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The Top 6 Things Shippers Don’t Know about Hazmat—but Probably Should Posted on April 17, 2018
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By Mike Brown 

When you hear the word “hazmat,” you probably picture people in yellow bodysuits cleaning up after some horrific industrial accident.

That’s not what it’s about.

“Hazmat” is short for “hazardous material,” also known as dangerous goods. The terms refer to any material for which a government body regulates handling and transport. Gasoline is hazmat. Many paints are hazmats. The lithium batteries that power your cell phones and laptops are hazmats.

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Parcel TMS Analytics: There's Gold in the Data Posted on April 10, 2018
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E-commerce is driving the demand for last-mile delivery, causing parcel shipping costs to increase at twice the rate of inflation. This effect is magnified as Amazon further establishes the expectation for low cost or free shipping and expanded delivery services. Since this trend isn’t likely to change soon, shippers who can contain the cost of shipping by maximizing efficiency and optimization throughout their shipping network will be on firm ground heading into the future.

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E-commerce and Drone Tech Push Shipping and Distribution Sky High Posted on April 03, 2018

The rapid surge of e-commerce and the rise of direct-to-consumer last-mile delivery have brought a myriad of challenges, pushing logistics providers, shippers, and retailers to think creatively with a keen eye toward the future. It’s an exciting time, with new technology and novel approaches to business being developed and implemented.

Take warehousing. As e-commerce has grown, so has the need to build warehouses and distribution centers closer to customers to deliver orders quickly and cheaply. Problem is that in urban areas, any available land to build modern facilities is either non-existent, wildly expensive, located too far from customers, or situated in rusted-out industrial areas with neglected infrastructure.

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In the press

Top 5 Ways Cartonization Can Help You Avoid Unexpected Dimensional Rates

"UPS and FedEx’s recent carrier dim weight rate changes have prompted shippers to look for new ways to cost-effectively optimize carton-packing processes. Cartonization software has been around for many years, but until recently, most options haven’t taken transportation costs into account..."


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