LTL Capacity Best Practices in Times of Tight Freight Capacity

Cerasis

The capacity crunch has been a core concern of shippers for several years, but as 2018 draws closer to the holiday shopping season, it will become a bigger problem. LTL capacity has routinely been used as a source of added capacity when full truckload becomes unavailable.

Today’s Freight Capacity Crisis: Where Do We Go from Here?

Talking Logistics

More than a year into a freight capacity crisis that shows little sign of weakening, it’s time for all parties involved in logistics and freight transportation to meet this issue head on. Freight Capacity Crisis: How Did We Get Here So Quickly?

Capacity Crunch Factors: What Causes a Capacity Crunch?

Cerasis

Unbelievably, the capacity crunch is back the shipping headlines. Cassidy of the Journal of commerce (JOC) noted shippers were expecting a forthcoming slight capacity pinch, but that was before hurricane season arrived. Now, the shipping and transportation industry faces unprecedented capacity problems, and the upcoming ELD implementation deadline will exacerbate the issue. Capacity Crunch Factors Include Increased Deadhead. Fewer Drivers Reduce Available Capacity.

Capacity Crunch Strategies: How Does a 3PL Aid a Shipper in a Shipping Capacity Crunch?

Cerasis

A shipping capacity crunch is a necessary evil. Unfortunately, a shipping capacity crunch tends to occur during already stressed periods, like winter, after tropical storms and during peak shopping seasons. As capacity tightens, rates skyrocket, and shippers are left to pay the piper.

How Shippers Can Navigate the 2018 Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

Last year Cerasis covered the capacity crunch in great detail, culminating in a helpful and educational e-book titled “ The Great Capacity Crunch: The Current State, Future Outlook, and How Shippers Can Thrive in Any Capacity Crunch.” As an update, in this post, we’ll address a more updated way that shippers can navigate the 2018 Capacity Crunch many shippers are currently facing. The Top Logistics Trends that Will Impact Logistics Management in 2018.

Is The Freight Capacity Crunch in Trucking a Myth?

Cerasis

The freight capacity crunch has dominated supply chain and logistics since 2014, and many shippers fear it will arrive sooner than many experts believe. However, the capacity crunch may be less severe than anticipated, and it could easily reflect growing pains in the industry. The Freight Capacity Crunch Has Not Yet Reared Its Head. The freight capacity crunch remains an object of speculation in among logistics providers and shippers.

[PODCAST] Why Using Logistics & Transportation Technology is Vital to Gain “Shipper of Choice” in Any Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

Cerasis brings you another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” ” Remember, you can catch every episode of “The Freight Project Podcast” by going over to the Podcast section of “ The Freight Institute !” As a reminder, we publish every Tuesday right on the Cerasis blog and Freight Institute. We hope you enjoy this episode of The Freight project podcast!

[PODCAST] Why Shippers Looking for Capacity & High Service Levels Need the Right Carrier Mix & Logistics Fundamentals Focus

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s episode we welcome Andrew Lynch, Co-Founder & President of Zipline Logistics, an award-winning logistics service provider that specializes exclusively in the transportation of retail consumer goods and food and beverage products. We hope you enjoy “The Freight Project Podcast.” We’ll publish every Tuesday right on the Cerasis blog and Freight Institute.

Truck Capacity Shortage: The Past, Present and Future

Talking Logistics

From the last half of 2017 through today and beyond, a slew of market forces, some predictable and some unexpected, have combined to create a very real truck capacity shortage in the United States. For shippers and supply chain managers, adjusting their supply chain to the ebbs and flows of the economy has always been standard practice; however, navigating today’s capacity crunch may require more intervention than usual. Learn other benefits of 3PL’s capacity support.

How to Procure Full Truckloads in Tight Capacity

Cerasis

These rates will have natural implications for smaller shippers seeking to lower overall transportation and freight spend, and paired with a “blurred lines between peak shipping and shopping seasons,” shippers will experience increasing trouble when trying to procure full truckload capacity. The Great Capacity Crunch: The Current State, Future Outlook, & How Shippers Can Thrive in Any Capacity Crunch. Capacity Crunch Full Truckload

10 Steps to Surviving & Thriving in a Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

The capacity crunch is starting to take hold of the shipping industry. However, this capacity crunch is likely to exceed even the worst capacity crunches in history, says Karen Sage of Talking Logistics With Adrian Gonzalez. Yet, shippers can turn their fears into opportunities; they can continue thriving in a capacity crunch by following these steps. Know the Causes Is the Starting Point to Thriving in a Capacity Crunch. Capacity Crunch

Transportation Industry Braces for a Looming Transportation Capacity Crunch Crisis in 2017

Cerasis

Expected Transportation Capacity Issues. The concern and dialog about the transportation capacity issues for our country have bridged the past two decades and beyond. 4 Drivers of the Looming Transportation Capacity Crisis of 2017.

