Posts tagged with ‘fuel’

  • Industry News

    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.

  • Business - Transportation

    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.

  • Business - Transportation

    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.

  • Weekly 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

    Transportation TIP List: Week of September 24th, 2017

    - by Transplace

    On October 1st, 1908, Ford unveiled one of the most influential products in transportation history, the Model T. To honor the anniversary of an innovation that changed the industry landscape, this week’s TIP List highlights some of today’s trends that are significantly impacting transportation. For more on eco-friendly truck manufacturing and the driver turnover rate – accelerate into the weekend with the stories below!

  • Business - Transportation

    Ocean Carrier Alliances Part 1: New Carrier Alliances in 2017

    - by Transplace

    While the changing atmosphere of ocean carrier alliances for containerized cargo isn’t something new, it’s certainly top of mind for many shippers and carriers alike thanks to a tumultuous last few years. In our recent Shipper Symposium Series Webinar, I discussed these alliances and what they mean for the industry – and in part one of this two-part blog post series, I’ll share what the ocean container industry has looked like over the past ten years and share which global ocean carriers have recently partnered.

  • Weekly TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of April 16th, 2017

    - by Transplace

    The recent beautiful weather has us anticipating the blossoming of May flowers and the opportunity for more outdoor activities. And just as natural as the spring season, this week’s TIP List includes emerging transportation trends such as Tesla’s plan for introducing electric trucks and expected gasoline prices for this summer’s commute. See what’s blooming in this week’s TIP list!

  • Weekly TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of April 9th, 2017

    - by Transplace

    Although there will be plenty of opportunities to search for hidden eggs at your Easter celebration this weekend, our TIP List presents quite the opposite, as it includes this week’s most noticeable trends impacting the transportation industry. Highlighted are innovations in digital technology, the impact of legislation on the supply chain industry and manufacturing growth — check out all of the “can’t miss” articles in this week’s TIP list!

  • Weekly TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of April 2nd, 2017

    - by Transplace

    Just as college basketball recently crowned North Carolina its national champion, this week’s TIP List is following suit with trends that are winning over the transportation industry. Showcasing the news of the strategic alliance between Walmart, Facebook and Uber and potential legislation surrounding the sourcing of electricity — this list is a great rebound from all of the college basketball madness.

  • Weekly TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of March 26th, 2017

    - by Transplace

    With the potential for plenty of pranks and practical jokes during the upcoming April Fool’s Day, we’ve decided to present this week’s TIP List without any tricks. Featuring stories on recent health care legislation, food delivery technology and more of the latest trends impacting the supply chain industry, this list is no joke. Take a look at all of the articles in this week’s TIP list!

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