Posts tagged with ‘economy’

  • Weekly TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of October 28th, 2018

    - by Transplace

    Despite haunted houses, ghosts and witches setting a scary mood for today’s Halloween celebration, we’re definitely not spooked by the latest trends impacting the supply chain. Unwrap this week’s TIP List to see what’s in store for the new North American trade agreement, as well as what retailers can do to make sure this holiday season is a real treat for shoppers!

  • Business - Transportation
    Industry Insight Report: Q3 2018

    Q3 2018 Quarterly Industry Report

    - by Transplace

    With only a few months left in 2018, there are a number of key market trends and industry conditions left to explore – especially with the jam-packed holiday season coming up for organizations in the retail space and beyond. In addition to the anticipation of the peak holiday shipping season, recent events such as Hurricane Florence and ongoing tariff fluctuations make now, more than ever, a critical time for shippers to find new ways to lower transportation costs and examine alternative capacity solutions in today’s tight market.

  • Business - Transportation
    Logistics Management - Making the Case for Managed Transportation Services

    Logistics Management Report: Making the Case for Managed Transportation Services

    - by Transplace

    Logistics Management Report: Making the Case for Managed Transportation Services In the current freight market, it truly is “survival of…

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

    Transportation TIP List: Week of September 9th, 2018

    - by Transplace

    We appreciate our highway heroes each and every day, but we’re especially thankful today and all week long as we celebrate National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. Thank you, truck drivers, for all that you do!

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

    Q2 2018 Quarterly Industry Report

    - by Transplace

    It’s hard to believe, but we are more than halfway through 2018 – and as we head into the second half of the year, there are myriad market conditions and industry statistics to explore. Keeping abreast of the current state of the marketplace can truly enable your organization to successfully navigate any obstacles and stay ahead of the supply chain game during the latter half of the year. Additionally, this becomes all the more critical when capacity is tight and shippers may be struggling to keep their transportation costs in check.

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

    Transportation TIP List: Week of July 15th, 2018

    - by Transplace

    This past weekend, France was crowned the World Cup champion. And just like the French soccer team, we know that supply chain success often relies on goals, game planning and an intricate strategy. Our TIP List this week covers one method to help achieve transportation excellence – OGSM (objectives, goals, strategies and measurements). Read on for all the leading industry news and trends.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of June 3rd, 2018

    - by Transplace

    For many recent graduates, it’s a great time to celebrate past accomplishments and prepare for future endeavors. And with graduation season in full-force, we’ve curated our weekly TIP List to highlight some supply chain standouts shaping the outlook of the industry. From the state of the freight market to strategies for avoiding a shipping squeeze – check out all of the stories below worth recognition!

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

    Transportation TIP List: Week of April 15th, 2018

    - by Transplace

    Transportation TIP List: Week of April 15th, 2018 With the observance of Earth Day this upcoming Sunday, it’s only natural…

  • Business - Transportation
    International Tariffs: What Shippers Need to Know & What's Ahead for International Transportation

    International Tariffs: What Shippers Need to Know & What’s Ahead for International Transportation

    - by Transplace

    There have been many recent headlines surrounding international trade and the potential impact of a number of tariffs being put into place by the U.S., most notably the tariffs on steel and aluminum last month. These tariffs affect all shippers who may be importing or exporting from Mexico, China, Canada or a number of other countries – and there have been some recent key developments in this trade situation that shippers need to be aware of.

  • Industry News
    Transportation Industry Update: Q1 2018 Quarterly Industry Report

    Transportation Industry Update: Q1 2018 Quarterly Industry Report

    - by Transplace

    Three months into 2018, the transportation industry has already observed a number of rapid developments and heightened challenges faced by shippers and carriers alike. From a marketplace standpoint, it’s no secret that there is currently an abundance of demand and not an abundance of supply. Truckload and LTL contract rates are trending upward, and though the upward trend of spot market rates has leveled, they remain up as much as 30% year-over-year on a per mile basis, having a deleterious impact on shippers’ budgets. As we head into produce season in Q2, we expect the supply/demand imbalance to remain.

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