COMPONENTS OF AN ATTRACTIVE MINNESOTA FREIGHT MARKET

June 6, 2017

This white paper represents an effort to identify key aspects of an attractive freight market in Minnesota. Findings are based on approximately 30 individual consultant-led conversations with key stakeholders in Minnesota’s freight industry, including producers that grow, manufacture, and ship product; carriers in trucking, rail, air, and water-based transportation modes; third-party logistics firms that track and contract shipping routes to the nearest nanosecond; and regulators and planners at various levels of government.

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O'Brien's Moving and Storage started in 1928 as a one truck operation delivering ice and packages to local businesses. We began with the motto "Courteous and Dependable". While we have grown to a 50 plus truck operation with three locations in two states.

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TELEMATICS IN THE CANADIAN TRUCKING INDUSTRY

whitePaper | December 31, 2019

This study builds on a previous project in which we examined the potential for telematics systems to streamline the data collection and reporting methods used in the SmartWay program. Here, we delve deeper into various aspects of the telematics industry in the heavy-duty trucking sector in Canada. This study catalogs the products and services available from leading telematics providers for trucking companies and discusses the ways fleets leverage the systems to improve their overall efficiency and safety

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The Future of RFPs: The Key to Unlocking Greater Efficiency and Profitability

whitePaper | April 19, 2021

For decades, request for proposal (RFP) processes have served as the cornerstone for freight procurement. Shippers have historically gravitated toward contract freight for its reliability and pricing consistency, but due to the recent onslaught of digital freight partners that promise shorter-term contracts and real-time pricing, many industry constituents wonder whether or when RFPs will evolve. In an effort to dig beneath the surface of RFPs’ stronghold on the industry, Trimble and FreightWaves partnered to survey shippers, carriers and brokerages and identify the relational friction points that often hinge around the challenges presented by the RFP process.

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Blockchain based awareness and potential use in the international supply chain for Australia

whitePaper | March 20, 2020

The Customs Brokers and Forwarders Council of Australia Ltd (CBFCA”) is Australia’s leading peak national association that represents members interests in international trade logistics and supply chain management service provision. We are committed to be a leading industry voice for Licenced Customs Brokers (LCB), International Freight Forwarders (IFF) and other associated groups concerned with international trade, representing and supporting our members in a difficult regulatory environment.

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Building the supply chain forward Strategies to mitigate disruption in automotive logistics

whitePaper | April 14, 2022

The automotive supply chain is surrounded by rising uncertainty. Global freight, material and energy networks face significant imbalances and congestion. The industry is struggling with whiplash between shutdowns and pent-up demand in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic – resulting in constraints in the upstream supply of components, higher logistics costs and production losses, as well as depleting finished vehicle inventory.

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Supply Chain Sustainability Policies: State of Play

whitePaper | May 10, 2022

Supply chain sustainability can mean different things to different people. In general, however, it implies the shaping of a company’s investment, operational and procurement decisions to achieve positive environmental, social and governance outcomes and the reduction of harm. That can cover many issues from climate action to labour standards. Corporate action on sustainable supply chains has accelerated in recent years, and policy-maker attention is also deepening. This white paper charts major policy developments and gathers business views on what is needed.

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Safety in Logistics Operations

whitePaper | February 10, 2022

In logistics operations, the commitment to safety is all too often like the half-hearted embrace we give to an older aunt we occasionally see at family gatherings. We do it because we have to and it’s expected. But we’re not giving safety the full-on bear hug it deserves.

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O'Brien's Moving & Storage

O'Brien's Moving and Storage started in 1928 as a one truck operation delivering ice and packages to local businesses. We began with the motto "Courteous and Dependable". While we have grown to a 50 plus truck operation with three locations in two states.

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