Posts tagged with ‘railroad’

  • Business - Transportation

    Letter from the CEO: Transplace’s Acquisition of Yusen Logistics’ Intermodal Operations

    - by Transplace

    Yesterday, Transplace was thrilled to announce that it acquired Yusen Logistics Americas’ intermodal marketing company/over-the-road freight brokerage group. A subsidiary of Nippon Yusen Kaisha, Yusen Logistics is a global logistics and transportation provider that established a strong, successful North American intermodal business. This acquisition expands Transplace’s intermodal and freight brokerage capabilities and better positions us to meet the supply chain needs of our customers.

  • Capacity Services
    2018 Capacity Series: Intermodal Market Challenges & Costs

    2018 Capacity Series: Intermodal Market Challenges & Costs

    - by Transplace

    It’s both an interesting and rather chaotic time in the intermodal market. The ELD mandate is in full effect, with leniency through April, and there have been some widespread market changes as a result. For carriers, with the new ELD regulations come subsequent training needs and changes to drivers’ hours – creating a number of additional costs for carriers, which are in turn being passed along to shippers. So, what can shippers do to combat the ongoing market challenges of 2018?

  • Business - Transportation
    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.

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

    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 4th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    This past weekend, the regular NCAA football season concluded – and the playoffs are right around the corner. While the college teams are perfecting their playbooks with the best strategies for the upcoming big games, we too, are coming to the field with the top transportation industry trends. This week’s TIP List has a game plan for victory, including stories about Otto’s upcoming autonomous truck shipment and innovations in digital freight matching technologies. Tackle the full round-up of articles in this week’s TIP list!

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

    Non-Asset Providers: 3 Things You Should Know

    - by Transplace

    In light of the recent derailments and severe weather disruptions, I wanted to illuminate some details on non-asset providers and what they add to the transportation industry. For shippers, utilizing a non-asset provider can lead to a number of benefits, especially when all of the moving parts in their supply chain aren’t going so smoothly. Below, I’ve laid out 3 important things to know about non-asset providers and how they may affect your transportation network.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of August 14th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    Back to school time is almost here, and we’re studying up on transportation trends and topics sure to make an impact this fall and beyond. This week, our TIP List syllabus highlights a hiring boost in the trucking industry, the Top 10 3PL Awards and the impact of the “Brexit” on the retail supply chain. Get to work with the stories below!

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of July 31st, 2016

    - by Transplace

    The months leading up to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio have been filled with much anticipation and a little bit of angst, but the action finally gets underway with the opening ceremonies on Friday. In honor of the dedicated athletes who will be dazzling viewers all over the world, this week’s TIP List showcases some winning transportation stories. Below, you’ll find info about the ongoing truck driver shortage, a controversial rail switching proposal and a surprise inspection blitz. Let the games begin!

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

    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 13th, 2015

    - by Transplace

    With festive holiday decorations adorning offices, stores and homes from coast to coast, we’re thinking about current trends that are brightening the transportation scene. Our final TIP List of 2015 features some industry news that’s bringing cheer this season – including $2 gasoline, new trucking jobs and year-ending high notes for both U.S. ports and retail shipping imports.

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

    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 6th, 2015

    - by Transplace

    There’s a frosty feel in the air this time of year, and while we know Santa Claus is busy making his list and checking it twice, we have our own list of trending transportation topics that you need to know this week. Read on for a little industry holiday cheer!

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

    BIG NEWS: We’re Introducing our New Weekly Transportation TIP List!

    - by Transplace

    Do you want to be in the know on the latest transportation industry insights and important logistics topics? Then you’ve definitely come to the right place! For those who are already familiar with our monthly TIP List, you know it’s a handy list of articles showcasing current hot topics in transportation. Due to popular demand, we’ll now be updating you on a weekly basis!

    This week’s TIP List includes a number of news items concerning recent legislative and economic developments that are affecting the North American transportation community. We hope you find value in this weekly blog post. You can catch what’s trending this week below and read the full article by clicking on any of the links.

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