Archive for dedicated fleet

Guest Commentary: Dedicated Fleet and Common Carrier Network: A Match Made in Heaven?

When it comes to your transportation capacity and network, making sure you have the drivers, capacity and on-time delivery performance you need often comes down to an essential, but often-overlooked element: collaboration. Given a steadily recovering economy, growing demand, an increasingly complex regulatory environment, intensifying driver shortage and capacity constraints, being proactive and willing to “work across the aisle” is becoming a requirement. Especially when you consider that capacity is never a one-size-fits-all scenario. Volumes […]

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This Week in Logistics News (March 4-8, 2013)

I spent several nights this week in Little League baseball tryouts and meetings, culminating in the Majors draft last night. And this morning I woke up to snow, at least a foot of it, with more falling. Welcome to baseball in New England, where you pray the snow melts by opening day (at least in the infield), and the players wear jackets on the field and warm their hands and sip hot chocolate on the […]

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Private vs. Dedicated Fleets

I recently had a discussion with Gary Petty, President of the National Private Truck Council (NPTC), and Gary Girotti, Vice President of Chainalytics’ transportation practice, about private and dedicated fleets. Why do companies have a private fleet?  According to a survey by NPTC, eighty nine percent of the respondents cited “to achieve better customer service to key customers” as the primary reason.  Cost reduction and improved flexibility was cited by 16 percent of the respondents, […]

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