The Future of Freight and How Brokers Fit In

Cerasis

Cerasis is by legal definition a freight broker. Although our claim to fame is our web based TMS freight rating technology, the Cerasis Rater , which includes a technology suite of products and integrated managed transportation services , it is in our interest to understand the future of freight and how we as freight brokers fit in. The future of freight and how brokers fit in looks quite bright. . Autonomous Technology and Freight Brokers.

LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight. UPS Freight is the fourth largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $2.4B UPS Freight has 6.9% UPS Freight is based in Richmond, Virginia. UPS Freight is a business segment of United Parcel Service, Inc. Domestic Package, International Package, and Supply Chain and Freight. LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight Services. LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight History.

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Accellos Names Bill Ashburn General Manager of Transportation Software Solutions

Supply Chain Network

Accellos, a leading provider of supply chain execution software solutions, has named Bill Ashburn General Manager of its line of transportation software solutions. Accellos has recently restructured into business units focused on Transportation, WMS, Third Party Logistics and Supply Chain Execution, a crucial step in its long-term strategy of building a unified suite of supply chain software through acquisition and organic development.

Top 5 Free Online Resources for Freight Brokers

Cerasis

Even the freight transportation industry can't avoid this problem. That's why we've put together 5 free resources for freight brokers like you can't afford to miss out on. Are you ready to change the way your freight brokerage operates? JW Surety Bond's Free E-Book: How To Become A Freight Broker. If you're looking to become a freight broker, this is your best guide to getting started. Study.com's Best Freight Broker Training Programs List.

Combat Rising Transportation Costs and Driver Shortage With Supply Chain Analytics

Savi

Supply Chain Challenges: Freight Volume Rising, Driver Shortage Growing The shipping industry plays a critical role in world economics. Today’s driver shortage is helping to drive transportation costs higher. Most notably, earlier this year when freight volumes hit records levels while at the same time, the number of available drivers fell by more than 50,000. As the chart indicates, truck transport costs rose sharply in 2017 and aren’t slowing down.

Early ‘Internet of Things’ Pilots Proved Supply Chain Benefits of RFID Pallets

Supply Chain Network

Two early pilots were facilitated by Supply Chain Network and carried out in 2003 and 2006 with both representing successful demonstrations of the potential supply chain benefits available through end to end ‘Internet of Things’ supply chain implementations. Emerging Trends Freight & Transportation Grocery Logistics Information Technology Matrix Commerce New Ideas

The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

For centuries the expense, risk, and frustration with ocean freight held back expansion of the international economy, despite the invention of the steam invention. US Army uses the “Transporter” container, developed four years earlier for removals, for Korean War supply movements. First use of a modern container for ocean freight. Did You Know That … It wasn’t just about freight. Containerization is driving technology in other transport modes.

Successful Cargo Space Delivery

Freightos

Check out how you might have booked this shipment as a freight quote on Freightos. NASA awarded the company a commercial orbital transportation services contract in 2006, to design and demonstrate a launch system to resupply cargo to the ISS. Dragon is the name of the space cargo ship that just delivered 7,000 pounds of freight, including the inflatable room. COMPARE INT’L FREIGHT QUOTES NOW. We’re huge fans of innovation in the logistics space.

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How to Create a Truckload Strategy That Works in Any Market

Talking Logistics

The key to a great truckload strategy is aligning capacity communities with attribute segments of your freight portfolio. Your first objective is to segment your freight by some primary attributes. We have been studying truck freight attributes and strategies since 2006. Create continuous moves by combining multiple shippers’ freight. Capture backhaul freight that aligns with their needs. Robinson logistics transportation trucking truckload

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Freightera’s New Redesign Takes Instant Online Freight Quotes to the Next Level

Freightera

Shippers can now get instant freight quotes without creating accounts. 7, 2017 – Just in time for the busy fall shipping season, the Canadian startup serving businesses with instant freight quotes and online bookings unveiled its break-through redesign. Freightera also opened the first lanes automating refrigerated less than truckload and full truckload freight. Freightera is creating a unified global marketplace for freight transportation.

This Week in Logistics News (September 29 – October 3, 2014)

Talking Logistics

It’ll come to me eventually, but in the meantime, here’s the news that caught my attention this week: Kewill Acquires the IBM® Sterling Transportation Management System (TMS). Con-way Announces Enhancements to Driver Pay Package at Con-way Freight. North American Freight Numbers July 2014. We had friends over for dinner last Friday, and the kids ran off to play hide-and-seek after eating.

Intelleflex Announces Cellular, GPS-equipped RFID Reader & Cloud-based ZEST™ Data Services Platform

Supply Chain Network

Ease of implementation is a critical factor in the implementation of RFID solutions in global transportation processes, especially when RFID readers need to be installed on different continents,” said Eelco deJong, Managing Director of Antaris Solutions, a global provider of cold chain management solutions for the pharmaceutical and food industries and an Intelleflex partner. 1 “Shelf Life,” Forbes, Suzanne Hoppough, May 12, 2006.

