Posts Tagged “truckload”
Authored by SMC³ on November 6, 2018
Jeff Heller, vice president of intermodal and automotive at Norfolk Southern, is one of the speakers for the Jump Start 2019 supply chain conference, which will take place January 28-30 in Atlanta. He recently spoke with SMC³ about the impact the tight trucking capacity market is having on the intermodal industry.
Authored by Brian Thompson on October 30, 2018
Volume LTL deals with shipments that won’t fill an entire truck, but don’t fit into contracted LTL rates. These goods can move on a carrier’s backhaul or chronic empty lanes and are priced at spot-market rates. With volume LTL, customers only pay the going rate for the space their freight occupies. Volume LTL is mutually beneficial for shippers and carriers.
Authored by SMC³ on August 7, 2018
The activity-based freight costing model, Cost Intelligence System, allows carriers to analyze transportation costs at the load level and optimize shipment profitability and improve customer service. The result is a unique set of data points – not a freight costing average.
Authored by SMC³ on August 2, 2018
SMC³’s chief commercial officer Brian Thompson recently sat down with MercuryGate’s John Martin on “Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez” to discuss achieving visibility for LTL freight shipping and obtaining the right data that can drive efficiencies throughout the entire supply chain.
Authored by SMC³ on June 20, 2018
A truckload carrier recently ran into difficultly when it tried to establish the profitability of each client. By using SMC³’s activity-based freight costing model, the carrier was able to establish an operating ratio for each customer. Today, the carrier is using the shipment costing solution for transportation pricing and to quote new supply chain business.