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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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Getting to Know iDrive: Meet Shaun Rothwell, Founder & CEO

Matt Simmons sat down with Shaun Rothwell to discuss business, family, Abraham Lincoln and more. Remember to check back for subsequent releases of “Getting to Know iDrive.” . Shaun, Supply Chains & iDrive How did you get your start in Supply Chain Management and what attracts you to this industry? I got my start with the US…


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UPS November Surprise Classic Example of Duopoly Power

This article—written by iDrive EVP Glenn Gooding—was originally published by Parcel Media. Click here to read at ParcelIndustry.com.  ———— If you thought the election was 2016’s only November surprise, then take a seat before reading any further. On Friday, United Parcel Service posted its updated rate increases for 2017, and it snuck in four new…


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Insight: UPS Air Maintenance Workers Vote to Strike

After three years of negotiations, UPS air maintenance workers just voted to authorize a labor union strike. Like many Americans, the workers share concerns over rising healthcare costs. The union claims that the current contract fails to address those costs and that it exposes workers to great health risks implicit in working around jet engines….


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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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