How are today’s transportation technology rating tools laying the groundwork for tomorrow’s logistics innovations?

The current version of RateWare XL features more than 5,000 LTL base rates, small package and density tariffs, and the ability for users to conduct historical pricing inquiries and batch process files, SMC³ wanted to go a step further. Not content to rest on the laurels of such a widely used product, the company has created a new version of RateWare that will serve as a platform for future rating solutions.

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Leonard’s Express uses this simple tool to uncover truckload pricing problems in the supply chain arena

Leonard’s Express began life with a single truck. Four decades later, the truckload operator has grown into a company with 450 trucks and 500 drivers moving freight across the nation. The carrier is an active user of SMC³’s Cost Intelligence System tool. Christopher DeMillo recently spoke with SMC³ about how he uses that tool to increase its profitability and how he sees the current supply chain landscape.

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How can truckload and LTL carriers maximize ‘good freight’ with a simple costing solution?

Truckload and LTL carriers throughout the supply chain know that every load and shipment is unique. SMC³ took its cue from these carriers when creating the Cost Intelligence System, a tool that assists carriers throughout North America, allowing for increased operational productivity.

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How fast will the economy grow? Where are the infrastructure dollars? Fundamental questions confront Connections 2019 attendees

On the second and third days of SMC³’s Connections 2019 supply chain and logistics conference, attendees spent their time learning about the ins and outs of the economy and discussing transportation infrastructure and regulations. Emory University’s Jeffrey Rosensweig fears of a recession, while the ATA’s Randy Guillot made the case for a gas tax.

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What are the top challenges logistics CEOs face in the current supply chain arena?

It’s impossible to avoid politics at any substantive gathering of supply chain and transportation industry leaders, and during the first day of the Connections 2019 logistics conference at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, the government was front of mind, both implicitly and explicitly, during most panel conversations.

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