Transforming Tribes

EFT

From a cautious toe in the water in 2006 when they achieved £1 million in online sales, they had, by 2012 achieved £1 billion. Image: Column 3PL/Logistics Freight Transport General Supply Chain Technology/IT Retail/CPG/Fashion Many retail organisations are essentially tribal. They are all too often made up of separate and often competing groups. These tribes worship different gods.

FMCSA Grants $1 Million to Veterans Who Want to Be Trained as Truck Drivers

Cerasis

This situation has prompted people like Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to see that “we can think of none more appropriate to safeguard our highways as commercial vehicle drivers than the thousands of veterans who have already proven they can safely handle large vehicles under extremely stressful circumstances.”. The FMCSA, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Transportation all agree, seeing this as a win-win. Transportation trucking

Doing Business in Thailand

QAD

Thailand’s transportation and communication pathways are well-developed for manufacturing supply chains. The country has a robust network of roads, waterways, rail and air transport, including several major seaports. Thailand’s 63 paved airports moved 2,134,149,001 mt-km of freight in 2015. In addition to its well-developed air freight infrastructure, Thailand also has a modern and robust transportation infrastructure of paved roads, rail and waterways.

Driver Shortage in Trucking: Time for Plan B

Talking Logistics

As reported in the New York Times : Factoring in June’s increase and upward revisions for estimated hiring in April and May, employers added an average of 231,000 workers a month in the first half of 2014, the best six-month run since the spring of 2006. “We’re If freight demand grows as it is projected to, the driver shortage could balloon to nearly 240,000 drivers by 2022.” What is the Future of Truckload Transportation? Last week, the U.S.

How Shipping Overcapacity Could Be Maersk’s Salvation

Freightos

In 2015, Maersk Transport and Logistics generated nearly 75% of Maersk’s revenue. The new unit, merging Maersk Line with DAMCO, Svitzer, APM Terminals and Maersk Container Industry, will be called Maersk Transport and Logistics. The first Maersk E Class ship was delivered in 2006 and was able to carry 14,700 TEU, a world record at the time. ON THE ONLINE FREIGHT MARKETPLACE. Freight Insights

Top 15 Biggest 3PLs in the US - 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

The service most frequently outsourced to a 3PL is transportation management (24%), followed by warehouse management (19%). CEVA Logistics provides both freight management and contract logistics services for a range of customers across all sectors. The company provides comprehensive freight forwarding services across all modes, domestic and international, including customs house brokerage and door-to-door ground services. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

Cerasis

The Freightos System is SaaS for freight contract management, automatic price quotations, and business intelligence. As a logistics service provider, focusing on over-the-road surface transportation management solutions via technology and managed transportation services, we find the following information on the history of shipping containers of great significance to the logistics and supply chain community at large. First use of a modern container for ocean freight.

Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2019

Talking Logistics

A lot of this growth has been fueled by 41 acquisitions since 2006, across a broad spectrum of solutions: Global Logistics Network; Routing, Mobile, & Telematics; Transportation Management; Customs & Regulatory Compliance; Broker & Forwarder Enterprise Systems; and Global Trade Content. Velocity Mail (June 2018) : “an electronic transportation network that provides global air carriers with mail and parcel shipment scanning and tracking solutions.”.

The India supply chain revolution

Supply Chain Movement

Reddy estimates that this increased transit time by about 50% on a high volume transport lane like Mumbai-Delhi. Past estimates from Mumbai-Calcutta have been as high as a seven-fold delay for freight as compared to a passenger vehicle. These long delays for transport run straight into the very localized and demand distribution market. ADJUSTING TO A NEW TAX REGIME.

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Capacity + Higher Contract Rates = Opportunities in Disguise

DAT Solutions

Spot market freight volume is soft, and capacity is loose. There are more freight brokers entering the market than there were last year. Freight availability declined on the spot market in July. Freight transportation is a leading economic indicator, and the latest reports support the trends we see in our industry: factory production is down, new oil and gas drilling is stalled, coal and steel are declining.

Tesla and the Future of the Trucking Industry

Elementum

The global trucking industry is currently facing two great challenges for sustainability: to transport a significantly higher volume of goods, and to further develop new means of delivery concepts. CEO Elon Musk, whose original “Master Plan” was unveiled ten years ago in 2006, initially mapped out blueprints for autonomous electric cars and energy storage. Trucking is the main means for freight transportation in the United States.

The History of Supply Chain Management! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

In the mid 1950s, this concept was extended to transportation management with the development of intermodal containers together with ships, trains, and trucks to handle these containers. By the 1960s, a clear trend had developed in shifting more time-dependent freight transportation to truck rather than rail. imports from China grew from about $45 billion per year in 1995 to more than $280 billion per year in 2006. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Evolution and History of Supply Chain Management

Cerasis

In the mid 1950s, this concept was extended to transportation management with the development of intermodal containers together with ships, trains, and trucks to handle these containers. By the 1960s, a clear trend had developed in shifting more time-dependent freight transportation to truck rather than rail. imports from China grew from about $45 billion per year in 1995 to more than $280 billion per year in 2006. History of Supply Chain Management.