Fourth Party Logistics Articles

auto-car-options
What This Article Covers An Introduction to Auto Transport Car Carrier Trailer, Car Hauler Trailers, Car Trailer or Car Hauling Trailer The Enclosed Car Trailer or Enclosed Car Hauler Autorack for Car Transport by Train Car Transport Companies and Other Large Items Car Transport Companies, ...
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How to Best Understand Your Refrigerated Transport Options
Executive Summary Refrigeration transport options and climate controlled storage includes trucking services, reefer trucks, reefer trailers, refrigerated vans, refrigerated trucks or reefer units. Refrigerated storage differs from frozen storage. Commonly found is a refrigeration container or refrigerated containers. In addition, there is vacuum drying, liquid ...
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amazon-blimp-and-drone
What This Article Covers Introduction to the Amazon Cargo Blimp The Relationship Between the Amazon Blimp and Drone Delivery How High Is the Amazon Blimp and the Will the Amazon Drones Begin Their Drone Delivery? How Drone Delivery Would Work The Amazon Drone Landing Pad Introduction ...
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How to Best Understand Amazon Transportation Services Tracking
Executive Summary Amazon offers transportation services tracking. The standard Amazon logistics tracking is different from Amazon transportation service tracking. There is also a difference between Amazon tracking number versus the parcel delivery tracking number. We cover how the transportation services work. Introduction to Transportation Services ...
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tanker-truck-options
Executive Summary Tanker trucks are categorized into oil tankers, gas tankers, CNG trucks, chemical tankers, agricultural tankers, liquid food tankers, water tank trucks, compartmentalized tanker trucks. In this article, we cover all of these categories. Introduction The truck tanker is a specialized type of trailer ...
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trucking-options
What This Article Covers An Introduction to Trucking and Trucking Service Long Haul Trucking Versus Short Haul Trucking LTL Versus Truckload or Full Truck Load Flatbed Trucking Versus Enclosed Container (Enclosed Trailer, Box Truck, Box Van) Versus Car Hauler Versus Tanker Trucking Companies Introduction Trucking ...
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How to Best Understand Amazon Transportation Services
Executive Summary Amazon Transportation Services is yet another market Amazon is about to disrupt. There are important implications for the movement of Amazon into this market. Introduction: What the Amazon Transportation Service is About The Amazon Transportation Service is causing significant changes in the supply ...
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freight-cost-trade-off
What This Article Covers The Costs of Forecast Inaccuracy Paid to the Trucking Company in Freight Rates or Freight Cost Safety Stock and Inventory Management Expedited Shipping or Expedited Delivery Finding the Reason for Expedited Shipping Expedited Shipping or Expedited Delivery Freight Rates and Freight ...
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small-company-trucking
Executive Summary There is a significant divide between big trucking companies and small trucking companies and owner operator trucking companies. Things like Landstar Trucking, the Landstar Load Board, and the Amazon Trucking App are making important changes to the trucking industry. Introduction National trucking companies tend ...
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definition
Executive Summary There are important distinctions between supply chain, logistics, and transportation. We cover the terms to draw distinctions between enhanced transportation and transportation services. Introduction Transport logistics is a relatively popular term but not well defined. Several companies have the term "transport logistics" in ...
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How to Best Understand 4PL Logistics
What This Article Covers Definition of 4PL Logistics, 4PL Services or 4 Party Logistics, etc.. 4PL Logistics Definition What Are the Characteristics of a True 4PL? Introduction to 4PL 4PL has many different names. This includes 4PL, 4PL Logistic, 4PL Services, 4 Party Logistics and ...
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Comparing SAP TM Versus MercuryGate as a TMS
Executive Summary There is a market for transportation management systems. We cover MercuryGate and SAP Transportation Management or TM. There are important things to understand in terms of migrating from freight brokerage to a 3PL environment. Introduction to Transporation Management Systems Transporation management systems allow ...
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How to Best Understand Freight Broker Marketplaces
What This Article Covers What is a Private Fleet Freight Broker Marketplace Conceptually? Are Freight Broker Marketplaces Necessary? Freight Broker Web Based Boards Would a Freight Load Board / Marketplace that Focused on Private Fleet Backhauls be a Good Idea? The History of Technology Marketplaces ...
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The Overestimation of the Benefits of 3PL Versus Private Fleets
Executive Summary Companies maintain private fleets and they have important advantages. The largest private fleets are concentrated in specific areas. Specific areas of logistics are more prone to outsourcing. Private fleets are shrinking. Interestingly, outsourced transportation is highly promoted while it is infrequent to promote ...
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bombing-at-4pl
Executive Summary There is a fascinating history around the term 4PL for supply chain services, and there are several different types of 4PLs. 4PLs have been co-opted by companies that have no 4PL capabilities, such as IBM and Accenture. In this article, we cover how ...
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