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LTL Transportation Companies – Direct Service vs. Hub and Spoke

There are two distinct ways that LTL shipments are transported in North America by LTL Transportation Companies.  Most people don’t appreciate the difference.  Here’s an explanation of the two systems and their advantages and disadvantages. Hub and Spoke LTL Transportation … Continue reading

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Why U.S. Freight Is So Different – Top 10 Reasons

As a transportation company in Canada we deal with customers in both the United States and Canada. The majority of U.S. shippers likely ship 90% or more within the U.S. and less than 10% to Canada. Many shippers in the … Continue reading

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DSN Chemical Transportation Officially Launches Newly Expanded Bulk Liquid and Dry Transportation Service

DSN Chemical Transportation Officially Launches Newly Expanded Bulk Liquid and Dry Transportation Service.
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A year in Review: Chemical Transportation

The topic of this article in my Chemical Transportation Blog is a review of chemical transportation in 2010 and any and all highlights involving chemical transportation in 2010. I’ve also included links to the specific articles in my Chemical Transportation … Continue reading

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5 Scary But True Things About Heat Season

  November 1st is generally the time of year that most chemical transportation shippers start to require heat on liquid chemical shipments. In light of it coinciding with Halloween, I thought I’d share “5 Scary but true” things about Heat … Continue reading

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Evaluating the Safety of Your Chemical and Hazmat Carriers

Carrier selection is often one of the most difficult tasks for a logistics manager. There is a constant battle not only between cost and quality, but also, safety. The purpose of this article is to offer some advice and guidance … Continue reading

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How to Calculate Carbon Footprint of Trucks and Shipments

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The Easiest Way to Ship Between Canada and the United States

If you are shipping to Canada or shipping between Canada and the United States, it can be confusing and time consuming. You have to prepare the right paperwork have a customs broker set up and then make sure you select a carrier who is experienced in crossing the border. A transportation broker can make that simple for you. Continue reading

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What a 3PL Can do for YOU

A 3PL (Third Party Logistics Company) is a non-asset based company (doesn’t own trucks or equipment) that can help you

1. reduce costs,

2. reduce risk

3. save time and expense in the implementation of your logistics strategy.

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I think we’re in for a tight freight market…rates will rise.

Lock in capacity commitments and take a look at increasing their freight spend budget. I fear those who don’t will be left out in the cold in the months to come having to bid for trucks on the open market. Highest bidder gets the truck! Instead of all the carriers calling you, you’ll be calling carriers begging for equipment Continue reading

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