8 Freight Shipping Trends Shippers Must Know for 2017


The freight industry of today is evolving rapidly. It is no longer bound by the traditional constraints of the economy, and Amazon is gearing up to begin expanding to be the best of the global freight shipping providers. As a result, your company needs to think about these freight shipping trends and how you can prepare to respond to them as soon as possible. 8 Freight Shipping Trends Shippers Must Know for 2017. Hours of Service Will Become Core to Freight Operations.

Crowdsourced Delivery & Freight Auditing: How Technology Catches Errors & Provides Data

Intelligent Audit

Utilizing crowdsourced delivery and freight auditing within the logistics industry can generate value for those looking to decrease costs. Delivery and freight auditing can help increase the value of crowdsourcing strategies with the right partner.


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7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

Talking Logistics

In the last decade, many companies, especially those with manufacturing operations, have evolved direct materials sourcing from an administrative function to a strategic procurement process. The embodiment of this transformation is the chief procurement officer, an increasingly common title for executives that strategically source goods and services. Managing bid packages, for instance, can be time consuming and complex. Disaggregate freight spend data.

Insights for Developing, Executing, and Monitoring your Parcel Freight to Meet Demand

CH Robinson Logistics

Customers now expect reliability, speed, and convenience in their small parcel delivery experience and a company’s ability to meet those expectations can even be a source of differentiation. Recognize freight market conditions and current consumer expectations.

LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight. UPS Freight is the fourth largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $2.4B UPS Freight has 6.9% UPS Freight is based in Richmond, Virginia. UPS Freight is a business segment of United Parcel Service, Inc. Domestic Package, International Package, and Supply Chain and Freight. LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight Services. UPS is well known for it’s small package delivery business.

Eco-friendly Food Packaging: 8 Trends in Food & Bev Explained


So what are the eco-friendly food packaging options available to the food and drink industry right now? Today we look at eight eco-friendly food packaging trends sweeping the globe, and discuss some facts – and fiction – of environmental product packaging.

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Judging a product by its packaging — WTT

The Supply Chain Journal

On today’s episode, Dooner and The Dude are talking about the state of product packaging. Plus, moving big weird freight like lunar modules, KISS artwork, soda machines, classic cars and helicopters.

What’s the Difference Between Freight Management and Logistics Management?

Supply Chain Game Changer

In business it is not uncommon to hear the words “Logistics Management” and “Freight Management” thrown around interchangeably. “Logistics” and “Freight” both conjure up imagery associated with the movement and transportation of goods whether by truck, car, rail, ocean liner or any other form of transportation. What is Freight Management? But what activities are thus considered to be a part of Freight Management?

9 logistics companies named to Inc.’s Best Workplaces

The Supply Chain Journal

Logistics Plus (Erie, Pennsylvania) — A logistics company providing truckload, less-than-truckload, fulfillment, international freight forwarding, air charter and project cargo services. Magazine Logistics Plus Lojistic MoLo Solutions Trailer Bridge Trinity Packaging Supply VRG Components

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

How will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in light of this cheap oil environment? The Rebirth of Transportation Marketplaces (UberCARGO, Cargomatic, and Freight Friend). If you haven’t realized it already, you’re in the information-handling business as much as you’re in the freight-handling business,” said Tom McLeod, President and Founder of McLeod Software, at the company’s user conference earlier this year.

Illustrating 5 Levels of Freight Visibility

Freight Plus

Illustrating 5 Levels of Freight Visibility . Steve Aborn, freight visibility expert, illustrates the five levels of freight visibility. Laptops and computers are the source of information and the way we spread files. That is all for freight visibility for today!

Illustrating 5 Levels of Freight Visibility

Freight Plus

Illustrating 5 Levels of Freight Visibility . Steve Aborn, freight visibility expert, illustrates the five levels of freight visibility. Laptops and computers are the source of information and the way we spread files. That is all for freight visibility for today!

FreightWaves Classics: Railway Express Agency was THE express package delivery service

The Supply Chain Journal

Express service has been defined as the prompt and safe movement of parcels, money and goods at rates higher than standard freight rates. Movement of freight, packages and people that once took days or weeks could now be accomplished in a fraction of the time.

