Posts tagged with ‘truckload’

  • Business - Transportation

    Letter from the CEO: 2019 Outlook & Strategies to be Successful

    - by Transplace

    The past year was challenging to say the least. The confluence of a high performing economy with finite trucking capacity that had already been impacted by regulatory changes, a driver shortage and severe weather events, resulted in capacity constraints and, ultimately, exorbitant freight costs. These challenges caused a number of service and cost issues for shippers throughout the year.

  • International Logistics

    Logistics Alert: Changes to International Fuel Surcharges Coming in 2020

    - by Transplace

    Fuel surcharges have been a topic of conversation and negotiation for carriers and shippers alike for many years. Fuel is a huge percentage of a carrier’s overall cost for operating their business, and carriers have historically utilized various fuel surcharges, from “emergency” to “interim,” in order to pass along volatility of these costs to their shipper customers.

  • 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.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 17th, 2017

    Transportation TIP List: Week of January 6th, 2019

    - by Transplace

    Transportation TIP List: Week of January 6th, 2019 There is so much to look forward to as we kick off…

  • Weekly TIP List
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 17th, 2017

    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 16th, 2018

    - by Transplace

    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 16th, 2018 Christmas is less than a week away – and this wonderful time…

  • Weekly TIP List
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 17th, 2017

    Transportation TIP List: Week of November 25th, 2018

    - by Transplace

    With Thanksgiving and Black Friday last week and Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday this week, it’s clear that the winter holidays are off to a great start! And our TIP List this week highlights a surplus of supply chain and transportation trends to keep your spirits bright. Below, you can unwrap all the featured stories – including the numbers from the Thanksgiving retail surge and the current state of logistics outsourcing.

  • Business - Transportation
    The Foxhole Mentality: Finding the Right Rates in a Tight Capacity Climate

    The Foxhole Mentality: Finding the Right Rates in a Tight Capacity Climate

    - by Transplace

    It’s no secret that the industry has recently been dealing with a capacity shortage – and January 2018 was particularly difficult due to winter weather events and an intensely constrained market. When capacity is tight, it impacts service and creates additional costs for shippers all across North America. As a result, Transplace focused on analyzing results and processes to steer our teams to an enhanced process.

  • 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.

  • International Logistics
    A New Deal - Updating North America's Trade Agreemenet

    A New Deal – Updating North America’s Trade Agreement

    - by Transplace

    For now, it’s only been agreed upon via a handshake, but the United States, Mexico and Canada have made a deal to update the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) – which will now be called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

  • 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.

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