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KSMTA’s David Roush to Speak at ALK Transportation Technology Summit

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David Roush, president of KSM Transport Advisors, will co-present a session at the 2016 ALK Transportation Technology Summit May 24 in Philadelphia, Pa.
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Combatting Rate Reductions: How to Strengthen Your Negotiating Position Through Freight Network Engineering

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The balance of power in the freight transportation industry has shifted. After a period of tight capacity, which had given carriers the upper hand on freight rates, the pendulum has swung. Capacity is now outpacing demand, providing shippers with the upper hand in negotiating rates with carriers. 
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Participate in the KSM/McLeod Trucking Operations Benchmarking Survey

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Katz, Sapper & Miller and McLeod Software have launched our third annual trucking operations benchmarking survey, providing truckload carriers the opportunity to measure the real performance of their operations against their peers.
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Jason Miller to Speak at IMTA’s 2016 Spring Transportation Summit

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Jason Miller, a partner in Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Transportation Services Group, will lead a discussion on lease accounting updates at Indiana Motor Truck Association’s (IMTA’s) 2016 Spring Transportation Summit. 
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Overcoming the Lull: How the Trucking Industry Can Power Through the Changing Market

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All bubbles burst. Technology experienced it in 2000 and 2001, followed by the housing market from 2008 to 2010. Unfortunately, the global commodities market is the latest vertical to feel the impact, and it is having far-reaching effects on the U.S. transportation industry.
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The Challenge of Analyzing Rates When Fuel Prices Change Rapidly

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The precipitous drop in fuel prices over the last year has affected the trucking industry in several ways. One ramification, in particular, is being felt in our work as trucking consultants. 
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How Trucking Companies Can Profit from Time

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Time is directly connected to money in the trucking industry. This may seem obvious because so many metrics refer to various time frames. We are constantly monitoring numbers that demonstrate how revenue, loads, miles and more stack up over time (per day, week, month, quarter and year). 
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‘Uberfication of Trucking’ Is More Sizzle Than Substance

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Recent media coverage of start-up companies that are bringing Uber-style technology to trucking makes it tempting to conclude that big changes are imminent. The new technology promises to automate the work of matching loads with carriers, thus eliminating waste from the supply chain, making freight brokers obsolete and dramatically altering the relationship between shippers and carriers.
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Benchmarking the Trucking Industry: Year Two

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Katz, Sapper & Miller and McLeod Software (McLeod) released key findings today from their second annual trucking operations benchmarking survey.
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Are U.S. Trucking Companies Subject to Canadian Taxes?

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Trucking companies that deliver to, and/or pick up from, locations outside of the U.S. must consider whether such activity results in tax obligations to the foreign jurisdiction. This article focuses on trucking operations to, and from points within, Canada. 
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