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Drivers in the Spotlight: 4 Reasons for Their Growing Influence on Supply Chain Management

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Editor’s note: This post originally ran on Connect. Since it’s a relevant topic for the carrier community, we decided to share it with you here on The Road.

The changing competitive landscape in trucking is focusing more attention on the role of drivers in the management of supply chains.
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How Do Your Operational Costs Measure Up?

Trucking Operational CostsYou are likely aware that the last several years have been very challenging for the trucking industry. The combination of many factors, including economic uncertainty, driver availability, volatile weather, and regulatory changes, have all been financially impactful. Are you concerned with how these circumstances may have affected your operational costs? Would it be valuable to understand how your operational costs compare to your competition? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you understand the value of benchmarking.
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Why is it Important to Increase Driver Pay?

Why Increase DriverPayI have been asked by many of my industry peers, “Why is Transport America increasing pay for drivers? Aren’t you just driving up the costs of business for our industry?” The short answer is, “No, because drivers have choices when it comes to careers.” By increasing pay, my goals are to make driving more attractive than the other career options available to our drivers and to put Transport America at the top of the list of truckload carriers that drivers would like to work with.
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Top Observations on 2014’s Trucking Industry Trends

Top Observations on 2014’s Trucking Industry Trends

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Two weeks ago, we rang in 2015 and closed the books on 2014. The end of the year in my household is always celebrated with family, food, and football. Another tradition I have is to review the year’s trucking industry trends. In 2014, there were two issues that consistently dominated my articles, the driver shortage and regulations.
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- Director of Capacity Development- C.H. Robinson

The Road: A Look Back at 2014

The Road: A Look Back at 2014

Recap The Road 2014

2014 has been an exciting year for our carrier blog, The Road. Over the last year, The Road has featured posts written by numerous carriers, C.H. Robinson employees, and industry experts, on various topics—from the impact of winter weather and the driver shortage, to the increase in driver pay and new technology.
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- Director of Global Marketing, C.H. Robinson

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