Author Archives: Marly Hazen McQuillen

How to cut shipping costs for your small business


Buying in bulk saves you money when buying supplies for your business. The same principle applies when shipping freight. Companies with high shipping volumes often negotiate with carriers. Carriers benefit by developing partners they can depend on for business. Shippers benefit by cutting their logistics costs. Often, smaller companies can’t […]

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Operation Safe Highways: Tennessee truckers weigh in against terrorism


Professional truck drivers have been dispatched on a route toward greater safety for all Tennesseans, reported WREG. Truck drivers as safety risks At a weigh station on I-40, Tennessee Highway Patrol conducted a surprise inspection of tractor-trailers. Troopers looked for signs of safety violations, such as overweight loads, and criminal […]

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Memphis floats strategy at Mid-South Aerotropolis Conference


The origin of Memphis as an “aerotropolis” Dr. John Kasarda, Director of the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at UNC, coined the term aerotropolis to describe a metropolis that grows, whether planned or organically, around a major airport. Kasarda recommends planning urban development around an airport city core to streamline […]

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Cargo Crunch Times


Welcome to the Cargo Crunch Times! Thanks for visiting our blog. Please share in the comments: What topics or styles of media would you like to see in our logistics blog? Choose from the suggestions below, or add your own! Examples of topics: Trucking, rail, shipping, air transport or pipelines […]

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