Carriers taking last-mile transportation in house

The last-mile industry is too complex for all carriers to fully embrace this trend. Last-mile transportation is currently fragmented, and as in any relatively new business, there are a number of early adopters participating in the last-mile arena that really have no specialized training. LTL carriers need to pay specific attention to maintaining a relationship with a trusted last-mile provider.

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Big data and LTL analysis create business opportunities

Rising alongside the concept of big data is the job of LTL data scientist. This role combines business and LTL analysis functions and moves it to a broadened level of focus. Many of the traits of the analyst are needed; their formal training encompasses a solid foundation in computer science with emphasis in transportation analysis, math, modeling and statistics.

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