Archive for October, 2018

Shippers turn to volume LTL spot pricing in tight capacity market

Volume LTL deals with shipments that won’t fill an entire truck, but don’t fit into contracted LTL rates. These goods can move on a carrier’s backhaul or chronic empty lanes and are priced at spot-market rates. With volume LTL, customers only pay the going rate for the space their freight occupies. Volume LTL is mutually beneficial for shippers and carriers.

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Logistics and supply chain industry primed for conference on technology innovation

SMC³ curates its supply chain conferences with a uniquely qualified roster of logistics experts, transportation analysts and critical thinkers. From the most trusted leaders to newcomers that are changing up the LTL game, Jump Start 2019 includes a diversity of voices to make sure attendees leave with a holistic picture of the supply chain.

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Roadrunner Freight talks LTL logistics technology, supply chain innovation

SMC³ works with some of the leading service providers in the supply chain industry, giving them the tools to optimize their LTL operations. Frank Hurst, president of Roadrunner Freight, recently spoke with SMC³ about how the company uses its logistics technology products and how the carrier views innovation.

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Third-party providers navigate supply chain technology trends

In this Technology Focus, SMC³’s Chief Commercial Officer discusses what makes SMC³ tick, how the company adapts to changing customer demands and why SMC³ is built for speed.

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LTL shipping: Rating is a complex equation

Less than truckload shipments make up a given company’s overall freight spend, but making sure these shipments are rated correctly, sent expeditiously and arrive at their destination undamaged, takes care and attention. Without the right technologies, it’s nearly impossible to drive the complexities out of the LTL shipment lifecycle. SMC³’s CzarLite XL and RateWare XL help connect shippers with the optimal carrier for their needs based on qualities like price and customer service.

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