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.
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.
How to Negotiate GRI and LTL Rate Reductions: A Brief Guide To Avoid Rate Increases In LTL Transportation
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?