Archive for 2016

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

    Happy Thanksgiving from Transplace! Gobble Up These Turkey Day Stats

    - by Transplace

    While many families have different Thanksgiving traditions and may celebrate in a variety of ways, the holiday is an important time for being thankful for all that you have. Thanksgiving highlights include turkey dinners, football games, Black Friday shopping and time spent with the people who matter the most to you. This year, we wanted to serve up some interesting facts to get you in the (Thanks)giving spirit.

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

    ELD Survey Series: See How Carriers Large and Small Alike Have Responded to the ELD Mandate

    - by Transplace

    It’s no secret that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate is currently top of mind for many in the transportation industry. Results from our recent ELD Survey of more than 2000 carriers revealed that the implementation of ELDs and the expected impact to capacity and utilization varied heavily by fleet size.

  • Weekly TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of November 13th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    Election Day has come and gone, but the top trends in the transportation industry keep moving. If you could vote for the most important trends in logistics, how would you cast your ballot? This week, retail holiday preparation and autonomous delivery vehicles are some of the top candidates on our TIP List. The stories below take a look at how the results of the 2016 election will affect the transportation and supply chain industry – both short-term and beyond.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of November 6th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    We appreciate all that our servicemen and women do for our country each and every day, but we are especially grateful this Friday as we observe Veterans Day. And this week, our TIP List looks at some of the ways that the transportation industry can join forces to help combat some of its biggest concerns. Below, you’ll find a full formation of these stories, such as cargo theft, the ELD mandate and consolidation in the shipping industry. Forward march!

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

    Get Ready for Pack Expo 2016!

    - by Transplace

    Chicago’s McCormick Place is all prepped and ready to go for Pack Expo 2016! At next week’s event, there will be over 2,300 exhibits and a whopping 50,000 expected attendees. And a number of different industries, including supply chain, manufacturing and retail will be represented at the show to deliver new information about the packaging industry and showcase innovative packaging expertise. As we prepare for the event, we wanted to share some fun facts about the Windy City and its connection to the packaging industry. For example, did you know that Chicago is the U.S. leader in the food manufacturing industry? Check out that stat and more in the infographic below!

  • Weekly TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of October 30th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    Daylight saving time ends this Sunday, which means we “fall back” and gain an hour of both sunlight and sleep. And that extra hour should free up a little bit of time to “fall into” this week’s TIP List. See below for all the stories, including intermodal transportation trends, news of Uber’s first self-driving truck and the impact of 3D printing on the supply chain industry.

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

    Is Your Transportation Network a Nightmare? – The Top 10 Things Keeping Supply Chain Professionals up at Night

    - by Transplace

    Halloween is a time for ghosts and goblins, pumpkins and candy corn, fun and festivities. But for many supply chain and logistics professionals, sometimes the transportation network is far from a treat – in fact, it can get seriously tricky. As we head into the end of the year, we wanted to take a look at some of the things that may be keeping supply chain professionals feeling uneasy – and carve up some possible solutions to these tangled scenarios. Check out the list below for what may be haunting your supply chain!

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

    Transplace Gets Spooky with Some Sweet Halloween Statistics!

    - by Transplace

    While ghosts, goblins and scarecrows are the faces of Halloween, retail is the industry behind the mask of the holiday. Retailers rely on a web of distributors, 3PLs and various modes of transportation to work together to deliver and meet the demands of one of the most important industry holidays, Halloween. Check out the spooky infographic below for all of the sweet stats!

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

    ELD Survey Series: ELDs and the Long-Term Industry Impact

    - by Transplace

    In part 1 of this series, I discussed the recent ELD Survey conducted by Transplace in order to gain insight into the implementation preparedness of transportation carriers and the expected industry impact of these devices. In this post, I’ll outline more of the key takeaways from the survey and discuss how ELDs will be impacting the transportation industry overall in the long term.

  • Weekly TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of October 23rd, 2016

    - by Transplace

    Halloween is a great time for more than just kids collecting candy — it’s also a treat for the supply chain and retail industries, as spending on the holiday is estimated to reach an all-time high this year. And we promise that there are no tricks in this week’s TIP List, which includes stories about Pack Expo’s record-breaking projections and FMCSA funding for military veterans to become truck drivers. You’re in for a transportation treat below!

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