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Truckload Shipment v. Shared Milk Run

Posted: August 14, 2017

In this blog series, we have compared several different methods that are used to transport freight from one location to another. Carefully analyzing the way freight is shipped can lead to significant cost savings in your supply chain. In this issue of our series, we will take a closer look at the Truckload Shipping Method compared to the Shared Milk Run. When using the Truckload Shipping Method, a shipment will remain at the dock until … Continue reading

Truckload Shipment v. Shared Milk Run

Posted: August 10, 2017

In this blog series, we have compared several different methods that are used to transport freight from one location to another. Carefully analyzing the way freight is shipped can lead to significant cost savings in your supply chain. In this issue of our series, we will take a closer look at the Truckload Shipping Method compared to the Shared Milk Run. When using the Truckload Shipping Method, a shipment will remain at the dock until … Continue reading

Dedicated Milkrun v. Shared Milk Run

Posted: June 26, 2017

Having a well-planned and executed network of customers, suppliers, and daily routes is key to a successful supply chain operation.  Analyzing the way freight is transported from one location to another is a crucial part of any company’s business plan and can also significantly impact a company’s financials.  While every company’s most efficient mode of transportation may vary based on their needs, two options are the Dedicated Milkrun and Shared Milkrun. In a Dedicated Milkrun, … Continue reading

The Best Shipping Method for Your Supply Chain: LTL v. Shared Milk Run

Posted: May 30, 2017

In today’s world, there are countless ways that a company can move freight from one location to another.  The global economy also makes cost competition very tight, so it is important for companies to carefully evaluate the manner in which they operate their supply chain.  Below, we examine two methods of shipping: Less than Truckload (LTL) and the Shared Milk Run.  Choosing the most efficient shipping method can have substantial benefits and be just enough … Continue reading

Carter Logistics Sponsors 4th Annual United Way Truck Pull

Posted: May 23, 2017

  Carter Logistics is excited to announce that we will be the Presenting Sponsor again this year at the 4th Annual United Way Human Truck Pull. This competition will support the United Way of both Madison and Delaware counties, which supports children, individuals, and families throughout the communities to empower them and help them thrive.   Teams participating in the truck pull will compete to pull a 33,000 lb. semi with a 53 ft. trailer … Continue reading

Carter Express Vandalia Launches Two New Customer Lines

Posted: May 8, 2017

The Carter Express Vandalia (DCD) facility has already undergone several changes in 2017.  Last week, the team celebrated not only the launch of a new management team (Site Manager, Facility Manager, and a Floor Supervisor) but also two new customer lines:  Toyota Export and Toyota Service. The Vandalia team has worked very hard to be successful in the two launches and also the transition in management.  During this time, everyone had to be on their … Continue reading

The Benefits of Integrated Supply Chain Management

Posted: May 2, 2017

Having an integrated supply chain sounds impressive, but what does it actually mean and how does it differ from a non-integrated supply chain?  A non-integrated supply chain department is disconnected and functions in silos.  An example of this would be a company that uses their own Dedicated Milk-Run route, LTL shipments, and the occasional Truckload Shipment. Each functions separately and favors activities that benefit only one aspect of the business (perhaps timing, cost, or accuracy, … Continue reading

Top Mexico Supply Chain Services

Posted: April 13, 2017

Mexico is a vital trading partner with the U.S. In 2015 our goods and services trade was an estimated $583 billion dollars. They are our 2nd largest export market and our 3rd largest supplier of imported goods. So to say that intra-Mexico trade is important to the U.S. is an understatement. The massive trade between our nations requires many different supply chain services. Mexican Partner Carriers Having strong partners on each side of the border … Continue reading

Jessica Warnke Honored at North American Automotive Global Awards

Posted: April 7, 2017

  Carter Logistics Director of Marketing, Jessica Warnke was honored this week with the Rising Star Sales & Marketing Award.  Warnke is an integral part of leadership here at Carter.  Her expertise, professionalism, and exceptional communication skills are invaluable and we are very proud to have her on our team. Read about the award in the full article below.  Big Winners in the Big Easy for the North American Automotive Global Awards 6th April 2017, London Amidst … Continue reading

Carter Express Driver Interviewed on Trucking Podcast

Posted: March 28, 2017

  Take a few minutes to listen to this fantastic interview on The Driver Success Podcast with Express driver, Charles Hopkins. He has been driving for Carter Express since 1994 and now his son also drives for Carter Express. Click Here to Listen to the Podcast              

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