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2023 Q1 Freight Market Update

What a whirlwind the 2022 Freight Market was – we saw inflation, fuel prices, and freight rates hit record highs. As we begin the first quarter of the new year, the market is softening and offering shippers relief.  Economic Factors  Inflation  According to Forbes, many inflated costs finally began declining in November 2022 like […]

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CPG Brands: Dominate Your Category With a Logistics Strategy

Article originally published by Progressive Grocer. You’re a CPG brand and you’ve done the hard work. You’ve taken your brand from an idea to physical product, determined packaging and pricing, and landed shelf space at a retail store. From here, your sales team usually takes over the relationship with the person who decides if […]

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KanoPI: Our Proprietary Shipper Intelligence Tool

If you’ve been doing business with major retailers for some time, you know by now that the road map to category leadership isn’t shaving pennies off transactional transportation costs.   It also isn’t breaking the budget to get product on shelf come hell or high water. We all know you can’t buy logistics performance in […]

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Household Cleaning Brands: Choosing the Right 3PL for Retail Deliveries

Did you know…?  The global household cleaning products market was valued at $247.94 billion in 2022. Procter & Gamble, Unilever, and Henkel are the largest household cleaning brands by revenue. Laundry detergent makes up the largest share of the global household cleaning products market, valued at over $96 billion. With constant product launches following […]

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6 Ways to Prepare Your Supply Chain for Peak Holiday Disruption

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  . . . But maybe not always for shippers.  During the holiday season, we usually see tighter capacity and slightly higher rates as shipping volumes increase. This can lead to service failures, lost sales, and retailer chargebacks. Service Failures Abound During Holiday Shipping  Heading into this […]

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Protect Your Shipments From Freeze Damage This Winter

There’s snow way out of it: winter is coming and so are slippery, congested roadways and freezing temps.  Are your shipments ready to endure chilly transit? Let’s talk about protecting your freight from freeze damage this winter.  Do Your Shipments Need Protected from Freeze Damage?  Where are your shipments headed? Freezing temps vary across […]

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Zipline Logistics Named a Fast 50 Fastest Growing Company

(Columbus, OH) – Another day, another award for Zipline Logistics. Columbus Business First has named Zipline a Fast 50 Fastest Growing Company in Central Ohio for the 12th time in its 15-year history!  Zipline ranked #22 out of 50 honorees. “We are thankful for our hardworking, dedicated team members and amazing clients for getting […]

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Christmas Tree Delivery Impact on Freight Capacity & Rates

Every year . . .   73 million Christmas trees are planted all over the United States. 25-30 million trees are delivered across the nation to prepare for the holiday season.  As the holidays approach and families begin gathering, flatbeds piled high with Christmas Trees are en route to a marketplace near you.  Christmas Tree Production  […]

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Home Goods Brands: Choosing the Right 3PL for Retail Deliveries

Did you know . . .  In 2021, the global home goods market was valued at $610.65 billion. Wayfair holds the largest share of the home goods market at 14.4%, followed by HomeGoods and Big Lots. 55% of consumers prefer to shop for home goods at a physical store instead of shopping online. With […]

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Zipline Logistics Celebrates 2022 Top Carrier Partners

(Columbus, OH) – Zipline Logistics is proud to once again be celebrating our valued carrier partners on “10/4 Day”! We coined this holiday in 2016 to recognize the top trucking companies in our network who go above and beyond for us and our customers.  Congratulations to Zipline Logistics 2022 Top Carriers!  Northeast: Jettex Southeast: […]

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Freight Market Update and Q4 Outlook 

Another dynamic quarter in the freight market has come and gone. In Q3, CPG brands and their supply chains have been impacted by an extremely inflated economy, newly implemented bills and freight regulations, and shifts in retailer requirements. Here’s a recap of the quarter broken down by these factors and what shippers should expect […]

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Shipping to Aldi

Scored a purchased order (PO) from Aldi? Congratulations!  You must be super excited. But you may also be wondering how the heck you’ll get the shipment there, what you can expect along the way, or how to maximize your success at this retailer.  Don’t worry. We’ve outlined everything you need to know about shipping to […]

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