Why Companies Should Encourage Lifelong Learning

Posted by Jason Turner on June 13, 2018 - 8:03 AM

Using lifelong learning to advance careers

Staying on top of current trends is instrumental for success in many industries. Medical professionals take courses throughout their careers to ensure superior patient care, and educators are required to take part in specialized training for the classroom. But how do you develop employees in fields that don’t necessitate continued education?

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Using Blockchain Technology in the Logistics Industry

Posted by Becca Soard on June 5, 2018 - 8:03 AM

Can the logistics industry benefit from blockchain technology?

What if human error could be eliminated from data management? You’d never have to question revenue numbers or spend time resolving payment disputes, and you’d always know business decisions were based on accurate information. When it came to managing your supply chain, you’d know every step was precisely monitored.    

While these situations may sound too good to be true, blockchain technology could make them a reality in the not-so-distant future.

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July and August 2018 Trade Shows

Posted by Justin Bates on May 31, 2018 - 8:03 AM

July and August trade shows in the U.S.

Health, beauty and apparel expos, along with trade shows targeting the construction and home improvement industry, highlight the list of upcoming events for July and August. If you sell products or services catered to those industries and are considering exhibiting at a show this summer, you may benefit from exposing your company to potential new clients, and from the opportunity to evaluate your competitors, survey the market and get new ideas for your business.

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Truckload Capacity Trends

Posted by Matt Meeks on May 22, 2018 - 8:02 AM

What’s affecting truckload capacity?

As mentioned in my previous update, the capacity crunch industry experts have been discussing for several years appears to be here. But how do we know this isn’t an issue that eventually will normalize? And why is this time different from other supply chain disruptions?

To better understand what’s going on, we can look at national measures of freight volume and capacity, and see how today’s market compares to previous events.     

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What is Residential Delivery and How Does it Work?

Posted by Brent Dorrough on May 11, 2018 - 8:33 AM

The increasing popularity of residential delivery

As the shift to e-commerce shopping grows, consumers are more confident in what they purchase online. It’s become normal to buy large items like mattresses, treadmills, electronics or other home furnishings via the Internet. This way, shoppers can have their order delivered directly to their home instead of handling heavy items themselves.

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Service Center Spotlight: Little Rock, Arkansas

Posted by Paige Brooks on April 18, 2018 - 8:04 AM

The successful operation of our Little Rock Distribution Center

Thirty-eight years of service, 442 employees, 197 dock doors and a 24/7 operations schedule describes our well-established ABF Freight® distribution center (DC) in Little Rock, Arkansas. With an average of 10,000 inbound and outbound shipments per week, this location plays a critical role in order fulfillment and supply chain management for ArcBest®.

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10 Most Commonly Asked Freight Shipping Questions

Posted by Paige Brooks on April 4, 2018 - 8:19 AM

What you need to know about shipping freight

The movement of freight seems simple to a consumer — they order something, and a short time later it arrives. But, those who work in the shipping industry know the process is a little more complex. How one shipment is packaged may not be safe for another, and the type of equipment required for one may differ from another (e.g. an oversized shipment needs a flatbed while pharmaceuticals may need temperature controlled). Understanding basic shipping information can help simplify this multifaceted process.

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What You Need to Know About ELD Enforcement

Posted by Becca Soard on March 27, 2018 - 8:03 AM

Preparing for the ELD mandate to take full effect

While the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has been working to implement electronic logging devices (ELDs) across the commercial transportation industry since 2015, the mandate will be strictly enforced beginning April 1, 2018. As carriers prepare for this deadline, here’s what you need to know about the ELD rule and how you can help avoid shipment delays:

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E-Commerce Order Fulfillment: How the Supply Chain has Evolved

Posted by Dwight Hayes on March 21, 2018 - 8:02 AM

Fulfilling online orders and meeting consumer demand

We’ve all done it — researched a product we wanted to buy, read some reviews, selected an item, put it in our cart, and provided our payment information. We may have even paid extra for faster shipping. When we finished, we closed the tab (or the app) and waited for the product to arrive. It’s a simple process that most of us do regularly, but any e-commerce retailer knows that getting a customer to click the “buy” button is only half the work. Now it’s time to fulfill the order and get the product where it needs to be.

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What You Need to Know About White Glove Shipping

Posted by Brent Dorrough on March 14, 2018 - 8:02 AM

Adding white glove service to a shipment

Online shopping makes it easy to get everyday items delivered to a home or business, but it can be even more useful for large purchases. When consumers buy items like furniture and equipment in-store, tasks such as finding a big enough vehicle and providing safe transportation become their responsibility — things not everyone wants to handle, especially in large cities where traffic can be difficult to maneuver.

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