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The Latest Advancements in FedEx Ground Routing

Posted by Jeff Walczak on 1/19/24 11:37 AM

In the dynamic world of logistics and delivery services, staying ahead with the latest technological advancements is crucial for success. This is especially true for FedEx Ground contractors, who constantly seek ways to enhance efficiency and streamline operations. In our latest Weekly Software Workshop, we explored the newest features and upcoming enhancements in FedEx Ground routing that are set to revolutionize the way contractors manage their businesses.

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Topics: FedEx Ground, Dynamic Route Optimization, fedex ground contractors, time definite, driver management, BOSS

eTruckBiz Just Got Better - Unveiling The New Platform

Posted by Jeff Walczak on 11/15/20 1:22 PM

For more than 8 years, we’ve been building products & services to help CSP’s transform the way they approach running their businesses.

Recently, the FXG model itself has been transforming in unprecedented ways. For most CSP’s , the days of being a “hands-on” operator are gone, and the need to provide leadership & management through systems, processes and people are quickly being implemented. The days where you or your BC’s could “jump in a truck” to fix things are gone.

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Topics: Business Structure, Business Tools, Business Planning, Timekeeping, Bookeeping, Intelligence, Business Metrics, ISP, FedEx Ground, Business, Negotiation, model, Metrics, Profit, leadership, safety, coaching, Scheduling, Dynamic Route Optimization

DROwning in a Tsunami of Changes

Posted by Ben Weil on 7/26/20 11:57 AM

We recently hosted a webinar that obviously struck a chord with many Contract Service Providers (CSP’s). Attendance for the webinar was sizable. The topic was Dynamic Route Optimization, more well known by its acronym, DRO, which has understandably created a generous amount of frustration.

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Topics: Business Tools, FedEx, Training, FedEx Ground, Investment, Dynamic Route Optimization, DRO

DRO Expectations vs Reality

Posted by Dave Bowen on 6/4/20 4:40 PM

In today’s world with the latest AI (artificial intelligence) technology, we can use voice commands to control not only our devices,- “Alexa” / “Hey Google” “Play Crazy Train by Ozzy Osborne” (yes choice of song intended), but we can also control our lights (remember the clapper?), garage doors, air-conditioning, and appliances through apps from the palms of our hands.

One would think that a world class company like FedEx would be able to offer a highly sophisticated routing solution software as a tool to fine tune the routing for today’s exploding e-commerce market. You would be correct to hope for that to happen.

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Topics: FedEx, FedEx Ground, Profit, Scheduling, Dynamic Route Optimization, DRO

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