Friday, April 11, 2014

Register Today to Attend NASSTRAC Shippers Conference & Transportation Expo

NASSTRAC Shippers Conference & Transportation Expo  
Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel - Orlando, FL - April 13 - 16, 2014
"10 Things I Hate About You": An In-Depth Look at the Shipper / Broker / Carrier Relationship

"I hate you, I love you, I need you, get out of my office!"  That roughly summarizes the relationship between Shippers, Brokers and Carriers.  The reality, however, is much more collaborative than many of us like to admit and successfully navigating these relationships can provide shippers with a best in class transportation strategy.

In this lively and informative session, executive representatives from each of these groups will share with you what drives them crazy about the other and how we can come together and collaborate across organizations, modes, and services. The following speakers will be featured on this panel:

Rob Kemp, K&R Sales
Eric McGee, Senior Vice President, Transportation, JB Hunt Transportation Services
Tom Wenzinger, Director, Corporate Traffic, Advance Auto Parts
• Moderator: Bob Voltmann, CEO, TIA

Register today to join us at the Shippers Conference & Transportation Expo to take advantage of these and other can't-miss education sessions.

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If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities or have any questions, please contact NASSTRAC at (202) 367-1174 or email


The National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC) provides education, advocacy, and provider relations for professionals and companies involved in transportation and logistics. Founded in 1952, our members manage freight across all transportation modes including truckload, rail, ocean and air.

Monday, April 7, 2014

C.H. Robinson’s New Blog Focuses on Carrier Community

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN (April 7, 2014) — Addressing the various challenges and complex conversations that are part of the trucking industry’s changing landscape, C.H. Robinson has launched The Road, a blog that features topics, trends, and issues that impact daily life in the transportation industry.

As the largest provider of truckload services in the world, and over 100 years of logistics experience and expertise, C.H. Robinson has access to an immense freight network of over 63,000 transportation providers, including contract motor carriers, railroads, air freight, and ocean carriers.

The Road features weekly posts authored by C.H. Robinson employees, industry experts, carrier leaders, and others who support and engage with transportation carriers. Some examples of trending topics that are covered include driver shortage issues, the mobile evolution of the trucking industry, and fleet management challenges.

“The Road focuses on cultivating conversations around best practices and aims to serve as an educational resource for carriers of all sizes,” said Bruce Johnson, director of carrier services at C.H. Robinson. “Working with a variety of industry leaders across the carrier community allows us to share this industry knowledge and positively impact carriers.”

In addition to The Road, C.H. Robinson hosts Transportfolio®, a broad transportation and supply chain blog that focuses on a wide range of topics impacting shippers of all sizes around the world. In addition, C.H. Robinson’s TMC division publishes a weekly technology blog, Connect, focused on transportation management systems (TMS), supply chain management, transportation procurement strategies, and logistics best practices impacting larger shippers.

About C.H. Robinson

Founded in 1905, C.H. Robinson is a global provider of multimodal logistics services, fresh produce sourcing, and information services to 46,000 customers through a network of 285 offices and over 11,500 employees around the world. The company works with 63,000 transportation providers worldwide. C.H. Robinson is a Fortune 500 company and had annual revenues of $12.8 billion in 2013.

Through the company and its Foundation, C.H. Robinson and its employees contribute millions of dollars annually to a variety of organizations, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Community Health Charities, American Red Cross, Children's Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota, and Global Impact. The company is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and has been publicly traded on the NASDAQ since 1997. For more information about C.H. Robinson, visit

Friday, April 4, 2014

LQ's Fourth Annual 3PL Sustainability Study and Awards Program (2014)

LQ's 3PL Supply Chain Application  Newsletter  (2014)
April 4, 2014, Toronto - It’s that time of year - when we invite you to participate in LQ's Fourth Annual 3PL Sustainability Study and Awards Program (2014) - and encourage you to join the winners’ circle.

LQ’s Forth Annual 3PL Program builds upon LQ’s 20-year tradition of rendering compelling case studies to inspire your peers, stakeholders, clients and team. LQ’s Annual 3PL Sustainability Study and Awards Program (2014) is designed for logisticians and their 3PL partners (asset and non-asset 3PLs) alike. (Click here to read about LQ's 2013 Winners and Finalists.)

LQ’s 2014 Application is available today to download at: Applications are due on August 12, 2014.

Each year many supply chain executives and their firms participate in LQ’s 3PL Performers in Supply Chain Sustainability Study, and this year it is especially worth your time to participate:

LQ 3PL Best Performer in Sustainability Crest• Six participants from 3PLs (three from the U.S. and three from Canada) will win a free registration to LQ’s 2014 Symposium - either the fall or spring Symposium. (A $895 value)

• Two logisticians will have an opinion to participate in LQ’s Executive Insight Videos in 2014, prepared at LQ’s Symposiums. (See for examples.)

• 10 participants will receive a copy of Dr. Yossi Sheffi’s (MIT) book, Logistics Clusters

• All participants will receive an advance copy of the First Section of LQ Study Report prior to its general release in August, 2014.

• Everyone’s opinion counts – the first section of LQ’s Study – is designed to incorporate the views of logisticians, 3PLs, and others in the supply chain field.

LQ’s position is the finer the athlete the more likely they’ll reach higher profits and new markets in the future. Therefore, we believe the entries that show the best performance in supply chain sustainability will also likely merit greater value for their customers and stakeholders alike.

LQ’s impartial team of evaluators, David Closs, Ph.D., Michigan State University and Thomas Goldsby, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, will share insights on the top 3PL performers in LQ’s Sustainability Program, and on the overall landscape of sustainability based on the information LQ garners in this process at LQ’s next Symposium, and in LQ Magazine. In addition, the finalists – the Top Performers in LQ’s 3PL Program – will have an option to present at LQ’s next Symposium.

LQ’s 3PL Sustainability awards were established in 2011 to recognize practical and groundbreaking sustainability practices and thinking, with applications judged by an independent panel of business and academic leaders.  LQ’s team would like to express its appreciation to C.H. Robinson for underwriting LQ’s Fourth consecutive annual 3PL Sustainability Study and Award Program in 2014.

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding LQ’s 2014 3PL Sustainability Study and Awards Program.  Fred Moody, Editor and Publisher, LQ Magazine | LQ Inc.