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  • Business - Transportation

    Overcoming Retailers Delivery Requirements with Data Reporting

    - by Transplace

    Within the last few years, the rise of omni-channel fulfillment has dramatically impacted the retail industry and its vast supply chain networks. This next-gen inventory strategy has put pressure on businesses to meet growing consumer demands by having products where and when they want them. To overcome the challenges presented by these evolving expectations, major retailers are also evolving their business processes and increasing delivery requirements to keep pace with customer demand and gain a competitive advantage.

  • Business - Transportation

    From the Archives: A Look Back at Some Top Logistically Speaking Topics

    - by Transplace

    2019 is in full swing, and it’s the perfect time to take a trip back into our Logistically Speaking archives and showcase some of the topics that have been of particular interest to our readers over the past few years. These blogs have stood the test of time, and revisiting older trends is often a helpful way to frame current conversations and further all of our respective industry educations.

  • Business - Transportation

    Quarterly Industry Report: Q4 of 2018

    - by Transplace

    2019 is in full swing, and there are plenty of key transportation trends and industry conditions to explore in the new year. As we move away from the packed holiday season for organizations in the retail space and anticipate the upcoming Chinese New Year for international shippers, Transplace’s Quarterly Industry Insight Report is here to provide a recap of the industry in Q4 of 2018 – and to look ahead to the many things changing throughout the transportation landscape moving forward.

  • Industry News

    Food Safety Compliance & Inspections: What Shippers Need to Know

    - by Transplace

    The Sanitary Transport of Human and Animal Food (STHAF) Rules have been out for some time now, published under the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act on February 5, 2014, with the final rule taking effect beginning April 6, 2017. These rules established criteria that apply in determining whether food is to be deemed adulterated because it has been transported or offered for transport by a shipper, carrier by motor or rail vehicle, or receiver engaged in the transportation of food under conditions that are not in compliance with the sanitary food transportation regulations.

  • Business - Transportation
    Industry Insight Report: Q3 2018

    Q3 2018 Quarterly Industry Report

    - by Transplace

    With only a few months left in 2018, there are a number of key market trends and industry conditions left to explore – especially with the jam-packed holiday season coming up for organizations in the retail space and beyond. In addition to the anticipation of the peak holiday shipping season, recent events such as Hurricane Florence and ongoing tariff fluctuations make now, more than ever, a critical time for shippers to find new ways to lower transportation costs and examine alternative capacity solutions in today’s tight market.

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

    Q2 2018 Quarterly Industry Report

    - by Transplace

    It’s hard to believe, but we are more than halfway through 2018 – and as we head into the second half of the year, there are myriad market conditions and industry statistics to explore. Keeping abreast of the current state of the marketplace can truly enable your organization to successfully navigate any obstacles and stay ahead of the supply chain game during the latter half of the year. Additionally, this becomes all the more critical when capacity is tight and shippers may be struggling to keep their transportation costs in check.

  • Business - Transportation
    Transplace Inbound Logistics campaign for top 10 3pl #4

    Better Together: Thanks for Voting Transplace #2!

    - by Transplace

    Each year, the Inbound Logistics “Top 10 3PL Providers” list showcases those service providers that the publication feels are best equipped to meet and surpass ever-evolving outsourcing needs – and continue to answer difficult, ongoing global supply chain and logistics challenges. This year, we are thrilled to announce that Transplace was ranked at #2, marking our 16th consecutive year on the prestigious industry list.

  • Industry News
    Transportation Industry Update: Q1 2018 Quarterly Industry Report

    Transportation Industry Update: Q1 2018 Quarterly Industry Report

    - by Transplace

    Three months into 2018, the transportation industry has already observed a number of rapid developments and heightened challenges faced by shippers and carriers alike. From a marketplace standpoint, it’s no secret that there is currently an abundance of demand and not an abundance of supply. Truckload and LTL contract rates are trending upward, and though the upward trend of spot market rates has leveled, they remain up as much as 30% year-over-year on a per mile basis, having a deleterious impact on shippers’ budgets. As we head into produce season in Q2, we expect the supply/demand imbalance to remain.

  • 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.

  • Business - Transportation
    FMCSA Requesting Public Comments Regarding FAST Act Correlation Study

    FMCSA Requesting Public Comments Regarding FAST Act Correlation Study

    - by Transplace

    The mission of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is to “reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities involving large trucks and buses.” To facilitate this mission, the FMCSA uses the Safety Measurement System (SMS), to rank commercial motor vehicle carriers by the degree to which they operate safely¹.

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