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“Dan Goodwill is a well known consultant in the transportation sector and a published and prolific writer on current topics related to the industry. Dan's associates also contribute on a regular basis.”

Transportation Industry Articles - Freight Management and Transportation Consulting Services

As economic indicators improve, there is growing interest among carriers to restart some of their infrastructural systems improvement projects that had been postponed due to cost cutting. A typical question is simply, “What TMS (Transportation Management System) should I buy?”...

Every company that ships products to customers on a regular basis – and which does not now employ some form of automated transportation management and execution system – can reduce costs and improve customer service by adopting the appropriate TMS solution. It is rarely a question of whether a TMS should be used; it is more a question of, “Which one and how should itbe used for my business?”...

Freight pricing has been an interest of mine for many years, particularly the pricing of less-than-truckload freight. This somewhat ambiguous category encompasses shipments weighing typically between 100 and 10,000 lbs. A white paper entitled, The Path to Density Based Pricing: Connecting Domestic LTL Pricing to the Global Supply Chain, published by SMC3 in 2008, places the current status of LTL pricing in the US in context...

The North American intermodal freight system is being transformed. The Class 1 railways are in the process of making significant investments that will reshape and revitalize this important mode of transport...

Companies that exhibit Best Practices in Transportation tend to be those that are led and managed by excellent people who part of a well planned organization structure. Transportation is one of the pillars of supply chain management. In small organizations the leader of the transportation function needs to be well schooled in the key elements of supply chain management. These include distribution, inventory control, customer service and of course, transportation management. In larger organizations these various functions can be separated under director or VP level individuals...