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    Expect Shipment Delays Due to Unprecedented Weather Conditions

    By Stephen Hamilton Managing Director CLX Logistics clxlogistics.com Blame Mother Nature. Severe weather conditions over the past two months are causing significant network transportation obstructions across the country. We are seeing a combination of scenarios where trucks are rerouted onto...
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    A Pragmatic Guide To Managing Transportation Costs

    Let’s try a quick word association. What comes to mind when you hear “transportation costs”? For many of you, the immediate thought will be “carrier rates”. It’s a valid response, but; unfortunately, it is also one that can reveal a limited point of view about the best way to manage those...
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    Your Supply Chain is Only as Strong as the Weakest Link: Leveraging Internal Talent

    As the economic recovery continues, companies are, again, looking toward growth and expansion. The years of stagnation or retrenchment, however, forced many chemical shippers to reduce staff and limit investment in associate development. As a result, a growing gap now exists between business...
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    Lasting Values: What Every Professional Should Bring on the Job

    By Mike Challman, Vice President, North American Operations, ChemLogix, LLC When I was a younger man, I developed and, then, refined over the years a simple list of tenets to guide my personal and professional life. As I’ve grown as a leader, I’ve seen clearly how these principles yield a very...
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    Seven Questions to Determine If Your Logistics Provider is a “True Professional”

    What are the risks of assuming that any third-party logistics company can efficiently and safely manage your freight activity? Many people might just assume that all transportation modes and services are basically the same thing. The equipment looks similar, doesn’t it? Trucks travel on the...
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    Are You Getting The Most From Your 3PL?

    3PLs typically offer a range of important supply chain management services that support customers’ daily transportation operations including: o Shipment information tracking o Accurate billing o International shipment bookings o Warehouse and carrier coordination But you should expect more...
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    Are You Getting The Most From Your 3PL?

    3PLs typically offer a range of important supply chain management services that support customers’ daily transportation operations including: o Shipment information tracking o Accurate billing o International shipment bookings o Warehouse and carrier coordination But you should expect more...
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    Intermodal rail transport of chemicals to Mexico offers cost savings

    Re: Intermodal rail transport of chemicals to Mexico offers cost savings It depends on the distance the freight moves and what the origin & destination points are; most likely there are LTL carriers who cover your lane requirements and may consolidate into intermodal loads if the lane is long...
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    Intermodal rail transport of chemicals to Mexico offers cost savings

    Re: Intermodal rail transport of chemicals to Mexico offers cost savings You can contact ChemLogix call 1-800-288-4851 for intermodal options, email at information@chemlogix.com to request information, or go to http://www.chemlogix.com/solutions/intermodal-transportation for more information.
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    Intermodal rail transport of chemicals to Mexico offers cost savings

    Re: Intermodal rail transport of chemicals to Mexico offers cost savings You can contact ChemLogix call 1-800-288-4851 for intermodal options, email at information@chemlogix.com to request information, or go to http://www.chemlogix.com/solutions/intermodal-transportation for more information.
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    TMS Mobile Applications Get Us Closer to Meeting the Rubber on the Road

    Online applications for mobile devices are emerging in ways that can finally close or reduce many of the information gaps in the supply chain between Transportation Planning, the Shipping/Receiving dock, customers, and even Accounts Payable. These mobile applications are enabling shippers to...
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    Having Shipping Capacity Issues? Consider Obtaining Volume Where Capacity Already Exi

    Limited truck driver and asset availability is shrinking shipping capacity for many chemical manufacturers. Noel Perry, an FTR senior consultant, noted that the industry is several hundred thousand drivers short of raising capacity to meet demand. Some chemical shippers simply take the route...
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    Do Your Carriers Find Your Freight Attractive?

    Next year, the market will still experience a shortage of carriers for freight transport. While a modest 3 percent growth is forecasted for trucking this year and into 2012, Noel Perry, a FTR senior consultant, notes that capacity might be enough to maintain freight rates but not to replace...
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    Do Your Carriers Find Your Freight Attractive?

    Next year, the market will still experience a shortage of carriers for freight transport. While a modest 3 percent growth is forecasted for trucking this year and into 2012, Noel Perry, a FTR senior consultant, notes that capacity might be enough to maintain freight rates but not to replace...
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    Is Intermodal Right For You?

    Capacity and driver shortages plague the over-the-road (OTR) trucking sector, prompting shippers to consider the merits of other transportation modes. Intermodal freight shipping combines the resources of different transportation modes, such as trucking and rail, to move products from...
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