Posts tagged with ‘volume’

  • 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!

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    LTL Trends and Challenges: Density-Based Pricing

    LTL Trends and Challenges: Density-Based Pricing

    - by Transplace

    Within the last few years, less-than-truckload (LTL) rates and capacity have fluctuated. Many carriers have shifted from the traditional National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) rate-setting formula to density-based pricing, which prices freight according to the amount of space the shipment uses in the truck. This new pricing model, along with other recent industry trends, has had a significant impact on shippers – making it important to understand the new pricing methods for LTL shipments, what’s currently happening in the LTL industry, and some of its key market challenges.

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    10 Tips for Leveraging Routing Guides

    10 Tips for Leveraging Routing Guides

    - by Transplace

    By: Steve Barber, Vice President of Operations, Transplace

    A routing guide plays an important role in setting the strategy for carrier selection across a variety of shipments within an organization. And while there are various routing guide forms, many in the industry have switched from paper to online portals and beyond to enhanced transportation management system (TMS) technology that enables truly dynamic routing guides for maximum cost savings and service improvement.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of June 5th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    It seems to be next to impossible to score a ticket to a Broadway performance of Hamilton, which boasts a record-setting number of nominations at this weekend’s Tony Awards. But don’t worry – you’ve got a front-row seat to our TIP List every week! This week’s star-studded list includes new developments to the ELD lawsuit, rising Mexican container trade and some new innovations in packaging. Read on for all the details!

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    The Oilfield Trucking Industry Series – Part 3: New Ideas and Solutions

    - by Transplace

    In parts one and two of this three part series, we discussed the challenges that the oil and gas industry is currently facing and what the landscape of the players in this industry look like. In this last part, we’ll address what all of this means for both the trucking companies and the oil and gas shippers.

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    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    The Oilfield Trucking Industry Series – Part 2: Diverse Carriers in the Industry

    - by Transplace

    As we discussed in part one of this three-part post, it’s important to look at how the growth in the oilfield trucking industry has affected its players and the specific modes or types of trailers they operate. The oil and gas industry has long consisted of two or three giants, medium-sized regional companies who specialize in oilfield trucking and transportation, and scores of mom and pop companies with 10 or less trucks and trailers. While independently refuted statistics of a company’s size and ranking in the U.S. trucking industry are not readily available, what we can see is growth in several trucking companies rankings in reports like the “Top 100 2015 Carrier for Hire Rankings.”1

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    The Oilfield Trucking Industry Series – Part 1: Industry Challenges

    - by Transplace

    Trucking in the oil and gas industry is a tough and dirty job that has been around for decades in places like South Texas. What has changed in the last ten years is the growth in the amount of trucks on the roads servicing this industry. Now that we have gone from a boom cycle – leading us to where were are today – it’s important to look at how this growth has affected the oilfield trucking industry in places like the Eagleford, Permian Basin, Appalachia, Bakken and the Gulf of Mexico (i.e., Port Fourchon), and the specific modes or types of trailers they operate.

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