Archive for 2015

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

    Canada-Mexico Transportation Heats Up – What You Need to Know

    - by Transplace

    Canada-Mexico trade continues to heat up thanks in part to the growing number of company’s near-shoring operations to North America, particularly to Mexico, from Asia. The rising cost to produce in Asia, as well as the cost of ocean and air transportation continuously increasing, port congestion and demand on speed to market are all contributing factors. Not only is Mexico becoming a preferred country for manufacturing specific commodities like flat screen TV’s and medical devices, we’re seeing it responsible for a lot of assembly. Even though goods are being made in Asia, those same goods are then assembled in Mexico to then be shipped into the U.S. and Canada.

  • Capacity Services
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List – February 2015

    - by Transplace

    Want to be in the know on important logistics topics and the latest industry insights? Then you’ve come to the right place! Our Transplace TIP List is here to help. We’re continuing our monthly blog post series highlighting the Transportation Industry’s Progression – with the goal in mind to curate a quick, handy list of articles showcasing current hot topics in transportation.

    At the heart of February’s TIP List are some exciting trends spanning key verticals such as retail, chemical, manufacturing as well as oil and gas. Read on to see what was trending this past month – and click any of the links to view the full article!

  • Capacity Services

    Important Topics Facing Mexico Today: Part 2 – Transportation and Logistics

    - by Transplace

    Part two of this series discusses how some important Mexican economic topics are impacting the transportation and logistics industry, and how they’re directly affecting companies doing business there today. Here’s what’s going in the current market, how it’s going to affect both shippers and carriers alike and what to expect in the coming years:

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

    Important Topics Facing Mexico Today: Part 1 – Economy

    - by Transplace

    This two-part series will discuss some of the relevant topics that are front-and-center in Mexico today, including current political and economic factors, and how key industries and trade are doing, particularly when considering Mexico-U.S. relations. Want to keep up to date with all things Mexico? Here’s what you need to know:

  • Capacity Services
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List – January 2015

    - by Transplace

    In order to keep up to date with current supply chain and transportation topics, we’re starting a regular blog series for the New Year – the Transplace TIP List! Why call it the TIP List? For 2 reasons: to highlight the Transportation Industry’s Progression forward and to curate a short list of current articles that highlight where and how this is happening across verticals and hot topic areas.

    Each month, we’ll compile a sampling of the top trends and topics in the industry, including some of the most relevant supply chain stories, industry advancements and tales in trucking.  This month’s TIP List checks in on these areas and a host of other meaningful matters. See what was trending in January – and click any of the links for the full article!

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

    Super Bowl XLIX: Get Into the Game with These Super Stats

    - by Transplace

    It’s almost time for the biggest football game of the year! This Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks will face the New England Patriots at University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona, and we’re pretty excited to see who will come out on top. From playmakers Marshawn Lynch and Richard Sherman to super duo Tom Brady and Bill Belichick – this showdown has everyone abuzz.

    But have you ever wondered which NFL team has emerged victorious with the most Super Bowl wins, or just how many avocados Americans consume on Super Bowl Sunday?  Wonder no more! We’ve got you covered on these super stats to get your head in the game.

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

    The Path to Preferred Shipper Status

    - by Transplace

    With capacity tightening and shippers finding it increasingly harder to secure freight, many are looking for ways to become a preferred shipper. In the past, shippers have had more leverage due to an abundance of capacity being available in the market, and carriers had to compromise – doing anything to get loads. But now, due to factors such as changes to industry regulations and the lack of available drivers causing a tightening of capacity, carriers are being more selective and strategic about what shippers they work with – even going so far as to giving shippers a scorecard. According to Ben Cubitt, senior vice president of engineering and consulting for Transplace, carriers are scoring shippers on a number of factors including:

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

    Freight Accessorials for CPG Companies: Augmenting Revenue While Covering Costs…And Then Some!

    - by Transplace

    The challenge of adapting to the constantly-changing needs of consumers and retailers is compounded by the push for CPG companies to become lean and cut costs within their own operations. The effect of this can be noticed in numerous areas, but three major shifts have greatly impacted CPG companies and the way they operate.

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