The interview, that moment that can make or break a candidates likelihood of gaining employment. Chances are, if you've made it this far in the hiring process, you're resume and experience are up to par for the job. Interviews are a pivotal step in the hiring process, especially in sales – the position that involves the most patience, cold calling, and rejection. I know what you're thinking, that's a lot of pressure! Well have no fear, to ease the tension we came up with five questions you should be prepared to answer in a sales interview.
What is supply chain visibility (SCV) and why is it important? SVC is the ability to track a product’s location, temperature and condition while in transit from the manufacturer to its final destination.
Choptank Transport is pleased to announce the launch of its Results University professional development and continuing education classes. “Results-U.,” as it is affectionately called inside the company, represents the commitment of Choptank’s leadership team to the investment in its people and their development.
Hmmm .... I haven't really considered logistics as a career.
Myth: I want a job that matters, where I can really make a difference - logistics doesn't seem to fit that profile.
Truth: A career in logistics HUGELY matters.
Making your career choice is a big deal. You want to work with great people like yourself who want to make a difference in the world, community, and in life. A career in logistics probably isn't even on your radar, but surprisingly, more and more millennials are finding that working for a 3PL is just that - a job that matters. Food, for example, is an essential part of life (who doesn't love food?), and somehow needs to get to market. Farmers rely on shippers to distribute their fresh produce while distribution centers count on logistics to deliver these goods to your grocery stores and ultimately to your kitchen table. 3PLs arrange the movement of this, and many other kinds of freight. Without logistics, getting food to table isn't possible.
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Regulation changes to allow heavier trucks on the interstate system failed to make it past Congress last fall. Within the trucking industry, a vigorous debate emerged as to who would win and lose, and raised some important questions about the consequences to highway conditions should bigger loads be allowed.
For produce suppliers, the change in season brings a bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables to market. However, it also brings a big change in shipping rates and availability. When you have perishable goods, there's no time to waste. You need to ship those items to distributors safely so they can be sold before profits spoil — literally.
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How to overcome the challenges of shipping refrigerated produce and nursery freight
Produce and nursery items appear in our stores every single day, and it’s easy to take them for granted. Successfully bringing these items to market, however, is dependent on refrigerated transportation, making it one of the industry's larger challenges.
As a whole, the logistics and distribution industry is eagerly awaiting the final form of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Safety Fitness Determination rule. And the latest news is that you’re going to have to wait a little while longer before any final decision is reached. The original notice of proposed rulemaking was issued January 21 and, at the time, called for a 60-comment period. That would have brought the comment period to a close at the end of this month.
Ever heard of the coercion ruling? If you are a 3PL, the answer is an emphatic yes. Created by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the coercion ruling holds accountable brokers, carriers, receivers, shippers and anyone else who may attempt to push drivers into violating existing transportation legislation in order to deliver a shipment more quickly.