Top Findings: What Makes a Favored Shipper?

Talking Logistics

What makes carriers prefer to move one shipper’s freight over another’s? Research shows that of all “favored shipper” qualities, longer dwell times result in higher transportation costs. According to anecdotal evidence, carriers look at shipper behaviors before deciding which company’s freight they will haul; favored shippers are also rumored to receive better rates. Researchers at Iowa State University analyzed data provided by C.H.

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7 Ways to Reduce Carrier Detention Fees and How Digital Yard Management Can Help

PINC

Robinson and Iowa State University, favored shippers are receiving better pricing and service. truckload carriers and quantitatively measure the effects of “favored shipper” characteristics on transportation costs. Freight may be ready early for pickup. Palletize freight.

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Quarter-End Shipping Surges Impact Transportation Rates

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Quarter-End Shipping Surges Impact Transportation Rates. Do month-end or quarter-end surges still affect your transportation costs? Those familiar with transportation know that month-end or quarter-end freight surges commonly occur, maybe in your company, or maybe in other organizations, and that your routing guide may not work as well as it usually does at those times. The post Quarter-End Shipping Surges Impact Transportation Rates appeared first on Transportfolio.

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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. That is e specially the case for outbound freight in southern states and California where produce season is in full swing. . Regional Freight Volume Update ? . Each group oversees freight that enters their region and plans for specific market trends in their respective states.

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. When crops are moved at high volume, available capacity is diminished as carriers devote a sizable portion of their fleets to produce season transportation.

How to Use Freight Attributes to Your Greatest Shipping Advantage

CH Robinson Transportfolio

How to Use Freight Attributes to Your Greatest Shipping Advantage | C.H. With the end of the year quickly approaching, some industries enter their busiest transportation season and others hit a shipping slowdown. In a previous post, I discussed aligning with service providers to best serve your freight attributes. Today, we’ll dig into how to and why you should accurately represent your freight. Use freight attributes to get the service you want.

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LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight. YRC Freight is the third largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $3.2B YRC Freight has 9.2% YRC Freight is the largest subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc. Holland is a regional LTL carrier that provides service to the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Wisconsin. Yellow Transportation was founded in 1924 by A.J.

Plan for the Market: 4 Insights to Guide Your Transportation Strategy

CH Robinson Transportfolio

No matter your industry, company size, or overall transportation spend, use these four transportation market insights to guide your development of a strong, resilient logistics strategy. Guide your transportation strategy by understanding the market.

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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. Yes indeed, freight shipping prices do vary by state. That being said, there is a uniform way to calculate your shipping costs, which can be calculated using our freight quote calculator. Additionally, our freight experts are here to guide you through the process if needed. Short Answer: Yes.

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. Yes indeed, freight shipping prices do vary by state. That being said, there is a uniform way to calculate your shipping costs, which can be calculated using our freight quote calculator. Additionally, our freight experts are here to guide you through the process if needed. Short Answer: Yes.

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. Yes indeed, freight shipping prices do vary by state. That being said, there is a uniform way to calculate your shipping costs, which can be calculated using our freight quote calculator. Additionally, our freight experts are here to guide you through the process if needed. Short Answer: Yes.

Market Updates and Favored Shippers: 2015 Transportfolio Recap

CH Robinson Transportfolio

From surface transportation to global forwarding, our posts aim to fill you in on the topics that matter most. Looking back, our three most popular blog posts of 2015 were: December Market Update: Transportation Industry News : Every month, Steve Raetz, director of research and market intelligence , summarizes the top industry trends affecting the market. We teamed up with researchers from Iowa State University to find answers.

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Drivers in the Spotlight: 4 Reasons for Their Growing Influence on Supply Chain Management

TMC

Companies continuously strive to optimize their freight operations by, for example, improving supply chain visibility, choosing simple or multi-stop delivery configurations, instituting pooling arrangements, and developing complementary crossdock facilities. Researchers at Iowa State University studied this phenomenon using data provided by C.H. The research shows that there is a strong link between transportation rates paid and dwell times over two hours.

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Mastering Menards Delivery through Retail Specialized Logistics

Zipline Logistics

Menards services 12 distribution centers throughout its territory with facilities in Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Michigan, Missouri, and South Dakota. Booking freight without a deliberate plan can undercut your relationship with the retailer.

One Man’s Trash: How Blockchain Can Target Food Waste to Help End World Hunger

Material Handling and Logistics

It was not until extensive research was conducted by a single Australian retailer that the community discovered that bananas were being mishandled in transport. From the wholesale manufacturers in Iowa to the farmers in Bangladesh, change is coming. He was previously the founder and CEO of Trax Technologies, a global logistics analytics and freight audit & payment firm.

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Preparing for ELDs: Changes Shippers Can Make Today

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Whether or not this is true, this is a good opportunity to examine your processes to determine if there are strategies you can employ that will help position your freight to be as attractive as possible in an environment where carriers are seeking freight that minimizes driver down time. Adjust your plan for freight traveling 400-600 miles. Adjust your plan for freight traveling 400-600 miles | Transportfolio.

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Driverless Trucks, China, COVID and the Future of the Supply Chain

Turvo

A consultant, a tech wizard, a VP at a large Transportation company, and an ex-freight broker turned, a strategic sourcing specialist, turned HR consultant, mother of 3, trying to navigate her next career phase. Interestingly, we all had significant experience in the freight, logistics, sourcing, and supply chain world. How would sourcing and transportation patterns change if manufacturing shifted away from China?

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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. Additionally, according to Freight Waves, “outbound tender rejections have increased week-over-week for the first time since the OTRI peaked at 19.25% on March 28.”. Each group oversees freight that enters their region and plans for specific market trends in their respective states. Outbound freight to New Jersey is almost non-existent.

