Capacity crunches can be one of the biggest headaches for shippers. Tightened capacity can lead to higher transportation costs and increased potential for delays when you can't find space. With today's challenging market conditions, many shippers are looking to rail transportation as a possible remedy for their capacity problems.Read More
ELDS Are Coming To A Truck Near You
As we approach the end of 2017, the transportation industry and shippers alike are focused on the impending arrival of the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate. Set to take effect on Dec. 18, the ELD mandate will mark one of the biggest regulatory changes to impact carriers and drivers since the passing of the hours of service (HOS) regulations in 2011.Read More
Your Hero, the driver
"They're the heroes your supply chain deserves, they're the ones you can count on. So they'll keep driving. Because they can handle the job - they're everyone's heroes. They're professionals, watchful protectors of your freight. Your drivers..."
Football season is officially underway in the U.S., which means team colors are flying proudly around the nation and grills are pumping out burgers and brats at a dizzying pace.
And as we root for our favorite college and pro teams to make it to the championships this season, we can also take pages from the grid iron playbooks and apply them to our own supply chain practices.Read More
Topics: Supply Chain
A Once-In-A-Lifetime Experience
For many people in the U.S., the 2017 solar eclipse will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Solar eclipses occur regularly around the globe, but what makes this year's event significant is that it is the first time since 1918 that the path of a solar eclipse has spanned across the entire U.S.
The event, which will occur on August 21st, is expected to draw thousands of visitors from across North America and around the world to the U.S.Read More
Even for seasoned logistics veterans, it can become easy to accept long transit times, frequent delays and costly expedited service upgrades as the status quo of managing an import-based supply chain. However, improvements to supply chain technology and new services are enabling many businesses to experience higher levels of predictability and efficiency with their imports than ever before.Read More
Depending on where you live, there are certain times of the year when bad weather is more likely to impact your supply chain. From hurricane season along the coasts to potential tornadoes inland, Mother Nature can quickly jeopardize your day-to-day operations. While you can't control the weather, there are a few precautions you can take to minimize its effects on your supply chain.Read More
The American Transportation Research Institute recently published a new report titled "Cost of Congestion to the Trucking Industry: 2017 Update. According to the group's findings, traffic congestion throughout the United States resulted in a staggering cost of $63.4 billion to the transportation industry in 2015 due to lost productivity. The majority of the costs associated with congestion occurred in metropolitan areas.Read More
When you ship in volume, using less-than-truckload (LTL) for distribution is generally the most cost-effective solution for regional and short haul transportation. However, if your freight is moving a long distance, such as from the West Coast to locations across the country, the cost of moving multiple less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments can quickly add up.Read More