Client Focus | Alpha Systems

Are your expenses as low as they could be? That’s what Alpha Systems LLC, based in Elkhart, Indiana, wanted to know. They manufacture and distribute high-quality, innovative products and accessories for the RV, Marine, Commercial Roofing and Housing Industries. Because they operate on very tight gross and net margins within highly-competitive industries, their management team […]

Using LTL Freight With An FAK Agreement: What You Need to Know

If your business ships goods, you’re always looking for ways to keep shipping costs low. If you use Less Than Truckload (LTL) freight for shipping, your products are rated by class, and the cost to ship them is determined by that rating. The higher the class, the more you pay in shipping. For that reason, […]

How Dimensional Weight Can Lower Your Shipping Costs

If your business ships any kind of products, then shipping costs are probably a concern for you. You want your products to arrive on-time and damage-free, but you also want to keep the cost of shipping low. Taking advantage of dimensional weight shipping can help you achieve this goal. What is Dimensional Weight? Dimensional weight […]

Fleet Cost Formula: Is It Really This Simple?

As part of a fleet reduction initiative, the city of Philadelphia developed a formula designed to quantify the relationship between size of fleet and overall costs, an Automotive Fleet article reports. In this formula fleet size was a super-variable in determining aggregate costs. FC = (A + R/M + F+ I/O) x #V (A = acquisition costs. R/M = repair/maintenance costs. […]

UPS and FedEx Investigated for Price Fixing

In the March 18, 2011, 10-Q Quarterly Filing by FedEx Corporation is a brief reference to a U.S. Department of Justice investigation into alleged anti-competitive actions: In February 2011, we received a demand for the production of information and documents in connection with a civil investigation by the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice into the policies and practices […]

Ready To Get Your Silver Back?

Want to put some silver back in your pocket? Sometimes it pays to put a fresh set of eyes on your operating expenses.

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