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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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Unexpected Weather Events are on the Rise. Is it Freight Embargo Panic Time?

As weather-related events become more common, what are the chances that freight embargoes could disrupt a somewhat upbeat outlook?

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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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Cross-border LTL: How it’s different from domestic freight and how to succeed at the border

As shippers continue to tap into cross-border markets, carriers who want to accept that freight need to be ready for everything that carrying cross-border freight entails. In a recent SMC³ LTL202 educational session “LTL Operations from Dock to Stock, industry professionals discussed some of the biggest hurdles and how LTL carriers can overcome them.

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How better technology strengthens LTL efficiency and relationships

In an SMC³ LTL202 educational session “LTL Operations from Dock to Stock”, AAA Cooper President & COO, Charlie Prickett, joined LTL transportation executive TJ O’Connor to trade stories of how LTL efficiency has been redefined over their careers and what carriers should be doing to improve LTL efficiency.

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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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