Tariffs, Trade Wars & The Supply Chains Caught In The Middle

6/29/18 2:21 PM

Few things make international shippers more worried than threats of tariffs and trade wars. And today, these topics are clearly at the top of business minds around the world.

In addition to the ongoing renegotiation of the North America Freed Trade Act, the future of international trade is up in the air. On an almost daily basis, new tariff announcements are being made by nearly every major economic power. 

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Topics: International, Importing, exporting, Tariffs

One Carrier's Approach To The Driver Shortage: Listen. Communicate. Nurture. Grow.

5/24/18 9:43 AM

Buoyed by a host of factors, including an aging workforce, growing regulations and freight demand, the national driver shortage continues to dominate industry discussions. The American Trucking Associations estimates that the number of unfilled positions will exceed more than 176,000 unfilled positions by 2026.

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Topics: Careers, Recruiting, Drivers

How Inland Ports Yield International Supply Chain Benefits

4/27/18 8:03 AM

The growth of the globalized economy has led to more supply chains that rely on importing and exporting through the nation's busy seaports. This increase in international business, however, has also led to increased supply chain costs as a result of cargo congestion and capacity constraints around the seaports. Adding to the issue, fewer drivers are available to move containers long distances inland to shipper destinations, which can lead to delays.

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Topics: Intermodal, International, Shipping Tips, Importing, exporting

How Your Carrier Can Help You Ship Green

4/19/18 8:58 AM

3 Ways To Reduce Supply Chain Environmental Impact

Together, shippers and carriers can significantly reduce a supply chain's impact on the environment. Knowing which questions to ask of your carriers and how to identify service providers with a green mindset may not always be clear though. Consider these three factors when looking for ways to reduce your carbon footprint with the help of your carriers.

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Topics: Environment, Shipping Tips

How To Unlock Cross-Border Capacity With Freight Transloading

3/30/18 8:00 AM

In February, we discussed solutions that can help shippers navigate the freight capacity crunch currently felt throughout the U.S. Current challenges with capacity, however, are not limited to freight moving domestically. Cross-border freight capacity between the U.S. and Mexico, for example, has become increasingly difficult to secure in recent years.

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Topics: International, Shipping Tips, Supply Chain, Mexico, Truckload

Roots of Country Music Find New Ground in Times Square

3/13/18 9:49 AM

Averitt’s Specialized Services gives Grand Ole Opry precision and care on priceless move

Tourists seeking an authentic Country music experience outside of the South need look no further than Times Square. While the iconic street performer known as the “Naked Cowboy” has been entertaining crowds on Broadway for many years, it’s a new restaurant and venue that’s bringing the Nashville sound to Manhattan, with Averitt's help.

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Topics: Customer Testimonials and Recognition, Case Study

The Power of One: Behind the Scenes of Averitt’s Corporate Office [video]

3/13/18 9:47 AM

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at Averitt? Watch the video below to take a quick tour of our corporate campus in Cookeville, TN and learn what drives us to help our customers succeed every day!

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Topics: Associates, Professionalism

The Guide To Navigating The Freight Capacity Crunch of 2018 And Beyond

2/14/18 10:36 AM

In January 2017, we informed our readers about the warning signs that signaled an impending truckload capacity crunch. As the year progressed, the forecasted storm developed into reality, and capacity constraint has been reported as the primary issue faced by many shippers last year. 

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Topics: Intermodal, Shipping Tips, less-than-truckload, Truckload, Air, TMS, Brokerage

Supply Chain Focus: Are You Ready For The Chinese New year?

12/20/17 3:00 PM

As most of North America is getting into the swing of a new year, the Chinese will soon be celebrating the beginning of a new lunar calendar. The "Year of the Dog," which begins on February 16, 2018, will bring about a standstill in manufacturing and freight movement in and out of the world's primary production center.

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Topics: International, Shipping Tips, Supply Chain, Importing

Why Our Driving Concern Is Safety

11/30/17 1:16 PM

For years, we have promoted the saying "Our Driving Concern Is Safety" within our company. This slogan has become a daily mantra that is read and spoken aloud by thousands of Averitt associates on a daily basis. From our customer support specialists at our corporate headquarters to the men and women behind the wheel, we've developed a culture of safety.

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Topics: Safety, Drivers

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