Top Winter Freight Shipping Tips

Freight Center

Winter freight shipping always tests the strength of the logistics industry and e-commerce. Between unpredictable winter storms and the holiday push, supply chains everywhere face challenges to meet deadlines and satisfy customer demands. 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.

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?

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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 ? . California r efrigerated freight has recovered. chain?issues

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

We salute the year’s top advancements in supply chain technology and processes. Thanks to omni-channel distribution, 3-D printing, self-service logistics and other avenues of disintermediation, traditional supply chain roles are rapidly being transformed into all-new opportunities.

Severe weather causes freight rates to slip

DAT Solutions

DAT load boards provide the largest and most trusted digital freight marketplace in the trucking industry, with more than 256 million loads and trucks posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $60 billion in real transactions.

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. The disruption to the supply chain will be felt across North America. Current as of October 11, 2018.

Freight Gathers Strength in Early November, Led by Western Region

DAT Solutions

Upper Mountain States to Florida and Southern Georgi a - up 17¢ per mile. Pacific Northwest to Florida and Southern Georgia - up 16¢ per mile. These results are atypical , so they may surprise longtime freight trend watchers. Freight Rates

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).

Hurricane Michael could bring spike in FEMA freight

DAT Solutions

Hurricane Michael has made landfall with the Florida panhandle as a very scary Category 4. As we've said in the past , hurricanes usually affect freight movements in three stages: Before the storm , if it is predicted in advance, shippers rush to move freight out of the way.

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.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Disney 'Imagineers' a Supply.

Supply Chains Rock

Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle. Without supply chains consumers would be stuck using products that they had to make or grow with their own two hands.

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. Apple Tells Congress That Global Supply Chain Wasn’t Compromised (Bloomberg). Transplace Acquires Yusen Logistics’ Intermodal & Freight Brokerage Group.

2 Signs That the Freight Recession Really Is Over

DAT Solutions

That was back when demand for trucks skyrocketed because extreme winter weather caused massive disruption to supply chains. Together, the ratio and rates offer strong evidence yet that the freight recession is over. Reefer freight is in transition.

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. Immediately after the rain subsided, trucks began hauling in emergency relief supplies for residents of the storm-affected zone.

What Happens To Your Freight During A Natural Disaster?

Freight Center

Last year, Hurricane Michael had a devastating effect on coastal towns, disrupting the supply chain and leaving close to total destruction. Together, Florida and Texas represent nearly 15% of the U.S. Extreme weather events affect each sector of the supply chain but knowing what to expect helps ease the stress. It begs the question: what happens to your freight during a natural disaster? Securing the Supply Chain.

I am MAD!

Supply Chain Shaman

At the 2013 Supply Chain Insights Global Summit, Rick Sather , now VP of Supply Chain for Jack-O-links stated that “there should be an app for that.” Figure 1: Gaps in Supply Chain Visibility. About Lora: Lora Cecere is the Founder of Supply Chain Insights.

Spot Market Freight Rates Soar After Hurricane Harvey

DAT Solutions

Most of the major van markets actually had fewer outbound loads available, though, and most regular freight heading to Houston was canceled. Diesel prices shot up 15¢ due to the resulting disruption in the fuel supply.

Rates and Demand Are Still High for Refrigerated Freight

DAT Solutions

Seasonal harvests are winding down, but capacity is still tight for reefer freight. Those, combined with the supply chain disruptions caused by the hurricanes, have led to tight capacity in southern Idaho, and outbound rates continue to climb out of Twin Falls.

7 Pitfalls of Amazon FBA (Fulfillment By Amazon)!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Your product can also get lost in the Amazon supply chain. Bob is based in Pensacola, so he has sales tax nexus in Florida. When he ships an order to a customer in Florida, he must add sales tax and remit that tax to the state. appeared first on Supply Chain Game Changer™.

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.

Driverless Trucks: Heading Somewhere or Nowhere Quickly?

Talking 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.”. Will there be a future for driverless trucks in logistics?

