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

PINC

Coming into 2019, issues like the tariff wars, driver shortage, and rising freight rates were high on transportation managers’ radar screens. The current driver shortage, which the American Trucking Associations (ATA) estimates to be over 50,000 drivers, and the competitive freight market have served to boost driver pay, benefits, and bonuses over the past year. Freight rates have leveled off (and even retreated, in some cases).

Insights from Ryder Innovate 2014

Talking Logistics

Jason Mathers discussed the 5 Principles of Greener Freight, and provided real-world examples of those principles in action (read the Ocean Spray , Caterpillar , and Boise case studies, and also watch my conversation with Jason from earlier this year on Talking Logistics). Inventory (inventory management policies and practices, optimizing inventory flow).

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36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

In higher-traffic markets, Advance Auto Parts has “hub” stores that keep more inventory in-stock to give customers what they need when they need it. Bed Bath & Beyond @BedBathBeyond Bed Bath & Beyond has discovered a way to save millions of dollars on freight over the next few years, thanks to a new 755,000 square-foot distribution facility slated to open in the fall of 2019. The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day.

End of Quarter Adds 11% to Van Demand

DAT Solutions

Pockets of demand and favorable ratios can also be found in western Kansas and southern Indiana. Outbound rates edged up in Los Angeles, Dallas, Philadelphia and other major freight markets, however, as shippers rushed to move inventory before the quarter ended on Wednesday. Rates are derived from DAT RateView , and are based on actual rate agreements between freight brokers and carriers.