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Tactics to Improve Driver Retention

By Point To Point on August, 1 2022

The issue of driver retention is an ongoing challenge in the transportation industry. Not only has it become harder to find qualified drivers, but recruiting, vetting, and training them is more time-consuming and expensive than ever.

Topics: Careers Recruiting Drivers Trucking longevity driving Driver Appreciation
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Choosing the Right TMS for Any Size Business

By Point To Point on June, 17 2022

Along with the cost of staffing and materials, shipping and transportation management consistently ranks as one of the most expensive items in a company’s budget.

Topics: Truckload TMS LTL Trucking
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Optimizing Fuel Use in Your Supply Chain

By Point To Point on June, 2 2022

The rising cost and decreased supply of fuel continue to pose a significant challenge for shippers and carriers alike. Ongoing concerns over inflation, foreign wars, and economic uncertainty have only exacerbated the problem, with the national average price of diesel fuel soaring past previous records. As of May 16, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported an average increase of $2.37 over a year ago, with sections of the East Coast seeing hikes of $3 or more.

Topics: Trucking sustainability efficiency fuel
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Virco & Averitt: An Enduring Supply Chain Partnership

By Point To Point on March, 14 2022

For over 15 years, the relationship between Averitt and Virco, an American manufacturer and supplier of school furniture and equipment, has continued to thrive and grow. From standard LTL services to dedicated fleet operations, and international forwarding, Averitt helps Virco deliver first-class delivery experience to schools and officeseven through the most challenging of times.

Topics: International Supply Chain Case Study Trucking
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The Truck Driver Shortage: Moving Forward

By Point To Point on March, 7 2022

Anyone who follows transportation news is already well aware that America is facing a shortage of commercial truck drivers. According to estimates from the American Trucking Association, the United States currently needs more than 80,000 additional truck drivers – a number that could swell beyond 160,000 by the year 2030.

Topics: Industry News Trucking
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Flowserve & Averitt: A Partnership Built To Succeed

By Point To Point on February, 25 2022

With more than 15,000 associates and 300+ locations around the globe, Flowserve is one of the largest industrial and environmental machinery suppliers. And with a history that dates back over 200 years, the organization knows a thing or two about the critical importance of building strong partnerships with its service providers.

Topics: Supply Chain Case Study Trucking
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Carta Porte: New Invoices & Obligations For Mexico Shipments

By Point To Point on February, 21 2022

On May 1, 2021, the Tax Administration Service (SAT by its Spanish acronym), published on its website the electronic document called Complemento carta porte (Carta Porte) or Bill of Lading supplement.

Topics: International Industry News Supply Chain Trucking
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2022 State of the Supply Chain [Video]

By Point To Point on February, 11 2022

Following the release of the results from the 7th annual State of the North American Supply Chain Survey, Averitt's Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Kent Williams, recently sat down to discuss the results with the Commercial Carrier Journal's Matt Cole and Jason Cannon.

Topics: Industry News Supply Chain Trucking
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The Elephant in the Container: International Supply Chain Struggles

By Point To Point on January, 27 2022

In the last week of December 2021, more than 100 container ships were anchored outside the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. While that wasn’t the all-time high up until that point, the sheer number shows just how backed up the international supply chain currently is as we begin the new year. With that said, 2021 was a year that shippers, especially those involved with imports, will never forget.

Topics: International Industry News Supply Chain Trucking