The Current State of the Shipping Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

The shipping capacity crunch is not a new topic, but the end of 2017 is shaping up to reveal an unprecedented crunch, reports Chris Brady of Logistics Viewpoints. The Shipping Capacity Crunch Is Back After an Active Storm Season. Capacity Crunch Manufacturing

Current State of the Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

However, inconsistencies in service levels, including the use of inaccurate data, an economy that hinges on the state of foreign markets (think China), and changes to regulations and labor requirements are continuing to impact the capacity of the shipping industry. Unfortunately, the capacity crunch is real, and shippers need to know how to face the prospects of a slower 2016 to stay competitive and meet the demands of their customers and partner businesses.

Bucking the Trend in Transportation – Simultaneously Cap Rate Growth and Beat Capacity Constraints

Talking Logistics

These days, truckload capacity is in exceptionally high demand, driving rates to ecstatic heights. Many are leveraging technology to time their offers of capacity to optimize profitability. The Solution for Capping Rate Growth and Beating Capacity Constraints.

Real-time Capacity Matching: Making Brokers More Efficient

Talking Logistics

The real-time freight visibility space was particularly hot in 2017, with two major acquisitions announced last year, including Descartes’s acquisition of MacroPoint in August 2017. Demand for these solutions, from both shippers and brokers, continues to grow because companies want to identify and implement better ways to plan and execute their transportation and logistics operations, which is what ultimately delivers value.

How Technology Empowers Freight Brokers to Work Smarter, Not Harder, to Drive Profitability

Talking Logistics

Working smarter, not harder, is critical for everybody in transportation today, but it’s especially important for freight brokers in light of the increased competition in the marketplace and the ever-more demanding expectations of shippers. What does “working smarter, not harder” mean for freight brokers? Current challenges for freight brokers. The current growth economy, where demand consistently outpaces supply, places a premium on freight brokerage services.

The Top 9 Freight Blogs of 2018

Cerasis

That then allows us to create more of that kind of content for our award-winning blog This year we will feature the top blog posts by page views in the following categories: Manufacturing , Logistics , Freight , and the Supply Chain. Freight

LTL Rates, Capacity, and Fuel: The General Outlook for 2017

Cerasis

Rebounding freight volumes and the proximity of the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate are set to change the industry in 2017, reports Sean Kilcarr of FleetOwner. Capacity Will Grow Tighter. If the retail sector suddenly jumps, the capacity crunch will return with vengeance. .

The Current State of LTL Freight in 2018

Cerasis

Less-than-truckload (LTL) freight is in the midst of a boom. The state of LTL freight offers a grand opportunity to overcome the significant obstacles created through economic growth, e-commerce, and global markets. Expected increases in LTL freight costs.

Freight Management Logistics for Lean Capacity Times

Consumer Goods Logistics

In light of the current freight capacity crunch, the freight management logistics operations of many companies have devolved into scrambling to find trucks for pending loads. Supply Chain Challenges Freight Transportation Truck DriversWhile that may be a very real and necessary approach at the moment, “scrambling” is not a great long-term strategy. Shippers need to change the way they work with carriers in this seller’s market.

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Current State of the Logistics and Freight Economy

Cerasis

From cloud-based systems to transportation management, the state of the logistics industry is evolving to expand an increasing number of services. Meanwhile, the overall capacity of shipments is climbing higher, reports Jeff Berman of Logistics Management, and the driver shortage is becoming more essential as full truckload shipments decrease. Logistics and Freight Economy: Putting It All Together. Freight Logistics freight logistics

Where have all the Truckers Gone? 10 Strategies for Shippers to Fight the Capacity and Trucker Shortage

Cerasis

Transportation capacity problems have been a volatile issue over the past twenty years or so. A thorough analysis provided by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals , (CSCMP) in its “ State of Logistics ” report, indicates that by 2017, shippers in the U.S.

