A supply chain is rarely a direct shipment from point A to point B. Modern delivery logistics often involve multiple legs and stops in hubs and warehouses, all important in making a supply chain run smoothly and efficiently. But the era of e-commerce has made one particular part of the supply chain more critical than others: the last mile delivery. In logistics, last mile delivery … Continue reading The Mile that Really Counts
All this year we’ve traveled around the country visiting tech and logistics conferences and events. We’ve met amazing people, made great connections and, above all, learned many things that help us make our product better and better every day. This time we won’t need to go very far because Unbound 2017 begins tomorrow right here in our hometown: Miami! Unbound is a global festival that connects brands … Continue reading Unbound, Here We Come!
Summer brings higher temperatures everywhere, especially inside a truck trailer. Did you know that the inside of a truck trailer that is not temperature-controlled can be over 30 ˚F higher than the temperature outside? So, for example, if it’s 90 ˚F here in Miami, the temperature inside a container can climb up to a scorching 120 ˚F. It’s no wonder then that summer brings an … Continue reading Keep it Cool This Summer
If you’re in the shipping business, odds are that you work surrounded by pallets. Good old wooden pallets are unsung heroes in the logistics industry. Trucks might steal the spotlight, but pallets perform a crucial job of keeping shipments organized efficiently to maximize space and movement time. Whether you’re shipping LTL or FTL, it’s important to make sure you’re properly palletizing your cargo. This will … Continue reading The Art of Palletizing
There are two words no logistics professional likes to hear: empty miles. If a truck completes a delivery and returns back home 500 miles away with an empty container, it drove 500 empty miles. The term refers to the distance traveled while generating no income. Empty miles are a waste of fuel, time, and money. They make supply chains sluggish and inefficient. Although they affect carriers more … Continue reading Empty Miles, Empty Wallet