Top Winter Freight Shipping Tips

Freight Center

Winter freight shipping always tests the strength of the logistics industry and e-commerce. Optimize your logistics performance by putting a plan in place to ensure peak performance during the winter months. Below is a quick list of the top winter freight shipping tips to help guide you and keep your supply chain hot during the trickiest time for shipping. Unless you live in Florida, winter is synonymous with snowstorms.

This Week in Logistics News (January 28 – February 1, 2019)

Talking Logistics

I was in Orlando, Florida this week moderating workshops for a logistics service provider client. I was hoping for 70F+ weather, but even Florida fell victim to the Polar Vortex, with temperatures only in the 50s (which felt tropical, nonetheless, compared to Chicago and Boston).

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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?

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

As we move into the back half of May, the freight market is starting to show signs of an expedited rebound. . Th ese conditions have caused a more favorable freight environment. Regional Freight Volume Update ? . Logistics? ? . Midwest Logistics ? . logistics?interruptions

This Week in Logistics News (October 8-12, 2018)

Talking Logistics

The VP of Supply Chain and Logistics at our house (aka my wife) has been out of the country this week. Transplace Acquires Yusen Logistics’ Intermodal & Freight Brokerage Group. Freight trucking startup Shipwell gets a $10 million boost (TechCrunch).

Customer Advisory – Hurricane Michael

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Hurricane Michael made landfall on the Florida Panhandle yesterday as a Category 4 storm and continues to move across Georgia and into the Carolina’s. 900,000 homes and businesses are experiencing power outages in Florida and Georgia. The storm has directly impacted Florida, Georgia and both North and South Carolina. Business Logistics Market Update Florida Panhandle Hurricane Michael Market update Transportation UpdateCurrent as of October 11, 2018.

Freight Rates Adjust to Post-Hurricane Irma Demand

DAT Solutions

Relief efforts are underway in Florida, and our hearts go out to those recovering from Hurricane Irma. We’ve seen a big increase in van freight moving from Atlanta and Charlotte down into the state.

Logistics Market Stays Flat as May Begins

Zipline Logistics

To effectively track each state’s progress in reopening and how freight is impacted, we will publish a market update for the coming weeks as the country eases out of lockdowns. . But the Logistics Manager’s Index skyrocketed from the end of Feb ruary through April. Florida .

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics can be traced all the way back to the Greek and Roman empires , but it’s undergone several major transformations as new technologies provide opportunities to more efficiently manage the movement and storage of goods. ” Meet Our Panel of Logistics Pros: Brian Jessup.

What Happens To Your Freight During A Natural Disaster?

Freight Center

Together, Florida and Texas represent nearly 15% of the U.S. It begs the question: what happens to your freight during a natural disaster? The logistics industry is ready when disaster strikes. This could be from debris or flooding, especially since freight trucking is the most common mode of transport. Despite delayed delivery times, rest assured that your freight is out of harm’s way and trust your carrier’s disaster preparedness. Blog Environment Logistics

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

Talking Logistics

Con-way Announces Enhancements to Driver Pay Package at Con-way Freight. Menlo Logistics Announces Launch of New Brand and Website. North American Freight Numbers July 2014. Note: Descartes, enVista, Kewill, and Manhattan Associates are Talking Logistics sponsors.

Emergency Freight: What Harvey Tells Us About Irma

DAT Solutions

Less than ten days after Hurricane Harvey, trucks are already moving freight out of Houston, with almost the same volume as before the storm. Outbound freight has picked up by now, and rates have declined in both directions after the initial, post-storm peak.

Ecommerce Logistics: From Your Site to Their Doorstep

ShipBob

As the ecommerce industry grows, the logistics of getting orders to customers has become more complicated — especially with the novel coronavirus impacting entire supply chains. But the ecommerce logistics infrastructure needed to meet consumers’ demands is not easy to achieve by yourself.

The Logistics of Fidget Spinners: Amazon vs Alibaba

Freightos

The Logistics of Fidget Spinners. Alibaba just announced $15 billion dollars to be invested in its global logistics network. In other words, Alibaba just connected two small businesses around the world, while third-party businesses arranged transportation and logistics.

