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Optimizing Your Backhaul Freight Strategy

Optimizing Your Backhaul Freight Strategy | The Road

Changing regulations and increased focus on safety are making today’s fresh product and temperature controlled truckload environment increasingly complex. The upcoming year is likely to be no exception to this trend.

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- General Manager, North Region, Robinson Fresh

Secrets to Strategic Truckload Bids: What to do if You’re Not the Winning Bid

Secrets to Strategic Truckload Bids: What to do if you’re not the winning bid | The Road

lead-times-datagramThis is the second installment of my “winning bid season” series. We’ve already covered the importance of annual bidding and what that can mean to your business. By now you should know that a successful and strategic bidding season requires more than submitting the lowest rate.
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- Regional Pricing Manager, C.H. Robinson

Secrets to Strategic Truckload Bids: #1 Bidding is an Opportunity

Secrets to Strategic Truckload Bids: #1 Bidding is an Opportunity | The Road

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In a previous post on The Road, Kevin Rutherford explained that building logistics relationships, rather than chasing the lowest rate on load boards, is a good way for truckload carriers to stay profitable. When you start working with shippers or third party logistics providers (3PLs) regularly, they may ask you to participate in a bid as part of a procurement event.
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- Regional Pricing Manager, C.H. Robinson

Carrier Spotlight of the Month: Dutch Maid Logistics

Carrier Spotlight of the Month: Dutch Maid Logistics.The Road

Editor’s note: This blog post originally ran in April 2015. Since temperature controlled season is upon us, we wanted to share a carrier spotlight featuring one of our refrigerated carriers.

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This month’s featured carrier is Dutch Maid Logistics of Willard, OH, a fifth generation, family owned, temperature controlled carrier. Sam Burrer, vice president of operations, gave me some of his time to discuss Dutch Maid’s history and thoughts on the industry.
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- Communications Specialist- C.H. Robinson

Keeping It Cool: 3 Tips for Hauling Temperature Controlled Freight

Keeping It Cool: 3 Tips for Hauling Temperature Controlled Freight.The Road

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As the temperature rises, so does demand for fresh summer fruits and vegetables, burgers and hotdogs for the grill, and ice cream treats. This is the time of year that consumers stock and restock their refrigerators with the warm weather foods they love, sending an influx of temperature controlled freight out on the roads.
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- Manager of Capacity/Supply