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Seminar: Transportation & Traffic Management

May 14, 2013
8:30am — 3:30pm
Niagara University

Transportation and Traffic Management The largest cost element in supply chain logistics is freight transportation. As costs rise, it becomes more important to understand the fundamentals of freight transportation markets and how corporate traffic management can be managed for greater efficiency. Therefore, this course will focus on: • An overview of freight transportation: Trucking, Rail, Water, Air, and Intermodal. • Reviewing basic freight rate terms, documentation, structures and trends. (How are freight charges determined)? • Understanding current issues in transportation markets--fuel surcharges, driver shortage, and industry economics. • Learning about traffic management strategies to reduce costs, including consolidation, modal options, and negotiation.  An overview of teh less-than-truckload (LTL) industry.