Why Large Companies Increasingly Opt for 4PL Services

Logistics Bureau

The key difference between the two can perhaps be explained in the following example: A 3PL provider working with a paint manufacturer may package and store products as well as transport them to retailers and/or customers. Ambient and/or temperature-controlled storage of supplier freight.

Do you have a Freight Management Strategy or are you Spinning your Wheels?

Supply Chain Game Changer

In going door to door trying to sell a Freight Management service, as well as in my experience working in companies, I have had the opportunity to see a variety of ways in which companies, large and small, were managing their Freight and Logistics spend. But I’ve seen instances where Freight is one of the top 5 largest expenses within a company. Aside from the cost impact the service implications of a poor Freight management system are enormous.

Surging Package Volume Explains Why Drones Make Sense


Source: Amazon. This may be inaccurate, as order lines would vary from order to order and some orders contain many small items that are packaged in a single box while other orders need to be split across multiple boxes. At any rate, no matter which direction the assumption is incorrect, the number of boxes shipped in a compressed time-frame would still be astounding:: (1 Billion / 3) * 1.4 = 434 million packages By one company that does not yet have a fully global presence.

FedEx Freight prunes 1,400 customers to protect service levels

The Supply Chain Journal

FedEx Freight is immediately cutting service to about 1,400 less-than-truckload customers, affecting thousands of locations, in an effort to reduce terminal bottlenecks and shipping delays as unprecedented amounts of tonnage pour into the sector. People don’t forget,” the source said.

9 KPIs to Track for Proper Freight Management


However, if you know what critical freight management KPIs or key performance indicators to track, you can know exactly how to change processes to decrease costs, which will result in savings for the end user. According to a National Cooperative Freight Research Program report, Performance Measures for Freight Transportation , the following graph breaks down how other respondents rate the cost of logistics. Federal Power Over Freight Management KPIs.

Moving Up The Corporate Ladder, Does Your Freight Spend Have A Seat At The Table?

4WL Consulting

The previous decade has seen many companies, mainly those handling manufacturing operations, change how sourcing of direct materials is executed – from an administrative function to a somewhat strategic procurement approach that has seen the creation of a new position “the Chief Procurement Officer.” There’s been a shift from executing daily freight transactions to integrating top-level corporate planning and procurement strategies.

7 Freight Costs Considerations That Will Have Shippers Rethinking In-House Transportation Management


Freight costs are eminently controllable, however, efficiently managing this major budget item requires expertise. For the company determined to try, it is critical to maintaining constant guard on cost controls at every turn in every transaction, a daunting proposition for most companies whose competencies are not developed with optimal freight costs control as a core area of focus. The freight manager attempting to operate without this authority cannot be ideally effective.

A Carmack Amendment Refresher: Understanding How It Applies to Freight Loss Claims


In 1935, Congress passed legislation to help prevent carriers from being subject to unqualified cases of fraud and freight loss claims. Now, this is not to say that carriers employing unsafe drivers or other possible sources of negligence get a free pass on damage claims. When Is a Carrier Not Responsible For Freight Damage? Carriers have one path to avoiding freight loss liability under the terms of the Carmack Amendment.

How to Avoid Damage to Your Freight

GTG Technology Group

3 Tips to Avoid Damage to Your Freight. Freight damage may only occur in less than 1% of shipments, but with almost 50 million tons of freight moved daily, that equates to around 500,000 tons of freight damaged per day. Lost or damaged freight can cost transportation companies and their clients thousands of dollars. Freight damage is often preventable with a few best practices to keep your freight safe. Package Your Freight Properly.

FreightWaves Classics: Aviation begins; air cargo follows quickly (Part 1)

The Supply Chain Journal

Now, airplanes enable quick travel for millions daily around the globe; and millions of packages are shipped by air freight every day. Carrying freight. The first practical demonstration of air freight took place on November 7, 1910. Air freight (other than U.S.

