Business, Logistics

Flexibility Key to Addressing Supply Chain Delays, 3PLs Say

Tutor (from left), Eckley, Christos, Krystek and Damman. Tutor (from left), Eckley, Christos, Krystek and Damman. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

SAN DIEGO — Closer collaboration and a willingness to find different ways to move freight are among the ways that third-party logistics providers have been navigating the supply chain disruptions, delays and scarce capacity that have characterized the past two years.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
April 11, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics

Study Outlines Current, Future 3PL Trends

Truck at AFS Intermodal terminal AFS Intermodal

Third-party logistics companies are facing a changing environment and an evolving relationship with shippers, according to a new study.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 23, 2020
Business, Logistics

Sunset Transportation Opens Branch, Warehouse in Texas

Sunset Transportation, a third-party logistics company headquartered in St. Louis, opened a branch office and warehouse space in Laredo, Texas.

October 4, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Some Fleets, 3PLs Turn to Near-Shore Staffing to Address Shortage of Office Workers

Lean Staffing Solutions Some U.S. trucking and logistics firms have turned to near-shore staffing services to handle office tasks amid a shortage of entry-level logistics workers. (Lean Staffing Solutions)

While the freight transportation industry has struggled for years to recruit and retain truck drivers and maintenance technicians, many companies are facing another labor challenge — a shortage of entry-level office workers.

Gregory Van Tighem | Special to Transport Topics
May 28, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Trucker Tools Helps 3PL Choptank Corral Tech Holdouts

Choptank representatives Choptank representatives in Preston, Md. (Choptank Transport)

Choptank, a third-party logistics service provider, says it recently incorporated a wider array of Trucker Tools, a system of applications, to more rapidly “shed” manual processes such as phone calls. Trucker Tools helps drivers and brokers track freight and bid on jobs.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
April 3, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Chatbots Are Emerging as Powerful Tools for the Transportation Industry

Artificial intelligence-powered chatbots are often not even known as such by the user. Instead, they are often packaged among the automated features of enterprise resource planning systems increasingly used by shipping firms as AI and data science continue to evolve.

March 3, 2019
Business, Logistics

JZ Expedited Promotes Chris Sloope to COO

JZ Expedited cargo JZ Expedited Logistics via YouTube

The JZ Expedited Companies, a full-service asset-based 3PL, has announced the promotion of Chris Sloope from vice president of sales and international operations to COO.

January 7, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Ruckit Unveils Platform for Heavy Construction, Bulk Materials Industry

Transportation software service provider Ruckit has announced a collaborative logistics platform for bulk-materials producers, trucking companies and general contractors.

November 15, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

DeliveryCircle Launches SaaS Platform KrewZen

DeliveryCircle, a same-day delivery solution for shippers, has introduced KrewZen, a Software-as-a-Service platform that gives retailers, third-party logistics companies and distributors the tools to build a local delivery network for same-day, final-mile deliveries.

October 19, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Economy Puts New Demands on Logistics Firms, Surveys Find

Last-mile delivery A study zeroes in on the challenges of final-mile delivery. (XPO Logistics Inc.)

A robust economy is placing new demands on third-party logistics service providers, based on survey results from two long-running university-sponsored studies released at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals annual conference in Nashville, Tenn.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 11, 2018