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Guest Commentary: European vs. US-based TMS: Differences of Shipment Execution in a Highly Complex Region

Why should a European transportation management system (TMS) differ from a US TMS? Because geography and demographics demand it. There are more than 40 countries in Europe, of which the 27 member countries of the European Union (EU) form an area that is less than half the size of the US, but with a population that is 50% larger – not to mention 23 official languages! And while the EU has brought a level of […]

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Duty of Care Legislation Redefines Private Fleet

The traditional definition of a private fleet is a fleet of vehicles owned by a company to conduct business. When supply chain folks hear the term they tend to think of a fleet of large trucks with trailers hauling goods from the manufacturer’s distribution center (DC) to the retailer’s DC. But other types of fleets exist as well: smaller trucks used to install new products for project-based supply chains; maintenance vans used by technicians to repair […]

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