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Cross-Border Shipping: Challenges and Solutions

Shipping across the border can be tricky, whether you’re shipping across the US-Mexico border or the US-Canada one. Knowing how to manage challenges and staying ahead of the needs of customers can be difficult to manage. Businesses are facing more challenges today than they ever have with the commonality of international shipping. However, Next Exit […]

The Importance of Cybersecurity in Logistics

Introduction Logistics is the place where the digital meets the material, and this makes for incredibly rich soil for valuable data stores to bloom. It also makes them a prime target for ransomware attacks, data breaches, and other attacks.  A cyberattack can tie up business for weeks or months, during which orders aren’t being fulfilled, […]

The Importance of Disaster Preparedness in Logistics

One of the shipping industry’s most detrimental setbacks is unpredictable and disruptive weather. Extreme weather can wreak havoc on a business resulting in numerous delays, lost/damaged goods, and an elevation in prices. Solely in 2005, the US suffered economic losses amounting to $200 USD billion. With the potential for so much monetary loss, proper preparedness […]

The Impact of Autonomous Vehicles on the Logistics Industry

With the advent of self-driving cars, the logistics industry isn’t far behind in terms of fully incorporating these kinds of vehicles into their fleets. Autonomous vehicles are unlike automatic vehicles because they have the ability to process and synthesize information, making decisions based on collected data.  As this technology becomes more abundant, it will become […]

The Future of Green Logistics: Exploring Eco-Friendly Transportation Methods and Technologies for a Greener Tomorrow

With the concern about our world and our impact upon it, many industries are making the switch to greener practices to do their best to support a healthy planet. Logistics is another area where businesses are becoming more savvy about considering environmental impact in their routines. Green logistics take the environment into account, but that […]

Top 2023 Trends in Logistics Software

Top 2023 Trends in Logistics Software

Advancements in technology continue to change how businesses operate, and it’s crucial for business owners to stay up to date with current trends. Certain trends have shown up in 2023, and businesses should take note of these to improve their operations. Logistics software is designed to help businesses manage orders, inventory, various warehouse operations, and […]

Why Use Logistics Outsourcing?

Managing every little detail of supply chain logistics for a company can be a huge undertaking. Issues and hiccups are bound to happen, but having an experienced team taking care of everything and getting things running smoothly again is a game-changer. That’s where third-party logistics companies come into play. Logistics outsourcing is when a company […]

How to Ship Heavy Equipment

Transporting heavy equipment may seem intimidating, but it’s something that most freight companies are going to have to tackle eventually. There is a way to do it, but for a lot of companies, learning exactly how to handle heavy equipment is difficult and stressful, especially if their shipment facilities and vehicles aren’t designed for such […]

What Is 3PL?

3PL

3PL, short for third party logistics and also referred to as a fulfillment center or a fulfillment warehouse, is an important service that helps companies with their logistic operations. Without such a service, many companies would find themselves struggling to take care of every issue they run into, especially as inventory management and product shipments […]

Drop Trailer Logistics: Everything You Need to Know

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What Is a Drop Trailer? In terms of trailer logistics, a “drop trailer” is a trailer truck that’s left, or “dropped”, at the shipper’s facility. It can then be unloaded or loaded by the receiver as needed, allowing the driver to leave and deliver more trailers. At a pre-arranged time, either the original driver or […]

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