Update on the Southern California Logistics Services Market

West Coast and California Logistics

When it comes to Southern California logistics, there’s never a dull moment. The region is home to the busiest ports in the country, while the state continues to dramatically alter the way logistics gets done through an array of unique regulations.

Peak Time or Holiday Shipping: Strategies & Tips to Stay Sane, Mitigate Extra Costs, & Keep Customers Happy

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is our second post in a two part series about how to get your logistics and transportation practices in order in time for holiday shipping or peak season crunches. Holiday shipping time also bring customers that ship primarily for this season.

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Transportation Trends: What’s Going on in the Trucking Industry?

PINC

Here are the top trucking trends that all shippers should be aware of, according to The American Transportation Research Institute. Coming into 2019, issues like the tariff wars, driver shortage, and rising freight rates were high on transportation managers’ radar screens.

Peak Time or Holiday Shipping: Strategies & Tips to Stay Sane, Mitigate Extra Costs, & Keep Customers Happy

Cerasis

Editor's Note: This is our second post in a two part series about how to get your logistics and transportation practices in order in time for holiday shipping or peak season crunches. Holiday shipping time also bring customers that ship primarily for this season.

The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

Produce season transportation can have an impact on your freight, even if you do not ship grains, fruits, or vegetables. Even if you don’t grow or ship produce, your transportation performance and spend can still be directly impacted. California.

California Trucking Association Combats State Contractor Test

GTG Technology Group

California Trucking Association Sues State. On October 25 th , the California Trucking Association and two independent owner-operators filed a lawsuit against the state of California over an unfair test adopted by the California Supreme Court. In April, the California Supreme Court adopted the ABC Test to determine if a worker is an employee or contractor within any industry. Are you looking for ways to optimize your transportation system?

How to Be a Preferred Shipping Customer: Strategies for the Coming Capacity Shortage

Talking Logistics

One challenge to this approach, however, is that many shippers focus exclusively on price when making their transportation decisions. California-based Ventura Foods, which managed more than 127,000 inbound and outbound shipments last year, has a long history of building these kinds of strategic partnerships. So even as our business has grown, I’ve never had to dial-for-diesel, begging someone to take my load,” says Dave Kodadek, Director of Transportation.

4 Companies Driving Transportation Technology Innovation

Cerasis

Historically, new technologies have been slow to come to, and be adopted by, the transportation industry. From software solutions to new vehicle concepts, awesome ideas are making the transportation industry more efficient, safer, and profitable. Staxxon – Shipping Containers.

This Week in Logistics News (September 12-16, 2016)

Talking Logistics

If so, I invite you to attend two of the sessions that I am participating in, both related to transportation management: TMS 4 SMB: A Case Study with Carhartt. bound ship is being held ‘hostage’ (Reuters). New Transport Mode to Redefine Freight Movement.

3 Technology Companies Disrupting Shipping

FLEXE

Basically, responsible for ocean freight carriers, ocean ships that rely on truck companies. Shipping a 40-ton container back in July or June used to cost about $700 — a 40-ton container. More than half of Hanjin’s ships were chartered.

This Week in Logistics News (May 9-13, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Wal-Mart cuts delivery time for pilot shipping plan (Reuters). Hapag-Lloyd, Five Asian Liners Form New Shipping Alliance (Bloomberg). California Shippers Face Trucking Surcharge (WSJ – sub. March 2016 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI).

TPM Recap–Is It Finally Time to Embrace Technology to Address Capacity, Transparency and Risk in Ocean Shipping?

Savi

Last week, the Savi Team once again attended the Trans-Pacific Maritime (TPM) conference in Long Beach, California, but this year the team detected a noticeable shift in the conversation. Combat Tariffs by Relocating Supply Points With new tariffs on goods shipped between China and the U.S.,

This Week in Logistics News (November 12-16, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) Mobilizes For California Fires. Tide in a box is coming to Amazon for easier shipping (CNN). California Fires: How Can Logistics Professionals Help?

Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

Produce shipping is showing signs of strengthening and should begin building activity for the remainder of the month before leveling off in June. Refrigerated inbound freight from California is currently difficult to book with limited capacity. California.

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

That is e specially the case for outbound freight in southern states and California where produce season is in full swing. . Refrigerated freight from California to the Southeast remains difficult to book with limited capacity. . California r efrigerated freight has recovered.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape. Additionally, you may notice that the cost of your shipment changes depending on which state you are shipping to or from. Yes indeed, freight shipping prices do vary by state. One important factor to note is that most carriers are not national, meaning they only ship within a region. California.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape. Additionally, you may notice that the cost of your shipment changes depending on which state you are shipping to or from. Yes indeed, freight shipping prices do vary by state. One important factor to note is that most carriers are not national, meaning they only ship within a region. California.

Logistics Market Stays Flat as May Begins

Zipline Logistics

This has especially been the case for Pacific N orth P lains and in outbound California refrigerated freight. . Rates for o utbound Midwest to California refrigerated freight have been climbing and getting tougher to cover. . California .

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape. Additionally, you may notice that the cost of your shipment changes depending on which state you are shipping to or from. Yes indeed, freight shipping prices do vary by state. One important factor to note is that most carriers are not national, meaning they only ship within a region. California.

Combating Intermodal Market Challenges & Costs

Talking Logistics

And don’t expect this trend to change anytime soon; in fact, many railroads and carriers anticipate that surge charges in constrained markets, such as Chicago, Southern California, Northern California and the Pacific Northwest, will be the highest seen in many years.

