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After Election, Wikileaks Shifts to Target Small Parcel Carriers

Now that the election is over, WikiLeaks has decided to shift focus from politicians to top executives in the small parcel industry. ….not really. But if WikiLeaks were to go after the biggest small parcel carriers, whose emails would be targeted and what carrier information would provide the juiciest public release? We have our theory. Click…


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Veterans Day and the Fascinating History of Logistics

Today and every day we salute our veterans—the hard-working, self-sacrificing men and women who have risked everything to serve our country. We owe them a debt of gratitude for the freedoms they’ve secured for us, today on Veterans Day and on every day. In addition, the logistics industry owes its very existence to veterans. Did…


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5 Ways You’re Driving Up Your Shipping Costs

It’s no secret—shipping is complicated. Really complicated. So complicated that iDrive Logistics was created just to make it less complicated (and to reduce your shipping costs, of course). With so many moving pieces, it’s easy to lose track of cost drivers and end up spending too much. Here are five ways you may be wasting…


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USPS Shipping and eCommerce: The Match Made in Heaven

E-commerce is growing faster than ever, and it’s affecting the way we ship. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, e-commerce has grown 13% in the last year alone and 26% over a three-year period from 2013-15. This growth has put UPS and FedEx into a revenue management pickle. In a growing number of instances,…


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3 Ways FedEx-UPS Shipping Rates Will Cost You Big in 2017

September has been an interesting and surprising month for shippers across the nation. FedEx and UPS shipping rates and fees for 2017 were announced almost two months ahead of expectation, and—breaking from tradition—the carriers decided to not match one another. The differences are striking, and will hit shippers hard. There are three major differences between FedEx…


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The Perfect Fit: How Shipping Contract Negotiation is like a Tailored Suit

Imagine yourself walking into a store and the manager excitedly exclaims, “Congratulations! You won a new suit!” She gives you the option to either select one off the rack or have a custom tailored suit. Which do you choose? The custom-made suit, of course!   That’s because a “bespoke” suit is tailored to your specifications….


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Parcel Media: Online Retailers and E-Commerce Shipping in 2017

September 16, 2016 — Parcel Media has published a new article by our very own Shaun Rothwell, Founder and CEO of iDrive Logistics. The informative piece focuses on online retailers and the complicated relationship between e-commerce and rising shipping costs in 2017. In the article, Mr. Rothwell analyzes the causes and effects of 2017 rate changes,…


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UPS Ground Rate Increases 2017

This post is intended to add further data and discussion to our recent article on PARCELindustry.com. For the full article–written by Shaun Rothwell, iDrive Founder and CEO–is available at the following link: “UPS Rate Hikes a Strong Reminder to Prepare.“ A Recap on UPS Rates and Rule Changes UPS announced the following increases, effective December…


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EpiPens and Shipping: How Lack of Competition Shoots Up Prices (And what to do about it)

By now you’ve probably heard the buzz about the EpiPen, the commonly prescribed epinephrine auto-injector used for allergic reactions. The manufacturer, Mylan NV, raised the price of the life-saving device from $57 to over $300 each. The increase has incited panic from parents and patients and even garnered the attention of presidential nominee Hillary Clinton,…


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PRESS RELEASE | iDrive Logistics Recognized for Speedy Growth

Salt Lake City, UT—Shipping management and technology provider iDrive Logistics was honored by Utah Business Magazine as the 25th fastest growing company in Utah. This is the second consecutive year iDrive Logistics has cracked the top 25. Utah Business Magazine’s annual Fast50 list is calculated based on five years of compound growth combined with a…


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