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12 ways Opus9 simplifies shipping

Posted by Opus9 on Dec 1, 2019

12 ways Opus9 simplifies shippingOpus9 is a digital freight broker that simplifies the shipping process. From getting your freight quote to making your payment, we provide our customers a stress-free solution for any shipping assignment.

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Topics: Refrigerated, Truckload, Dry Van, Less Than Truckload, Flatbed, Drayage, Technology, Holidays

Christmas By The Numbers

Posted by Opus9 on Dec 1, 2019

The festive season is an incredibly busy time for retailers and suppliers. The demand for goods increases around Halloween and this high demand stays until New Year's Eve. During this time, other unofficial days, such as Cyber Monday, and Black Friday add more burden to the suppliers to deliver goods on time.

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Topics: Holidays

The Logistics of Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Posted by Opus9 on Nov 19, 2019

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the official dates that ring in the holiday shopping season. And, as you already know, there is a lot of time, money, and planning from a logistics perspective that makes acquiring goods and delivering them to customers possible.

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The Supply Chain and Logistics of Thanksgiving

Posted by Opus9 on Nov 18, 2019

In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, consumers are out preparing for the holiday season - be it for the feast, travel, shopping or football. Reflect on the profound impact on supply chains as you mesmerize over some of the facts in the infographic below!

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Topics: Holidays

Supply Chain Tricks for a Horror-free Halloween

Posted by Opus9 on Oct 24, 2019

Halloween is upon us—and it’s only just the start of what’s to come this holiday season. The demand for Halloween decorations, candy, costumes, pumpkins, and more has increased significantly. It’s estimated that this year alone consumers will spend $8.8 billion on the above, with candy being the highest of those demands.

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Assembly Bill 5 Impact on the Trucking Industry

Posted by Opus9 on Oct 15, 2019

Legislation in California’s senate is making a significant impact on independent truck drivers in the state. Assembly Bill 5 is also called the “employees and independent contractors” bill. It was passed by a vote of 56 to 15 on September 11th.

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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, Less Than Truckload, Drayage

Using Technology-Enabled 3PLs to Solve Carrier Capacity Issues

Posted by Opus9 on Jul 15, 2019

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“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, Less Than Truckload, 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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