New Overtime Rules "A Slap in the Face" to Freight Brokers

DAT Solutions

Gerald Moore of Hybrid Transit says his DAT Keypoint transportation management software was a great help in tracking the commissions paid to each of his 42 employees. The new rules will add to costs and paperwork for employers, and the new non-exempt status may be viewed negatively by those affected, according to Gerald Moore, Chief Operating Officer for Hybrid Transit in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A Good TMS Can Help.

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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. . Increases in volumes started climbing this week steadily but still down 10-15% year-over-year according to Freight Waves’ Sonar indexes. . This has especially been the case for Pacific N orth P lains and in outbound California refrigerated freight. . Iowa .

Driver Shortage in Trucking: Time for Plan B

Talking Logistics

If freight demand grows as it is projected to, the driver shortage could balloon to nearly 240,000 drivers by 2022.” The Minnesota-based firm’s $9 million a year in revenue “ could go to $13 million or $14 million overnight if I could put drivers in those trucks ,” said Charlie Hoag, manager of Copeland’s terminal in Des Moines, Iowa. . What is the Future of Truckload Transportation? Last week, the U.S.

Rhode Island Named Bottom State for Infrastructure and Transportation as US Underinvestment Takes Toll

EFT

To address these problems the tiny state is taking on a $5 billion programme to try and overhaul the transportation network by 2025, a cost equivalent to nearly $5,000 per citizen. US News Best States for Transportation Rank. Iowa. #37. Premium`: Freemium`: Channels: Supply Chain Freight Logistics Region: North America Article Type: Features & Opinion Publish as a report

Top Findings: What Makes a “Favored Shipper”?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

What makes carriers prefer to move one shipper’s freight over another’s? Research shows that of all “favored shipper” qualities, longer dwell times result in higher transportation costs. According to anecdotal evidence, carriers look at shipper behaviors before deciding which company’s freight they will haul; favored shippers are also rumored to receive better rates. Researchers at Iowa State University analyzed data provided by C.H.

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Which States are Making the Grade in Logistics?

Material Handling and Logistics

Illinois is the only state that has all seven Class I freight railroads. It is the 3rd largest in total freight railroads. Content Summary: Iowa has 4,389 miles of railway lines, with 2,431 miles of railway tracks classified as Class 1. Louisiana’s transportation infrastructure includes: · Six interstate highways.

What Does Decreasing Boxcar Fleet Mean for U.S. Capacity?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Part of my job is to watch transportation trends and help our customers prepare for what might happen next. I called upon the CyBIZ Lab at the Iowa State University College of Business to look at the implications for equipment and rates in the coming decades. Their report on Surface Transportation is available for all to read. About 57% of the current boxcar fleet will be retired in the next 15 years, and orders for new boxcars stand at only 0.49% of all freight car orders.

What Makes an Effective OS&D Strategy?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

white paper that was based on research conducted by Iowa State University in conjunction with C.H. In the white paper, the researchers measured which characteristics make an impact on transportation costs for “favored shippers.” In the process of unloading the freight, the dock workers notice that one pallet shifted during transportation and appears nearly ready to fall over. This in turn creates more attractive freight for carriers.

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Overtime Rules Face Challenges in Courts and Congress

DAT Solutions

New Overtime Rules "A Slap in the Face" to Freight Brokers. Regarding the Texas lawsuit, it’s unclear whether the court will hold a hearing or issue any decision before December 1, according to Will Sehestedt, government affairs manager for the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), a trade organization for freight brokers. New overtime rules set to take effect on December 1 are being challenged on multiple fronts.

DAT Introduces New Broker Benchmarking Service

DAT Solutions

DAT has launched a new benchmarking service for freight brokers that provides a level of detail found nowhere else in the industry. But comparative data such as profit per employee or the percentage of gross profit that is paid to salaries--that information just isn’t out there,” said Gerald Moore Chief Operating Officer of Hybrid Transit Systems in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The webinar also includes an educational presentation on a current topic relevant to freight brokers.

Minnesota turkeys are stuffing outbound trucks

DAT Solutions

DAT load boards provide the largest and most trusted digital freight marketplace in the trucking industry, with more than 279 million loads and trucks posted annually, plus insights into current spot market and contract rates based on $57 billion in real transactions. Remember to follow food safety guidelines when transporting fresh and frozen turkeys, and when preparing them at home , so everyone can stay healthy. When you sit down to Thanksgiving dinner in the Midwestern U.S.,

DOT Gives $500 Million in Grants to Much-Needed Infrastructure Projects

GTG Technology Group

The Department of Transportation’s Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program is a federal grant program that funds projects within the federal trade corridors. This year, the grant program focused on projects that considered the future of transportation, making the nation’s roads safer and more innovative. Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin are included in the grant.

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Preparing for ELDs: Changes Shippers Can Make Today

TMC

Whether or not this is true, this is a good opportunity to examine your processes to determine if there are strategies you can employ that will help position your freight to be as attractive as possible in an environment where carriers are seeking freight that minimizes driver down time. Adjust your plan for freight traveling 400-600 miles. Review freight that currently has a one-day transit time and covers 400–600 miles—you may need to plan this freight differently.

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Preparing for ELDs: Changes Shippers Can Make Today

TMC

Whether or not this is true, this is a good opportunity to examine your processes to determine if there are strategies you can employ that will help position your freight to be as attractive as possible in an environment where carriers are seeking freight that minimizes driver down time. Adjust your plan for freight traveling 400-600 miles. Review freight that currently has a one-day transit time and covers 400–600 miles—you may need to plan this freight differently.

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