Truck Capacity Update

Good afternoon, Prior to Memorial Day, and especially since the holiday, AFN has seen a freight index that is increasingly strained. A quick glance at the freight indices from March 2017 and June 2017 (below) reveal the deepening red which indicates a tougher market for truck capacity – and thus, higher market day pricing. Notably, […]

AFN Named “Company of the Year” By The Chicago Chapter of APICS

On Tuesday, May 23, the Chicago Chapter of APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society) honored AFN with its “Company of the Year” award. The Board of Directors selected AFN in recognition of our extensive in-house training programs offered to AFN team members in 2017. In accepting the award, Lori Panzarella, Human Resources business partner […]

Making Sense of Mode Optimization

Check out our latest video, and learn how mode optimization can reduce costs, eliminate unnecessary touch points, and help you achieve your strategic goals. Mode Optimization     To learn more about mode optimization and consolidation, please download our in-depth white paper, Increase Compliance and Cut Costs with a Customized Retail Optimization Program. Ready to […]

What Does Earth Day Mean For The Transportation Industry?

For some businesses, such as organic farmers, retailers that provide products for enjoying the outdoors, or companies that use recycled materials in their products, celebrating Earth Day is a natural fit. For these organizations, finding meaningful ways to celebrate sustainability is relatively easy. But for those of us in the transportation industry, where burning fossil […]

FMCSA Withdraws Proposed Rule on Safety Fitness Determination

On March 22, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) withdrew its proposed rule regarding the Safety Fitness Determination (SFD) of motor carriers. The proposed rule was issued in January 2016 and would have provided a so-called “red light, green light” approach to the evaluation of carriers’ safety competence by measuring a carrier’s safety fitness […]