Peaking At the Wrong Time

Peak Season Surchange

As businesses around the country gear up for a Holiday Season that seems to come earlier and earlier every year, carriers are also preparing for the busy times ahead. Both UPS and FedEx have announced their Peak Season Surcharges for the upcoming festive period, and as usual, they’re a doozy. While annual GRI’s and Peak […]

COVID-19: Helpful Ways To Use Technology During Crisis

  We hope that all who can are working remotely and staying safe amidst the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. At this time, many businesses are being thrown for a loop, and some have been upended entirely. During this unprecedented time, we are here to help the transportation and logistics industry and the teams that support […]

Zero Down CEO Featured on Trucking Tower Podcast

The world has turned increasingly digital, so we were pleased that our CEO Brad McBride was asked to join Andy Hedrick on the popular video podcast, Trucking Tower.   In this episode, Brad and Andy discussed personal adventures, their love of sports, and freight industry insights, focusing on how Zero Down Supply Chain Solutions helps companies […]

How to Get a More Accurate 2020 Budget

The carriers are announcing their General Rate Increases (GRIs) for next year, but what can you expect, exactly? As you create your 2020 budgets, don’t rely on the average increase that the carriers publicize. Those figures don’t take into account the details that contribute to your actual increases. There are many factors to consider, such […]

5 Reasons to Leverage Our Supply Chain Technology

As one of the newest and most innovative supply chain technologies in the marketplace today, our proprietary logistics technology, FreightOptics, enables transportation professionals to work smarter, not harder. Leveraging the power of the FreightOptics platform has MANY benefits. Here are the Top 5 Reasons to Leverage Our Supply Chain Technology 1. Gain SUPPLY CHAIN VISIBILITY […]

Our Optimization Service Saved a Client 20%, Without Switching Carriers

We are proud to showcase the impact our supply chain visibility services have on our clients’ businesses, and our results speak for themselves! Read our featured case study below showcasing our industry-leading Optimization capabilities. Client A clinical diagnostics company that develops and manufactures clinical consumables and medical equipment. Problem to Solve: The client needed a […]

The Supply Chain Revolution Will Be Digitized

This article originally appeared on SDCExec.com. The supply chain industry is changing rapidly and there is a digital revolution transforming every sector of the marketplace. The digital revolution is giving companies faster and more comprehensive access to their business’s flow of data. For decades now, the supply chain industry organizational model has been characterized by […]

Leveraging a 3PN: Is There a Competitive Advantage?

Competitive Advantage

This article originally appeared on ParcelIndustry.com. All major sports across the globe share one thing in common: their biggest stars don’t negotiate for themselves. Athletes are busy perfecting their craft and preparing themselves to create the best product they can, whether that means setting a world record or securing a victory on the field. This […]

Supply Chain Visibility: See What Your Business Is Missing

Supply Chain

This article originally appeared on ParcelIndustry.com. “In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king,” – Erasmus To succeed in today’s fast-paced marketplace, businesses need to shine a light on every aspect of their organization. Unfortunately, many businesses are operating completely in the dark in regards to their own supply chains. Comprehensive real-time […]

Why You Should Renegotiate Your Carrier Agreement

There is one, simple reason to renegotiate your carrier agreement: to save money! Most shippers’ carrier agreements leave plenty of room for improvement. The carriers negotiate every single day, whereas you may only negotiate agreements once every year. Based on that discrepancy, the agreement is more than likely going to favor the carriers. So what’s […]

Impact of Rate Increase

Impact of Rate Increase

Though the announcements of carrier rate increases focused only on a small percentage as the average GRI, experienced shippers know those figures never apply across the board. So what is the true impact of a rate increase? The answer depends on many variables that factor into what kind of rate increase your company will actually […]