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LTL freight carrier and SMC³ member is ‘driven by quality’

In the late 1960s, three trucking businessmen banded together to provide airfreight cartage and freight trucking solutions in the underserved Portland, Oregon, market by creating Air-Go and Mark-7 Delivery. This initial partnership lasted for only four years, and in 1972, Glenn Wilson bought out his partners, solidifying his vision of creating a tight-knit company dedicated to treating its customers as another member of the family.

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Automated freight bidding tools pay dividends for shippers, carriers and 3PLs striving for procurement optimization

At the start of the new year, it’s common for freight shippers striving for an optimized supply chain to review their carrier options to make sure they use the ideal mix of freight transportation providers. In 2019, this procurement business has lasted the entire year, as shippers and 3PLs look to take advantage of a softer freight market to secure better pricing and service.

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Daylight sees transportation network investment, LTL technology as keys to 2019 success

SMC³ carrier member Daylight Transport’s average haul length (2,000 miles) and transit time (three days) “allows for businesses to compete in markets they may not otherwise be able to and allows goods to get to end users faster.” The carrier’s vice president of sales and marketing recently spoke with SMC³ about how Daylight leadership sees the 2019 supply chain and logistics arena and how the company uses logistics transportation technology products to create value for customers.

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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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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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