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How to Prepare for Logistics’ Peak Season

As produce transportation winds down and the freight market loosens slightly for the first time in several months, CPG shippers have the opportunity to prepare for the quickly approaching peak season. Peak season in this context is defined by increased freight volume associated with back-to-school shopping and the coming holiday season. Although the holiday season […]

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How Are Retail Trends Affecting CPG Shippers in Q3 and Beyond?

What was once believed to be a temporary disruption is leaving a lasting impact on the retail industry. We are over one year into the global pandemic, and its effects on the sector are as pronounced as ever. Challenges brought on by COVID-related disruption are forcing shippers to adjust supply chain strategies to accommodate fervent […]

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Operation Safe Driver Week Scheduled for July 11-17

In an already tight freight market, shippers should prepare for scarcer capacity next week as the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has scheduled Operation Safe Driver Week to take place from July 11-17. This year, the event will focus on speeding, and law enforcement personnel will be monitoring the speed of commercial motor vehicle drivers […]

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Q3 2021 Trucking Trends and Freight Market Update

The freight market has been on the receiving end of several systemic shocks that continue to affect industry providers and shippers alike. The first half of the year has been largely defined by unprecedented conditions due to the disruption stemming from the pandemic, a crippling polar vortex, and an influx of imports. Each of these […]

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Value-Added Logistics Partnerships Bring Benefits to Sporting Goods Shippers

Because of the changes to the retail and CPG industries, forward-thinking sporting goods shippers are looking to logistics as a differentiation strategy. As industries evolved to meet the needs of modern consumers, the supply chain has become a reliable source of competitive advantage. Sporting goods shippers that have optimized their operations to meet the needs […]

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How the Truck Driver Shortage is Affecting the Freight Market

The truck driver shortage has been widely publicized lately as the domestic supply chain still grapples with the post-COVID fallout. As demand for freight services continues to mount, the supply side is having difficulty meeting the needs of shippers. This imbalance has left CPG brands feeling the pinch as more volume enters the freight market […]

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Report from Food Marketing Institute Highlights CPG Logistics Challenges

The past 12 months have been a year unlike any other for suppliers and providers in the CPG logistics world. While those in other sectors sputtered, brands and retailers alike spent much of the year trying to keep up with skyrocketing demand. According to data from the Consumer Brands Association (CBA), CPG sales in 2020 grew […]

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Healthcare Product Shippers Look to Retail Logistics Partnerships for Success

For shippers working with retailers to bring their healthcare products to market, logistics has emerged as a reliable source of competitive differentiation. And one of the most dependable ways shippers can unlock the power of the supply chain is by partnering with a specialized third-party logistics provider. Working with a retail expert 3PL on a […]

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Why Are My Freight Rates Increasing? Produce Season Can Strain Capacity

Freight rates continue to remain elevated in year-over-year comparisons. So why is that the case? There are many factors contributing to above-previously-established rate norms. We have documented several micro trends that are buoying rates above shippers’ accustomed levels. This week we will zero in on produce season and its effects on the market. Produce season […]

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Why Are My Freight Rates Increasing? Retail Demand Remains Elevated

Freight rates rose throughout 2020, and we have yet to see the trend reverse with any consistency. The reason can be pinned on several factors, which is why we are continuing to analyze some of the major contributing sectors driving up rates. This week we will focus on retail demand, which has continued to beat […]

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