Articles by Brian Everett


The Great Weight Debate

The truck size and weight debate is officially back.
The truck size and weight debate is officially back.
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Carrier Selection Challenges

Shippers face major challenges finding capacity and maintaining transportation costs in a market where rates are rising.
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Collaboration Yields Efficiency at Lower Cost

While “strategic collaboration” is a commonly used catch phrase these days, it clearly is a significant practice occurring shipper-to-shipper and between shippers and logistics providers.
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The New Normal in Transportation is… There is No Normal

There is less predictability than ever in marketplace factors, consumer demand, the economy and drivers impacting freight costs. In fact, one can summarize today’s transportation industry in simple terms: “The new normal is that there is no normal.”
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Shippers Patiently Wait As Industry Growth Slowly Improves

Freight transportation spending will continue to rise due more to higher rates rather than increased freight volumes.
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The Latest Buzz: Advocacy and Capacity

Earlier this year, 170 truck transportation stakeholders participated in the industry-wide “Stand Up For Trucking” fly-in to Washington DC which resulted in approximately 140 visits to Congressional offices. NASSTRAC has established an Advocacy Committee which is planning additional fly-in events.
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Successful Shippers Focus on Long-Term Partnerships

In a marketplace tight on capacity, now more than ever, smart shippers look for ways to build strong, long-term relationships with their carrier partners. But what are the characteristics they look for in such a relationship?
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Taking the Message to D.C.: Stand up for Trucking

Few people truly realize the critical importance of trucking to the U.S. economy.
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Scores of Transportation Stakeholders Take Message to D.C.

There’s a movement underway. It’s a movement, lead by NASSTRAC (a shipper’s association that provides advocacy, education, and provider relations to transportation executives) and the American Trucking Association.
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Changes to HOS: What This Means for Shippers

The Department Of Transportation announced Dec. 22 a final rule which revises the truck driver hours of service safety requirements for commercial truck drivers.What does this mean for shippers?
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Assurance of Supply: A Top Concern for Manufacturers

Every manufacturer has an assurance of supply problem to some extent due to the complexity of global sourcing. For years, manufacturers were blessed with high margins but margins have grown paper thin. You can’t fill up your distribution centers with excess inventory – not only is there a cost factor but the pace of business and consumer buying trends causes goods to quickly turn obsolete. Assurance of supply provides the speed and agility that is essential to being able to compete in today’s market.


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