Transportation Market Update: Capacity Outlook

Transplace

Transportation Market Update: Capacity Outlook. Capacity Trends and Tips for International Roadcheck and Beyond. International Roadcheck 2019: How It Impacts Short-Term Capacity. Last week, these ongoing inspections caused a tightening in the capacity market.

Logistics Consolidation: Trends Arising From Consolidation of the Logistics Industry

Cerasis

Logistics consolidation will have a resounding effect on the industry in 2019. Logistics consolidation is a fancy way of describing the transition of shipping modes to accommodate available capacity. As a result of logistics consolidation.

Navigating Ongoing International Transportation Capacity Challenges

Talking Logistics

International transportation is dealing with ongoing challenges of tighter capacity. From import space and export space tightening up and a hot drayage market causing capacity constraints to volatile air freight rates – international transportation has had its share of challenges the last 10-12 months. It is continually important to be proactive about identifying capacity trends and daily shipping reality. Drayage Capacity Issues Remain.

[Video] How to Be Creative with Freight Capacity as a 3PL

Talking Logistics

Interview with Shelli Austin, president of InTek Freight and Logistics, Inc, conducted at MercuryGate Velocity 2019 User Conference. Shelli shares highlights from her presentation at the conference titled, “How to Be Creative with Capacity as a 3PL.”.

E-Commerce Freight Consolidation & Desconsolidation: Understanding the Role of Intermodal Freight Shipping for Successful E-Commerce Logistics

Cerasis

For shippers, the best way to handle the e-commerce logistics surge lies in e-commerce freight consolidation and deconsolidation. E-Commerce Growth Is Incompatible With Stagnate Freight Shipping Strategies E-commerce growth can boggle the mind. Unfortunately, shippers using traditional freight shipping strategies, including limited use of Intermodal freight shipping, will result in added expenses and delays in moving e-commerce freight.

Trucking & Freight Management Trends to Know in 2019

Cerasis

Freight management is crucial for companies around the globe. Effective freight management reduces delays for consumers, helps companies offer Amazonesque shipping benefits and much more. Shippers that wish to succeed in 2019 need to know the top trucking and freight management trends for 2019 and how they will affect shipping practices, global trade, last-mile , and even drivers. How To Determine Freight Class: Density Calculator & Printable Resource.

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Preparing Your Supply Chain for Capacity Challenges

Transplace

Preparing Your Supply Chain for Capacity Challenges. It’s a fascinating time in the logistics industry. And while capacity has loosened in the first half of 2019, the spot market is still well above the levels seen in 2015, 2016 and even early 2017.

Increasingly slim capacity driving soaring costs in US logistics

EFT

The publication notes that supply chain capacity is tight enough that a number of major companies have reported in their Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings that they exceeded their 2018 supply chain budget spending. The logistics study is written by A.T.

Preparing Your Supply Chain for Capacity Challenges

Transplace

Preparing Your Supply Chain for Capacity Challenges. It’s a fascinating time in the logistics industry. And while capacity has loosened in the first half of 2019, the spot market is still well above the levels seen in 2015, 2016 and even early 2017.

Transportation Market Update: Capacity Outlook

Transplace

Transportation Market Update: Capacity Outlook. Capacity Trends and Tips for International Roadcheck and Beyond. The truckload (TL) market was extremely tight due to limited capacity—and as a result, many shippers looked to alternative modes of transportation to move their freight and went to extra lengths to increase efficiency and reduce costs. International Roadcheck 2019: How It Impacts Short-Term Capacity. Capacity: A Truckload Perspective.

Going Beyond Brokerage: How North American Capacity Solutions Can Go to Work for You

Talking Logistics

Shippers looking to make structural improvements within their logistics operations often immediately turn to more significant changes such as implementing new technology solutions or redesigning their distribution network in order to see the best return. While these approaches can certainly deliver a significant return on investment (ROI), other strategies that can positively impact their transportation network are often overlooked – for example, thinking more strategically about capacity.

Start Managing Your Inbound Freight More Effectively Today

Talking Logistics

It’s time to make inbound freight a priority and begin reaping the benefits of a program that creates win-win rewards for all supply chain partners. Unfortunately, few shippers make inbound freight a priority, and even fewer consider it a strategic supply chain initiative.