Archive for December, 2014

  • Capacity Services

    2014: Our Year in Review

    - by Transplace

    As 2014 comes to a close and we prepare for the New Year, we take a moment to look back fondly over these last 12 months. 2014 has been a year filled with significant key moments for our company. What were our favorite highlights of the year? Keep on reading to find out just what made this year so special and what our proudest accomplishments were in 2014:

  • Capacity Services

    Tracking Trucking Rates – What You Need to Know

    - by Transplace

    With capacity declining and truck rates forecasted to increase 8-10%, shippers are realizing 2015 just might be the year of powerful partnerships.

    Why is this happening? Check out our latest infographic to read up on the factors impacting truck rates, capacity and what you need to do to prepare for it.

  • International Logistics

    Oil Prices are Falling! How Does this Affect Your Transportation Management?

    - by Transplace

    Recently, it’s not the sky that’s falling – it’s oil prices. Oil was more than 100 dollars a barrel at the start of the summer. Now it’s around 56 dollars a barrel, and many forecasts say it could go lower still.

    So what exactly is going on, and how does it affect your transportation network?

    There are a number of reasons for the drop in oil prices; first, our boon finally caught up in terms of mid-stream ability to take product to market. Prior to this catch-up point, a challenge existed in how oil was brought up through pipelines – but now, there’s a glut of materials available in the market. Additionally, OPEC’s decision not to cut production continues to drive the supply, forcing other smaller producers to cut back on their production amounts.

  • Transportation Management

    What Transplace’s Acquisition of LMS Means for the Company and You

    - by Transplace

    As you may have heard, Transplace recently acquired Logistics Management Solutions (LMS). A non-asset third party logistics (3PL) provider, LMS has particular strength in the chemical and industrial manufacturing sectors and offers advanced technology as well as results-oriented services that help shippers improve their safety, service levels and financial performance.

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