Dan Goodwill ()
Dan Goodwill, President, Dan Goodwill & Associates Inc. has over 30 years of experience in the logistics and transportation industries in both Canada and the United States. Dan has held executive level positions in the industry including President of Yellow Transportation’s Canada division, President of Clarke Logistics (Canada’s largest Intermodal Marketing Company), General Manager of the Railfast division of TNT and Vice President, Sales & Marketing, TNT Overland Express. Goodwill is currently a consultant to manufacturers and distributors, helping them improve their transportation processes and save millions of dollars in freight spend. Mr. Goodwill also provides consulting services to investors, vendors to the trucking industry, transportation and logistics organizations.

329 posts by Dan Goodwill

Time to Face the New Reality of Freight Transportation

Thankfully, the first quarter of 2014 is behind us. The challenging winter across Canada and the northeastern USA and capacity shortages, brought on, in part by the weather, created a difficult environment for both carriers and shippers. Are we in the clear now? With the winter behind us and with the economy improving, can we

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What Can Shippers Do to Mitigate the Upcoming Freight Rate Increases?

Freight rate increases are coming this year. The economy is on the upswing. Truck capacity is tightening as driver shortages, government regulations, cost overruns from a very challenging winter and carrier financial prudence all push freight rates in one direction – – – higher What can shippers do to mitigate the impact? A lot. Here

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Best Practices in Intermodal Transportation

The term intermodal refers to moving a container or trailer by more than one mode of transportation—generally truck plus rail, ocean plus rail, ocean plus truck, or all three modes. Some recent freight industry trends—such as long-haul trucking capacity shortages, higher fuel costs, and a drive to reduce environmental impact—have sparked new interest in intermodal,

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Omni-Channel Retailing – Part 1 – What are the Implications for Shippers, Retailers and Consumers?

  Omni-Channel Retailing is a subject we are go to be hearing a lot about in the coming years. This is the first of two blogs on this topic. In the first blog I will provide an oveview of what the term means and then outline the implications for shippers, retailers and consumers. In the

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Some Major Trends in Freight Transportation in 2014

freight In my previous blog, I tried to capture some of the Major Freight Transportation Stories of 2013 (http://www.dantranscon.com/index.php/blog/entry/the-top-freight-transportation-stories-of-2013). In this blog I will look ahead to 2014 and beyond. Here are some of the emerging trends that transportation professionals should monitor closely in the coming years. 1. The 10 Miles Per Gallon Truck Heavy-duty

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The Top Freight Transportation Stories of 2013

As the year 2013 winds down, it is time to reflect on the major transportation trends of the past year. While I saw and read about a wide range of developments, these are the ones that resonated most with me. 1. Technology Comes to Freight Transportation Last year I predicted that we would see a

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What were the Biggest Freight Transportation Stories of 2013? / What will be the Top Trends in 2014?

At the end of each year, I like to take stock of the major freight transportation stories of the past twelve months and look ahead to the major industry trends in the coming year. The two blogs that I write are prepared from my perspective as a consultant to shippers and carriers. This year I

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Shippers and Carriers – - It’s Time to Talk

One of the highlights of this year’s Surface Transportation Summit was the impassioned plea from Jacquie Meyers, President of Meyers Transportation Services, for shippers and carriers to collaborate. This is not a new message. In fact, it is a message I have heard many times over the past ten years. The difference was the sincerity

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The Freight Payment and Audit Process – a Work in Progress

For the past several years, American Shipper, in partnership with the Council of Supply Chain Manage¬ment Professionals (CSCMP) and Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), has successfully benchmarked more than 250 payers (shippers and 3PLs) on their transportation invoice processing and payment practices and systems. Participants completed a 28-question survey covering all modes of international and

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The Dynamic and Ever-Changing Retail World in Canada

Canada is going through some dramatic evolutions and revolutions in the world of retailing and in retail distribution. The changes are very evident every time I visit or drive by my local shopping mall, the Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto. The mall has gone through another major expansion. Microsoft and Apple have stores a few

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