Topic: Miscellaneous

How a Customer-Focused 3PL Can Save You Time

Outsourcing logistics through a third-party transportation services provider has become a common practice. In fact, 73% of shippers report outsourcing their domestic transportation. It’s a popular choice because there are numerous benefits to working with the right logistics provider. A customer-focused 3PL can take daily logistics to-dos off your plate, add efficiencies, solve problems, and […]

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The True Value of a Truck Rate Goes Far Beyond Its Cost

When shopping truck rates, most shippers compare prices on a given lane from various carriers to find the cheapest provider. While this may seem like the logical approach to mitigating transportation costs, there are a few common issues associated with using a quoted rate as the sole decision driver, especially when that freight is headed […]

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The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Produce season transportation can have an impact on your freight, even if you do not ship grains, fruits, or vegetables. What is produce season? Peak produce shipping season refers to the time period when the largest volume of fruits and vegetables are harvested and subsequently shipped to markets across the US, impacting truck capacity. Seasonal […]

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How to Improve Your OTIF Score: 15 Tips for On-Time and In-Full Delivery

Logistics is a critical function for CPG suppliers selling into big-box retail locations. Delivering on-time and in-full is essential to success and a metric used by retailers when evaluating partnerships with vendors of all sizes. Despite its importance, many brands, irrespective of sophistication, have encountered issues with consistently meeting these benchmarks. If you have wondered […]

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How These 2020 Food and Beverage Trends Will Affect Your Freight

A new decade is upon us and if it is anything like the last, we can be sure that new food and beverage trends will emerge as consumer preferences continue to evolve. Right now, we are seeing a few emerging beverage trends and food trends in 2020 coming down the pike. Millennials have brought about […]

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Trucking Market Update and 2020 Q1 Freight Outlook

It was a good year for shippers as freight rates plummeted for the majority of 2019, substantially backing off the historic highs the industry witnessed in 2018. But much in the same way shippers had transportation difficulties in 2018, the past year was not easy on the other side of the industry — carriers. An […]

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What Makes Zipline Logistics One of the Top Places to Work in Columbus?

In 2019 Zipline Logistics earned numerous awards for its outstanding company culture — a definitive attribute that consistently makes it one of the top places to work in Columbus. Sticking to its mission set in 2007 – to improve the lives of transportation professionals – it has solidified its spot as a best place to […]

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Logistics Strategy Focused on Partnership Proves More Effective

As industries and consumer expectations shift, logistics has morphed from a cost of doing business to a competitive advantage. Even the largest shippers have taken note and begun working with 3PLs to create strategic partnerships that accomplish more through the supply chain. Some the country’s biggest CPG brands are leaving the old strategy of transactional […]

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Zipline Logistics Experiences 210% Revenue Growth, Expands Operations in Columbus Region; Creating 37 New Jobs

Columbus, Ohio – Zipline Logistics, a Top 100 logistics service provider specializing in transport of consumer products, has announced plans to expand its operations in the Columbus Region. The company’s expansion plans include moving to a larger 16,000-square-foot headquarters at 1600 Dublin Road, creating 37 new jobs and investing $1.1 million into office renovation, IT […]

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2020 NMFC Changes Set to Shake Up Food Transportation

Food and beverage brands may be shipping product under a new NMFC class to start 2020 as the first round of updates are scheduled to take effect. The National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) will institute its first 2020 NMFC changes on January 3, 2020. This NMFC class update represents one of the most impactful changes for […]

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Retail Shipping Perfection is a Costly Reality

One of the most consistent ways to find savings in transportation is through flexibility. But in the world of retail transportation, very few shippers have the ability to be flexible with their deliveries. Being perfect isn’t possible 100% of the time. However, as the retail industry evolves and changes to meet the demands for the […]

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Case Study: Soda Brand Improves On-Time Delivery by 17%

Technology and communication enhancements help to streamline national supply chain and improve on-time delivery. THE SITUATION – Soda Brand Sought More Efficient Approach to PO Fulfillment Fulfilling customer purchase orders and hitting retail metrics like Must Arrive by Dates (MABD) and On Time, In Full (OTIF) requirements becomes nearly impossible when the proper SKUs aren’t […]

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