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KSM Transport Advisors Ranks Among Top 50 Fastest Growing Private Companies

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Trucking Profitability Consultants, KSM Transport Advisors, LLC has been named by the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber as one of the Top 50 fastest growing privately-held companies of 2014. The Metro 50 Award recognizes emerging companies, as well as companies that have exhibited a substantial history as an established business.... Read more →
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Driver Recruiting is a Marketing Effort

Posted 1:24 PM by
Dr. Philip Kotler revolutionized the marketing world in the early 1960s with a defined and simplified approach to the consumer marketing world by evangelizing the 4 P’s of Marketing: product, price, place and promotion. While this model has evolved over time, the 4 P’s are still the core... Read more →
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Improve Operating Metrics and Margin with Time Management

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The trucking industry has always been challenged to be successful with very tight margins compared to many other service businesses. Historically, the truckload segment of the industry has measured itself primarily on revenue and revenue per mile. In more recent years the utilization and productivity key performance indicators (miles per... Read more →
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Technology Helps Carriers Communicate Their Fact-Based Needs to Shippers

Posted 2:43 PM by
A recent article published in Fleet Owner, “Projecting Trucking’s Future Pricing Path” builds on some of the key takeaways from last week’s webinar, “Freight Accessorials – Augmenting Revenue While Covering Rising Costs” presented by John Larkin of Stifel and Ben Cubitt of Transplace. Of particular interest is the last... Read more →
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Webinar: Freight Accessorials – Augmenting Revenue While Covering Rising Costs

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This week, John Larkin, managing director of Transportation Equity Research at Stifel, and Ben Cubitt, senior vice president of Consulting and Engineering at Transplace, presented a webinar entitled, “Freight Accessorials – Augmenting Revenue While Covering Rising Costs,” which offered participants some great insight into shippers’ thoughts and actions in 2014. Below... Read more →
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Trucking Roundtable Participants Foresee 2014 Capacity Crunch

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Recently there have been numerous articles in Reuters and trade publications such as Fleet Owner and Transport Topics about the incipient capacity crunch.  Is 2014 the year that carriers have been anticipating since deregulation? Industry analysts Thom Albrecht (BB&T Capital Markets) and Bryan Merolla (Cleveland Research Company) supported this... Read more →
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How to Use Data to Drive Down Maintenance Costs

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The most frequently asked question in a maintenance consulting practice is: "How do my maintenance costs compare to other similar transportation companies?" Benchmarking maintenance costs can be difficult considering all of the variables that exist within and between transportation companies such as:Average age of equipmentSpecifications of equipmentPercent of work... Read more →
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Green Fleets: Trucking Companies Explore Alternative Fuel Equipment Upgrades

Posted 12:26 PM by
Alternative fueling is one of the hottest topics in the trucking industry today. Evidence could be seen at the sold out Natural Gas in Trucking Summit, hosted by the American Trucking Associations in the fall of 2012. And many state associations continued to demonstrate its growing popularity by including natural... Read more →
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