NASSTRAC

By John D. Schulz · October 1, 2015
The iconic company revamped its truckload bid processes and opened up its entire transportation network to bring transparency into all lanes—and is becoming a “shipper of choice” in the process.
By Jeff Berman · April 30, 2015
For anyone not sold on the ongoing impacts of e-commerce on logistics and supply chain operations, comments by some influential industry executives at the recent National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC) Conference and Transportation Expo definitely would help change that train of thought.
By Jeff Berman · April 9, 2015
Despite the never-ending state of cold weather in the Northeast, which really is no exaggeration as I see falling snow out of my office window at the moment the calendar says that next week marks the kickoff of the annual NASSTRAC Shippers Conference and Transportation Expo.
By John D. Schulz · October 1, 2014
Three years ago, Candace Holowicki, the company’s director of global transportation and logistics, joined its Global Services Organization and helped to level functional silos and bring together procurement, logistics, operations, and continuous improvement areas—a move that now saves millions annually.
By Michael Levans · October 1, 2014
The editorial staff of Logistics Management(LM) is thrilled to again have the winner of the NASSTRAC Shipper of the Year Award grace our October cover. For 15 years, LM has partnered with NASSTRAC, one of the leading logistics and transportation advocacy organizations in the market, to fix the spotlight on a savvy logistics operation that has demonstrated excellence in the execution of a strategy designed to streamline its company’s operations and contribute to the bottom line.
By Jeff Berman · June 24, 2014
Earlier this year, Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman conducted an on stage interview with Tim Gomez, CEO of pencil manufacturer Dixon Ticonderoga at the NASSTRAC Shippers Conference and Transportation Expo in Orlando, Florida.
By Jeff Berman · January 31, 2014
Since the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) formally rolled out its new trucking Hours-of-Service (HOS) regulations, and in advance of their debut really, there has been and remains a large amount of differing opinions about why these rules were needed, if they really took into account the day-to-day travails of trucking, and, of course, the safety reasons that came with these new rules.
<p>“Any supply chain professionals who want to cross over into executive management need a good balance of knowledge of the demand and supply chain, as well as how to create synergies to optimize supply and demand, integrate them, and not treat them as two separate things. You have to learn that.” —Timothy Gomez</p> By John D. Schulz · October 1, 2013
CEO Timothy Gomez led the charge to vertically integrate manufacturing and distribution at the 218-year-old pencil company—and saved $5 million in logistics costs in the process.
By Michael Levans · October 1, 2013
The editorial staff of Logistics Management (LM) is thrilled to once again have the winner of the NASSTRAC Shipper of the Year Award grace our October cover. For nearly 20 years, LM has partnered with NASSTRAC, one of the leading logistics and transportation advocacy organizations, to fix the spotlight on a savvy logistics operation that has demonstrated excellence in the execution of a strategy designed to advance their company’s business mission.
By Jeff Berman · May 7, 2013
Even though the economy is clearly not running on all cylinders, things are better than they were just a few years ago, especially in related supply chain, freight transportation and logistics sectors. And as things slowly get better, pricing has returned to the forefront as a balancing act between shipper and carrier relations. That was a main takeaway at the CEO Panel of the recently-concluded NASSTRAC Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla.
By Jeff Berman · May 6, 2013
Having trust in your colleagues, or teammates, if you will, is crucial and makes for the stronger product, service, or brand. That was a key message from Lee Corson, ESPN College Football Game Day Host and Director of Business Development for Dixon Ticonderoga, a Florida based pencil manufacturing company, at last month’s National Shippers Strategic Council (NASSTRAC) Annual Conference in Orlando.
By Mike Regan · April 11, 2013
As the Chairman of NASSTRAC’s Advocacy Committee, in concerns me when a shipper asks the following: “Why should I get informed, engaged and involved in what is happening in the transportation industry?”
By Jeff Berman · May 4, 2012
At a truckload panel at NASSTRAC, two top truckload executives provided a frank and candid assessment of the sector’s travails, and the regulatory and pricing environment, among other topics.
By Jeff Berman · April 25, 2012
One event I never have to think twice about attending is the annual NASSTRAC (National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council) Logistics Conference and Expo, taking place in Orlando from next Sunday-Wednesday.
By John D. Schulz · February 2, 2012
Fanning out to lobby hundreds of members of Congress on the eve of an important highway bill mark-up, approximately 100 shippers and 12 associations blanketed Capitol Hill in an unprecedented “Stand Up for Trucking” event on Feb. 1.

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