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

BluJay Solutions

Ask anyone in supply chain – the past few years have been particularly active for natural disasters and major weather events. 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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ScottsMiracle-Gro Improves Distribution System in Sustainability and Customer Service

Supply Chain Network

We are excited to extend our improved distribution model to the Northeast because it will provide quicker service to our large retailers and benefit consumers in this key market,” said Dave Swihart, senior vice president, Global Supply Chain, ScottsMiracle-Gro. “In Emerging Trends Environment Freight & Transportation News & Info Supply Chain Management green supply chain sustainability sustainable A new 100,000-sq.

Hanjin, Hurricanes, Harvests May Boost Truckload Rates

DAT Solutions

The ocean freight industry suddenly lost one of the top ten players when Hanjin Shipping Co. Missed schedules could keep rates high well into November, when the holiday freight season would ordinarily start to wind down. Freight Rates

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Hurricane Michael halts shipments

DAT Solutions

Once again, the supply chains were dealt a major disruption last week from Mother Nature. Road closures halted shipments on major trade routes like I-10 between Houston, New Orleans and Jacksonville , and I-75 up from Florida to Atlanta.

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. a warehouse or cross-dock) in a company’s freight network to route a daily mix of inbound freight on truckload or less-than-truckloads (LTL) to plan loads for delivery.

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LTL Accessorials: An Opportunity for Efficiency Improvements

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The LTL carriers measure operating ratios very carefully to understand the profitability of hauling each customer’s freight. Actual gross shipment weight, class, and National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) number are key components to a clean LTL BOL.

The Logistics of Fidget Spinners: Amazon vs Alibaba

Freightos

Amazon has 27 airplanes and 258 supply chain facilities in the United States. Global supply chains responded quickly – over 200,000 spinners were available from Alibaba retailers and upwards of 8,000 sellers on Amazon. Freight Insights

BluJay Announces 2019 Soaring Performance Customer Award Winners

BluJay Solutions

Holland, MI – May 16, 2019 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of supply chain software and services powered by the world’s first Global Trade Network, announces the winners of its third annual Soaring Performance Customer Awards.

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. Each group oversees freight that enters their region and plans for specific market trends in their respective states. Florida.

Spot Tendering: Are You Prepared for Capacity Shortfalls in Your Transportation Operation?

Supply Chain Nation

With the recent hurricanes that have hit Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico, we’ve seen another practical example where assumptions on carrier capacity are challenged at inopportune times. appeared first on Supply Chain Nation Blog.

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. . Outbound freight from the Midwest to N ew J ersey has been and continues to be stagnant. .

Spot Tendering: Are You Prepared for Capacity Shortfalls in Your Transportation Operation?

Supply Chain Nation

With the recent hurricanes that have hit Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico, we’ve seen another practical example where assumptions on carrier capacity are challenged at inopportune times. The solution can observe primary tendered carrier auditing, such that carriers that were rightfully offered freight given their capacity commitment, then reject the load, are tracked for contract compliance. 3PL Supply Chain spot tendering TMS transportation management system Transportation Modeler

Imported Produce Volume Outpaces Home-Grown

DAT Solutions

There is a shift underway right now in the refrigerated freight segment. More restaurant spending, more contract freight. That has a big impact on the supply chain. Poor growing conditions in California and Florida are partly responsible for this change.

Delivering Green: Three Case Studies in Low-Carbon Logistics

Supply Chain @ MIT

Caterpillar is the subject of one of three case studies that show how supply chain management can support both environmental and financial goals. Supply chain sustainability projects are often sold on the argument that going green makes good business sense. Here are three case studies that offer clear, irrefutable evidence that sustainability and profitability can be compatible in the supply chain domain.

Truck Capacity Shortage: The Past, Present and Future

Talking Logistics

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. What options do shippers have for mitigating its effects on their supply chain? . economy in 2017 and so far in 2018, manufacturers have been producing more goods than usual and requiring more freight to be shipped.