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10 Tips for Moving Cross-Border Freight

According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, the value of truck freight between the U.S. and Mexico totaled $460 billion in 2021, a 20% year-over-year increase. For shippers with freight headed across the border by truck, here are 10 recommendations that can help the process run smoothly.

1. Hire a carrier that can handle everything.

Hiring one carrier that has the knowledge and experience in handling each step...

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Technology and Relationships – Two Links Your Supply Chain Needs

When choosing a transportation company, technology matters – but so do the people behind the tech

When managing freight transportation, the use of technology -- a transportation management system or shipment visibility mobile app -- is a great way to save time and increase efficiencies for everyone involved in a shipment. However, shippers should use caution in placing too much reliance on technology alone in managing a dynamic supply chain,...

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Lessons from a Kentucky owner-operator committed to delivering relief

Landstar BCO Jim Walden’s home state of Kentucky has faced a number of extreme weather events over the past year.

This month, historic flooding in eastern Kentucky caused significant damage in the state. In December 2021, a band of tornadoes moved across the state, leaving behind destruction and loss just two weeks before Christmas. When Walden heard there was a need for a truck and...

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