The Value of Hiring Veterans in Transportation

11/2/18 1:17 PM

How military personnel make your workforce stronger, smarter and uniquely capable

Hiring military veterans has proven time and time again to be a win-win situation for both transportation companies and the veterans themselves. For our returning servicemen and women, our industry provides a good job, a stable career path and an opportunity to utilize much of the skills and training gained during the course of military duty.

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Topics: Veterans, Associates

2019 State Of The North American Supply Chain Survey

10/31/18 11:25 AM

Your Opinion Counts & It Could Score You $100!

We would like to invite you to participate in the 2019 State of The North American Supply Chain Survey. The purpose of the survey is to help identify the challenges and opportunities that shippers across the United States and throughout North America experienced in 2018 and how they believe transportation and logistics services will impact their business in 2019.

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Topics: Supply Chain

5 Tips For Easy Cross-Border Shipping With Canada

10/31/18 10:04 AM

Do you ship to or from Canada? If so, you know there’s no shortage of paperwork and shipping rules involved when shipping across the U.S.-Canada border. In fact, it can be easy to miss something - and many shippers do. How can you avoid common cross-border shipping mistakes when moving goods to and from Canada? Here are five tips to get you started.

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Topics: Canada, International, Shipping Tips

3 Retail Shipping Tips For The Holiday Season

9/27/18 10:40 AM

As the busiest time of year for retailers, the holiday season can be a roller coaster of preparation and execution across all areas of business. From gauging the latest shopping trends to staffing temporary employees, there are several moving pieces that need to work together to succeed. One part of the puzzle that certainly can't be overlooked is inventory and supply chain planning.

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Topics: Retail, LTL, Shipping Tips

Help Averitt Celebrate National Driver Appreciation Week

9/7/18 11:33 AM

Each year, the transportation industry takes a week to recognize the unsung heroes behind the wheel that keep the American economy moving forward. This year's National Driver Appreciation Week (Sept. 9-15) is the perfect opportunity for carriers and shippers alike to honor our nation's driving force. 

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Topics: Drivers

The Most Common Cargo Insurance Exclusions

8/23/18 10:50 AM

Cargo insurance is vital for the protection of your products that originate from or are destined for locations abroad. Aside from protecting your business from financial losses associated with lost or damaged cargo, insurance can protect you a variety of maritime shipping risks, such as the law of general average.

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Topics: International

Do You Need A Larger Customs Bond?

8/17/18 9:01 AM

The Answer Could Very Well Be "YES"

A lot of new tariffs have come into effect this year, and more are scheduled. These increases are substantial, and if they affect the goods your company imports, you are well aware of how this is affecting your business operations.

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Topics: International, Tariffs, Importing, exporting

Logistics Focus: Going Sky High In Chicago

8/7/18 11:02 AM
 

Home to nearly 3 million people, Chicago is one of the busiest cities in the United States. And with record-level congestion on the streets and limited freight capacity, it’s also one of the most difficult markets to manage a complex logistics project.

For LynnCo Supply Chain Solutions, Inc., a supply chain solutions provider based out of Tulsa, OK, finding the right asset-based partners is the key to success. When LynnCo was tasked with managing the supply chain for a high rise development in the city’s bustling downtown, they knew the project’s logistics would be particularly challenging.

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Topics: Supply Chain, Video Testimonial, Case Study

International Update: Carrier Capacity & Space Availability

8/2/18 9:35 AM

For the past 3 years the ocean carriers operating in the Transpacific and Indian Subcontinent Trade Lanes have made attempts on the first day of each month and again on the 15th day of the month to try and pass through rate increases to help them recover from years of unprofitability. The newly formed alliances that were finalized in 2017 helped them recover to a point where the carriers collectively recorded a year of profitability. That still left them with years of negative numbers to recover from.

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Topics: Tariffs, International

Still More Tariff Increases Coming?

7/25/18 9:26 AM

Yet another round of tariff increases are being planned, which will add 10% duty to more than 6000 HTS#'s, affecting $200 Billion in new products. In scanning through the listing of tariff codes, there are a LOT of products affected, from foods to handbags to wood/paper products, fabrics, yarns, tile, glass, lots of additional iron/steel/aluminum products, various machinery, pharmaceuticals, in addition to televisions and bicycles. Please review the full listing at https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/301/2018-0026%20China%20FRN%207-10-2018_0.pdf. These could go into effect as soon as September 2018.

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Topics: Tariffs, International

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