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  • Registration is Now Open for the 2014 Surface Transportation Summit

    May 13, 2014 3:41PM by Dan Goodwill

    For the sixth consecutive year, Dan Goodwill & Associates and the Business Information Group (publishers of Canadian Shipper and MotorTruck Fleet Executive) will be co-hosting a Surface Transportation Summit. The 2014 Summit, scheduled for October 15 at the Mississauga Convention

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    The “Virtual” Freight Broker has come to the Transportation Industry

    April 9, 2014 4:31PM by Dan Goodwill

    This is the fourth in a series of blogs on Technology in Transportation. The three previous articles appeared in 2013 and featured 5 interesting companies, FreightSnap, Freightopolis, QuoteMyTruckload, BuyTruckload and Post.Bid.Ship. In this piece, I will examine two other innovative

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    Time for Some New Business Models to Spur More Competition in the Canadian Freight Industry

    February 26, 2014 12:45PM by Dan Goodwill

    Two developments over the past five years have reshaped the Canadian Freight Industry. The Great Recession in the late 2000s caused many Canadian trucking companies to shrink in size or leave the freight industry. During the past couple of years,

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    Trying to Solve the Driver Shortage? – Focus on Health and Wellness

    February 12, 2014 11:36AM by Dan Goodwill

    was placed on the screen. Glenn Caldwell, Vice President of Sales for NAL Insurance, asked the audience if they knew the significance of this number for the trucking industry. As we learned, the number 61 represents the average lifespan of a

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    Omni-Channel Retailing – Part 2 – Implications for Freight Carriers and Logistics Service Providers

    January 26, 2014 4:29PM by Dan Goodwill

    In last week’s blog I provided an overview of Omni-Channel Retailing, a very important transformational change that is taking place. This change will have a profound effect on the retail and freight industries. In this blog, I will outline some

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    The Top Freight Transportation Stories of 2013

    November 26, 2013 8:17AM 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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    What were the Biggest Freight Transportation Stories of 2013? / What will be the Top Trends in 2014?

    November 3, 2013 8:47AM 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 1:36PM 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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    Smaller Carriers are “Feeling the Heat” in the Truckload Market

    June 30, 2013 7:13PM 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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    State of Logistics Report Highlights “New Normal” in Freight Transportation

    June 23, 2013 3:24PM by Dan Goodwill

    Last week the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals released its 24th annual State of Logistics Report. Last year, business logistics costs were once again 8.5 percent of U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the same level they hit in 2011,