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EXPRESS LOGISTICS NAMED #2 TOP WORKPLACE IN IOWA FOR SMALL BUSINESSES BY THE DES MOINES REGISTER

Express Logistics

09/18/17

Express Logistics has been awarded a 2017 Top Workplaces honor by The Des Moines Register, named as the #2 top workplace in Iowa for the Small Business category. This is the third consecutive year that Express Logistics has been named one of Iowa’s Top Workplaces. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results […]

Truckload Forecast

The Importance of Truckload Carrier Vetting

Angie Jacobsen: Corporate Trainer

05/08/17

Truckload carriers come in all shapes and sizes, from a one-man show to several hundred trucks in a fleet. So how do you know if the carrier you hire is safe, reliable and fully insured? If you book your own truckload carriers, is someone at your company taking the time to investigate safety scores, review […]

Truckload Forecast

Understanding Truckload Capacity

Angie Jacobsen: Corporate Trainer

04/04/17

Truckload capacity directly affects what you will pay for a truckload move. In the simplest terms, it is the ratio between the number of trucks and the number of loads available in a given region. This ratio determines whether it is a shipper’s market or a carrier’s market. In a shipper’s market, there are more […]

LTL: Tips and Tricks

Optimizing Value

Jeff Hughes: Business Development Manager

03/03/17

No two carriers are the same. I’ve heard this a few times during my journey in this industry and it tends to be true. Each LTL carrier has a certain sweet spot, where they bring value to a specific set of dynamics and this is where they shine the best. This could be based on […]

LTL: Tips and Tricks

Systems Integration

Jeff Hughes: Business Development Manager

01/28/17

When we look at process improvements it is hard not to look at the technology and solutions we use every day to run our businesses. The avalanche of acronyms we that deal with (ERP, SAP, POS, TMS etc.,) have become so specific to their purpose it is hard to find universal applications anymore. This has […]

LTL: Tips and Tricks

The Art and Value of Partnerships

Jeff Hughes: Business Development Manager

01/04/17

There are many ways to find value in your freight provider(s), including price, technology and innovation, and performance. One thing that sometimes goes by the wayside is the partnership or effective account management. With any new vendor, especially in freight, there is always a period where everything seems very smooth, a honeymoon period. The true […]

LTL: Tips and Tricks

Freight Management: The Evolution

Jeff Hughes: Business Development Manager

12/04/16

Over the last 20 years, there have been many changes within the freight industry. From escalating LTL discounts, to the advent of pallet rates and density based pricing, freight and logistics management continues to grow and evolve. This is also visible in how companies staff for freight management and logistic tasks. At one time most […]

Truckload Forecast

Optimizing 2017 Shipping

Express Logistics

11/14/16

The trucking industry is a crucial component of the US transportation infrastructure. Over 70% of our freight is moved by trucks, with $700 billion spent annually. The transportation industry continues to be measured by economists as an indication of the health of the country as a whole. When trucks are busy, it’s a good sign […]

LTL: Tips and Tricks

Using (Your) Data to Your Advantage

Jeff Hughes: Business Development Manager

10/05/16

A good friend and mentor of mine has a saying, “what gets measured, gets done”. What does this mean? If you have metrics that you can measure, you can make corrections, change course, or provide improvement for just about anything that you come across. So, how do you measure your freight? When a company looks […]

Press Releases

THE DES MOINES REGISTER NAMES EXPRESS LOGISTICS A WINNER OF THE STATE OF IOWA 2016 TOP WORKPLACES AWARD

Express Logistics

09/26/16

Express Logistics has been awarded a 2016 Top Workplaces honor by The Des Moines Register. Express Logistics was named as the #8 top workplace in Iowa for the Small Business category. The company was also named a Top Workplace in Iowa in 2015. #8 Small Business In Iowa The Top Workplaces lists are based solely […]