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Category: Trucking

The Logistics Transport Evolution: The Road Ahead

Also listed in: Transportation

Now more than ever, ground transportation is a strategic component of business success as seen by respondents to a worldwide survey conducted by DHL Supply Chain. Three quarters of companies surveyed indicated that investing in improving ground transportation will positively impact their sales, and they are willing to pay for and partner with 3PLs for value-added services that can show a measurable ROI.

Carrier Snapshot Report 

Also listed in: Transportation

In September 2018 Convoy surveyed over 650 small and mid-sized trucking companies across the United States to collect a snapshot of the industry. Read the highlights to learn how you can optimize your supply chain to be a Shipper of Choice with carriers. 

Navigating the New Trucking Landscape

Also listed in: Transportation

Shippers are up against serious challenges in 2018. Numerous factors are combining to make it difficult for manufacturers and retailers to achieve the increased volume, speed and accuracy demanded by our booming economy. Put simply, constrained capacity has turned transportation into a pain point for many shippers. It's a story we’ve heard before, but this time it's worse than ever. The goal of this White Paper is to not only provide a deeper understanding of the causes of the situation, but also to outline ideas you can apply to your own logistics operation. With a fresh perspective and new information, you'll be able to propose and implement solutions that can turn the situation around, and even contribute to supply chain efficiencies in areas beyond transportation alone.

Why Businesses Need Route Optimization

Also listed in: Logistics IT

Route Optimization (RO) is the process of determining the most cost-effective route from point A to point B. However, it is not equivalent to finding the shortest distance between the two points. The best routes for business will depend on a lot of different factors. Download this free guide for a comprehensive look at how RO software can take these factors into account and provide businesses with various benefits.

Transportation Industry Update

Also listed in: Transportation

In 2018, the transportation industry must navigate a confluence of opportunities and challenges—regulatory pressures, innovative disruptions and changing marketplaces—to capitalize on increasing demand for freight and tightening capacity.  Download this whitepaper for a detailed look at these challenges and suggestions for overcoming them.

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2018 Size & Weight Guide

Also listed in: Fleet Management

Here's a free reference guide containing state-by-state listings of size and weight regulations. XTRA Lease annually produces this free guide to provide fleets with the most up-to-date resource material for managing size and weight legal limitations. In addition, the guide offers details for where to: register for fuel use tax and order International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) trip permits, register vehicles and order International Registration Plan (IRP) trip permits, register for Unified Carrier Registration Agreement (UCRA), get hazardous materials/waste permits, and get overweight, oversize permits. The guide provides contact information for state trucking associations and also includes a convenient quick reference chart for all states.

 The Right ELD

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With the ELD mandate now in place, do you know which device is right for you? This eBook explores the top concerns fleet managers face today and how to not only comply, but also drive profitability when deciding on an ELD device. Topics include evaluating and choosing the right ELD, driver training, ELD installation, reliability and security, and more.

Considerations for Complying With the ELD Mandate

Also listed in: Transportation

Learn how to get the most return on investment from your fleet while also abiding by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's new mandate requiring the use of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) to log drivers' record of duty status. This whitepaper explores what the mandate entails, and the features and functions of ELDs. It also includes advice on how to successfully implement these devices into your existing systems. 

Becoming a Shipper of Choice

Also listed in: 3PL

If you are a shipper relying on for-hire carriers, or an asset-light 3PL, you are no doubt aware that there are at present several significant issues conspiring to make it more expensive and more difficult to get your goods delivered. The solution for many is to become what’s known as a “Shipper of Choice”. This White Paper explains how shippers can sustain and grow their bottom line by becoming carrier friendly.

Transportation Trends and Insights

Also listed in: Transportation

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.

Digital Editions

July 2018 Cover

Full Digital Issue

July 2018

(276 pages • 56.5 MB PDF)

January 2018 Cover

Full Digital Issue

January 2018

(436 pages • 74 MB PDF)

Sponsor Spotlight Cover

Digital Edition

Sponsor Spotlight

(37 pages • 9.9 MB PDF)

2018 Logistics Planner Cover

Digital Edition

2018 Logistics Planner

(132 pages • 34.2 MB PDF)

2018 Annual Third-Party Logistics Edition Cover

Digital Edition

2018 Annual Third-Party Logistics Edition

(33 pages • 1.7 MB PDF)