Diversification: Optimize Your Supply Chain

March 19th, 2019 / 0 Comments / by

Diversification [dih-vur-suh-fi-key-shuh] noun: the act or practice of manufacturing a variety of products, investing in a variety of securities, selling a variety of merchandise, etc., so that a failure in or an economic slump affecting one of them will not be disastrous. The economic slump referred to in the definition of diversification translates to supply […]

Freight Claims: What You Need to Know

March 15th, 2019 / 0 Comments / by

Safe. And on time. That’s how your freight should deliver. But we all know damage can happen and we need to know how to handle it. Let’s talk about the things you can do to help ensure your freight arrives safe, as well as the need-to-know information if indeed you find yourself staring at a […]

Agforce Vice President Andy Tuley’s 2019 Intermodal Outlook

January 15th, 2019 / 0 Comments / by

Precision in an Imprecise Market 2018 was a big year for precision railroading, and that’s an understatement. Some might go so far to say it was a “make or break” year, and I would have to agree – as long as those people also agreed that by December 31, 2018, we could conclude precision railroading […]

Case Study: Intermodal v. Boxcar

January 14th, 2019 / 0 Comments / by

Meet Jerry Our friend Jerry is the operations manager at a large beverage distribution company. He was frustrated and unsure of his department’s efficiency when we met. You see, the logistics behind the wine and spirits industry is nothing to sneeze at. Jerry was jumping through hoops (picture the kind with fire) to keep the […]

Cargo Theft: Is Your Freight at Risk?

January 8th, 2019 / 0 Comments / by

A suspected crew of cargo thieves followed a truck from a local warehouse. The truck didn’t go far, parking just a couple of miles away. Detective Gerardo A. Pachuca of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Cargo Criminal Apprehension Team (Cargo CATs) had the crew under surveillance. He reached out to the driver to let him […]

Freight Industry Update: Fourth Quarter 2018 & 2019 Market Outlook

November 21st, 2018 / 0 Comments / by

The market still supports premium freight rates, based on tight capacity and high demand. Is this the new normal? How long will rates stay high? Let’s consider the current market and discuss possible shifts on the horizon as we round out fourth quarter and plan for 2019. Freight Industry Right Now As of October, freight […]

Agforce: Delivering Positive Culture for Employees and Results for the Business

November 20th, 2018 / 0 Comments / by

What does it take to rank as a best place to work in Kansas City? We can tell you. Named one of the 45 best places to work in KC by the Kansas City Business Journal (KCBJ), we’re sharing our secret: Make your people your most valuable asset. A Best Places to Work designation is […]

Prepare for an RFP in 4 Steps

November 16th, 2018 / 0 Comments / by

As a large-scale shipper, you use a request for proposal (RFP) to put freight out for bid, typically on an annual basis, correct? You are smart. This process helps keep your current freight providers on their game and gives you the opportunity to evaluate the capability of newcomers. Here are four steps that will have […]

Agforce Transport Services Joins U.S. EPA SmartWay® Transport Partnership

September 24th, 2018 / 0 Comments / by

Leawood, KS — Agforce Transport Services today announced that it joined the SmartWay® Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and industry that provides a framework to assess the environmental and energy efficiency of goods movement supply chains. Agforce Transport Services will contribute to the Partnership’s savings of 215.4 million barrels of […]

LTL Rate Increases and Market Saturation

September 21st, 2018 / 0 Comments / by

High demand and favorable market conditions mean most LTL carriers find themselves firmly in the driver’s seat when it comes to pricing and choice of freight as we enter the second half of 2018. Peak shipping season occurs during the third and fourth quarters along with contract negotiation between many shippers and carriers. With LTL […]