A year in logistics industry trends + how to prepare for the future

| December 27, 2018

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As we approach the end of another year, it’s a great time to look back on what’s happened in the past twelve months and plan for the year to come. It seems like every year is action-packed for the logistics and transportation industries, and 2018 has been no exception. Technological, economic, and regulatory factors have all created a challenging market for shippers, highlighting the importance of strong relationships and proactive planning.

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Data2Logistics

Fort Myers, Florida-based Data2Logistics is a leader in supply chain logistics, cost management and shipping bill process and payment. The company’s Ship Smarter and Save capabilities assist hundreds of clients in the Global 1000, Fortune 1000 and SMB categories, processing hundreds of millions of freight bills annually, valued in excess of $15 billion, saving clients an average of 5%-15% of their product shipping expenditures per year.

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