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Dan's Downloads

Dan's Downloads Dan’s Downloads   Dan Cser, owner of ICAT Logistics DTW, is tracking the constantly changing world of logistics, freight forwarding, shipping and supply chain management. Here is a roundup of news items that caught his attention:   Inflation is Coming to the U.S. on an 18-Wheel Flatbed CNBC https://tinyurl.com/yd7ksrt7   China’s Scrap Ban Leaves Supply Chain Unsettled Supply Chain Dive https://tinyurl.com/y7sol4xf   Wi-Fi in the Road? Kansas City Start-Up Developing ‘Smart’ Pavement Transport Topics https://tinyurl.com/ybdjsvsh   How China’s 36th-Best Car Company Saved Volvo Bloomberg Businessweek https://tinyurl.com/yar332mx   Pilot-Hungry Airlines are Raiding Flight Schools The Washington Post https://tinyurl.com/y8argwxm       Dan’s ‘High Five’ News Nuggets   Five fast facts that stuck with Dan Cser in recent days:   1.    $240 Million and $768 million Illinois officials are investing $240 million in two dozen projects to improve freight mobility and relieve…

Taking the Surprises Out of Freight Delivery

Taking the Surprises Out of Freight Delivery When it comes to shipping your valuable cargo safely, efficiently and on time, it pays to have a logistics partner you can trust, says Chris Cser.   ‘Cheap’ should not be Priority #1.  You should always start with a solid plan. “We’ve been on the clean-up end of freight arrangements that should have sounded too good to be true,” says Chris, ICAT Logistics DTW Logistics Manager and Director of International.  “In one case, we worked with a Tier One supplier that had carefully developed and manufactured parts in Asia, and as an afterthought went to the Internet and randomly chose a freight company that advertised the lowest price.” The freight, destined for delivery to the U.S. Midwest, was dropped off instead in Los Angeles with no further arrangements made for final delivery. Now, the shipper owed warehousing fees, land freight charges and was in danger of missing an important delivery deadline. All the great work that was done to get the parts ready was about to be lost. …


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