Topic: Miscellaneous

Prepare for Capacity Squeeze during Inspection Blitz Week July 12-16

Shippers can expect tighter than typical capacity and possible delays next week, as the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will conduct its annual Inspection Blitz from July 12-16. The safety event was initially scheduled for late May, but the COVID-19 outbreak forced its postponement. These twice-yearly inspection blitzes typically occur in late spring and late […]

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Top Logistics Terms to Know—A Supply Chain Glossary

Every industry has its own set of terms that are exclusive to the space. To an outsider, they may seem like a foreign language. Logistics is no exception. There are hundreds of logistics terms that make up the industry’s language. We will define some of the most prevalent in transportation for those of you who […]

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Q3 2020 Freight Rates and Logistics Market Update

A lot has happened during the first two quarters of this year. And as we head into the back half of 2020 with a global pandemic still looming, uncertainty will likely remain. However, the freight market, and the domestic economy, rebounded from April lows much quicker than anticipated over the last month. Whether that will […]

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Top 6 Freight Claim Tips for Shippers

Accidents happen in transportation. Things do not always go as planned with the seemingly endless variables that go into moving your product from origin to destination. But there is good news. When damage does happen, shippers can take action to ensure they can recover lost revenue. Freight claims protect vendors when shipping goes awry. However, […]

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Outbound Volume Booming After Countrywide Reopening

The freight market is making a rapid recovery as outbound volumes have increased and stayed at several-year-highs over the past several weeks. Though they have stayed below the massive pre-pandemic build-up levels, outbound volumes show no sign of slowing down over the next few weeks. According to an article published in FreightWaves over the past weekend, “The […]

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Why It’s Time to Onboard a New Logistics Provider

The unexpected upheaval to domestic commerce has thrown a wrench into many businesses’ 2020 plans. Vendors have had to overcome a multitude of issues since the COVID-19 outbreak began early this year. With the turmoil, like office closures and supply chain disruptions, many have looked for consistency. While that thought is understandable, it should not […]

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How to Prepare Your Supply Chain for a ‘Busy’ Hurricane Season

It appears that 2020 will be known as the year of supply chain disruption. To potentially compound widespread logistics issues stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) has predicted an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 1. And this year, the administration predicts […]

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Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

As we move into the back half of May, the freight market is starting to show signs of an expedited rebound.   Currently, we are seeing signs of recovery. However, fluctuations are likely, and the road back to typical conditions will be bumpy.    Most states across the US have opened for business in some capacity. Even New York has taken […]

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Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

The second week of May marks more state reopening efforts as businesses look to restart typical operations after the pandemic disrupted commerce March and April. Many states are seeing a significant increase in population mobility, which is indicative of state citizens resuming pre-outbreak activity. This increase is a result of many states loosening or completely […]

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Logistics Market Stays Flat as May Begins

As we move into the fourth month of the US COVID-19 outbreak, businesses may begin returning to pre-pandemic operations as states begin reopening.   To effectively track each state’s progress in reopening and how freight is impacted, we will publish a market update for the coming weeks as the country eases out of lockdowns.   Currently, we are seeing […]

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Truckload Volume Contracts from COVID-19 High

Following the recent consumer demand surge prompted by the threat of the pandemic, truckload volumes have fallen off a cliff, as the entire non-essential industrial economy has shut down leaving a massive capacity glut in its wake.  Panic buying took hold of US consumers in late February and March, and as a result, retailers began […]

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How Supply Chain Efficiency Can Cut Costs for Food Ingredient Shippers

Controlling costs in the supply chain is an excellent way for businesses in any sector to find increased profitability, but it is especially true for food ingredient shippers. In a uniquely positioned industry that is both time-sensitive and commodity-driven, suppliers must manage transportation, storage, and distribution of products to key production facilities. An effective supply […]

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