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The Translogistics EDGE Newsletter: Issue #16

December 15, 2016

The Translogistics EDGE Issue Number Sixteen Ignorance is NOT Bliss; It IS Costly

“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” - Martin Luther King Jr.

As TLI is searching for new clients, one of the most common responses is “I’ll send you some shipment info. Give me a quote on them and I’ll use you if your rate is lower.” It is hard to believe that the person their organization put in charge of the final step to “Wowing” their customer is in the hands of someone that uses one criteria - a cheap price. Or the person their organization put in charge of making sure their production and warehouse have all the supplies they need to meet demand uses one criteria - a cheap price.

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The Translogistics EDGE Newsletter: Issue #15

November 15, 2016

Why Choose a LSP Over a 3PL?

In This Issue: Are You Surprised by These Observations?, Translogistics is SmartWay Certified… Again!, We’re Hiring!, Check Out Our New Look, Employee Spotlight

As the third-party logistics (3PL) industry has developed and matured, a number of different business models have emerged to meet the needs of companies of all sizes and across all industries. While largely positive, this momentum has also created hurdles for corporate executives who want to leverage an outside provider’s strengths and capabilities, but really don’t understand the nuances among those different providers. It also creates confusion for current users of 3PL services that don’t realize their own current processes and procedures could be vastly improved with the help of a logistics solutions provider.

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The Translogistics EDGE Newsletter: Issue #14

October 15, 2016

Do You Have the TIME to be PROACTIVE?

In This Issue: ATA Tonnage, Translogistics is Getting Fit!, Join Translogistics in Becoming Trucker Against Trafficking Trained!, Employee Spotlight, We’d Love Your Vote!

As a Logistics Solution Provider, one of our jobs at Translogistics is to detect, analyze, and act upon logistics changes affecting our clients’ businesses.

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The Translogistics EDGE Newsletter: Issue #13

September 15, 2016

In This Issue: Advantages of Using a Fully Managed LSP, Honored to be an Honoree!, Translogistics Aides in 9/11 Move, Employee Spotlight, We’d Love Your Vote!

What is SUPPLY CHAIN OPTIMIZATION?

Well, it's a lot like asking 4 economists about the economy and getting 5 differing opinions. Similarly, transportation managers vary widely on what they consider the definition of supply chain optimization.

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The Translogistics EDGE Newsletter: Issue #12

August 15, 2016

In This Issue: Oil’s Impact on Freight Rates, Employee Spotlight, Feeling Lucky?

As you may or may not know, there are multiple levels of auditing freight bills.

Recently, our Audit team questioned a carrier regarding a class change that resulted in a higher fee than expected. Because the dimensions of the shipment were different than stated on the bill of lading, our Audit team asked for a picture of the shipment in question.

The bill of lading stated that one carton was shipped loose; however after reviewing the picture, our Audit team found that the carrier had decided to place the carton on a pallet to make it easier to move.

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The Translogistics EDGE Newsletter: Issue #11

July 15, 2016

In This Issue: We’re Hiring!, Employee Spotlight, TLI’s 2015 Employee of the Year Awards

The Driver Coercion Rule, Effective January 29, 2016 Could Cost You $16,000 Per Violation.

This rule prohibits coercing a driver to operate a commercial vehicle (“CMV”) where the driver has objected that the required time from pickup to delivery would cause him or her to violate regulations of the FMCSR (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations).

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