This Week in Logistics News (October 17-21, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Google, automakers object to California rules for self-driving cars (Reuters). Acquires IDS Transportation Services, LLC. Department of Transportation (DOT) issued federal policy for the safe testing and deployment of automated vehicles. How was the JDRF Death Valley Ride ?

6 Emerging Trends In Supply Chain and A Deeper Look into Driverless Vehicles

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is from our friend Kevin Hill with Quality Scales Unlimited who shares his expertise regarding the key trends in supply chain and transportation management. . This is the value of having a transportation network. Supply Chain Transportation Management Trend

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Ready For the Next Port Crisis?

Talking Logistics

According to Reuters : California farmers were especially hard hit by the port disruptions, with export losses estimated to be running at hundreds of millions of dollars a week. The California Citrus Mutual trade group said the slowdown had cut members’ exports by half this season compared to recent years. It said that if it takes two months for the ports to become fully operational, the window for shipping this season’s crop will have closed.

This Week in Logistics News (October 9-13, 2017)

Talking Logistics

California proposes altering regulations to allow driverless vehicles (CCJ). CSX customers demand end to shipping bottlenecks as CEO apologizes (Reuters). Are you communicating what’s happening in the transportation market to upper management?

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This Week in Logistics News (June 30 – July 4, 2014)

Talking Logistics

In some instances, Google packs orders and hands them off to shipping partners for delivery the following day. . Moving on to other news, UPS announced the addition of a Full Container Load (FCL) rail solution to its China-to-Europe transportation lineup.

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This Week in Logistics News (March 6-10, 2017)

Talking Logistics

January 2017 Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI). For example, goods from Schneider Electric were transported on a Maersk Line container vessel from the Port of Rotterdam to the Port of Newark in a pilot with the Customs Administration of the Netherlands under an EU research project.

Identity Theft, Trucking Style

Talking Logistics

Here’s how the scheme works, as described in an AP article published last October ( Thieves Pose as Truckers to Steal Huge Cargo Loads ): Thieves assume the identity of a trucking company, often by reactivating a dormant Department of Transportation carrier number from a government website for as little as $300. Then the con artists offer low bids to freight brokers who handle shipping for numerous companies. A couple of years ago, I was a victim of identity theft.

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This Week in Logistics News (July 8-12, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Ryder Opens Two Natural Gas Fueling Stations in California. By incorporating reference rates into their models, LLamasoft customers will be able to better understand how LTL rates will impact their overall strategy, enabling more intelligently-designed supply chain and transportation networks.

Managing the Temperature-Controlled Supply Chain with Technology

PINC

In the recent “Cold Chain’s Hot Innovations” webinar , Thermo King North America’s Scott Bates discussed improving energy and fuel efficiency (particularly in transportation), reducing food waste and extending shelf-life, assuring FSMA compliance; and promoting food safety.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

Transplace is closely monitoring the outbreak and the impact the reaction is having on the transportation market. There are seven counties in Northern California where people have been asked to stay home: The railroads and dray carriers are exempt from this at this time.

Enabling Supply Chain Flexibility: Two Important (But Often Overlooked) Factors

Talking Logistics

The El Niño weather pattern, which the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts will be among the strongest on record , is already causing flooding and mudslides in California. So I encourage shippers not only to focus on the specific locations where they [manufacture, source, or ship products from], but also understand the broader geographical structure of their carrier networks and hubs [because they can impact your logistics operations].

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Autonomous Vehicles Will Be Piloting Your Supply Chain Sooner Than You Think

AFFLINK

The future of transportation is autonomous. Whether you’re shipping goods across the sea or across the highways, your products will eventually move along inside of a vehicle without a driver. What should logistics professionals consider when they think about autonomous transportation?

Outbound Logistics

LeanCor

Shipping Produce via Rail Can Be Lean. The task becomes increasingly interesting when it comes to shipping produce (fruits and vegetables) – the commodity mostly coming from the breadbasket of our country: sunny California. Short transportation lead times are paramount.

This Week in Logistics News (November 17-21, 2014)

Talking Logistics

The solutions help customers across a number of industry verticals, including third-party logistics (3PL), food and beverage, retail and healthcare, improve transportation efficiency and reduce the cost of delivering goods. I’m guessing it’s summer.

How to Figure Out Cost of Freight To …

Freight Center

We’ll break it down and give you an idea of what’s involved in calculating freight cost wherever you’re shipping. The cost of shipping is called the freight rate. There is no base rate because so many factors needed to calculate the cost to ship freight are constantly fluctuating. Rates will differ from road, rail , ocean , and air transport. Popular Shipping Destinations. California. California to Hawaii. California to New York.

Ecommerce Logistics: From Your Site to Their Doorstep

ShipBob

How do you put your brand in a spot to offer expedited shipping without putting in the time, resources, and investment of several warehouses? Order fulfillment , or the picking, packing, and shipping orders. Shipping carriers handle the transportation of products to their destination.

5 Ways to Make Your Manufacturing Plant More Sustainable in the Age of COVID-19

DELMIA Quintiq

There are several notable examples of companies that have done precisely this: California-based Green Toys recycled some 55 million milk jugs in its first decade in business. Companies increasingly find or design shipping and delivery cartons that can be reused before recycling.