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    How to Resolve the Current “Tug of War” between Shippers and Carriers

    October 9, 2014 3:12PM by Dan Goodwill

    Over the past few weeks, there are a couple of items that have come to my attention that inspired me to write this blog. First, I had the pleasure of sitting in on the annual Masters of Logistics webcast, sponsored by Logistics

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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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    Intermodal Continues to Deliver Results

    November 10, 2013 11:43AM 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 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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    FreightSnap – an exciting new visual tool to verify the density of LTL freight

    September 15, 2013 10:05AM 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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    Two New Studies provide insights into the LTL Freight Industry

    August 18, 2013 3:26PM 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 1:23PM 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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    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,

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    A U.S. Manufacturing Renaissance in 2014 to 2016 will Boost Freight Volumes

    June 16, 2013 5:10PM by Dan Goodwill

    Every year at this time, RBC Dominion Securities Inc. assembles a group of investors and invites Jim Allworth, Co-Chair and Portfolio Strategist to address the group. This year’s session was particularly noteworthy in that Mr. Allworth painted a rather optimistic

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    The Major Freight Transportation Stories of the First Half of 2013

    June 9, 2013 9:26AM by Dan Goodwill

    As we approach the mid-point of 2013, here is a peek at some of the major trends that are having an impact on freight transportation. Economic Growth to remain Modest and Uneven The economy continues to deliver mixed signals. In

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    Shipper-Carrier Collaboration – How do you make the RFP Process work for Both Parties?

    May 19, 2013 9:20AM by Dan Goodwill

    The subject of Shipper-Carrier Collaboration and Freight Bids came up in at least three tracks at this week’s Supply Chain Canada Annual Conference, presented by SCL and Canadian Industrial Transportation Association. The subject was discussed at length during a panel

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    To Save Money on Freight, Let’s Focus on Good Data rather than Big Data

    March 10, 2013 8:36AM by Dan Goodwill

    “Big Data” has become one of the more popular business expressions over the past couple of years. This commonly refers to a collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using on-hand database management

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    Have you looked at Deferred Packaging and Transloading as a way to Reduce Freight Costs?

    February 24, 2013 3:45PM by Dan Goodwill

    An article in the February 11 issue of Bloomberg BusinessWeek caught my eye and got me thinking about another way of reducing freight costs. Here is the idea. Hardys became Britain’s best-selling Australian wine brand by selling wine for as