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Dan Goodwill

Dan Goodwill
Dan Goodwill, President, Dan Goodwill & Associates Inc. has over 30 years of experience in the logistics and transportation industries in both Canada and the United States. Dan has held executive level positions in the industry including President of Yellow Transportation’s Canada division, President of Clarke Logistics (Canada’s largest Intermodal Marketing Company), General Manager of the Railfast division of TNT and Vice President, Sales & Marketing, TNT Overland Express. Goodwill is currently a consultant to manufacturers and distributors, helping them improve their transportation processes and save millions of dollars in freight spend. Mr. Goodwill also provides consulting services to transportation and logistics organizations to help them improve their profitability.
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    The Top Freight Transportation Stories of 2013

    November 26, 2013 by Dan Goodwill

    As the year 2013 winds down, it is time to reflect on the major transportation trends of the past year. While I saw and read about a wide range of developments, these are the ones that resonated most with me.

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    Will your trucking company be around in 5 years?

    November 17, 2013 by Dan Goodwill

    If your trucking company hasn’t been purchased or doesn’t get purchased by TransForce, will it be in business in five years? That is the question that came up in a recent discussion with a long time industry colleague. The response

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    Intermodal Continues to Deliver Results

    November 10, 2013 by Dan Goodwill

    The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) reported an increase of 4.7 percent in total intermodal traffic in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the same time period in 2012. Continuing to lead intermodal growth, domestic container volume increased

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    What were the Biggest Freight Transportation Stories of 2013? / What will be the Top Trends in 2014?

    November 3, 2013 by Dan Goodwill

    At the end of each year, I like to take stock of the major freight transportation stories of the past twelve months and look ahead to the major industry trends in the coming year. The two blogs that I write

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    Shippers and Carriers – – It’s Time to Talk

    October 27, 2013 by Dan Goodwill

    One of the highlights of this year’s Surface Transportation Summit was the impassioned plea from Jacquie Meyers, President of Meyers Transportation Services, for shippers and carriers to collaborate. This is not a new message. In fact, it is a message

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    Career Advice from the President of Microsoft Canada

    October 6, 2013 by Dan Goodwill

    A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of listening to Max Long, President of Microsoft Canada as he addressed a group of MBA students and business executives at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of business. He offered

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    As October 1 approaches, US Freight Brokers must post a $75,000 Bond

    September 27, 2013 by Dan Goodwill

    At the time of this writing, there is less than a week until the new US federal $75,000 financial security requirement for freight brokers and forwarders goes into effect. By now, most everyone has the deadline of October 1st committed

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    The Next Big Retail Battleground – Same Day Delivery

    September 22, 2013 by Dan Goodwill

    If you haven’t been watching, you may be missing one of the most interesting and important battles in retailing and freight transportation – – – the clash to deliver shipments to consumers on the day they are ordered. Here is

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    FreightSnap – an exciting new visual tool to verify the density of LTL freight

    September 15, 2013 by Dan Goodwill

    A picture is worth a thousand words. This certainly applies to LTL freight. Shippers can be penalized financially if their LTL freight is priced incorrectly using the wrong class or density. LTL carrier margins suffer when their trailers contain freight

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    How do you transform a business?

    September 8, 2013 by Dan Goodwill

    Companies typically call us in when they are having a problem and they are not able to solve it themselves. For shippers, the problem is usually that they are spending too much money on freight and are seeking solutions to

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    What have you failed at today?

    August 25, 2013 by Dan Goodwill

    On Sunday morning, I had the pleasure of listening to a great interview conducted by Fareed Zakaria, the host of GPS (Global Public Square) on CNN. Mr. Zakaria interviewed Sara Blakely, the youngest self-made female billionaire in the United States.

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    Two New Studies provide insights into the LTL Freight Industry

    August 18, 2013 by Dan Goodwill

    Last week the Stifel Transportation & Logistics Research Group hosted a webinar event that featured two speakers from the Transportation Intermediaries Association, Mark Christos, TIA Board Member, Chair – 3PL Market Report and Robert Voltmann, President and CEO. The two

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    The Fifth Annual Surface Transportation – a Great Opportunity to Learn and Network

    August 4, 2013 by Dan Goodwill

    The 2013 Surface Transportation Summit is scheduled for October 16 at the Mississauga Convention Centre. This year’s event, co-hosted by Dan Goodwill & Associates and the Business Information Group, will focus on a range of topics of interest to Shippers

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    The Legacy of the Lac-Mégantic Train Disaster

    July 14, 2013 by Dan Goodwill

    The tragic accident in the Quebec town of Lac-Mégantic was the major transportation story of the past week. As of tonight, the death count is at 33 but it will likely reach 50 people when all the bodies are found.

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    Smaller Carriers are “Feeling the Heat” in the Truckload Market

    June 30, 2013 by Dan Goodwill

    Dr. Richard Mikes, Managing Partner of Transport Capital Partners (TCP) recently spoke on the subject of the Truckload Market on a conference call hosted by Stifel Nicolaus & Company. Here are some excerpts from the survey results presented by Mr.

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