Original article can be found at - Inbound Logistics April 2019
Can a ship get from the Great Lakes to the ocean? - The St. Lawrence Seaway is actually a series of locks, canals and rivers that connect the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean. Officially, the seaway extends from Montreal to Lake Erie and includes the Welland Canal. The route also includes 15 total locks.
Make a side by side comparison. Make a laundry list of what each job brings, both good and bad. You need to compare apples to apples—evaluate everything. For each job, write down what you know about each of the following factors as applicable:
The freight brokerage industry has been steadily growing for the past several years, and with the influx of new technology and business management tools, thesector is poised for additional growth over the next decade. Many individuals with acumen in the transportation and logistics arena are drawn to freight brokering because of the low barriers to entry into the market, the relatively small start-up costs, and the increased need for their services among suppliers and carriers. However, not all new freight brokers are successful out of the gate. The reasons startup freight brokers fail are numerous, but the top ten listed below offer some insight into what beginners can avoid in embarking on a new brokerage business.
As the world moves to a more connected environment each day, the transportation industry has been forced to evolve along with it. Shippers and carriers, suppliers, and the intermediaries who coordinate between them have seen exponential growth over the last several years. The trends for 2018 and the years ahead look promising for licensed freight brokers and the customers they serve, but there are several areas of change of which they must be aware. Below are the most prominent changes coming to the freight and transportation industry this year.
A growing number of U.S. businesses are shifting focus from employee wellness programs to well-being initiatives — more comprehensive health and productivity programs that tackle elements such as the workforce’s emotional and mental health, social connectivity, financial education, sense of fulfillment on the job, and many other aspects.