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How to Reduce Product Damage During Shipping


Editor's Note: Today's blog is from Cindy Banker with ProCorr Display and Packaging who is bringing us some great insight on how to reduce product damage. Packaging and product damage during shipping is extremely common. Packaging Selection Helps Reduce Product Damage. The primary packaging material of choice is corrugated cardboard. It doesn't make economic sense to scrimp on packaging materials since you'll pay for it in other areas.”. Freight

Freight Consolidation for Full Truckload: The Hidden Gem of Full Truckload Shipping


The Problem: Shippers Using LTL-Exclusive Shipping Have Minimal, If Any, Profitability in Freight Spend Shippers have been bartered with the topic of LTL shipping for years, including how to make better use of it, reduce freight spend and leverage technology. Unfortunately, the surrounding LTL shipping has resulted in an unusual problem; shippers are turning to LTL-exclusive shipments, which can significantly drive up freight spend. Freight Full Truckload

FreightWaves Classics: Aviation begins; air cargo follows quickly (Part 2)

The Supply Chain Journal

Using the technology developed during World War II and surplus aircraft from various air forces, the air freight industry grew significantly in the post-war years. Moreover, numerous dedicated all-freight airlines and companies were started. The rise of all-freight airlines.

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Who Said Freight Audit and Payment was Dead?

Talking Logistics

Several years ago, as transportation management systems (TMS) software vendors introduced enhanced freight audit and payment capabilities, many analysts – including me – predicted that shippers would bring this outsourced process back in house. But to paraphrase Mark Twain, the news of freight audit and payment’s death has been greatly exaggerated – in fact, demand for this service continues to grow. The post Who Said Freight Audit and Payment was Dead?

4 Long Term Ways to Save with Less Than Truckload Freight Shipping


So, your organization has decided to explore the benefits and perks of less than truckload freight shipping. The dedicated TMS can further eliminate the frustrations that occur with typical full-truckload (FT) shipments and small package freight by combining all KPIs and available options into a single, comprehensive tool. Overall Costs of Less Than Truckload Freight Shipping. LTL ltl freight

Free Shipping is Costing More (As Small Packages Flood Delivery Networks)

Talking Logistics

percent last year, spending on package delivery services jumped 10 percent [to $86.3 Parcel and express delivery has surpassed railroads as the second-largest logistics sector behind motor freight [emphasis mine].”. Parcel volumes rose 6 percent last year as online retailers flooded delivery networks with small packages destined for individual consumers in their houses, apartments, offices, and dorm rooms. Source: CSCMP’s Annual State of Logistics Report 2017.

[WHITE PAPER] The Wonderful World of Managing Parcel Shipping Spend


Depending on company size, parcel spend can make up the majority of freight spend, and the costs of parcel in reverse logistics add to the burden. Cost management of parcels can be a source of reprieve in today’s chaotic, omnichannel-driven world , and shippers need to know to take back control of parcel shipping spend. Freight Logistics Small Package Transportation Management White Papers parcel shipping spend

From Exports to Delivery: Simplifying PPE Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Over the past several months, China has been the main source for PPE. So, it’s important you’re up to date on the latest regulations to avoid your freight being held up. Policy 53 increases CIQ inspection on all PPE products, labels, packaging, and documentation.

The Ultimate List of Top Logistics Startups – Blog


And it’s about to get hit by a freight train of innovation. How much do we love freight innovation? Enough to go through every single article published in the top tech blogs – Techcrunch, Verge, Mashable and Recode – since 2007 to count how often articles about logistics startups, freight or cargo were published. And we found that freight innovation is hot. Freight Forwarder comparator for shippers, with upcoming online freight sales platform.

The Lowdown on Shipping: Parcel, LTL, and FTL


Have you ever wondered how your Amazon Prime package get to your front doorstep in two days? Freight and parcel shipping. What is Freight? Freight is defined as commercial goods or cargo carried across land, sea, or air. There are several types of freight including truck, rail, air, ocean (vessel), and pipeline. Check out the graph below for the breakdown, in billions, by freight mode.) Image source. What are the different types of truck freight?

The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play


Not even B2B is spared from these changing expectations (which is why we at Freightos launched an online freight marketplace ). While freight industry executives likely sighed with relief when an update of Amazon’s logistics.amazon.com page on June 28th turned out to be nothing more than a franchise model for courier delivery services. Source: Amazon.com. There’s been less progress though with ocean freight, since Amazon registered as a freight forwarder several years ago.

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What Is the COVID-19 Impact on Your Supply Chain? We Surveyed the Transplace Network.


Last week, we surveyed Transplace’s network of customers of $9+ billion of freight under management to reveal the impacts of the pandemic. Increase in expedited freight due to material shortages. What Is the COVID-19 Impact on Your Supply Chain? We Surveyed the Transplace Network.