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Q&A with FCL’s Director of Carrier Sales Shawn Machowiak

Q&A with FCL’s Director of Carrier Sales Shawn Machowiak

Managing the countless moving parts within a global supply chain is no easy task. In our latest Q&A, we spent some time with First Call Logistics expert and Director of Carrier Sales Shawn Machowiak for his take on supply chain challenges, the best way to approach...

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How to Become a Shipper of Choice

How to Become a Shipper of Choice

Nobody wants a business partner chosen purely out of necessity, least of all when it comes to logistics. Managing a supply chain is a tough enough task without miscommunication, distrust or clashing values muddying the picture. That’s why developing positive...

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Benefits of Dedicated Transportation Strategies

Benefits of Dedicated Transportation Strategies

In the ongoing hunt for efficient supply chain solutions, more industries are recognizing the value of a dedicated transportation strategy. Dedicated transportation grants businesses access to fleets of tractors, trailers, and/or drivers along their most...

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Achieving End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility

Achieving End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility

An evolving logistics landscape demands innovative technological solutions. Here’s how First Call’s recent investments in industry-leading visibility technologies benefit shippers, carriers and customers alike. Supply Chain Inefficiency Is Costly In the age of...

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Keeping Up With MABD: What It Is and Best Practices

Keeping Up With MABD: What It Is and Best Practices

Moving freight to its ultimate destination on time is about more than just hitting a due date. In logistics, we stake a lot of our reputation on consistent, timely deliveries – and in many cases, arriving late might even mean useless or spoiled product. Additionally,...

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Why More Truckers Are Bringing Pets Along for the Ride

Why More Truckers Are Bringing Pets Along for the Ride

Life on the road isn’t easy. While there’s a certain freedom in logging thousands of miles across the country’s wide range of scenic vistas, it can sometimes be a lonesome profession. Pets are a common source for companionship on the open road, with growing numbers of...

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Why You Need Supply Chain Traceability

Why You Need Supply Chain Traceability

There’s never been a better time to improve your supply train traceability. As COVID-19 has impacted supply chains across the globe, visibility gives your business credibility and your customers a sense of trust. Understanding Supply Chain Traceability In the simplest...

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Driving as a Team: Pros and Cons

Driving as a Team: Pros and Cons

For many, part of the appeal of becoming a truck driver is hours of solo time on the road. But for others, it can get lonely. This is where team driving comes in. What is team driving? Team truck driving means there are two drivers responsible for transporting the...

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How Partnering With a 3PL Strengthens Your Supply Chain

How Partnering With a 3PL Strengthens Your Supply Chain

You’d be hard-pressed to find an industry that wasn’t impacted by supply chain disruptions over the past few years. Manufacturing, construction, and retail have each experienced particularly radical shifts in available inventory and delays in typical operations since...

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A Look at 9 Kinds of Trucking Jobs

A Look at 9 Kinds of Trucking Jobs

Drivers new to the industry may not be aware of the types of jobs available to truckers with specialized skill sets. These unique trucking jobs typically pose a greater challenge compared to normal freight delivery but are likewise accompanied by greater financial...

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Careers in Truck Driving: Choosing the Right Job

Careers in Truck Driving: Choosing the Right Job

At first glance, it might seem like every truck driving job is the same. Many people might assume you get hired, you drive, the end. But there is a lot more to truck driving than meets the eye, including different types of truck driving. What Types of Truck Driving...

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