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The Battle Between Washington & Beijing

Posted by Opus9 on Aug 15, 2019

The US has imposed trade tariffs on more than $250 billion worth of Chinese goods, with China retaliating with their own tariffs on about $110 billion worth of US goods. But what exactly does this mean for US businesses? Here’s a look at the tariff timeline, tariff consequences, the affected industries, and what you can do to prepare.

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Topics: Drayage

Top 8 Tips on Cutting Transportation Costs

Posted by Opus9 on Jul 29, 2019

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Today, transportation management is more than just ensuring freight moves from one point to another. Shippers have to use more resources to fulfill ever-increasing client requirements.

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Topics: Truckload, LTL, Drayage

Using Technology-Enabled 3PLs to Solve Carrier Capacity Issues

Posted by Opus9 on Jul 15, 2019

“You’re going to either be on the train, or you’re going to be run over by the train.” That’s what senior vice president and general manager of GT Nexus, Kurt Cavano, said at the Transportation Intermediaries Association’s 3PL Technovations conference a few months ago.

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Topics: Truckload, LTL, Technology

4 Logistics Fun Facts for the 4th of July

Posted by Opus9 on Jul 3, 2019

Food, beer, and fireworks. The fourth of July is a time to celebrate with friends and family. But what if you didn’t have delicious BBQ, an ice cold beverage, or entertainment filling the nighttime sky overhead?

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Opus9 Launches Drayage

Posted by Opus9 on Jun 27, 2019

 

Drayage is a billion-dollar industry marked with distinct challenges. From an overall lack of capacity or transparency into pricing, companies are plagued with many inefficiencies as they look to move their containers.

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Topics: ANNOUNCEMENT, Drayage

Everything You Need To Know About LTL Shipping

Posted by Opus9 on Jun 13, 2019

“Less than truckload” shipping is often shortened to LTL shipping. This type of freight shipping method involves packing small parcels into pallets and transporting them on a trailer, with the shipper paying for the amount of space their product takes up and the distance it travels. Many industries ship their products with LTL freight shipping, and many factors can influence the shipping rates for LTL freight. LTL shipping has a seasonal increase in demand, but due to a number of factors that demand is expected to continue rising.

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Topics: LTL, Less Than Truckload

Everything You Need to Know About Flatbed Shipping

Posted by Opus9 on Apr 1, 2019

Shipping and transporting materials and equipment is essential for many industries to be successful. Automotive, construction, industrial, military, and many more sectors rely on the use of freight transportation to get their equipment and supplies to their destination. Some of these supplies are oversized for standard truck trailer. Some are oddly shaped and won't fit the size of a regular truck. Some cannot be loaded and unloaded from a dock. For oversized and oddly shaped materials, flatbed freight transportation is the solution.

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Topics: Truckload, Flatbed

Everything You Need to Know About Refrigerated Shipping

Posted by Opus9 on Feb 19, 2019

If you’re a logistics professional serving in the capacity of a transportation manager, shipping manager, logistics manager, or any other leadership role, it’s paramount that you not only fully understand your company’s shipping needs, but also know how to fulfill them. One area it pays to be well versed in is the multibillion-dollar refrigerated shipping space.

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Topics: Refrigerated, Truckload

The Impact of Customer Expectations on Trucking - Holiday Shipping

Posted by Opus9 on Dec 26, 2018

The Holiday season has a huge impact on businesses across the country. Many drivers and operators experience a litany of pressures during times like these.

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