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Reduce Freight Transportation Costs with Intermodal Service

Listed in: Rail, Transportation

Over-the-road trucking has had its challenges in recent years, thanks to driver shortages, HOS regulations, rising fuel costs, and capacity shortages. During that time, railroads have been improving tracks and facilities, as well as service offerings, to meet shippers’ needs. This paper addresses the misperceptions of intermodal service and provides tips to get the most out of intermodal service.

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Dwell: How Intermodal Terminal Congestion Impacts Capacity and Service

Listed in: Intermodal, Rail

The railroad industry is experiencing a congestion issue called "dwell" that, when combined with recent and forecast increases in rail volume, impacts capacity, service, and growth. Dwell is the period of time starting when a container is unloaded from the train and ending when the container has departed from the rail facility. This whitepaper examines the problem with dwell, and offers solutions.

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Gearing Up For Petrochemical Export Growth in North America

Listed in: Chemical Logistics, Global Logistics

With plastics export set to triple in the United States by 2020, petrochemical producers need additional storage and transportation capacity to accommodate this growth. This whitepaper offers in-depth analysis into additional storage capacity needed along the supply chain and at ports, and how producers plan to collaborate with stakeholders across the supply chain. It also provides tangible solutions to help companies overcome pressing issues such as storage and transportation capacity, and new infrastructure requirements.

Dimensional Weight: Don't Let It Weigh You Down

Listed in: packaging , Small Package Services

Dim weight pricing changes do not have to weigh heavily on manufacturers and retailers from a financial or operational perspective. By taking the proactive steps outlined in this whitepaper, companies can help ensure they are protecting their customers' products, their reputations, and their bottom lines.

Do "Favored Shippers" Really Receive Better Pricing and Service?

Listed in: 3PL, Transportation

Anecdotal evidence and some qualitative research suggests that "favored shippers" — companies for which carriers prefer to haul freight — obtain better pricing and service. But do they? In this paper, Iowa State University researchers explain: ·How they sought to understand the voice of U.S. truckload carriers. ·How they quantitatively measured the effects of "favored shipper" characteristics on transportation costs. ·What characteristics actually make shippers favored in the transportation marketplace.

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Transportation Trends and Insights

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Each month, Penske publishes Transportation Insights--articles designed to inform and enlighten those in the transportation industry. Our downloadable e-book is a collection of some of our best recent Insights, centered on the topics of talent shortage, driver health and well-being, and safety and compliance. Each piece features information from industry insiders or thought leaders, and offers relevant information on some of the key areas that impact your business the most.

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How to Reduce Chargebacks in Your Vendor Compliance Program

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Retailer chargeback penalties for non-compliant shipments are a profit-draining reality for many consumer goods manufacturers. Companies with the will and the resources to prevent and refute chargebacks can avoid hundreds of thousands, even millions, in lost profit. This paper provides background on the origins and rationale for chargebacks, followed by a 7-step process for avoiding or overturning these costly penalties.

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Changing Metrics – and Mindsets – in the Warehouse

Listed in: Forklifts, Materials Handling, Warehousing

Forklift connectivity provides the visibility to manage fleets for greater safety and productivity, and is a key building block of the connected warehouse of the future. This three-part whitepaper series captures the technology adoption best practices Crown's team has observed and implemented in diverse materials handling applications. The purpose of the series is to help accelerate forklift fleet management adoption and prepare the industry for more complex technology initiatives.

Five Steps to Food Safety 

Listed in: Food Logistics

 The safety and quality of food have always been important. With recent reports of contamination on the rise, however, it is more vital than ever that food and pharmaceutical manufacturers are equipped with top-quality product inspection equipment. This whitepaper provides food and pharma companies with a five-point checklist to ensure optimal protection against foreign body contaminiation. Topics include understanding regulations, knowing your product, boosting risk awareness, optimizing productivity, and relying on the experts.

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