Archive for 2015

  • Miscellaneous
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Talking Turkey: Thanksgiving Stats That Will Leave You Feeling Full!

    - by Transplace

    The Thanksgiving holiday is upon us, and each year this time allows us to reflect on what we’re thankful for and to truly appreciate everything we have. This includes delicious food and spending quality time with friends and family. And in the giving spirit of the holiday, we wanted to serve up some interesting data tidbits for you to gobble up and enjoy. Do you know how much Americans spend on food for Thanksgiving each year? Or how many turkeys are eaten on Thanksgiving Day? Our infographic below is stuffed with all of the answers!

  • International Logistics
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    International Transportation Services Are Changing – Are You Keeping Up?

    - by Transplace

    International logistics services have changed over the last few years and are continuing to evolve. The change has been customer driven, and is due to many of the major global players letting their infrastructure lapse in keeping up with the demands of the global supply chain. When it comes to international logistics, there are a number of separate entities involved on both the import and export side, and there’s not one cohesive location managing everyone as well as all the data involved. Until recently, where we’ve been able to connect and manage all the dots. Due to the nature of our business, we’ve been able to step in and handle all of these relationships and processes, upping our international services game.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of November 15th, 2015

    - by Transplace

    Much is up in the air and on the precipice of transformation in today’s transportation and supply chain industry. From the extended funding provided by the newest highway bill, to the Trans Pacific Partnership and the continuing development of the international supply chain, things in this industry are certainly on the move. Well, except for the many ships currently waiting in the Panama Canal –unfortunately, they seem to be a bit stuck!

  • Business - Transportation
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Q3 Logistics Review

    - by Transplace

    There was some question as we entered Q3 about whether freight volumes would surge resulting in capacity shortages. That clearly did not happen. In fact, capacity became more readily available throughout Q3. Below you’ll find some key highlights from the third quarter, including economic data driving freight demand, as well as legislative and regulatory issues affecting freight transportation. I’ll also share my expectations for the remainder of the year. Now, let’s take a look at Q3.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of November 8th, 2015

    - by Transplace

    Happy Veterans Day! We’d like to take a moment and say thank you to all of the men and women of the armed forces, both past and current, for their service to our country. Our thoughts and gratitude are with you today!

    And while we have past and present military service members on our minds today, this week’s TIP List is looking to the future. From shipping for the digital age and a “smart” truck parking system, to virtual reality and the Internet of Things, the transportation industry is definitely looking ahead.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of November 1st, 2015

    - by Transplace

    Despite the clock “falling back” this weekend, our latest TIP List is ready to spring ahead with this week’s top trends in the transportation industry. And at the forefront are a number of timely and intriguing topics, including a new highway bill, container weight rules and the continuation of the problematic driver shortage. While the clock is ticking on many of these issues, that extra hour of sleep has us wide awake and ready to dive into this week’s TIP List! Check it out below.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of October 25th, 2015

    - by Transplace

    Happy Halloween! Even though the houses are haunted, the ghosts are out and the ghouls are appearing, we’re certainly not afraid to bring you the latest and greatest supply chain trends. This week’s TIP List covers rising supply chain costs for CPG companies, high-tech hospitals and the potential buzzing of drones along our nation’s railways. How is your supply chain holding up against the things that go bump in the night? Read on to find out!

  • Business - Transportation
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    The Holidays (And Seasonal Demand) are About to Hit: Is Your Supply Chain Prepared?

    - by Transplace

    Managing the supply chain to match customer demand is difficult any time of year, but peak seasons can add a number of particular challenges. During the holiday season, companies need to capture as many sales as possible without overestimating demand and ending the season saddled with excess stock. Depending on the type of product, holiday shipments start in September, October and November — and if your product isn’t on the shelves by the first week of December, you’ve lost the sale.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of October 18th, 2015

    - by Transplace

    As we’re nearing the end of October, we are getting closer to baseball’s biggest games of the year. Have you been following the exciting journey to the MLB World Series? We certainly have, and our newest TIP List gathers up its own series of important topics, including the recent trucking boom, the rise of intermodal and why the U.S. infrastructure needs a serious overhaul. This week’s list knocks it out of the park with the trends you need to know.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of October 11th, 2015

    - by Transplace

    The central thread of this week’s transportation TIP list is a big one: expansion. With developments such as the Pacific Trade Deal, intermodal expansion in Texas and the exodus of manufacturers out of China, many in the industry are expecting large gains from a number of new avenues. Check out our sizable list below to see what’s trending!

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