With LTL Fuel Surcharges on the Rise, What Are the Expectations and Projections of Higher Fuel Costs on LTL Shipping?

Cerasis

Instead of trying to go with the flow, shippers that understand where LTL fuel surcharges are headed can take steps to reduce freight spend by effectively reducing fuel surcharges paid for unexpected delays or issues. How To Determine Freight Class: Density Calculator & Printable Resource.

Delivering Green: Three Case Studies in Low-Carbon Logistics

Supply Chain @ MIT

Logistics is a leading source of carbon. Sponsored by Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), MIT CTL worked alongside three US companies to help them quantify the carbon footprint of some of their logistics initiatives. Ocean Spray, CSX (the rail operator), and fruit shipping companies partnered in order to enable Ocean Spray to ship more products intermodally from its New Jersey distribution center to the company’s Florida facility.

This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Labor and management work out deal at Port of LA/Long Beach ( Logistics Management ). Robinson, Con-way, and Transplace are Logistics Viewpoints sponsors). Tweet The post This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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How to Figure Out Cost of Freight To …

Freight Center

We aren’t fortune tellers at FreightCenter, but we have been in the logistics business long enough to predict what you’re about to ask: H ow much is the cost of freight to (insert destination) ? We’ll break it down and give you an idea of what’s involved in calculating freight cost wherever you’re shipping. Understanding Freight Cost. The cost of shipping is called the freight rate. Even the logistics industry can’t predict what it will be.

Driverless Trucks: Heading Somewhere or Nowhere Quickly?

Talking Logistics

Will there be a future for driverless trucks in logistics? Today, there are 8 states in the country, including Nevada, California, Michigan, Florida, North Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and Arizona that are allowing the testing of self-driving vehicles on certain roadways.”.

7 Pitfalls of Amazon FBA (Fulfillment By Amazon)!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Fulfillment by Amazon or Amazon FBA lets sellers in the Amazon marketplace take advantage of Amazon’s giant logistics operation to ship their orders. Amazon runs an enormous fulfillment and logistics business. Bob is based in Pensacola, so he has sales tax nexus in Florida.

Can Technology Save the American Freight System?

Elementum

We’ve talked about the truck driver shortage and its potential to disrupt domestic freight shipping—fewer people are choosing to become truck drivers, leading to a serious dip in trucking capacity over the course of just a few years. Freight trucking accounts for over 70 percent of all domestic freight leaving many manufacturers scrambling to develop contingency plans. of all freight revenue will be done through mobile brokering by 2025.

How Much Does Freight Shipping Cost?

Freight Center

There are several factors that can affect your freight shipping cost, including: Weight. Freight class. Additionally, a few things to consider when selecting a freight shipping carrier include value versus cost, timeframes, logistics network and more. Get an Instant Freight Quote. To get an instant quote from preferred carriers for your freight shipment, use our easy freight quote calculator. Freight Class.

This Week in Logistics News (February 25 – March 1, 2019)

Talking Logistics

So, while I plot my next move, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week. FourKites : The company announced a new DynamicETA (SM) algorithm that predicts freight times with greater accuracy in narrow time windows.

Peeling Back The Orange Juice Supply Chain! (Video)

Supply Chain Game Changer

In North America we certainly hear a lot about Florida oranges and as such I myself have certainly assumed that Florida was the Orange capital of the world. 70% of production comes from Florida, followed by California. SCM #SupplyChain #oranges #orangejuice #food #logistics.

How Much Does Freight Shipping Cost?

Freight Center

There are several factors that can affect your freight shipping cost, including: Weight. Freight class. Additionally, a few things to consider when selecting a freight shipping carrier include value versus cost, timeframes, logistics network and more. Get an Instant Freight Quote. To get an instant quote from preferred carriers for your freight shipment, use our easy freight quote calculator. Freight Class. Blog Freight Shipping

How Much Does Freight Shipping Cost?

