7 Things to Know About Transportation Management Heading Into 2020

Driver and capacity shortages, technology advances, and tariff increases.

Those were just some of the trends we saw mark the transportation industry in 2019. But what’s ahead for 2020 and how can you prepare? In a recent webinar, industry experts Tom Valentine from Valentine Solutions, Derek Browning from LeanCor Supply Chain Group, along with Steve Prince from LeanCor Supply Chain Group dove into what to expect and how shippers are hedging their bets by executing a clear strategy and best practices.

We've summarized the information into seven key things to know about transportation management in 2020. 

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Carrier Risk Management: Do You Know Your Carriers?

By many reports, the trucking industry is facing a driver shortage. "The American Trucking Association figures companies need about 60,000 drivers, a number that could top 100,000 in just a few years" (MPR News). 

These conditions can prompt trucking companies to hire whomever they can find - and shippers to unknowingly partner with carriers that are unqualified to move their freight. This poses major risks in safety, quality, and liability for all parties involved. 

Making an effort to qualify and monitor your carriers for specific risk factors can go a long way toward building a stronger fleet of partners. 

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DC Velocity: For Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America (MCFA) and LeanCor Supply Chain Group, the Feeling is Mutual

Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America (MCFA) and LeanCor Supply Chain Group simultaneously act as buyer and supplier to each other—to the benefit of both.

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LeanCor in Inbound Logistics: 6 Simple Metrics for Tracking and Improving Carrier Performance

"While transportation service providers vary in size and ability, having an overall strategy to track carrier performance can drive long‐term operational and financial stability.

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5 Ways to Revamp Your Everyday Carrier Management

"How do I improve my carriers' performance? They are always inconsistent or late. I'm not sure where to start!"

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