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Freight Market Update and Q4 Outlook 

Another wild 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, new 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 in […]

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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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Zipline Logistics HR Director Honored by Columbus Business First 

Emily Magill, Director of Human Resources (HR) at Zipline Logistics, was honored by Columbus Business First last week as an HR Impact Award Recipient!  This award recognizes HR professionals who go above and beyond their job description to make a positive impact on their organization. Out of a large pool of nominees, Magill was […]

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Improving the Lives of Transportation Professionals

At Zipline Logistics, our mission has always been to improve the lives of transportation professionals.   While our state-of-the-art technology and retail-specialized solutions certainly play a big part, living out this mission really comes down to our outstanding employees and the world-class customer service they offer our clients.   The overall well-being and mental health of our […]

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AB5 Threatens to Destabilize the Freight Market

On June 30, 2022, the Supreme Court denied the California Trucking Association’s appeal of California’s AB5, causing the bill to go into effect immediately.  What is AB5?  California’s AB5 requires companies using independent contractors to reclassify those workers as employees.   This bill was originally designed to regulate companies that hire “gig workers” in large […]

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August 2022 NMFC Updates

The NMFTA has issued several NMFC changes that went into effect on August 13, 2022.  It’s super important to communicate NMFC updates with your organization and prepare accordingly, as these changes affect your shipping class and therefore, your less-than-truckload (LTL) rates.  What is an NMFC number?  The NMFC is a codified list that classifies […]

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Zipline Logistics Awarded for Rapid Growth as a Top 3PL

(Columbus, OH) – Zipline Logistics trophy shelf is getting heavy. Most recently, the retail-specialized North American 3PL was honored by Inc. Magazine, Food Logistics, and Inbound Logistics as a rapidly growing, top 3PL. This is Zipline’s 11th time making the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America in its 15-year history! The […]

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Bet On Zipline Logistics This Bid Season

Bid season is approaching, which means it’s time for CPG shippers with high volume, frequently run lanes to complete a request for pricing (RFP).   Because the market has been on a downward trend for much of the year, now is the time to renegotiate your old contracts and make sure you’re getting the best deal. Contracts […]

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Capture Shelf Space During Back-to-School Shopping

With the price of essential classroom, dorm room, and clothing items highly inflated, back-to-school (BTS) shopping may look a little different for students this year.  The NRF recently published its annual back-to-school and back-to-college surveys. According to this data, 38% of consumers said they are cutting back in other spending areas to cover the cost of […]

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Shipping to Amazon: Everything Sellers Should Know

Shipping to Amazon? You’ve come to the right place.  We’ve broken down what working with Amazon looks like for both first-party and third-party sellers (more info below) and how sellers can most effectively optimize their Amazon supply chain, and in turn, profitability with Amazon overall.  Are You a 1P or 3P Amazon Seller?  It is almost […]

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Walmart Increases the Cost of CPU Arrangements

Walmart recently announced it will begin charging some suppliers new pickup and fuel fees, starting August 1, 2022.   “If you are a Walmart supplier relying on Walmart to arrange transportation, it’s time to get in touch,” said Zipline Logistics President and Co-Founder, Andrew Lynch, in a LinkedIn post last week. “Switching to delivered pricing with […]

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Clothing Brands: Choosing the Right 3PL for Retail Deliveries

Did you know . . .  In 2021, U.S. clothing and clothing accessories store sales amounted to about $302.79 billion.  Nike is the most valuable apparel brand worldwide, followed by Louis Vuitton and GUCCI.  Retail sales in clothing stores in the U.S. regularly exceed $15 billion on a monthly basis.  With the industry only continuing […]

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