Freight Center

There are several factors that can affect your freight shipping cost, including: Weight. Freight class. Additionally, a few things to consider when selecting a freight shipping carrier include value versus cost, timeframes, logistics network and more. Get an Instant Freight Quote. To get an instant quote from preferred carriers for your freight shipment, use our easy freight quote calculator. Freight Class. Blog Freight Shipping

Truck Capacity Shortage: The Past, Present and Future

Talking Logistics

economy in 2017 and so far in 2018, manufacturers have been producing more goods than usual and requiring more freight to be shipped. Southern states, such as Georgia and Florida, will seek additional capacity to transport and distribute their perishable produce throughout the country during the annual produce season. Modal changes help free up on-the-road truck capacity after your freight has been transitioned to the rail.

This Truck Could Save the American Freight System

Elementum

We’ve talked about the truck driver shortage and its potential to disrupt domestic freight shipping: fewer people are choosing to become truck drivers, leading to a serious dip in truck capacity in only a few years. Freight trucking accounts for 69 percent of all domestic freight leaving many manufacturers scrambling to develop contingency plans. Financial analysts are sure that this technology will drastically change the face of the freight industry—just ask Australia.

The New Way a TMS Fuels Routing Creativity

Talking Logistics

You may not do your job with a palette and a paintbrush, but it’s safe to say that logistics planners have to be creative when moving freight. In today’s business environment, no planner is simply loading freight onto a truck and shipping it from Point A to Point B via a common carrier. The key tool for a logistics planner has long been a transportation management system (TMS), but the increased complexity of the market is driving demand for more creative TMS capabilities.

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Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

Currently, this has not made a substantial impact on the freight market, but we are seeing signs that the industry is beginning to recover. Regional Logistics Market Updates. Here is what each region is seeing currently: Northeast Logistics. Midwest Logistics. Florida.

Harvey and Irma’s Effect on the Logistics Industry

GTG Technology Group

How Hurricanes Affect Logistics. The catastrophic storms did more than just flood homes and knock down trees, they impacted logistics in a variety of ways. It will be a long time before anyone can measure the two storms’ impact on logistics and the economy.

Trucking Market Update and 2020 Q1 Freight Outlook

Zipline Logistics

It was a good year for shippers as freight rates plummeted for the majority of 2019, substantially backing off the historic highs the industry witnessed in 2018. Carriers have felt the pinch because of falling freight rates, a result of failing demand for freight services.

How to Weather the Hurricanes of 2017 (and more) with a Heavy-Duty TMS Platform

Supply Chain Collaborator

For shippers, this year’s overly-active hurricane season in the US is raising alarm bells for supply chain logistics operations. All shippers are affected by this – fuel being integral to everything from agricultural production to actual freight movement.

What’s on Your Radar? Planning for Less Disruption in the Wake of Severe Weather and Disasters

BluJay Solutions

Extreme weather events are becoming more widespread, but transportation and logistics pros can take steps to be better prepared and mitigate the impact. If you work in transportation or logistics, you are undoubtedly aware of the supply chain challenges faced in the aftermath of such events.

Identity Theft, Trucking Style

Talking Logistics

Then the con artists offer low bids to freight brokers who handle shipping for numerous companies. I first wrote about this problem almost three years ago, when I commented about a story in the New York Times about thieves that stole six truckloads of tomatoes and one truckload of cucumbers from Florida growers, along with a truckload of frozen meat, by setting up a bogus trucking company and deceiving a broker. A couple of years ago, I was a victim of identity theft.

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The need to know

EFT

From apple packing houses in Washington state to farm workers in Florida and a California county known as “the world’s salad bowl,” outbreaks of the novel coronavirus are emerging at U.S. German freight tech start-up Sennder merges with France's Everoad.

Understanding Your Sales Personality with Ryan Schreiber and Ann Holm

The Logistics of Logistics

Ryan was born and raised in Tampa Florida. Ryan earned a degree in History from the University of South Florida and then a Law degree from Michigan State University. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast. Understanding Your Sales Personality with Ryan Schreiber and Ann Holm.

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