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Freight Network Engineering Drives Carrier Profitability

Posted 8:12 PM by
Note: This article orginally appeared on tmwsystems.com. Trucking is a business of pennies. Even the most successful carriers operate on razor-sharp margins, with the majority of carriers being “on the bubble” with an operating ratio that can easily shift from slightly positive to negative. With such a fine... Read more →
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Roush to Speak at 2017 in.sight User Conference

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David Roush, president of KSM Transport Advisors, will speak at the 2017 in.sight User Conference. The conference, hosted by PeopleNet and TMW Systems, will take place Aug. 13-16 in Nashville, TN and brings together transportation professionals to discuss the future of the industry. Roush’s session, held on... Read more →
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Trucking Towards State Tax Compliance: Should Your Company Participate in a VDA?

Posted 8:46 PM by
Many companies struggle to determine if they have sufficient activity in a state, or nexus, to force them to file state tax returns. This can be especially difficult for transportation companies and is based largely on the question of whether driving more than a de minimis amount of miles through... Read more →
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Network Analysis Takes on More Importance

Posted 1:35 PM by
Note: This article appeared in the May 8 edition of Transport Topics. We keep seeing signs that things are looking up for the trucking industry. Most of the relevant economic indicators are favorable for trucking. Commodities are getting stronger, oil rig counts are increasing and the housing recovery is persisting.... Read more →
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How the I-85 Bridge Closure May Impact Your Fleet

Posted 1:56 PM by
By now, many Americans have heard about the collapse of the northbound I-85 bridge in metro Atlanta. People familiar with Atlanta traffic know that the already dreadful transportation issues in this area just got worse. Given the fact that the fire and subsequent collapse appears to be the result... Read more →
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Driving the Value of Your Trucking Company

Posted 5:26 PM by
Valuation is always a topic of great interest to transportation company owners. Many companies today are successful because they made the difficult decisions necessary to operate through the Great Recession. While demand has increased in recent years, challenges persist due to regulation, driver shortage and excess industry capacity. How has... Read more →
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6 Tips for Strategically Managing Transportation Brokers

Posted 12:14 PM by
In the course of our consulting practice, we review and analyze many carriers’ freight networks. This consultation includes reviewing clients’ strengths and weaknesses when it comes to managing transportation services. While every carrier we visit uses transportation brokers, most do not have a strategy for those relationships. Carrier/broker relationships... Read more →
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How Large is Your Knowing-Doing Gap?

Posted 5:57 PM by
Is it possible that a trucking company’s performance has less to do with how much the company’s employees know than it does with how they turn that knowledge into action? Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert Sutton’s book, The Knowing-Doing Gap, How Smart Companies Turn Knowledge into Action,... Read more →
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Freight Network Optimization Leads to Profitability

Posted 12:03 PM by
Over the years, many owners have suggested that full truckload trucking (TL) is operationally an easy business – simply pick up a load at point A and deliver it to point B. Although few would suggest that trucking is easy in today's environment, many companies unknowingly continue to operate as... Read more →
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Understand Revenue, Optimize Loads to Mitigate ELD-Related Productivity Losses

Posted 5:31 PM by
The electronic logging device (ELD) mandate that relies on technology to monitor drivers’ hours will take effect later this year, and the operational reality is that there is a productivity loss associated with ELDs. However, carriers can use the data obtained from ELDs to evaluate loads and improve operations while... Read more →
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