The bankruptcy of Yellow Corporation on August 6, 2023 has had a significant impact on the industry, causing complications and expenses for various companies. The shipping industry is evolving faster than ever, which means companies of all types are looking to adapt and discover new solutions to their unique needs. Let’s explore how Yellow Corporation’s […]
Every time you ship something domestically in the United States, you are gambling with the potential of damage or loss. How confident are you in your knowledge of your carrier’s freight insurance policy and how much coverage you truly have? If you ship goods domestically, you need to understand the basics of freight insurance to […]
Submitting a request for proposal (RFP) is an important part of finding the right transportation partner. However, making mistakes when drafting your RFP can cost you time and money. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of the most common RFP mistakes and how to avoid them. What is an RFP? Have you ever been […]
There are a lot of LTL carriers out there, but how do you choose the right one for your business? A handful control most of the LTL market, such as FedEx Freight, Old Dominion and Yellow, who have years of experience and a proven track record of delivering quality service. Logistics Management shared the Top 25 […]
Trouble Is coming. The world is now starting to feel the importance of supply chain management. For months the world has been struggling with issues with the supply chain and now the fallout is coming. The transportation industry saw a boom of freight, and carriers responded by increasing their operations. We’ve seen this before. In 2017 to 2018 there was a boom in freight […]
Guest Post Author: Allied Steel Buildings In the eCommerce era, the quality of the distribution center design can make or break a retail business. In fact, with customers’ increasing expectation for affordable doorstep delivery, some estimates indicate that distribution centers ill-equipped to accommodate last-mile delivery scenarios could see their profits take as much as a 26% hit. Some of […]
When Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast of the United States in 2012, it caused widespread damage and left millions of people without power. Retailers in the area were forced to close their stores, and many lost significant amounts of revenue. This serves as a perfect example of why retailers need to take steps to shock-proof […]
Pallets are a simple and cost-effective way to move goods from one place to another. They are used in many different industries, including manufacturing, retail, warehousing, wholesale distribution and more. A pallet can be thought of as a “platform for handling” that offers an efficient means of moving products around the supply chain. Pallets come […]
A recent post on Reddit titled “The Supply Chain Keeps Getting Worse” discusses the harsh reality that many small business owners are facing in today’s manufacturing climate – you can’t sell your way out of this. One respondent stated, “it’s change or die.” This is a sentiment echoed by many other posts on the subreddit […]
“Global supply chains have never been this clogged” A year after the worst quarter in U.S. history the economy is rebounding a pace that cannot keep up with supply. The manufacturing sector continues to grow despite global supply constraints that have been holding it back. Record-long lead times, rising prices, supply and worker shortages continue […]
“FMCSA AUTOMATED TRUCKS PROJECT HEADED TO WHITE HOUSE” The FMCSA announced they will begin surveys and efforts to explore automated driving systems in the trucking sector. However, the feedback the FMCSA received opposed the project mentioning it could cause a loss of truck driving jobs. “RELATIONSHIPS KEY TO NAVIGATING CAPACITY CRUNCH” With the reopening […]
“Truckers Expect U.S. Transport Capacity Crunch to Persist” Trucking capacity is expected to remain tight throughout the rest of the year and high shipping costs are expected to follow. There are not enough trucks or drivers to keep up with demand and efforts such as raising driver pay have not been sufficient in catching up […]
As Ecommerce sales explode during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, many ecommerce stores are struggling with keeping up with demand. For many customers, buying online is an everyday occurrence and for others they are just beginning to shop online. One thing is certain, having efficient ecommerce warehousing capabilities to support the future growth of ecommerce is a […]
The hidden costs of LTL shipping can sneak up on you when you least expect it but there are some steps you can do to anticipate, avoid, and manage them. What is an accessorial? An accessorial is an extra charge because of additional time or effort was needed to make a delivery. Example scenarios may […]
It is no surprise that a record setting holiday shipping season is upon us. Companies have anticipated the increase in shipping volumes in addition to the already elevated levels of capacity and rates due to COVID-19, but there is still a lot of uncertainty that lies ahead. With shippers and carriers experiencing drastic market volatility, creating […]
