The growth of the globalized economy has led to more supply chains that rely on importing and exporting through the nation's busy seaports. This increase in international business, however, has also led to increased supply chain costs as a result of cargo congestion and capacity constraints around the seaports. Adding to the issue, fewer drivers are available to move containers long distances inland to shipper destinations, which can lead to delays.Read More
In January 2017, we informed our readers about the warning signs that signaled an impending truckload capacity crunch. As the year progressed, the forecasted storm developed into reality, and capacity constraint has been reported as the primary issue faced by many shippers last year.Read More
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
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
It's a variation on a classic childrens' math problem: "If a freight train travelling 50 mph and a truck travelling 65 mph leave at the same time, where will your freight be tomorrow morning?"
The decision of when and if to ship freight by rail or road can be puzzling. Many shippers will generally not even consider the use of rail transportation because they are not as familiar with it as they are traditional over-the-road services.Read More
Businesses that ship products to South Florida generally rely on less-than-truckload (LTL) or truckload (TL) services. Depending on the point-of-origin, the distance it takes to get freight from point A to point B may also include a high price tag.Read More
Streamline Deliveries To South Texas And Mexico
When it comes to distribution in Southern Texas and across the border, few cities compare strategically to Laredo. Due to its proximity to the border city of Nuevo Laredo, this transportation hub provides quick access to the interior of Mexico for shippers and their supply chains.Read More
Are you looking to balance supply chain costs with transit times? Your answer might be Intermodal TOFC, or Trailer on Flat Car service, from the West Coast.
With a majority of international shipments going through the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, California, moving freight across the entire country to destinations throughout the South by traditional over-the-road (OTR) trucking may not be the most cost-effective solution.Read More
Capacity on Intermodal Moves from Dallas/Fort Worth to ChicagoRead More