The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a capacity shortage as many carriers with cold containers are busy moving vaccines and saving lives. This means shippers will need to be more proactive when planning their temperature controlled shipments such as fresh produce and perishable foods. During this time, refrigerated capacity is tight, and this year it is expected to be even tighter.
Choosing the right shipping mode and equipment type may be challenging even for experienced shippers. Knowing the main trailer types and their specifications can help you determine the best one to move their freight. There are numerous types of trailers, each of which is specially designed to meet different shipping demands. To better understand equipment options, learn more about the main and most used trailer types in our ultimate guide:
Expedited shipping is when freight is delivered faster than regular transit times. Whenever the deadline is tightening or there is an unpredictable situation that takes place affecting your shipment, picking the urgent shipping option can be a wise decision.
In this eBook, you will gain insight into the current rules and regulations imposed on the transportation industry by the Department of Transportation (DOT).
Freight management plays a large role in customer experience, and as you probably know, customer satisfaction is more important than ever. Some companies and e-retailers dedicate their entire business plan to the customer experience.
The concept of collecting and studying data for business intelligence is nothing new – but today, there is more data available than ever before. It’s estimated that each day, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data. This data, “big data”, is able to be gathered, sorted and analyzed thanks to advanced, systematized technology.
The driver shortage and fluctuating fuel prices have changed the way carriers work with shippers. Since freight transportation is predicted to grow significantly in the next decade, shippers will have to compete even more to move goods and find capacity.
Motor freight carriers roll out general rate increases (GRIs) just about every year. There’s a lot of talk around why this happens, but what’s more important is how to mitigate the impact of these charges.
The future will be fascinating for those in the transportation industry. There will be several factors coming into play that will affect the industry for years going forward, but by far the biggest story is rising transportation costs.
Low oil prices, growing supply inventories and decreasing global demand have created new challenges in the oil and gas (O&G) industry.
In order to keep pace with new technology and shifting regulations, we are predicting some trends for the upcoming year. What can you expect from the transportation industry in the future?
The ELD mandate and the driver shortage have been key factors contributing to the capacity crunch the industry is experiencing right now. The capacity crunch has been an issue throughout 2018 so far, and is starting to hit home with businesses who may not have thought about what a trucking shortage could mean for their business.
LTL shipments are defined by a classification, depending on the type of product. Freight class plays a prominent role in calculating how much the freight carrier will charge you for transportation.
Discover new innovations that will dramatically change and impact supply chain and logistics in the nearest future!
Market conditions make freight shipping and logistics a top expense for small and mid-sized businesses, which is why many look to a 3PL to help best serve their customers and business objectives.
The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is a global pandemic affecting people, cities, businesses, and supply chains all over the world. It is important to stay updated and prepared for the virus as it continues to spread and affect the way we live.
Over the past decade shifts in the global economy, politics, and technology have transformed the transportation industry. It is important to recognize these changes and their implications for the future of transportation and logistics.
2020 has proven to be a challenging year for businesses everywhere. The worldwide effects of COVID-19 have touched every industry in every country, and has become yet another obstacle for businesses to overcome as time goes on. Despite the challenges currently around us, there are steps you can take to make sure your supply chain handles the stresses of the current climate, and whatever challenges pop up next.
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The economy, the driver shortage, government regulations, and other factors are tightening capacity in the freight industry. As U.S. freight volume steadily increases, shippers must compete for capacity like never before.
CFOs and supply chain managers view transportation differently; CFOs want to cut costs at every opportunity and supply chain managers want to add value to their services. Transportation is crucial to the customer experience and a company’s bottom line. Learn how to break down organizational silos and work together to make your logistics operations a competitive differentiator.purus.
Logistics operations are responsible for providing excellent service to satisfy rising customer demands. Learn how to provide value to your customers, starting now. In this PLS whitepaper, you will learn 5 areas in logistics that typically need improvement, the most successful methods of logistics optimization, and how good logistics practices translate to the customer experience.