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iDrive Logistics | Shaun Rothwell on Company Growth (2017)

iDrive Logistics was ranked on the Utah Fast50 for the 3rd straight year, as the 16th fastest growing company in Utah. In an interview with Utah Business Magazine, Founder and CEO Shaun Rothwell provides his thoughts on what has led to iDrive’s sustained growth and success. . . . . .


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The Ultimate B2C Shipping Challenge: Leveraging Carrier Sensitivities to Your Advantage

Originally published in Parcel Magazine Are you a popular B2C shipper or an increasingly rare B2B unicorn? If you primarily ship B2B, don’t be surprised to see carriers work harder to retain your coveted commercial deliveries. However, if you’re growing toward the B2C side, your road is getting steeper and you will face many yield-management…


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The Differences Between FedEx and UPS: Comparison

FedEx and UPS have a lot in common: They offer comparable air and ground services, similar expedited options, and services for everything from low-weight economy to freight shipping. Until 2017, both major carriers even had the same ground rates! The list of similarities goes on (click for a full fact sheet) but there are some…


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Supply Chain & Shipping Optimization: The Shame of Using 3rd-Party Consultants

Authored by Glenn Gooding (President, iDrive Logistics) I get it—like many shippers, you’re hesitant to use a 3rd party consultant. Even though you’re familiar with just how complicated and expensive shipping has become, you have some reservations about getting expert help. One of the fascinating and challenging aspects of my career is helping potential clients…


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UPS Peak Season Surcharge: The Glenn Gooding Analysis

Originally published by Parcel Media. Well, it happened. Just as we predicted during our presentation at last year’s Parcel Forum, a major carrier has finally imposed a Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) for 2017. UPS’s announcement comes as a surprise to many shippers, but to industry analysts, carriers finding new ways to make things a little…


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Tips to Thinking Like a Carrier

Originally published in Parcel Media. Does approaching your carrier for contract negotiations make you feel like you are stepping into the ring with a 500-pound gorilla? If you feel outmatched, chances are, you’re probably right. The solution? Learn to think like a carrier. If there is one thing I have learned in over a decade…


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How Carriers View Your Business: Credibility Matters

Editor’s Note: Originally published in Parcel Media. This is a web exclusive that delves more into one of the main topics Glenn covered in his recent article, titled Tips to Thinking Like a Carrier, which appeared in Parcel Magazine’s January/February issue. Negotiating with the national small parcel carriers is no easy task. To be successful, you need…


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iDrive Logistics to Lead 3 Educational Sessions at National Postal Forum

Salt Lake City, UT—The National Postal Forum (NPF) board has selected iDrive Logistics to lead three presentation sessions at this year’s National Postal Forum, taking place in Baltimore on May 21-24.  iDrive will cover user experience in shipping environments, key differences between USPS Priority Mail and SurePost/SmartPost, and debunking the myths about the USPS. “We’re…


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Shipping Data & KPIs: Oh, Great. Another Article About Data

Authored by Glenn Gooding (EVP, iDrive Logistics) and originally published by Parcel Media. If the process of data collection, analysis, and intelligent decision making wasn’t a determining factor for business success, these articles might be fewer and farther between. The other reality — in the shipping world — is that too many experienced folks that…


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How the United States Postal Service Shaped America

When Benjamin Franklin founded the Constitutional Post in 1774, he inadvertently created the central nervous system of early America. This postal system connected revolutionaries from distant territories to those in the cities, speeding along the Revolution and eventually growing into a massive force for innovation in American infrastructure and transportation. However, the United States Postal…


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