Shipper Symposium Series Webinar: Ocean Carrier Alliances – What You Need to Know

What used to be four primary ocean carrier alliances has now transformed into three different ocean carrier alliances, which kicked off services on April 1. The new alliances represent 77% of global container capacity and 96% of all East-West trades’ container capacity. While the changing atmosphere of new ocean carrier alliances for containerized cargo isn’t […]

Mexican Fuel Price Hike: What You Need to Know

By: Ben Enriquez, SVP Transportation Services In Mexico, the government controls fuel prices, and has done so for many years – and the intent of deregulating the country’s fuel market has been to reflect global fuel pricing conditions. However, in the past three years, the current government has not adjusted diesel prices in accordance with […]

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

By: Ben Cubitt, Senior Vice President, Engineering & Strategic Carrier Management 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 […]

Your Next Transportation Management System: TMS 2.0 – Part 1: The Supply Chain Never Sleeps

By: Mike Dieter, CTO, Transplace The supply chain never sleeps. At all hours of the day and night, shipments are moving, data is being produced and exchanged and external factors that can impact your operations can arise. In part one of this two-part blog series, I’ll explain how today’s advanced technology systems now give you […]

Changes to the Uniform Straight Bill of Lading: What You Need to Know

By: Daniel Sbanotto, Associate Counsel, Financial and Risk Services, Transplace Recently, the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) made several changes to the terms and conditions of the Uniform Straight Bill of Lading (USBL) published in the National Motor Freight Classification (“NMFC”) that have the potential to greatly impact the liability for lost or damaged […]

2016 Carrier Symposium: Congratulations to Our Carriers of the Year!

By: John Lower, director of strategic carrier management, Transplace Last week, we were thrilled to hold our Annual Carrier Symposium in Lowell, Arkansas – a collaborative forum for carriers to network and discuss current transportation trends and challenges that are impacting both carriers and shippers in the industry. This one-day event hosted 200 attendees from Transplace’s […]

TSCA Reform and 21st Century Chemical Safety

By: Warren Hoppmeyer, Senior Director, Transplace The American Chemical Council (ACC) and many other industry, environment and public health groups have worked relentlessly for years to make changes to the 40-year old Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Passed in 1976, TSCA gave the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the ability to regulate chemicals in commerce. But […]

2016 Q1 and Q2 Logistics Review

By: Tom Sanderson, CEO, Transplace The first and second quarters of 2016 have flown by. As we’re moving into mid-summer, I want to review some the most significant ups and downs in the transportation and logistics industry. In my year-end blog, I shared insights on capacity, housing, auto and legislature. Below you’ll find key highlights from […]