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Three Bidding Strategies to Maximize Performance in a Tight Capacity Market

In order to build out best-in-class bidding strategies, both supply and demand side organizations need to invest in the right set of bidding and procurement tools to set them up for long-term success. Using tools like SMC³’s BidSense® enables shippers to engage a broad range of carriers, helping to gauge the offers of existing carriers against other providers to find the best deal amid a rapidly changing market rate.

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The Anatomy of a Transportation Contract: Part 2

Common understanding is the real measure of any good transportation contract. Every paragraph, every line, and every word should be chosen in a way that reduces confusion. In this follow-up session, Rocky Rogers and Rob Moseley of Moseley Marcinak Law Group picked up the thread by outlining a handful of additional “must-have” elements from the model agreement and what purpose they serve in an ideal contract.

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The Anatomy of a Transportation Contract

As a part of the SMC³ LTL 204: US LTL Transportation Law & Regulations hybrid summer course, industry experts shared some of their tips for navigating transportation contracts and making sure your organization is prepared for anything.

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Education Workshop: RFP Best Practices

Manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers, across industries, are finding their shipping needs have evolved to include new volume, new locations and new risk management solutions. As a result, many are opening up their RFP process to new prospective carrier partners as they look for better ideas and better prices to carry them forward into the post-pandemic world.

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Behind the scenes at SMC³ with Nate Fouch

Nate Fouch is the strategic account manager for SMC³. He recently took time out to discuss his new role, how he got started in the LTL industry, and what he thinks is key for maintaining a strong business relationship with customers. Get to know more about Nate in this behind the scenes interview.

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Reimagining the Fundamentals of LTL Pricing & Costing are Vital to a Successful Supply Chain

For the last year, shippers and carriers in the LTL industry have faced unprecedented challenges. During SMC³’s Basic Fundamentals of LTL Pricing & Costing course, Brian Thompson, chief commercial officer for SMC³, and Eddie Sorg, vice president of yield management for ArcBest, joined current students for a deeper discussion of what these changing dynamics look like and how both carriers and shippers can reimagine their workflows to create more efficient, profitable partnerships.

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