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Impacts of Inflation on Transportation & Trucking Industries

When most people think of inflation, they think about rising prices at the grocery store or gas pump. However, inflation has a far-reaching impact on our economy and society as a whole. The increase in prices and costs over time has a huge impact on many industries, but none more so than the transportation and…
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How E-Commerce is Changing Retail Logistics

It’s hard to believe that e-commerce has only been around for a little over two decades. In that time, it has revolutionized the way we shop and changed the retail landscape forever. But as e-commerce continues to grow at an alarming rate, retailers are having to adapt their supply chains and distribution strategies in order…
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Reverse Logistics

Reverse logistics is a term that may be unfamiliar to many business owners, but it is the backbone to any smoothly operating supply chain. Here is everything you should know about reverse logistics.  Reverse Logistics So, what is reverse logistics?  In short, reverse logistics is the process of returning goods back to their original manufacturers.…
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Paystar Logistics Named Carrier of the Year by Gap, Inc.

At Paystar Logistics, our commitment to creating relationship-focused 3PL solutions has allowed our team to focus on the key components of the logistics networks we support, the people behind them.  Our team is proud to share that we were recently named the Carrier of the Year for Gap, Inc. Our partnership with the Gap family…
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Prepare Now for Year-End Shipping Demand

The holiday rush is coming and businesses need to start preparing their logistics and supply chain systems now. This peak season may seem farther than you think, but the sooner you start preparing, the better. Increased shipping demand can be seen across both manufacturing and distribution systems, so it’s important to make sure your systems…
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Optimizing Retail Logistics Solutions

The apparel and retail logistics industry is a complex and ever-changing landscape. It can be difficult for businesses to keep up with the latest trends and technologies, let alone make sure their supply chain is running smoothly. That’s where experienced 3PL partners come in. The right 3PL provider can connect you to carriers and logistics…
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Tips for Selecting Ideal Transportation Partners to Optimize Your Supply Chain

Selecting the right transportation partners is critical to the success of your supply chain and logistics system. They are the final links in a complex web that can make or break your ability to get goods where they need to go quickly, efficiently, and at the lowest possible cost. We’re sharing a few tips for…
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How to Improve Your Retail Manufacturing Supply Chain: Distribution and Freight Transportation Tips

It’s no secret that supply chains are becoming more complex every day. Retailers are looking to get their products to market as quickly and efficiently as possible, while manufacturers are striving to produce items at the lowest cost possible. This puts a lot of pressure on the distribution and freight transportation segments of the supply…
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How 3PL Providers Can Help Reduce Your Logistics Costs

In 2021, the global Third Party Logistics (3PL) market was valued at USD 1,032 Billion. That number is expected to grow in the coming years, with a predicted market value of USD 1,656.7 Billion for 2027. During the pandemic, shipping has become one of the most important businesses in the country. Unfortunately, as the demand…
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Why We’re Committed to the SmartWay program

Paystar Logistics is proud to announce our recent designation as a SmartWay High Performer. As a SmartWay Partner, we join the EPA in their quest to build a more efficient, productive, and sustainable freight industry.
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The Impacts of COP26 and developing Sustainable Logistics Systems

What Happened at COP26? This “last, best hope” to save our planet consisted of diplomats from almost 200 countries who agreed to intensify the efforts to fight against climate change. Next year, governments should have a plan in place to stop global warming emissions. Wealthy countries are asked to double their funding for this by…
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How Companies are Responding to the Driver Shortage in the U.S.

The truck driver shortage is not a new challenge. Prior to COVID-specific impacts on the transportation and trucking industry, many shippers and haulers struggled to meet the rising demand for OTR drivers to service lanes. As businesses face these on-going challenges, here’s how they are addressing the issue to meet surging demands. How The U.S.…
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A Look at the U.S. Truck Driver Shortage in 2021

A truck driver shortage is nothing new to the U.S. In fact, according to a 2019 analysis report by the ATA (American Trucking Association), we have struggled with truck driver shortages for the past 17 years. This was first recognized in 2005 when we were short, roughly 20,000 drivers to fulfill shipping demands. However, by the end of 2018, that number rose to…
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How to Prepare Your Freight Network for Peak Season

Peak season is upon us. For many CPG companies, the time between “back-to-school” and the holiday shopping rush are some of the busiest and most demanding times of the year. If your freight network is still lagging and you’re looking for ways to level-up output without sacrificing quality, here are a few things to consider…
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Opportunity Analysis: Trouble Lanes and Your Distribution Channels

When it comes to identifying opportunities for improvement across supply chains and distribution channels, COVID has certainly helped to highlight the major pitfalls that deserve our most urgent attention. But, as businesses begin to reimagine the future of distribution systems it’s a great time to perform an opportunity analysis across your entire supply chain and…
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Sustainability in Logistics

In recent years, Global sustainability initiatives have become drastically more important. According to a recent study, 84% of respondents claimed that “a brand’s sustainability practices influence their ultimate purchase decisions”. Energy and Emissions According to the Global Energy Perspective, 2021 by McKinsey & Company, the impacts of COVID-19 have permanently shifted energy-demand curves. It is…
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TRANSPORTATION AND THE U.S. SUPPLY CHAIN

As 2021 presses on, businesses “reopen” and we find ourselves returning to a sense of normalcy, the stressors on the supply chain continue. It’s no secret that the major shifts felt across supply chains over the last 12-18 months have revealed major flaws in manufacturing and distribution networks, worldwide.  Here in the U.S. our primary…
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ONE YEAR OUT: HOW PANDEMIC SHUTDOWNS ARE IMPACTING SUPPLY CHAINS

Despite their best efforts, supply chains across industries are still in flux from the impact of global manufacturing and shipping shutdowns in spring 2020.
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FINDING THE RIGHT LOGISTICS PARTNERS FOR YOUR RETAIL SUPPLY CHAIN

Effective supply chain management means identifying gaps and delays and working to optimize your operational systems to improve them.
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5 BENEFITS OF BUILDING SUSTAINABLE FREIGHT FLOW

We talk a lot about optimizing our solutions for sustainable Freight Flow for our retail and manufacturing distribution clients. But what does that actually look like?
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THE BENEFITS OF ACTIVE SOURCING FOR LOGISTICS SERVICES

We recognize the inefficiencies that exist in traditional sourcing practices which is why we are committed to active sourcing practices.
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CREATING SUSTAINABLE PRICING MODELS FOR CLIENTS AND CARRIERS

In any business the bottom line matters, but understanding all the factors at play that can impact your bottom line is just as important. For many clients, price drives carrier selection.
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USING TECHNOLOGY TO OPTIMIZE LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT

For our client and carrier partners, we know that having access to data and real-time process controls gives them the opportunity to continue to optimize their processes for efficiency and sustainability across their supply chains and fleets.
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PAYSTAR REACTS: OPTIMIZING REGIONAL FLEETS FOR POST-PANDEMIC SUCCESS

Paystar Reacts: Optimizing Regional Fleets for Post-Pandemic Success It’s no secret that 2020 threw most of us for a loop. The pandemic and its still-unknown aftermath have shifted the way we live, work, shop, socialize and more.
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