Better Logistics Processes Improve Retail Compliance and Reduce Chargebacks

Retail and Chargebacks

Although most companies are well aware of potential chargebacks from retailers, many do not have effective processes in place to avoid them. Usually, this is the result of seeing chargebacks as a necessary cost of doing business. Over… Read more

Down to Basics: How to Write a Truckload RFP

Down to Basics: How to Write a Truckload RFP

Creating a request for proposal (RFP) that is ready for distribution can be a complicated process for shippers. Bid season generally occurs during the fourth quarter and wraps up early in the first quarter. As you write… Read more

Why You Should Consider Shipping Intermodal

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For shipments that aren’t time-sensitive, intermodal rail is a great fit for many shippers. The ideal shipment is 43,500 pounds or less. You can ship a variety of commodities on rail, including food and beverages, electronics, construction… Read more

Echo Celebrates Truck Drivers During National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

NTDAW 2019 Echo

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week takes place September 8-14 this year, and all of us here at Echo extend our heartfelt gratitude to the 3.5 million professional men and women who help keep our economy running by delivering… Read more

Echo to Highlight Big Data at 2019 CSCMP Edge Conference

CSCMP 2019 Echo

I’m excited to announce Echo Global Logistics’ participation in the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ (CSCMP) 2019 Edge Conference in Anaheim, California September 15-18. This year, I’ll be joined by other… Read more

What’s the Timeline for Processing a Cargo Claim?

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In transportation and logistics, going through the claims process is sometimes unavoidable, but it doesn’t have to be painful. The National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) established a general timeline to make processing a claim easier… Read more

How to Report Concealed Damage to Your Shipments

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Not every shipment arrives at its destination in perfect condition. Most of the time the damage is due to inadequate packaging or improper handling. Either way, damage does happen, and knowing how to report it through the… Read more

How to Notate Damages and Shortages on the Bill of Lading and Proof of Delivery

Claims

It’s much easier to win a cargo damage or shortage claim when the proper process is followed. Correctly notating damages to the bill of lading (BOL) and proof of delivery (POD) is a good start, but there’s more you can and should do to… Read more

How Shippers and Carriers Can Prepare for CVSA’s Upcoming 2019 Roadcheck

2019 Roadcheck

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will conduct its annual International Roadcheck June 4-6, 2019. During the three-day enforcement event, CVSA-certified inspectors will perform roadside inspections of commercial… Read more

Terms of the Trade: A History Course in Trucking Terminology

Logistics Terminology

Like any industry, transportation and logistics have their own terminology and acronyms. A few you’ve probably heard include drayage, bill of lading, deadhead, reefer, and assessorial. In order to keep up, newcomers must… Read more

The Impact of Produce Season on Your Freight

Produce Season Truck

Consumers love when their favorite fruits and vegetables are in season at the grocery store. For shippers, however, spring can bring periods of tight capacity. Don’t let the quiet market following the post-holiday period catch… Read more