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Zipline Love Stories: Data-Driven Results from our Favorite Customers

Zipline Logistics is proud to be the only third-party logistics company exclusively servicing the consumer-packaged goods sector. We rely on our world-class team of retail transportation experts, state-of-the-art shipper intelligence tools, and uniquely qualified carrier network to eliminate out-of-stocks and maximize our clients’ gross profit.  Our processes are built specifically to resolve the most […]

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Choose Service this Bid Season

Bid season is just around the corner, and that means that CPG shippers who have frequent, high-volume lanes are gearing up for their requests for pricing (RFP).  The market has nearly bottomed out since the last bid season, so it is time for you to contract new rates if it hasn’t been done already.  […]

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CVSA Brake Safety Week Scheduled for August 20th – 26th

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will he holding 2023’s Brake Safety Week from August 20th through the 26th. The focus will be on brake lining and pad violations.   During this week, commercial motor vehicle inspectors will inspect and remove commercial motor vehicles found to have out-of-service brake violations from the roads until […]

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Keep Your Product In-Stock for Back-to-School Shopping

Believe it or not, many consumers have already started back-to-school (BTS) shopping in stores. According to the National Retail Federation, total consumer spend is expected to reach a new record of $135.5 billion when college students are included – about $25 billion higher than last year.  Some of the highest spending categories include electronics […]

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2023 Q3 Freight Market Update

The second quarter of the freight market saw rates and tender rejections slow their decline and hover at what many experts believe is the market bottom. Keep in mind, these numbers were recently bolstered by holiday freight and end of quarter inventory crunches that many brands face.   The soft market is likely to extend […]

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2023 Operation Safe Driver Week: July 9 – 15

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has scheduled it’s 2023 Operation Safe Driver Week to take place July 9-15. Shippers should prepare for tight capacity at this time.  Law enforcement in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. will be on roadways issuing warnings and citations to commercial motor vehicles engaging in unsafe driving behaviors such as […]

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What Shippers Should Focus on in a Soft Market

Since the decline of the COVID-19 pandemic, shippers have gradually seen negotiating leverage return to their hands as freight volumes fell below the number of available trucks and the market soften drastically.  What is a soft market?   Currently the Outbound Tender Reject Index (OTRI) — a measure of how often carriers reject their contracted […]

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How ChatGPT Could Affect the Supply Chain Industry

This article was originally published in Food Logistics. Over the first quarter of 2023, you’ve undoubtedly seen headlines regarding a new breed of artificial intelligence (AI) tools and chatbots, known as large language models (LLMs), which have the potential to augment or transform how we learn, live and work. For starters, ChatGPT by OpenAI […]

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8 Mistakes Food and Beverage Brands Make as They Move to Retail

This article was originally published in FoodDive. While many small brands often start out in a direct-to-consumer model, getting into retail is, much of the time, the end goal and the big leap these companies intend to make. And when the doors to Walmart and Target swing open, it’s certainly an exciting opportunity. But that […]

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Zipline Logistics Named a 2023 Top 3PL & Cold Storage Provider

COLUMBUS, OHIO—May 31, 2023—Food Logistics, the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global cold food supply chain, named Zipline Logistics as one of the winners of this year’s Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers Award. This award recognizes leading third-party logistics and cold storage providers in the cold food […]

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Protect Your Shipments From Cargo Theft

Cargo theft is surging across the United States — and food and beverage products seem to be the main targets. According to CNBC, this is a “sign of the economic times” and adding further pressure to already inflated prices. Cargo Theft Increases in the United States Cities seeing a spike in freight theft include […]

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2023 Q2 Freight Market Update

As we began the first quarter of the new year, the market was softening and offering shippers relief. Heading into Q2, we are seeing more of the same. Economic Factors   Inflation   The U.S. inflation rate is sitting at 6% as of February 2023. It has been steadily declining since the peak of 9.1% we […]

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