Moore on Pricing: Freight settlement and your TMS

Despite decades of improvement in our transportation management systems (TMS), we still have not yet fully realized the value of these systems unless we’ve grasped the concept of “settlement” and not just “freight payment.” By “settlement” I’m referring to the exchange of delivery information, tracking data and claims data in addition to the payment of […]

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Pacific Rim Shipping Report: A zero-emission future

The U.S. West Coast was rife with controversy in 2017, particularly over the threats posed by environmental advocates and community activists targeting the nation’s largest ocean cargo gateway with legal challenges to its massive transportation network. Amid the rancor, however, cooler heads prevailed as the governing boards of the ports of Los Angeles and Long […]

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Newsroom Notes: Amazon’s Seller Flex will change the way it does business with FedEx, UPS

Seller Flex, a new delivery service offering from Amazon, received a lot of attention when reports were published in October proclaiming that it could prove to be a major competitive advantage for the e-commerce bellwether in terms of how it negotiates rates with FedEx and UPS. That’s the thesis developed by James Thomson, a former […]

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2018 Outlook: Rates up, capacity tight—time to get smarter

The 2018 edition marks the 8th year that executive editor Patrick Burnson has been our master of ceremonies for both of these offerings. Yet again, Burnson has neatly summarized our panel’s forecasts and will moderate a more detailed discussion with these keen minds in our “2018 Rate Outlook” Webcast on Thursday, Jan. 25, in what is—by […]

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