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    2016 Carrier Symposium: Congratulations to Our Carriers of the Year!

    - by Transplace

    Last week, we were thrilled to hold our Annual Carrier Symposium in Lowell, Arkansas – a collaborative forum for carriers to network and discuss current transportation trends and challenges that are impacting both carriers and shippers in the industry. This one-day event hosted 200 attendees from Transplace’s core carrier partners and 125 carriers were represented.

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    2016 Q1 and Q2 Logistics Review

    - by Transplace

    The first and second quarters of 2016 have flown by. As we’re moving into mid-summer, I want to review some the most significant ups and downs in the transportation and logistics industry. In my year-end blog, I shared insights on capacity, housing, auto and legislature. Below you’ll find key highlights from the first six months of 2016, and what to watch out for in the rest of the year.

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    A Guide to the Next-Step Network Modeling Process

    - by Transplace

    Now more so than ever, companies understand the tremendous impact that logistics and transportation can have on their overall business performance and are taking meaningful strides to optimize their supply chain operations. And a next-step networking modeling project can deliver some serious ROI, including important data and KPIs that truly drive your supply chain strategy toward lean and efficient processes. These processes, in turn, will save your organization – and by extension, your customers – precious time, money and resources.

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    The Food Safety Modernization Act: The Final Rule

    - by Transplace

    In part 1 of this blog post, I discussed the proposed Sanitary Transport of Human and Animal Food (STHAF) Rules. These rules establish criteria that will apply in determining whether food will be deemed adulterated because it has been transported or offered for transport under conditions that are not in compliance with the sanitary food transportation regulations. The final rules were published on April 6th, 2016 and there were some notable difference from the proposed rules.

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    How the Mexican Peso Is Impacting Cross-Border Transportation

    - by Transplace

    The devaluation of the Mexican peso over the past two years has been rather extreme. Two years ago, one U.S. dollar was worth about 13.5 pesos, and today it’s worth about 18. As a result of this severe drop in value, U.S. goods have become very expensive for Mexicans, and Mexican goods have become cheap for Americans. In fact, many markets across the globe have become cheaper as the dollar has gotten stronger – making these markets, including Mexico, more attractive for U.S. companies.

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    The Oilfield Trucking Industry Series – Part 3: New Ideas and Solutions

    - by Transplace

    In parts one and two of this three part series, we discussed the challenges that the oil and gas industry is currently facing and what the landscape of the players in this industry look like. In this last part, we’ll address what all of this means for both the trucking companies and the oil and gas shippers.

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    The Food Safety Modernization Act: 3 Things You Need to Know

    - by Transplace

    In 2005, The Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act was amended to require the FDA to propose rules that would obligate those who transport food to use sanitary transportation practices to ensure food safety. The proposed rules, called the Sanitary Transport of Human and Animal Food (STHAF) Rules, were published under the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act on February 5, 2014.

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    2015 Q4 Logistics Review

    - by Transplace

    The fourth and final quarter of 2015 saw a number of activities across various economic sectors worth highlighting. In last quarter’s recap blog, I shared thoughts on capacity, retail sales and manufacturing. Below, I’ll share some of the key highlights from the last quarter, including important aspects of the housing and auto markets, fuel prices and recent transportation funding legislation. Let’s take a look at Q4.

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    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Introducing the Preferred Shipper Checklist

    - by Transplace

    Recently, Transplace announced our Preferred Shipper Checklist to help companies better understand the best practices for becoming a shipper of choice for their carrier partners. A much-talked about topic by shippers, this checklist identifies key factors in how carriers evaluate shippers and then translates that insight into an actionable scorecard to help shipper organizations achieve “preferred shipper” status with carriers.

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    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    The Oilfield Trucking Industry Series – Part 2: Diverse Carriers in the Industry

    - by Transplace

    As we discussed in part one of this three-part post, it’s important to look at how the growth in the oilfield trucking industry has affected its players and the specific modes or types of trailers they operate. The oil and gas industry has long consisted of two or three giants, medium-sized regional companies who specialize in oilfield trucking and transportation, and scores of mom and pop companies with 10 or less trucks and trailers. While independently refuted statistics of a company’s size and ranking in the U.S. trucking industry are not readily available, what we can see is growth in several trucking companies rankings in reports like the “Top 100 2015 Carrier for Hire Rankings.”1

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