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Archives for March 2017

Winning Bid Season #4: Turn Your Experience with Shippers Around

Winning Bid Season #4: Turn Your Experience with Shippers Around | The Road

FavoredShipper_March_Datagram2_blog-300x200 How many shippers do you work with that fall into the category of “favored shipper?” How many more are at the opposite end of the spectrum? It’s important to know that frustrating shipper behaviors—short lead times, long truckload dwell times, etc.—don’t have to break the relationship. Read More…

Sanitary Transportation of Food Rule: What it Means for the Carrier Community

Sanitary Transportation of Food Rule: What it Means for the Carrier Community | The Road

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If you ever transport human food or perishable animal food in your truck, you may have already heard about the Sanitary Transportation of Food rule, which will take effect on April 6. It’s one piece of the larger Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), but this particular rule has more of a direct impact for the trucking business.
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- Director, Government Affairs- C.H. Robinson

What challenges face our trucking industry?

What challenges face our trucking industry? | The Road

What do you, as a carrier, want to talk about? All day, every day you’re bombarded with messaging. Maybe it’s TV and radio commercials telling you what products to buy. Maybe it’s a new government regulation telling you how to run your carrier business. Now it’s your turn to be heard—we want to hear from you. Read More…

- Vice President of Capacity Development- C.H. Robinson

Winning Bid Season #3: Adding Predictability through Truckload Lane Aggregation

Key Carrier Spotlight: CJ Transportation | The Road

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As I discussed in one of my previous posts, a successful and strategic truckload bidding season is about more than submitting the lowest rate possible. By default, most shippers send RFPs that ask for point-to-point pricing on long haul truckloads (moving more than 250 miles from origin to destination). This can result in many lanes with very low volumes.
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