Archive for 2017

  • Business - Transportation
    LTL Trends and Challenges: Density-Based Pricing

    LTL Trends and Challenges: Density-Based Pricing

    - by Transplace

    Within the last few years, less-than-truckload (LTL) rates and capacity have fluctuated. Many carriers have shifted from the traditional National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) rate-setting formula to density-based pricing, which prices freight according to the amount of space the shipment uses in the truck. This new pricing model, along with other recent industry trends, has had a significant impact on shippers – making it important to understand the new pricing methods for LTL shipments, what’s currently happening in the LTL industry, and some of its key market challenges.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of October 29th, 2017

    - by Transplace

    Since we’re transitioning from sculpting pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns to baking pumpkin pies in preparation for Thanksgiving, now is a great time to also shift our attention towards some end-of-year transportation trends. This week, our TIP List focuses on trucking companies’ troubles recruiting drivers for the holidays and the full implementation of the ELD mandate in December. Carve out some time and catch up on all of the industry news below!

  • Miscellaneous
    Halloween 2017: The Sweetest Supply Chain Influencers to Follow

    Halloween 2017: The Sweetest Supply Chain Influencers to Follow

    - by Transplace

    It’s no secret that, for many children, one of the biggest treats of Halloween is knocking on doors and collecting as many peanut butter cups and chocolate bars as possible. And while the holiday is a delight for kids, Halloween also has a significant impact each year on supply chains across the U.S. According to the National Retail Federation, nearly all of this year’s 179 million U.S. celebrants plan on purchasing candy. And all of those sweets need to be manufactured, shipped and delivered on time for trick-or-treating on October 31st!

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of October 22nd, 2017

    - by Transplace

    Robots and artificial intelligence continue to emerge as everyday tools that are impacting people’s lives. And with these technologies on the rise, it may feel like they’re taking over the world. But they haven’t – they’ve only taken over this week’s TIP List! From the benefits of AI for supply chain managers to the impact of blockchain on the transportation industry – stay on the cutting edge of innovation with all of the latest trends below.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of October 15th, 2017

    - by Transplace

    With basketball season tipping off this week, baseball coming down the homestretch and football in full force, it’s a thrilling time in the sports atmosphere. It’s also an exciting time in the shipping world – and for this week’s TIP List, we’ve scouted some of the most recent industry trends. From the latest on the ELD mandate to September’s record-breaking freight index – check out the full series of articles below!

  • Business - Transportation
    Transplace Think Tank: Mitigating the Effect of Natural Disasters on Your Supply Chain

    Transplace Think Tank: Mitigating the Effect of Natural Disasters on Your Supply Chain

    - by Transplace

    Earlier this year, through the support of Steve Moore, Vice President, Operations at Transplace, employees Jordan Donmoyer, Matthew Todd, Nolan Plourde, Zain Abdeen and Parker Belden created a “Think Tank” at Transplace. Their ongoing mission is to “influence those around us with a revolutionary mindset of continuous improvement by cultivating empowered thought leaders.”

  • Supply Chain Consulting
    Real Industry Solutions for Data Management Challenges

    Real Industry Solutions for Data Management Challenges

    - by Transplace

    Many companies have realized the importance of data management to enable strategic decision-making and the best possible standards of service. But data alone serves little purpose without the right actionable intelligence and analysis. If properly maintained, data can provide the pivotal information necessary to truly optimize the end-to end supply chain within a meaningful timeframe, regardless of the multiple systems and processes in play.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of October 8th, 2017

    - by Transplace

    With Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up fast, supply chains across North America are gearing up for the surge of the holiday shipping rush. This week, the TIP List includes a serious haul of news and trends that will impact shippers and carriers alike during this year’s holiday peak season. From the upcoming “Operation Safe Driver Week” to holiday retail sales projections – the list below is right on time!

  • Business - Transportation
    Intermodal Industry Update: Conquering the 2017 Capacity Crunch

    Intermodal Industry Update: Conquering the 2017 Capacity Crunch

    - by Transplace

    For shippers and carriers alike, it’s certainly an interesting time in transportation. The intermodal market in particular has shifted on a dime in Q3 of 2017, while over-the-road (OTR) capacity has also changed significantly. For a few years, the market had been fairly saturated, but with recent hurricanes in the southern parts of the country, capacity has tightened significantly. Now is a great time for shippers to take note of this market shift and consider how intermodal transportation can help as capacity continues to tighten.

  • Business - Transportation
    Big News: Introducing Our Quarterly Industry Insight Report

    Big News: Introducing Our Quarterly Industry Insight Report

    - by Transplace

    The transportation industry is always moving. And in such a fast-paced space, it can be hard to keep careful track of all of the latest info that can enable you to maximize your organization’s success. To help, we’re introducing our Quarterly Industry Insight Report, an overview of the transportation industry, capacity and rate trends, economic insight and much more. We’ll be highlighting what you need to know with the goal to curate a report that is specifically designed to help your organization stay ahead of the curve.

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