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Three strategies cold chain shippers can use to ensure strong supply chain leadership today and in the future. With the national unemployment rate hovering around 4%, the supply chain field is in the same quandary that many other industries are in right now—namely, finding skilled and available talent to fill their employee pipelines. Going a...
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Moving a shipment across the supply chain without suffering any setbacks or temperature anomalies requires the establishment of a comprehensive logistical process to maintain the shipment integrity. The cold supply chain, for example, is getting more and more difficult to manage as regulatory issues, carrier capacity crunches, the need for sophisticated technology platforms, and driver...
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Depending on which industry you’re working in, transportation logistics account for between 5% and 50% of your product’s total landed cost. That’s a significant outlay for any company that wants to remain profitable and viable in today’s constantly-changing logistics environment, where “going it alone” isn’t always necessary or financially feasible. The cold supply chain, for...
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When manufacturers need their product shipped out, they trust Hanson Logistics to get it done. As a global leader of food and foodservice solutions, Request Foods, Inc. ships over 230 million products every year. This means they need a reliable transportation team. Five years ago, Request Foods was utilizing multi-drop stops. These stops force a...
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Defined by Merriam-Webster as a system of government or business that has many complicated rules and ways of doing things, “bureaucracy” is often used to describe the inner workings of any organization that tends to operate with a lot of red tape, rules, policies, and decision makers. Hanson Logistics, on the other hand, has effectively...
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While traffic is a large cause of frustration and a time waster for many drivers, road congestion is especially detrimental to truck drivers. In a recent report by the Department of Transportation’s National Freight Strategic Plan, the DOT announced that road traffic congestion costs the trucking industry nearly $27 billion annually due to lost time...
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A few months ago, we wrote on the importance of becoming Shipper of Choice, especially in the face of tightening capacity. The context of Shipper of Choice centers on attracting and maintaining good, qualified carriers; an ongoing way of working for Hanson Logistics. Now, shippers are seeing more and more capacity migrate to the spot...
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As I write this, Outgoing Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration head Anne Ferro has finished defending her agency’s regulations limiting the amount of time drivers are allowed to work, during what probably was her last appearance before Congress as the agency’s chief. There continues to be ongoing debate on timing and extent of the Hours...
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The capacity crunch is here, and many shippers find themselves forced to compete with one another for carriers. If you don’t own your own fleet and aren’t aligned with your core and contract carriers, you may find yourself with a dock staged with missed orders and upset customers. Here’s what we focus on to stay...
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Over the last five years, many temperature-controlled transportation companies have seen an increase in average load weight as well as a decreased number of loads shipped. This has impacted smaller carriers who struggle to survive. Rising transportation costs have increased the quantity of SKUs shipped per load well, in efforts to mitigate costs.  However, for...
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ABOUT HANSON LOGISTICS

Hanson Logistics provides end-to-end temperature-controlled distribution, transportation, warehousing and supply chain services, including multi-vendor consolidation services to the nation's major retailers. As one of the largest providers in the US, the company operates a growing refrigerated transportation fleet and 9 facilities in the central states, totaling 39 million cu. ft. with more than 200 Hanson teammates.