For those not in the shipping business, news that Toys R Us filed for bankruptcy protection had the same effect as a surprise Gatorade bath. For the rest of us with experience in the logistics business, this was just the latest stark reminder of the long-running battle between retailers and online sellers. It’s next to […]
About Dan Clark
Dan Clark, Founder and President, is a transportation industry veteran. He possesses extensive operations and sales experience gained from years of working with the leading freight carriers.
As the Division Vice President of Operations and Sales at Central Freight Lines, Dan managed 23 separate facilities, generating $100 million in annual revenue. His responsibilities included overseeing P&L, Operations, Sales and Process Improvement groups.
While filling various Director roles at the USF group of freight companies, Dan managed all aspects of operations and sales. He worked directly with information systems to develop automated applications that allow users to achieve greater efficiencies and profitability.
Dan received his BS degree from Northeastern University.
Entries by Dan Clark
When you consider that the average age of a trucker is 56, you realize it’s high time to up efforts to recruit and retain younger drivers to address the driver shortage and ensure a future for this profession. So how do we find younger, mechanically-savvy recruits? What would make millennials want to drive a truck […]
With Hurricane Irma ready to deliver the back half of a devastating one-two punch to the south in the days ahead, you’re freight intelligence will once again put your TMS to the test. For those whose operations weren’t effected by Hurricane Harvey, let’s review what we learned or re-learned. State of Emergency. Whether it’s MASH […]
I wonder what those with freight intelligence were thinking if they were among those who were able to watch the live stream of the Mayweather-McGregor fight. Fans usually aren’t still arguing about who got hit the hardest several days after a title fight. That’s unless of course the fighters weren’t the ones that took the […]
I don’t think anyone would disagree with me when I say the shipping ecosystem owes a huge debt of gratitude to EDI. Many decades after companies in numerous industries implemented it to enable electronic communications and change the way they did business, EDI is still alive and well. But as APIs have ascended, I’ve seen […]
As the world’s supply chains become increasingly interconnected, the responsibility for ensuring a smooth, end-to-end process starts to fall on the shoulders of a lot more suppliers, distributors, and business partners. Faced with this reality, companies must not only ensure that their own processes and procedures are running smoothly, but that their suppliers are also […]
The salesperson that expedites an order to overnight airfreight because a customer calls to see why it hasn’t arrived yet, the supplier that isn’t being held accountable for its inability to fulfill an order on time, and the carrier that consistently fails to meet shipment delivery expectations all add costs to their companies’ supply chains. […]
Think about it. Truck brokerages used to have these “little black books” filled with the contact names and numbers of independent drivers who were scattered throughout the country. When the brokerage needed a driver to haul a load across the U.S., it flipped through its black book and found one who was ready, willing, and […]
Two years ago, American Trucking Associations was talking about a 50,000-person gap between the number of truck drivers currently working and the number of them needed to run the nation’s over-the-road (OTR) transportation network. That gap has since widened and is expected to grow over the next few years. In Who’s to Blame for the […]
If the amount of data flowing into, out of, and within the four walls of your company is out of control, you’re not alone. Organizations of all sizes are experiencing the impact of the Information Age, and even government agencies admit that they’re feeling overwhelmed by data fatigue right now. The National Security Administration isn’t […]