Topic: Miscellaneous

2020 Q2 Freight Market Update: Coronavirus Brings Logistics Disruption

This year is off to an atypical start as the freight market and the international economy braces for the full impact of the coronavirus.  We likely can not quantify the full impact of this disruption for some time. However, the freight market outlook, at least to start Q2, is brighter than other sectors of the domestic economy.  Notably, in the retail and grocery industry as increased demand […]

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Sam’s Club Updates Appointment Scheduler and OTIF Standards

Sam’s Club stepped up its on-time, in-full (OTIF) expectations for its suppliers and, in some instances, exceeded standards set by its parent company, Walmart. Brands delivering to the big box store must adhere to OTIF standards to remain in good standing with the retailer. While the company has yet to fine suppliers for missing delivery […]

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Coronavirus Update: Pandemic’s Effect on the US Logistics Market

The full effect of the coronavirus has not hit the United States; however, the virus is already making waves throughout the country.   Since its arrival, it has created widespread uncertainty throughout virtually all sectors of the domestic economy.   Many industries are preparing for significant disruption as the World Health Organization has declared the virus to be a pandemic.   Even before the official designation from WHO, the coronavirus was impacting the global supply chain.   […]

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The Importance of Customer Service in Logistics

Customer service in logistics is an often-overlooked aspect of a provider’s capabilities.   But, in today’s competitive landscape, the importance of customer service in logistics should not be undervalued.  It is a useful competency to consider when choosing a transportation partner.  Why is customer service in logistics critical?  Because it acts as the bedrock of long-term […]

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Zipline Logistics’ Andrew Lynch to Speak at MIT FreightLab Summit on ELD Impacts

During the 2020 FreightLab Summit: Freight Debate, hosted by The Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT) Center for Transportation & Logistics, Zipline Logistics’ co-founder and President, Andrew Lynch, will join a diverse panel of shippers, carriers, third-parties, and academics. The group will openly discuss and debate hot topics impacting the trucking industry. The event will take place on […]

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How a Customer-Focused 3PL Can Save You Time

Outsourcing logistics through a third-party transportation services provider has become a common practice. In fact, 73% of shippers report outsourcing their domestic transportation. It’s a popular choice because there are numerous benefits to working with the right logistics provider. A customer-focused 3PL can take daily logistics to-dos off your plate, add efficiencies, solve problems, and […]

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The True Value of a Truck Rate Goes Far Beyond Its Cost

When shopping truck rates, most shippers compare prices on a given lane from various carriers to find the cheapest provider. While this may seem like the logical approach to mitigating transportation costs, there are a few common issues associated with using a quoted rate as the sole decision driver, especially when that freight is headed […]

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The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Produce season transportation can have an impact on your freight, even if you do not ship grains, fruits, or vegetables. What is produce season? Peak produce shipping season refers to the time period when the largest volume of fruits and vegetables are harvested and subsequently shipped to markets across the US, impacting truck capacity. Seasonal […]

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How to Improve Your OTIF Score: 15 Tips for On-Time and In-Full Delivery

Logistics is a critical function for CPG suppliers selling into big-box retail locations. Delivering on-time and in-full is essential to success and a metric used by retailers when evaluating partnerships with vendors of all sizes. Despite its importance, many brands, irrespective of sophistication, have encountered issues with consistently meeting these benchmarks. If you have wondered […]

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How These 2020 Food and Beverage Trends Will Affect Your Freight

A new decade is upon us and if it is anything like the last, we can be sure that new food and beverage trends will emerge as consumer preferences continue to evolve. Right now, we are seeing a few emerging beverage trends and food trends in 2020 coming down the pike. Millennials have brought about […]

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Trucking Market Update and 2020 Q1 Freight Outlook

It was a good year for shippers as freight rates plummeted for the majority of 2019, substantially backing off the historic highs the industry witnessed in 2018. But much in the same way shippers had transportation difficulties in 2018, the past year was not easy on the other side of the industry — carriers. An […]

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What Makes Zipline Logistics One of the Top Places to Work in Columbus?

In 2019 Zipline Logistics earned numerous awards for its outstanding company culture — a definitive attribute that consistently makes it one of the top places to work in Columbus. Sticking to its mission set in 2007 – to improve the lives of transportation professionals – it has solidified its spot as a best place to […]

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