Category: Misc.

Seven Things People Get Wrong About Cargo Insurance

There are things people incorrectly believe about cargo insurance. Regrettably, for a product so many businesses use, there is little training and education given to procure and use it. In this article, I am going to single out the misconceptions I have seen most often over the years. Cargo insurance insures everything to do with… Read More

Tariff impact on transportation & warehousing 2019

Like them or not, tariffs have an impact, some intended, some not. It looks like one of the impacts the tariff battle will result in is a slowdown for the transportation and warehouse sectors for 2019. It’s not that tariffs and tariff talk eliminated all of the tonnage transported, but it certainly had an impact… Read More

Yours truly using blockchain may be closer than I thought

In the past few years, I have read and heard the word ‘blockchain’ a considerable number of times. Although to date, widespread blockchain daily use remains just out of reach. But when it comes, we are going to party like it’s 1999 for sure. The 30,000 Foot View of Blockchain For anyone who has been… Read More

LTL Carriers and TMS Providers Expand Services

The future looks pretty bright for the LTL industry. With the bolstering economy, expanding E-commerce, and tight truckload capacity, all indicators point up for the LTL industry. As Adam Satterfield, CFO at Old Dominion Freight Lines, was quoted in a recent Transport Topics article, “There is going to be a continuation of the long-term shift within supply… Read More

TMS’s Pairing Up With Cargo Insurance

When I visit my local supermarket, I often head to the deli counter to purchase salami, which I am not supposed to eat. Some time ago I noticed something. Placed right next to the deli sits the supermarket bakery. Well, how convenient is that?   As I wait for the salami I am forbidden to eat, there is a wonderful… Read More

Blockchain Tech is cool, but give it time.

There’s no shortage of blockchain technology articles in the transportation industry world as of late. I even wrote one myself https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/can-people-really-see-future-tom-o-malley/ touting blockchain technology back in February 2018  addressing the subject. Why have I and so many others written about blockchain? Because it’s coming and it will change things, that’s why. What’s not to love in blockchain? In its base… Read More