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Implementing a Third Party Logistics Company

So your company has decided to partner with a third party logistics (3PL) company to increase efficiency in your supply chain and ultimately reduce freight costs. But what’s the next step? How will your new partner implement these new processes and integrate with your existing structure? In this article we will discuss the best practices […]

Date: December 15, 2016 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL

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Non-Asset Based 3PL vs. Asset Based 3PL: Which is Best for You?

When choosing a third-party logistics (3PL) company to work with on your supply chain needs, the first major decision is to know whether you want to work with an asset or non-asset based 3PL. These are two, very broad categories when it comes to logistics service providers. Once you have decided, you can narrow down […]

Date: November 14, 2016 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Supply Chain | Technology

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Transportation Management System: The Technology Every LTL Shipper Needs

In the days of modern technology, it’s important to have the most up to date systems in order to keep a competitive advantage. An advanced transportation management system (TMS) can not only increase your efficiency and cut transportation costs but also offer comprehensive solutions to deal with the complexities of global shipping. Here at LTX […]

Date: October 26, 2016 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Freight Audit and Pay | Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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Freight Density: What to Know and How It Affects Your Freight Costs

As the demand for freight shipping increases with the influx of e-commerce, and the driver shortage continues, freight pricing is moving from weight to freight density. This is because carriers that are charging shippers based purely on the weight of their product are losing space and money. In this article, we will review exactly what […]

Date: October 12, 2016 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain

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Common Less Than Truckload (LTL) Freight Misconceptions

  Whether you are new to less than truckload (LTL) shipping, or it has always been a part of your supply chain, many people still have a few misconceptions about it. Some may say ‘ignorance is bliss’ but in this case, what shippers don’t know or have a misunderstanding about, can cost them both time […]

Date: October 4, 2016 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Less Than Truckload

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What is Causing the Truck Driver Shortage and How Can We Fix It

Throughout the past decade, the trucking industry has struggled with a shortage of truck drivers. The driver shortage affects the entire economy, as over 68% of all freight is moved on U.S. highways. And with the shortage increasing driver pay, it can have a significant impact on supplier costs and therefore consumer pricing. It can […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Full Truckload | Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain

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Will a Third Party Logistics (3PL) Company Increase Profitability and Supply Chain Efficiency?

Are you considering outsourcing your freight logistics to a Third Party Logistics (3PL) Company? Not sure if it will make a difference to your bottom line? If logistics are not one of your company’s core competencies, then the answer is yes. In this article we will discuss the four ways a 3PL can increase your profitability and […]

Date: September 13, 2016 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Freight Audit and Pay | Supply Chain

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How to Choose a Third Party Logistics (3PL) Company that’s Right for You

So, you’ve done your homework and decided it’s time to start outsourcing your logistic needs to a third-party logistics company (3PL). Now you need to find the 3PL that’s perfect for your company. Here at LTX we know how important it is for you to have a 3PL you trust, but what other criteria should […]

Date: September 8, 2016 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Supply Chain

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