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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:
We’ve created a Trailer Equipment Guide that outlines the various types of truck trailers. See more information about Dry Vans, Reefers, Containers, Tankers, Hoppers, Flatbeds, and Drop Decks. View the new Trailer Equipment Guide and contact one of our brokerage sales representatives by phone, fax, e-mail, or social media for questions and free freight quotes. (This guide is offered as a reference tool only).
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.
2016 will be a fascinating year 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 2015?
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.

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