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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    How do you transform a business?

    September 8, 2013 3:33PM 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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    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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    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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    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