Jan 18
2012

Interline Shipments: Do You Know Where Your Freight Is?

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My morning has a pretty standard routine.  I’ve learned to never start my morning without a cup of coffee.  In fact there are some mornings I wish there was an IV drip hooked up to my arm.  I’m recognized at all of the local coffee shops and I all I have to say is, “I’ll have my usual, thanks.”  It’s kind of fun. It makes me feel like Norm from Cheers. My morning work routine is also set in stone and I rarely deviate from it.  I punch in, then …
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Nov 22
2011

Hold on to Your Zebra Stripes: We’re Calculating Skid Space

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There are certain things in life that cause me massive amounts of anxiety; staying in hotel rooms, grocery shopping, driving and riding in cars, and math. Today we will talk about math – how to determine the “skid space” that LTL carriers use in the rating process. Calculating Skid Space is Math and I Hate Math I hate math. I don't know what percentage of you just nodded emphatically, stood up on your desk chair, raised your arms up over your …
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Nov 15
2011

Using a 3PL vs. DIY Carrier Selection

To say that I dislike grocery shopping is such a gross understatement that it borders on being a flat out lie. I hate grocery shopping. I hate making the list, driving to the store and trying to find a parking spot. I hate the long walk to the store, usually in the rain, because of my lack of parking space karma. I hate getting the cart from the cart corral and the long drawn out process of obsessively wiping it down because I’m convinced I will …
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