Topic: Miscellaneous

Why Include a Freight Broker in Your Logistics RFP?

Requesting transportation bids through a logistics request for proposal (RFP) is a common and recurring practice for organizations that have high volume orders that ship on recurring freight lanes. Some shippers invite transportation bids to be submitted once per year. Others ask for the process to be completed quarterly. Either way you approach your logistics […]

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Freight Bid and Transportation RFP

Freight bid season is here. And as Q4 ramps up and the fiscal year pushes into the home stretch, businesses with enough volume typically send out their transportation request for proposals (RFPs) for the coming year. New to conducting a bid? There are multiple ways in which you can successfully leverage freight bids to benefit […]

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Q4 2019 Market Update – Peak Season to Bring Subdued Freight Rates Spike

The 2019 freight peak season is here and as a result you can expect to see the typical traces of fluctuations to freight rates during this period, running from late August through December. However, the typical spike will likely be less extreme than years prior, particularly when compared to the jump seen in 2018. For […]

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When Is the Optimal Time to Switch from LTL to Partial Truckload?

Partial truckload shipping can be a great option for those orders that fall short of a full truckload (FTL) but are larger or more difficult to haul than traditional less than truckload freight (LTL). It is a vastly underutilized mode as some vendors don’t even realize it is an option for their shipments. The hybrid […]

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How to Uncover Substantial LTL Freight Savings

Though it may seem counterintuitive, booking the cheapest truck does not always equate to LTL freight savings. Continually chasing rates and opting for the lowest cost provider can be a short-sighted approach to your logistics strategy. While in the immediacy you can see minimal LTL freight savings with this tactic, there are often unforeseen, added […]

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Zipline Logistics Awards Top 2019 Carrier Partners with 10/4 Day Holiday

(Columbus, Ohio) – Zipline Logistics, the Columbus, OH-based third-party logistics provider, is celebrating “10/4 Day” – a holiday the company coined in 2016 to recognize top trucking service providers. “We appreciate our outstanding carrier partners and developed 10/4 Day to celebrate their hard work,” elaborates Walter Lynch, CEO of Zipline Logistics. “Retail delivery requirements are […]

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Collect vs Prepaid Shipping to Be Debated at 2019 JOC Inland Distribution Conference

Columbus, Ohio – Zipline Logistics President and Co-Founder Andrew Lynch will speak at the 2019 JOC Inland Distribution Conference about the impacts of collect and prepaid shipping on retail compliance and transportation efficiencies. Lynch is part of an expert panel of retailers, suppliers, and service providers that will discuss the potential benefits and setbacks of […]

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Prepare for Capacity Disruption During Brake Safety Week

Photo Source: Pixabay  Shippers can expect interference with normal freight patterns and capacity the week of September 15, 2019 as the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will conduct its annual week-long brake-focused inspection event, taking capacity off the road. Brake Safety Week will run from Sept. 15-22 as CVSA officials conduct roadside inspections of brakes […]

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The Top 10 Components that Determine LTL Pricing

A common barrier to entry into less-than-truckload (LTL) freight shiping is the perceived complexity and difficulty in understanding of LTL pricing. A lot of brands starting out often wonder, how does LTL pricing work? Though more nuanced than traditional full-truckload (FTL) freight, determining your LTL shipping price does not have to be a mystery. LTL […]

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What is Freight Consolidation and How Does It Differ from Pool Distribution?

Photo Source: Unsplash  To keep up with shifting consumer trends and subsequent retailer behavior, shippers are looking to freight consolidation services and pool distribution methods to manage their orders. Quickly evolving consumer trends are pressuring retailers and suppliers to adopt new inventory management practices. Retailers are keeping less on hand, ordering more frequent but lower […]

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Do You Still Need a 3PL When Working with a Food Distributor like KeHE or UNFI?

Photo Source: Pixabay You’re an up and coming brand that just started working with a food distributor to get your product into more retail locations. That’s a great win for your organization. Large food distributors like KeHE or UNFI can get your product onto previously unattainable shelf space, which adds up to increased exposure, potential […]

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Zipline Logistics Named to Food Logistics’ 2019 Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers List

Columbus, Ohio — Food Logistics, the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global food supply chain, has named Zipline Logistics to its 2019 Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers list for the fourth consecutive year. “We’re proud to receive this designation for the fourth year running,” explains Walter Lynch, CEO of Zipline Logistics. “Food and beverage transportation […]

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