3PL mean in logistics

What Does 3PL Mean?

What Does 3PL Mean? Third-party logistics (3PL) is a growing industry both in the United States and across the globe. In 2020, the United States

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Drayage Trucking

Drayage Trucking: Definition & Benefits

If you were to poll a random group of people about the definition of drayage, how many of them would be able to give you an answer? Even though drayage trucking is one of the most important steps in supply chain logistics

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3PL vs. 4PL

3PL vs. 4PL: What are the differences?

If you are a business owner who is looking to improve your company’s logistics by partnering with a fulfillment provider, you have likely encountered the terms ‘3PL’ and ‘4PL.’ It is important to understand the differences between the two types of outsourcing

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The Right Freight Carrier

How To Choose The Right Freight Carrier

When you ship your goods, you need to ensure that they travel safely and arrive at the destination in a timely manner. Damages and other shipping issues can quickly become expensive and seriously hamper business. When choosing

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a Freight Agent

Benefits of Becoming a Freight Agent

The logistics industry is an indispensable part of society and daily life across the globe. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation Bureau of Transportation Statistics, 10.1% of the U.S. Labor force is employed in the

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Enterprise Account Executive

What is an Enterprise Account Executive?

nterested in a job as an enterprise account executive. An enterprise account executive is a professional who manages business relationships and sells freight services. Enterprise account executives liaise between their company

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Improve Truck Driver Communication

How To Improve Truck Driver Communication

If you are a dispatcher or manager at a trucking company, you know how important it is to maintain ongoing communication with your drivers. It is also important for your drivers to have open pathways of communication with each

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Logistics Account Executive

What is a Logistics Account Executive?

A logistics account executive uses sales and logistical knowledge to provide transportation and cargo solutions. The job includes marketing transportation and logistic solutions to prospective clients, clients, generating new leads,

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Find Shippers as a Freight Broker

How to Find Shippers for Freight Brokers

The work of a freight broker involves many responsibilities. Freight brokers must maintain a rolodex of strong, reputable carriers, deftly navigate driver and equipment shortages, and cover loads as efficiently as possible.

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Drayage in Logistics

What is Drayage in Logistics?

The term “logistics” refers to the process of managing how goods or resources are handled and transported. Logistics involve many carefully coordinated operations. One important step in logistics is drayage.

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Christmas Giveback

We partnered with Back2Back Ministries to throw a Christmas party for local Cincinnati kids. Cincinnati Bengals Kicker Evan McPherson and Dave Lapham helped host the event and spoke to the kids. Watch this video highlighting the party!

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What is Intermodal Trucking: A Simplified Guide

Intermodal Trucking: A Simplified Guide

Nearly every product that you can see right now resulted from a complex series and web of logistics that involve the global supply chain. Raw materials, component parts, and finished products all need to travel.

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Truck Driver

Intermodal Truck Driver Qualifications

To become a truck driver, a person needs to graduate high school or get a GED, pass their state’s standard driver’s license exam, complete professional truck driving training, earn a commercial motor vehicle license (CDL), apply for truck driving jobs

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How to Become a USA Freight Broker

Freight transport is one of the top industries and is critical to industries worldwide. A freight broker plays an important role in freight transport. Being a freight broker can be a lucrative, fulfilling, and flexible career.

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Freight Agent

How to Become a Freight Agent

To become a freight agent, you need a customer base, relevant experience, an office, a computer, a phone, and eagerness to own your own business. A freight agent works with freight brokers under a parent freight company.

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In the Trenches with Dave Lapham

The First Star Logistics – Dave Lapham In The Trenches Sweepstakes is now officially open. The Sweepstakes is sponsored by First Star Logistics, LLC. and will begin on October 25, 2021, at 8:00 AM EDT and end on December 3, 2021, at 8:00 PM EST.

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In the Trenches with Dave Lapham

Cincinnati Bengals fans are excited by what they saw Sunday in the Bengals blowout win over the Baltimore Ravens as Joe Burrow, Joe Mixon, Ja’Marr Chase, and C.J. Uzomah all came up big for offensive coordinator Brian Callahan.

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Life at First Star

Our goal as a company is to support our team members in every way possible. We have a work hard, play hard mentality here and below are a few examples of how we have fun!

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