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    Some Takeaways from the 2014 Surface Transportation Summit – Economic and Trucking Trends

    October 30, 2014 2:43PM by Dan Goodwill

    A sold out crowd attended the 2014 Surface Transportation Summit at the Mississauga Convention Centre on October 15. This year’s conference had 30 speakers and panelists and two networking tracks. While I was not able to attend all of the

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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

  • The “Fun” is Back in the LTL Freight Industry

    July 18, 2014 9:29AM by Dan Goodwill

    As I look at the LTL freight transportation today, it is hard to believe that just a few years ago, this was one of the most battered sectors of the freight industry. The LTL freight industry took a tremendous pounding

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    The Amazon Fire Phone – what it could mean to the Transportation Industry

    June 26, 2014 8:46AM by Dan Goodwill

    Amazon launched a new mobile phone, the Fire Phone that could be a true “game changer,” not just for mobile communications or retail sales but also for freight transportation. Let me tell you why. Unlike other cell phone manufacturers, Amazon

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    As Retailers Modify their “Footprints,” Freight Companies Must Reshape their Businesses

    June 12, 2014 4:41PM by Dan Goodwill

    E-commerce purchases make up 5 percent of Sales in the United States and about 3.4 percent in Canada.  These relatively small percentages may cause retailers and trucking companies to downplay the role that e-commerce is having and will have on

  • 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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    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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    New Year’s Resolution # 1 – Establish an Effective Crisis Management Program

    January 5, 2014 11:49AM by Dan Goodwill

    One of the distinguishing features of 2013 was the number and range of crises that took place in many parts of the world. We witnessed the terrible collapse of a building in India that was filled with garment workers, the

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    Some Major Trends in Freight Transportation in 2014

    December 9, 2013 3:26PM by Dan Goodwill

    In my previous blog, I tried to capture some of the Major Freight Transportation Stories of 2013 (http://www.dantranscon.com/index.php/blog/entry/the-top-freight-transportation-stories-of-2013). In this blog I will look ahead to 2014 and beyond. Here are some of the emerging trends that transportation professionals should

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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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    Will your trucking company be around in 5 years?

    November 17, 2013 7:55AM 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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    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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    As October 1 approaches, US Freight Brokers must post a $75,000 Bond

    September 27, 2013 2:36PM 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 11:24AM 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