Archive for November, 2017

  • Weekly TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of November 26th, 2017

    - by Transplace

    With Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday this past week, transportation and supply chain professionals certainly have a lot on their plates! And this week’s TIP List includes a generous portion of trends such as the affect e-commerce has on the secondary retail market and Cyber Monday sale predictions. Dig into all of the stories below!

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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!

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