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    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Oh Christmas Tree! A Transportation Tale about the Capitol Christmas Tree

    - by Transplace

    Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, you’ve made quite the long journey! Each year since 1964, a special tree makes the trip from one of America’s many National Forests and is placed on the West Front Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, bringing holiday joy and cheer to all who see it. This year’s tree comes from Chugach (pronounced CHEW-gatch) National Forest in southern Alaska. Get into the holiday spirit by following its trek to the Capitol in the infographic below!

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    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Talking Turkey: Thanksgiving Stats That Will Leave You Feeling Full!

    - by Transplace

    The Thanksgiving holiday is upon us, and each year this time allows us to reflect on what we’re thankful for and to truly appreciate everything we have. This includes delicious food and spending quality time with friends and family. And in the giving spirit of the holiday, we wanted to serve up some interesting data tidbits for you to gobble up and enjoy. Do you know how much Americans spend on food for Thanksgiving each year? Or how many turkeys are eaten on Thanksgiving Day? Our infographic below is stuffed with all of the answers!

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    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    CSCMP 2015: Why You Need To Be In San Diego

    - by Transplace

    Will you be in San Diego next week for CSCMP 2015? We certainly will! Many in the supply chain community, including logistics experts, thought leaders and innovators will be there to share global supply chain insights and important industry info. With this great supply chain event just around the corner, we put together some fun facts about the conference and highlighted some interesting San Diego stats. Get ready for CSCMP with the infographic below!

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    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    5 Most Important Leadership Responsibilities

    - by Transplace

    At this year’s Shipper Symposium, leadership principles and best practices were shared with attendees including relevant guidance for helping enhance management expertise professionally and personally. Leadership is what makes a company great over the long term. Effective business leaders influence and inspire to create a successful business culture that allows team members to think innovatively and become peak performers.

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    Transportation TIP List – May 2015

    - by Transplace

    With summer right around the corner, we’re seeing a number of transportation topics heating up! Over the past month, many of the top stories had to do with the trucking industry. From transportation management and autonomous vehicles to capacity concerns and fuel innovations, these stories will catch you up on the current state of trucking and let you know where it’s headed.

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    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Excellence is Part of Our Core

    - by Transplace

    Our company is built upon excellence. Not only do we believe in delivering it to customers, but our employees also embody it on a daily basis. It’s an important commitment we make here at Transplace – so much so, that we’ve made it a core part of our mission statement: To achieve supply chain excellence for our customers.

    We’re determined to thrill our customers and exceed expectations. We accomplish this through our people, processes, technology and scale. Many of the largest manufacturers, retailers and distributors trust Transplace to manage billions of dollars of freight spend annually. This pushes us to constantly seek growth and advancement as well as partner closely with our customers to drive continuous improvement throughout their organizations.

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    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Growth and Improvements in the Mexico Rail Network

    - by Transplace

    Twenty years ago, there was only one railroad in Mexico, which was run by a public agency and broken into three regional classes. At that time, there needed to be tremendous improvements to rail service, engines and cars, and to key infrastructure such as bridges and tracks. Then in 1995, the Mexican government announced that a railroad privatization project would begin.

    The private railroad companies that now manage the railroad lines currently have a 50-year concession from the federal government to operate them (while the land that the railroads operate on is still government property). With the private sector’s takeover of railroad operations, dedicated investments started to make real improvements to the entire system. And to date, over 5 Billion U.S. dollars from these private companies have been invested into the Mexican rail system.

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    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Combating Refrigerated Capacity Restraints: Relationships Can Help!

    - by Transplace

    Capacity is a word that is constantly on our minds. Is there enough capacity available to handle my freight? Will capacity continue to tighten? What strategies can my organization implement to prepare for and actively cope with a capacity shortage?

    From 2004 to 2008, shippers experienced a significant capacity crunch, and in 2009 to 2012, the economic downturn drove many trucking companies out of business while a shortage of over-the-road (OTR) truck drivers remained. The market has since partially bounced back, and 2014 was a profitable year for trucking.  However, more recently, it was expected that overall trucking rates would go down as oil and fuel prices decreased – but that hasn’t been the case, particularly in the refrigerated trucking sector.

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    Transportation TIP List – April 2015

    - by Transplace

    Having concluded our 13th annual Shipper Symposium earlier this week, we noticed many of the current trending topics in the transportation industry that we’ve highlighted below were key themes of debate throughout the event. Over the last month, many of the top stories we’ve seen have us asking where the industry is headed in the near future and over the long term. From the Internet of Things and the future of retail to the capacity crunch and oil prices, there are many burning questions about the future of transportation and logistics! Check out this month’s TIP list below and let us know if you have any bold predictions.

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    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Q1 Logistics Review

    - by Transplace

    The first quarter of 2015 has quickly come and gone. Given it was filled with some interesting ups and downs, I want to reflect back on what’s happened. Below you’ll find key highlights from the first three months of the year, which is based on certain economic data driving freight demand as well as legislative and regulatory issues affecting freight transportation. I’ll also share what I’ll be watching for in Q2. Now, on to this quarter’s recap.

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