Archive for Brian Thompson

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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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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Accurate rating is the hallmark of LTL transportation

Neutral base rates that are accurate and dependable will provide shippers, carriers and other supply chain stakeholders the confidence that their LTL transportation strategies are backed by extensive data analysis and business intelligence resulting in a true win-win for all parties involved.

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