ruling will have.

  • Intermodal
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    Innovative Solutions for the Mexican Market: It’s Full Steam Ahead for Union Pacific South of the Border

    - by Transplace

    There are a number of current issues impacting truckload transportation between the U.S. and Mexico, including driver shortages, long wait times and tightened capacity. In order to continue to make rail and intermodal a viable – and economical – option for cross-border transportation, Union Pacific Railroad is focusing on enhancing the safety, velocity and reliability of its rail systems.

    Union Pacific has been investing significantly to support north/southbound volume and gateway access in Mexico. Much of this spending goes toward maintenance and capacity, and the company has also decided to continue investing in double tracking for many of its corridors to add freight capacity – the necessity of which points to strong growth of the Mexican-U.S. gateway.

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