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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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    Is this the time to buy or sell a freight transportation company?

    November 30, 2008 by Dan Goodwill

    Last week I had the pleasure of participating in a shipper – carrier roundtable sponsored by Motortruck Fleet Executive magazine and Shaw Tracking. Lou Smyrlis, the moderator, raised the subject of industry consolidation with the group that was assembled. The

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    Carriers Need Comprehensive Business Strategy to Survive the Credit Crunch

    October 29, 2008 by Dan Goodwill

    The current credit crisis is placing increased pressure on shippers and carriers to offset shrinking volumes and cash flows. Published statistics indicate that both manufacturing production and retail sales sank in September to their lowest level in years. This is

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    What is the impact of the financial crisis on the trucking industry?

    October 12, 2008 by Dan Goodwill

    The current economic crisis has been described by esteemed investor Warren Buffet as an economic “Pearl Harbour.” The cost of the bailout ($700 billion), the earmark spending ($100 billion) included in the bailout bill along with the nationalizing of Fannie

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    The changing world of LTL freight transportation

    September 10, 2008 by Dan Goodwill

    I started my career in the transportation industry over 25 years ago with TNT Overland Express (now TST Overland Express, a division of Transforce), a company that has continued to be leading regional LTL service provider. The evolution of the

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    Don’t Blame it all on the Freight Recession

    August 8, 2008 by Dan Goodwill

    With the recent bankruptcy filings of Al’s Cartage of Kitchener, Ontario and Alvan Motor Freight of Kalamazoo, Michigan, two more well established family run regional LTL trucking firms appear to have been claimed by the high cost of fuel and

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    Why another trucking capacity crunch is on the way — really!

    August 8, 2008 by Dan Goodwill

    In my presentations to several transportation industry groups this summer I floated the idea that we may actually be just an economic uptick away from another serious capacity crunch in the trucking sector and a return to upward pressure on

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    Don’t Blame it all on the Freight Recession

    August 8, 2008 by Dan Goodwill

    With the recent bankruptcy filings of Al’s Cartage of Kitchener, Ontario and Alvan Motor Freight of Kalamazoo, Michigan, two more well established family run regional LTL trucking firms appear to have been claimed by the high cost of fuel and

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    The Demise of Jevic Sends a Loud Message to the Trucking Industry

    July 6, 2008 by Dan Goodwill

    Jevic Transportation was founded in 1981, a year after trucking deregulation in the United States. Its closure on May 20, 2008 came as a shock to the trucking industry, representing the largest failure of an LTL carrier since the departure

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