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    Weekly TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of November 12th, 2017

    - by Transplace

    This past Saturday was the national observance of Veterans Day, and we’d like to take a moment and say thank you to all of the men and women of the armed forces for their service to our country!

    Our TIP List this week looks at ways to combat and prepare for the end-of-year holiday shipping challenges. From reefer capacity tightening in anticipation of Thanksgiving to the factors that are impacting this year’s holiday retail sales – check out the latest transportation news below!

  • Business - Transportation
    Business - TransportationTransportation Management

    Thanksgiving Supply Chain: How Black Friday & Cyber Monday May Impact Your Operations

    - by Transplace

    The weeks leading up to Thanksgiving and the subsequent holiday season is often the start of increased capacity constraints and a precursor to the supply chain challenges that typically remain for the rest of the year. In the current market, there is already a lot of activity that is drawing from normal OTR capacity, and things have gotten tight throughout many direct-to-consumer (DTC) channels.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of November 5th, 2017

    - by Transplace

    This past Sunday, we turned back the clocks and gained an hour of both sunlight and sleep as daylight saving time ended. And that extra hour of sunlight provides the perfect opportunity to check out some timely industry news. From automation and artificial intelligence impacting the retail landscape to the benefits of blockchain in transportation – take a few minutes and check out the full TIP List below!

  • Business - Transportation
    Business - TransportationCapacity ServicesIndustry News

    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 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
    Miscellaneous

    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 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.

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