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Finding Stability in a Turbulent Truckload Market

The U.S. truckload market has been through a prolonged period of historic instability, caused by the convergence of a multitude of factors. While there are many positive signs moving forward, the truckload market is inherently volatile and cyclical.

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How LTL shippers and carriers are using technology to improve efficiency

In an SMC³ LTL202 online education exclusive covering “Technology in an LTL Environment”, transportation logistics and technology professionals offered their insights on the technologies that are changing LTL and what the industry needs to do to keep up in a future where efficiency will be paramount.

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Where LTL dock operations can improve shipper/carrier relations

As part of the recent SMC³ LTL online education exclusive hybrid session, industry experts discussed the basics of dock operations and how they’ve changed as technology has advanced.

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What is a freight embargo and why do carriers set them?

Embargoes are common in less than truckload (LTL) shipping. This blog explains the purpose of LTL freight embargoes, who decides when they go into effect and why embargoes can actually help make the supply chain work more smoothly for shippers and carriers alike.

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Behind the scenes at SMC³ with Tana Sumner

Tana Sumner is SMC³’s new talent acquisition specialist. She recently took time out to discuss her new role, the company culture, and what potential candidates can expect by joining SMC³. Get to know more about Tana in this behind-the-scenes interview.

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Educational Workshop: Removing Complexity from the Modern LTL Bid Process

The changes over the last few years, including the COVID-19 pandemic, have added new layers of complexity to the RFP process for LTL shippers and carriers. The SMC³ educational workshop on Removing Complexity from the LTL Bid Process recently tackled some of these layers directly with help from logistics experts around the industry.

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