Articles by Brian Everett


The Great Weight Debate

The truck size and weight debate is officially back.
July 1, 2013
The truck size and weight debate is officially back.
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Carrier Selection Challenges

May 1, 2013
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

March 1, 2013
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

January 4, 2013
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

October 10, 2012
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

July 2, 2012
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

May 9, 2012
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

March 6, 2012
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.

January 5, 2012
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

December 22, 2011
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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