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LTL Market in High Gear Early 2018

Posted by Land Link on Mar 22, 2018 9:46:21 AM

Buoyed by surging demand, LTL carriers are revving up for a strong 2018, warning that tightening capacity means sharply higher rates in what is anticipated to be possibly the highest demand market in a dozen years. It is a generally unanimous feeling among Logistics market analysts that the current environment of consistently steady industrial and retail demand, the tightening of overall trucking capacity throughout the industry, and LTL’s special operational niche all are factors in creating the perfect storm of premium price points and strong demand.

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Topics: Logistics News, Logistics Business, Third Party Logistics

Trump to Seek Tariff Changes and Tax Equality in NAFTA Revision

Posted by Land Link on Jul 6, 2017 1:54:30 PM

In revising the North American Free Trade Agreement, the Trump administration will seek tax equality and the ability to reimpose tariffs if a flood of imports from Canada and Mexico causes "a threat of serious injury" to U.S. industry. According to an administration draft proposal being circulated in Congress by the U.S. trade representative’s office, the U.S. would keep some of NAFTA’s most controversial provisions, including an arbitration panel that lets investors in the three nations circumvent local courts. The administration also will seek to eliminate a requirement in the trade deal that anti-dumping and anti-subsidy disputes be settled via a special dispute panel. Some U.S. industries including lumber have complained that the current agreement protocol is ineffective in stopping unfair subsidies. Additionally, the U.S. wouldn’t use the NAFTA negotiations to deal with foreign currency policies or to hit numerical targets for bilateral trade deficits, as some trade industry watchers have been urging.

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Topics: Logistics News, Shipping News, Third Party Logistics

Amazon May Have Redesigned the Global Supply Chain Process

Posted by Land Link on Jun 2, 2017 2:22:09 PM

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Amazon has been reshaping Logistics for many years.  They are now poised to leverage today's technology to redefine the supply chain process.  Logistics providers everywhere would be well advised to pay attention.

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Topics: Logistics News, Shipping News, Third Party Logistics

Robotics and Intelligent Automation Applications in Manufacturing and Logistics

Posted by Land Link on May 17, 2017 10:13:45 AM



Robotics have been in use in the manufacturing industries for decades now. The idea of Intelligent Automation will be like robots on steroids.  Robotics is often considered the driving force behind 21st century innovation. If that is an accurate assessment, we can consider Intelligent Automation to be the fuel that will propel this innovation forward.   

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Topics: Technology, Third Party Logistics

The Evolution of the 3 PL

Posted by Steve on May 12, 2017 10:36:03 AM

The evolution of Third Party Logistics Services has experienced marked advancements in the decades since the inception of outsourcing supply chain operations.

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Topics: Third Party Logistics

Rising Fuel Prices Driving Up U.S. Trucking Costs

Posted by Steve on Mar 22, 2017 11:09:30 AM


An anticipated increase in fuel prices are likely to increase shipping costs for U.S. manufacturers in 2017 in the form of higher fuel surcharges. 

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Topics: Shipping News, Logistics News, Third Party Logistics

Some Advantages to Using a 3rd Party Logistics Provider

Posted by Steve on Jan 18, 2017 2:27:43 PM

There are many reasons to partner with a qualified third party logistics provider. Whether you ship small volumes or have complex distribution needs, a 3PL adds value and flexibility to your supply chain by providing some of the following services:

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Topics: Third Party Logistics

Tips on Maximizing Your 3PL Experience

Posted by Steve on Dec 14, 2016 8:15:00 AM

Like most business decisions, choosing a Third Party Logistics company, or 3PL, is an investment of resources on both sides. What is at risk includes not only time and money, but more importantly, the future success of your firm’s profitability. Land Link Traffic Systems would like to share a few tips to help you in your 3PL selection.

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Topics: Third Party Logistics

Motor Carrier Regulations Will Cost Shippers More

Posted by Steve on Dec 7, 2016 8:15:00 AM

During President Obama’s two terms, Washington regulators have produced 600 major regulations with dozens more in the pipeline, many of which will be affecting the trucking industry. They cover everything from emissions, safety reporting of accidents, hours-of-service (HOS), electronic onboard recorders, entry-level training, fuel-mileage standards, overtime pay, hair follicle testing for drug cheaters, speed governors, sleep apnea testing, diesel emission standards and visas for foreign workers who might ease the truck driver shortage. 

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Topics: Industry Trends, Third Party Logistics

Airbnb Is Delving into the Warehouse Leasing Game… Why Not?

Posted by Steve on Aug 24, 2016 8:00:00 AM

The lateral applications of the social sharing economy are becoming exceptionally interesting. Commonly, in any given market and at any given time, there are various companies that have more warehouse /distribution space than needed, while others are struggling with little room and are constantly seeking additional space. So why is it so difficult to transition from residential room, board and Uber services to commercial warehouse space, operational accommodations and related transportation services?

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Topics: Third Party Logistics