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As each year comes to a close, we all look back on the year that was in reflection. Today, we conclude our annual year-end series highlighting the top blog posts in each of our 5 main categories: ManufacturingSupply ChainLogisticsTransportationFreight.

We spent the last week exploring each category’s top 10 most viewed posts over the course of 2017. These will only contain posts written in 2017. There were approximately 220 blog posts in 2017, and over 360,000 page views on those posts alone. We added nearly 7,000 subscribers to the blog and featured over 35 guest bloggers.   

Top 10 Transportation Blog Posts of the Year

This year, most were interested in staying ahead of trends -especially those effecting inbound freight and freight claims. Now without further ado, I give you the top 10 transportation blog posts of the year by page view:


[e-Book] The Essential Guide to Freight Claims Management: Laws, Fundamentals, Management, & Staying Proactive

At Cerasis, we provide comprehensive freight claims management. Why? It’s something all shippers, at some point, will eventually face. Sometimes this involves a huge damage or loss claim, sometimes it’s much more simple. We provided this service, as a value add service in addition to many other services because as shippers used our transportation management system, we found that one area that most shippers are the least knowledgeable in is that of claims for freight loss and damage. However, this does not mean that an understanding of claims isn’t vital to running an efficient transportation and logistics department.

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[e-Book] The Essential Guide to Inbound Freight Management

If you’re looking to save costs on shipping, take a look at inbound shipping. Depending on the industry and size of the company, a business can spend more than 40% of its annual freight budget on inbound shipping, according to the Aberdeen Group, a research firm in Boston. A more efficient inbound freight program can minimize delays, save money and even reduce confusion.

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[e-Book] The Guide to the Digital Revolution & Technology Shaping Less Than Truckload Shipping

With so many variables going into LTL shipping, data, software-as-a-service (SaaS) systems, artificial intelligence, cloud-based system, technology and everything in-between, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. But, Cerasis can help you with all those challenges and possibilities and give you access to the original LTL-dedicated TMS system, the Cerasis Rater. It is time to move into the next generation of LTL shipping standards, and your moving partner is ready to help you.

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Freight Claim Laws: The Various Laws You Need To Know

Freight claim loss is almost a taboo subject in modern shipping. No one wants to touch it, but it’s important to know which freight claim laws govern certain modes of transportation, allowing everyone to understand when and if a claim is appropriate. Let’s look at some of these freight claim laws and what they mean for freight transportation liability.

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[e-Book] The Less-Than-Truckload Guide: From the Basics to Best Practices for Complete Mastery

Our goal is to empower our readers, customers, and shippers of freight with knowledge in order to better manage and decrease resources needed to run transportation departments. But first, in order to make sure we are all speaking the same language, due to the jargon, like any industry, in the freight an transportation industry, we will cover some common terminology.

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A Carmack Amendment Refresher: Understanding How It Applies to Freight Loss Claims

In 1935, Congress passed legislation to help prevent carriers from being subject to unqualified cases of fraud and freight loss claims. Previously, carriers were held liable for any damage that occurred to a shipment while in their possession. However, this meant that carriers were on the financial hook even when damage was not their fault. Over time, the Carmack Amendment has been interpreted to provide additional protections to carriers through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). But, the age of the Carmack Amendment has led many to wonder how it applies to modern shipping practices. So, let’s take a moment for a brief refresher.

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Reducing Costs in Shipping with a Focus on Inbound Logistics Strategy

Shippers often forget about the possible savings through an effective inbound logistics strategy. Unfortunately, this disconnect could be costing tens of thousands of dollars and eating away at your bottom line. In addition, managing vendors and inbound logistics can feel like a lot of work for little gain, yet the possible savings by implementing an inbound logistics program can add up through these key ways.

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The 6 Trends Third Party Logistics Service Providers Will Drive to Empower Shipper Success in 2017

2017 will not be a bed of roses for third party logistics service providers, nor will the coming year be filled with thorns in the sides of major supply chain entities. By understanding how the industry will evolve throughout 2017, you can prepare your organization for the challenges and opportunities that will come. Take a moment to think about how these remaining six trends will impact the shipping and freight industry as a new administration takes control.

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[Webinar] The Essential Guide to Freight Claims Management

This educational webinar is perfect for North American shippers who are interested in either managing freight claims better or looking to an outsourced provider to drive value in the area of freight management and take the entire burden of freight claims off their shoulders.

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The Top 6 Reasons to Have a Good Inbound Logistics Program

Most transportation costs in a company arise from inbound logistics cost. If other words, the costs associated with transportation of items from vendors make up the biggest portion of will transportation costs, reports Amy Roach Partridge of Inbound Logistics. Part of the problem lies in misconceptions around inbound logistics, including manual, data-intense processes and added stress. However, modern technology is changing the perception, and the importance of having a strong inbound logistics program cannot be overstated. In fact, let’s take a look at the top reasons why. 

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