Archive for the “LTL” Category

How do LTL shippers and carriers create strong relationships amid the pandemic?

Capacity is an omnipresent concern for shippers. Though LTL capacity has ebbs and flows, finding the right freight transportation carrier for the job, at the right price point, is an ongoing issue. To a large extent, the coronavirus pandemic has made finding and securing LTL capacity with carriers significantly more difficult. Shippers may also be shopping around for new transportation providers, looking to save money. But saving money on freight transportation should not be the overriding factor when looking for a new partner.

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Pandemic challenges dominate Clear Lane’s near-term outlook

Clear Lane Freight Systems has experienced exponential growth during its eight years of operations. Tom Nagel, the company’s president and CEO, recently spoke with SMC³ about how the pandemic has impacted operations and how the company uses technology to confront supply chain issues.

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LTL Summer School: Final-mile companies embrace technology during pandemic

SMC³ will offer an exclusive version of its LTL fundamentals supply chain education course SMC³’s exclusive summer version of its LTL fundamentals course features discussions with transportation industry experts. One of those industry experts is Jason Burns, president of New Orleans-based QCS Logistics. In this preview of his discussion with summer school enrollees, Burns explores the current state of the final-mile industry.

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Behind the scenes at SMC³ with Kevin Springer

Kevin Springer, vice president of sales at SMC³, has spent his entire career in the freight transportation industry. He recently took time out of his busy schedule to talk about how he works to connect SMC³ customers with the ideal solutions to meet their business needs.

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SMC³ LTL APIs give Shippers the Power to Optimize Supply Chain Processes

SMC³’s execution and visibility LTL APIs provide communications coverage for shippers and 3PLs throughout the entire shipment lifecycle, developing a strong data link between customer and provider. With the company’s ever-expanding universe of LTL APIs, customers can ensure real-time messaging with a host of freight transportation providers.

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