With more diverse products being manufactured and shipped each day, carriers are transporting them across the globe at an increasing rate. Cold chain, also referred to as “temperature-controlled” transportation adds even another layer of complexity to the always evolving cold chain market full of disruptions and changing consumer demands. Finding a provider that can deliver a smarter […]
What is OTIF? OTIF stands for “On Time & In Full” and is the next step for big retailers. With OTIF, you now need to deliver your products within a 1-day window (on the exact date) — and it must be the full purchase order. Walmart recently announced new OTIF guidelines for suppliers. OTIF is applicable in almost […]
As the economy tries to recover and reopen during COVID-19, freight rates are rising and things are changing constantly. According to DAT, capacity is projected to continue to tighten until the end of the year. What does “tight capacity” mean? A tight capacity market means that there is a greater demand from shippers than carriers. This […]
Managing your supply chain cost requires efficient transportation management practices. One of the most common way to see your freights costs get out of hand is reclassification and reweighing of your freight. This may be difficult to achieve as LTL shipping can be nuanced with different invoice adjustments including accessorials, delays, and damaged freight. By law, […]
Before shipping ground freight, it’s important to know the associated costs. However, finding a “one size fits all” quote is impossible – each shipment has a different size, weight and requirements that it’s impossible to follow a simple formula each time. While every shipment is different, you can still get an estimate online that will […]
As the world’s population grows, city living is becoming the norm for most. By 2050, 68% of the world’s population is projected to live in urban areas (source). Even today, megacities like New York (metropolitan areas with a population of more than 10 million people) congest traffic and provide a challenge for logistics. What can shippers do […]
Every day, thousands of shipments arrive at their destination. However, there are some delays that occur every day too. This is frustrating for shippers, and for those following protocols like MABD – it can be costly. While it’s not possible to guarantee delays will never happen, there are a few ways to avoid the top delivery delays. LACK OF […]
WHAT IS POOL DISTRIBUTION? Pool distribution is the distribution of orders to several destination points within a set geographic region. Typically, this includes a high frequency of smaller shipments in LTL quantities. Pool distribution is a way of streamlining the shipping process. Instead of many different shipments arriving on separate trucks to the same area, […]
In today’s fiercely competitive retail landscape, suppliers understand the critical importance of meeting the requirements set by big-box retailers. These benchmarks are the foundation for establishing successful partnerships, and MABD (Must Arrive By Date) is a crucial element. MABD compliance goes beyond simply meeting deadlines—it’s also meant to ensure efficient inventory management, minimize stock-outs and […]
When choosing ground freight shipping, there are two main options: LTL and FTL freight. Less than truckload (LTL) means that your shipment of goods doesn’t require the whole space of a truckload. Full truckload (FTL) means that your shipment does take up an entire truck’s weight or space capacity. Both options have their merits, but many companies […]
Shippers must understand that spot rates and class 8 truck orders are closely tied: what happens to one will affect the other. If spot rates go up, so do truck orders. If truck orders go down, so do spot rates. WHAT ARE SPOT RATES AND CLASS 8 TRUCK ORDERS? As a quick refresher, a spot […]
We often think of logistics as Point A and Point B, with goods leaving one location and arriving at another. But between those two points are many stops and switches that make your supply chain process smooth and on time. One of those tactics used to keep a smooth supply chain is drayage. WHAT IS DRAYAGE? In […]
There are several logistical options for shipping internationally out of Houston, but there are three core components of every shipping strategy.
A Transportation Management System can set your business apart from competitors, save on expenses and streamline processes in your company to create a successful future for your business.
What are the advantages of ground freight transportation in Houston? How is Houston positioned for international ground freight shipping? We have the answers to these questions and more in our guide to ground freight transportation in Houston.
Are you looking for warehousing in the Houston area, but don’t know what factors to consider? Here is what to consider when choosing warehousing.
High freight costs are starting to weigh heavily on earnings for big consumer-goods companies like Coca-Cola Co. and Hasbro Inc. What does this mean for the industry?