Author Archives: AFN, LLC

Delivering Like Clockwork

A “Just-In-Time” Transportation Success When a global leader in household and professional use appliances needed 48 hour turnaround to deliver merchandise sold online and through in-store kiosks at a major home improvement chain, they turned to AFN to help them … Read More

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Continuous Improvement

Survey Findings Reveal What Shippers Really Want “I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it.” – Thomas Edison (1847 – 1931).Inventor and owner of 1,093 United States patents, an individual record that still stands.  … Read More

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At the Top of Their Game in 2013

Congratulations to the AFN Employees of the Year In 2013, AFN celebrated a milestone: ten years in business with a promising outlook for the future.  Determined to continue the upward trend, we hit the ground running in 2013 and made … Read More

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Beat the Clock On Hours of Service Regs

The Advantages of Drop Trailer Programs Drop trailer programs – where freight is directly loaded over a period of hours or days onto a trailer and then unloaded over time at its destination – are becoming a more common practice.  There … Read More

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RILA Roundup

News from the Front Lines of the Retail Supply Chain Conference Over 500 executives from top retailers, plus vendors representing all links in the supply chain, attended the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) Conference last month in sunny San Diego. … Read More

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Think Like The Customer

  Our 2014 New Year’s Resolution Researchers at the University of Scranton recently published rather startling statistics about New Year’s Resolutions.  They found that 45% of Americans make some type of resolution at the beginning of each new year but … Read More

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AFN “Elves” Deliver Gifts to Deserving School Kids

Santa Gets Professional Help from AFN, a Local Logistics Company, To Deliver Gifts to Seward Academy Students Chicago, IL – December 17, 2013 - AFN, an award-winning logistics and supply chain company, is sponsoring its 7th annual holiday toy and clothing … Read More

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If You Engage Them, They Will Stay

Retaining Your Employees In polling our shippers and carriers, both groups of customers consistently cite driver shortages as one of their top concerns. In fact, the ATA (American Trucking Associations) estimates that the industry currently needs between 20,000 and 25,000 … Read More

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Team to Attend RILA Conference in February

RILA – The Retail Industry Leaders Association Annual Conference One of the premier industry educational and networking events is just a few short weeks away.  The annual Retail Industry Leaders Association conference will be held in San Diego on February … Read More

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AFN’s Own “Elves” Don Pointy Ears and Spring Into Action

Delivering Good Cheer to Deserving Kids Given that our business is transportation, playing “elf” comes naturally to our team. This holiday season, we’re once again lending a hand to our pointy-eared fellow logistics experts at the North Pole by delivering … Read More

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