Posts tagged with ‘driver shortage’

  • Weekly TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of March 25th, 2018

    - by Transplace

    This upcoming April Fool’s Day, there are endless possibilities for playing pranks and practical jokes on your peers. But we can promise you that this week’s TIP List was assembled without any tricks! Featured stories explore why Millennials should consider trucking as a career and some of the ways shippers are catering to drivers to combat the capacity crunch and driver shortage. Let us know if any of the industry trends below surprise you!

  • Weekly TIP List
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 17th, 2017

    Transportation TIP List: Week of February 18th, 2018

    - by Transplace

    This week, the nation observed President’s Day to honor the leaders of the past that have helped construct the foundation of our country. And this week’s TIP List shares some of the trends shaping the future of transportation – including the ELD mandate and how it is impacting driver productivity, and a potential increase in transportation costs currently faced by shippers. Read on for the full rundown of influential supply chain developments!

  • International Logistics
    Navigating Ongoing International Capacity Challenges

    Navigating Ongoing International Capacity Challenges

    - by Transplace

    International transportation is dealing with ongoing challenges of tighter capacity. From import space and export space tightening up and a hot drayage market causing capacity constraints to volatile air freight rates – international transportation has had its share of challenges the last 10-12 months.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of October 15th, 2017

    - by Transplace

    With basketball season tipping off this week, baseball coming down the homestretch and football in full force, it’s a thrilling time in the sports atmosphere. It’s also an exciting time in the shipping world – and for this week’s TIP List, we’ve scouted some of the most recent industry trends. From the latest on the ELD mandate to September’s record-breaking freight index – check out the full series of articles below!

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of October 8th, 2017

    - by Transplace

    With Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up fast, supply chains across North America are gearing up for the surge of the holiday shipping rush. This week, the TIP List includes a serious haul of news and trends that will impact shippers and carriers alike during this year’s holiday peak season. From the upcoming “Operation Safe Driver Week” to holiday retail sales projections – the list below is right on time!

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of April 23rd, 2017

    - by Transplace

    As this past weekend marked the observance of Earth Day, it’s only natural that we’ve been thinking about the landscape of the supply chain industry. This week’s TIP List highlights stories such as the impact of blockchain transactions on supply chains and reactions to Toyota’s release of a hydrogen fuel cell truck prototype. Get a read on the industry climate with the week’s TIP list!

  • Miscellaneous

    Meet Us in Dallas: RILA Retail Supply Chain Conference 2016

    - by Transplace

    There are a number of reasons that I’m looking forward to both attending and speaking at RILA’s Retail Supply Chain Conference this week in Dallas, Texas (February 28 – March 2). RILA is a great place for diverse retail supply chain professionals to gather, exchange ideas and discuss all things logistics. It’s also one of the most focused industry events that I’ve attended — honing in on retail industry logistics and supply chain matters.

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

    Expanded Eagle Premium Service Delivers Intermodal Opportunities

    - by Transplace

    Union Pacific, in conjunction with Ferrocarril Mexicano (FXE), has recently introduced expanded service on the Eagle Premium rail line and now offers new routes connecting the city of Silao in central Mexico to Chicago and Memphis. As a direct result of this service expansion, central Mexico is now bridged with the Midwest, Canada and the Southeast – opening up a number of new and exciting possibilities for shippers and offering them extensive benefits.

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

    Driving Toward Dedicated Fleets

    - by Transplace

    Tightening capacity and driver shortages are prompting both shippers and carriers to look toward cost-effective solutions to attract and retain new drivers. More and more frequently, these shippers and carriers are turning to dedicated fleets to drive efficiency and performance. And by using this type of fleet service, both parties are finding a whole new world of offerings such as access to technology, pricing flexibility and operational excellence.

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

    Top Issues Facing Carriers Today

    - by Transplace

    It’s certainly no secret that there have been a number of regulatory concerns in the trucking industry over the last 5-10 years. This regulatory activity, including HOS adjustments and the electronic log mandate, has very altruistic intentions regarding safety and environmental improvements. However, it has also had a direct impact on the costs and productivity of motor carriers which has translated into a tightening of available capacity for shippers.

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