Business – Transportation

  • Business - Transportation
    Quarterly Industry Report: Q4 of 2017

    Quarterly Industry Report: Q4 of 2017

    - by Transplace

    The last quarter of 2017 may be behind us, but your organization still needs to be looking ahead to keep pace with this ever-changing industry. That’s where Transplace’s Industry Insight Report – your quarterly overview of transportation trends, capacity and truckload rates, economic insight and much more – can help! As we begin 2018, we wanted to provide a recap of the industry in Q4 2017 and look ahead to the many things changing throughout the transportation landscape moving forward.

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    Topping off 2017: The Top 5 Logistically Speaking Blog Posts of The Year

    Topping off 2017: The Top 5 Logistically Speaking Blog Posts of The Year

    - by Transplace

    It’s almost time to start the countdown and pop the champagne! As we head into the New Year, we wanted to look back at 2017 here on Logistically Speaking and showcase some standout moments. We’ve had some great success this year, and there are a number of blog posts that deserve a special end-of-year shout-out. Below, you’ll find a list of the five most popular posts in 2017 – take a look and let us know which was your favorite, and what you’d like to see more of here on the blog in 2018.

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    Supply Chain 2017: Mergers and Acquisitions Are Here to Stay

    Supply Chain 2017: Mergers and Acquisitions Are Here to Stay

    - by Transplace

    The transportation and logistics market has seen a heightened level of M&A activity in recent years – and it doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. According to a recent report, transportation and logistics M&A activity was robust in 2017; and in Q3 of this year, the sector reported 71 transactions for $43.3 billion.

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

    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.

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    LTL Trends and Challenges: Density-Based Pricing

    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.

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    Transplace Think Tank: Mitigating the Effect of Natural Disasters on Your Supply Chain

    Transplace Think Tank: Mitigating the Effect of Natural Disasters on Your Supply Chain

    - by Transplace

    Earlier this year, through the support of Steve Moore, Vice President, Operations at Transplace, employees Jordan Donmoyer, Matthew Todd, Nolan Plourde, Zain Abdeen and Parker Belden created a “Think Tank” at Transplace. Their ongoing mission is to “influence those around us with a revolutionary mindset of continuous improvement by cultivating empowered thought leaders.”

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    Intermodal Industry Update: Conquering the 2017 Capacity Crunch

    Intermodal Industry Update: Conquering the 2017 Capacity Crunch

    - by Transplace

    For shippers and carriers alike, it’s certainly an interesting time in transportation. The intermodal market in particular has shifted on a dime in Q3 of 2017, while over-the-road (OTR) capacity has also changed significantly. For a few years, the market had been fairly saturated, but with recent hurricanes in the southern parts of the country, capacity has tightened significantly. Now is a great time for shippers to take note of this market shift and consider how intermodal transportation can help as capacity continues to tighten.

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    Big News: Introducing Our Quarterly Industry Insight Report

    Big News: Introducing Our Quarterly Industry Insight Report

    - by Transplace

    The transportation industry is always moving. And in such a fast-paced space, it can be hard to keep careful track of all of the latest info that can enable you to maximize your organization’s success. To help, we’re introducing our Quarterly Industry Insight Report, an overview of the transportation industry, capacity and rate trends, economic insight and much more. We’ll be highlighting what you need to know with the goal to curate a report that is specifically designed to help your organization stay ahead of the curve.

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    FMCSA Requesting Public Comments Regarding FAST Act Correlation Study

    FMCSA Requesting Public Comments Regarding FAST Act Correlation Study

    - by Transplace

    The mission of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is to “reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities involving large trucks and buses.” To facilitate this mission, the FMCSA uses the Safety Measurement System (SMS), to rank commercial motor vehicle carriers by the degree to which they operate safely¹.

  • Business - Transportation
    Recap: National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2017

    Recap: National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2017

    - by Transplace

    National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2017 is coming to an end, and we wanted to take one more moment to say “thank you” to all of the hardworking truckers on the road. Truck drivers play a huge role in our everyday life and our country’s economy, and they deserve our deepest respect and gratitude.

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