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7 Pros and Cons of 3PLs You Must Learn About

7 Pros and Cons of 3PLs You Must Learn About

7 Pros and Cons of 3PLs You Must Learn About Third-party logistics can be a great addition to your businesses tool kit that will ultimately save time and money in your everyday business operations. To effectively evaluate whether you should retain a 3PL for your business here are 7 pros and cons of 3PLs you must learn about.   What are the pros and cons of hiring a 3PL? The benefits and drawbacks of working with a 3PL include: Benefits   Reduce operation costs Save time Scale business...

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Truck Broker vs Freight Forwarder:  12 Key Differences

Truck Broker vs Freight Forwarder: 12 Key Differences

Truck Broker vs. Freight Forwarder: 12 Key Differences Trucking is a vast industry that benefits many people, but most do not know the difference between a truck broker and freight forwarder. Although they sound like the same thing, it is crucial to know the difference because whether your shipment is executed by a truck broker vs freight forwarder can significantly impact the handling of packages and goods, and you deserve to know what is happening to your freight.   Twelve key...

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Is Air Freight or Sea Freight Cheaper? How to Choose

Is Air Freight or Sea Freight Cheaper? How to Choose

Is Air Freight or Sea Freight Cheaper? How to Choose The decision to ship something via air freight or sea freight is an important one for any business shipping between continents or across very long distances. The cost, as well as transit time needed to ship, can quickly pile up, and it is important to understand the how and why before making any decision.    You need to figure out which mode is better in your unique situation or use-case, and this is not always a straightforward task.  ...

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State of US Transportation Networks under COVID-19

State of US Transportation Networks under COVID-19

Customodal RRD -- Updated State of US Transportation Network under COVID-19 Last updated 05.27.20 New this week: By May 20th ALL States had begun lifting closure and other restrictions on businesses, typically as part of a gradual reopening process Keep this link handy should there be a "2nd peak" as a result of opening so that you can keep up to date on state by state closures (should they begin again) Virtually all US Transportation modes...LTL, parcel, full truckload, rail, etc have resumed...

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What Does A Logistics Manager Do – And Can They Help Your Business?

What Does A Logistics Manager Do – And Can They Help Your Business?

What Does A Logistics Manager Do – And Can They Help Your Business?   Your new business is starting to take off, and everyone keeps suggesting that you get a logistics manager. But what exactly is a logistics manager, and how are they going to help your already exploding business?   What do logistic managers do? Logistic managers are in charge of overseeing the purchasing and distribution of products in a supply chain. They are the key to customers getting their products in an...

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Freight Broker vs. Freight Broker Agent:  What’s the Difference?

Freight Broker vs. Freight Broker Agent: What’s the Difference?

Freight Broker and Freight Broker Agent: What's the Difference? The world of logistics is complex. Getting things from point A to point B entails a lot of working pieces. Many businesses choose to manage their supply chain via 3PL, or Third Party Logistics providers. These companies are outsource options to help manage inbound materials, warehousing, product distribution, and fulfillment. 3PLs employ freight brokers and freight broker agents to help manage this.   So, what's the...

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