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Third Party Logistics

by Planet Freight | Jun 14th, 2017 | no responses |

Third-party logistics (often abbreviated 3PL) providers are outsourced logistics providers that work with businesses to help manage and move freight. They help businesses streamline their supply chains.

3PL providers help with a variety of shipping services, including transportation and freight management, warehousing, distribution management and freight consolidation. Read why you…

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by Planet Freight | Mar 01st, 2017 | no responses |

The trucking industry is constantly changing. It has to keep up with outside factors to stay up-to-date. Amazon and Uber are businesses changing the way freight is moved. Both companies are in the process of launching programs to connect businesses with freight to move and truck drivers. Keep reading…

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by Planet Freight | Nov 09th, 2016 | no responses |

Third-party logistics (often abbreviated as 3PL) providers are outsourced logistics providers that work with businesses to help manage and move freight. Shippers turn to 3PL providers to help make their supply chains more efficient and allow them to focus on their businesses.
3PL providers help with some or all of…

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by Planet Freight | Oct 13th, 2016 | no responses |

SmartWay is a program created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help companies advance supply chain sustainability, benchmarking and freight transportation efficiency.

Why Is SmartWay Important?

Freight transportation is crucial for the world’s economy. Without freight transportation, our lives would be drastically different. Unfortunately, as freight…

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by Planet Freight | Nov 18th, 2015 | no responses |

A third-party logistics (3PL) provider works with shippers and carriers to coordinate freight and manage logistics operations, including warehousing, transportation, price negotiation and distribution.

A 3PL provider is an outsourced logistics service that helps move freight from one point to another. Depending on the 3PL provider and the shipping company’s…

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by Planet Freight | Nov 11th, 2015 | no responses |

Technology advancements have helped streamline the logistics process. Learn about three technologies used in logistics:

1. Barcode scanning and radio-frequency identification (RIFD) labeling

Barcode scanning methods have advanced to help keep track of packages during the transportation process. Even more advanced than barcode scanning is RIFD labeling.

RIFD labels transmit…

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by Planet Freight | Jun 24th, 2015 | no responses |

Third-party logistics companies offer resources and expertise to companies that outsource part or all of their supply chain management or logistics. If you are using, or thinking of using, a 3PL provider it is important to know what to expect. Below are three facts all companies using 3PL services…

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by Planet Freight | Feb 18th, 2015 | no responses |

Thinking about utilizing a third party logistics provider? This article highlights four things you should know about third party logistics.

1. Different Types of Third Party Logistics

3PL is a term used for many different types of logistic providers. Each type has its own strengths and weaknesses so be sure to…

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by Planet Freight | Nov 05th, 2014 | 11 responses |

Third party logistics (3PL) companies offer resources for companies to outsource all or part of their supply chain management. When you select your 3PL you are essentially selecting another member of your organization. The 3PL will act as an extension of your company and in the end any mistakes…

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by Planet Freight | Oct 22nd, 2014 | no responses |

If you are deciding to outsource your logistical needs and work with a third party logistics provider (3PL) then you should understand that the relationship between the 3PL and you is key. This article highlights some ways to maintain a successful 3PL relationship.

1. Understand that a 3PL relationship is…

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