Truck Capacity Shortage: The Past, Present and Future

Talking Logistics

Market Review: Past, Present and Future. The past, present and future market forces causing today’s extreme truck capacity shortage include: Strong Economy. economy in 2017 and so far in 2018, manufacturers have been producing more goods than usual and requiring more freight to be shipped. Present. Modal changes help free up on-the-road truck capacity after your freight has been transitioned to the rail.

Logistics Past, Present, and Future

Supply Chain @ MIT

In the ocean mode, for instance, the consolidation of steamship lines means that more than ever shippers and 3PLs need the leverage that comes from high freight volumes when negotiating with carriers. Another determinant of competitiveness, freight network density, is also a function of scale.

[WEBINAR] Download the Major Factors to Consider for Efficient LTL Shipping Webinar Recording & Presentation


Below you can fill out the form which will grant you access to download the "Major Factors to Consider for Efficient LTL Shipping" presentation, to include a transcript and a live recording playback. Download the Efficient LTL Shipping Webinar Webinar Replay, Transcript, and Presentation by Filling out the Form Below. When have you chosen to go with a lower priced LTL carrier only to find out every time they have your freight it gets damaged? LTL Freight Shipping Rates.

Cutting out the Middle Man: Presenting “Shipping With Amazon”!

Supply Chain Game Changer

No one wants to get their Christmas presents delivered the day after Christmas. SCM #SupplyChain #Amazon #Freight #Logistics #FedEx #UPS #Business #Leadership. The post Cutting out the Middle Man: Presenting “Shipping With Amazon”! Subscribe Here! Email Address.

The Future of Freight and How Brokers Fit In


Cerasis is by legal definition a freight broker. As a shipper, you must understand how changes to the freight broker world might affect your rates and understand the transparency of the freight broker you use to see how it impacts them. Autonomous Technology and Freight Brokers.

What Freight Brokers Should Expect in 2015


As a freight broker , you know the importance of staying ahead of trends in your business. 2014 was a dynamic year for shipping and freight, and 2015 might present us with some surprising changes as well. What does this mean for freight?

What You Need to Know About Full Truckload Freight Allocation


Poor visibility in freight allocation is a leading reason shippers experience difficulty in managing freight, and this problem is evidence of a disconnect between the person managing freight and company stakeholders. Goodwill notes shipment data granularity and analysis are linked with better freight allocation , which means making use of the full spectrum of available shipping options, including full truckloads. Yesteryear, freight allocation was simpler.

Looking for Freight Broker Tips? Join These 5 Online Communities.


Launching your business in the freight broker and logistics fields can be an exciting journey. One of the best ways to get the knowledge you need to excel is to turn for freight broker tips in online groups. Unlike official courses where you get the basics about the trade, online groups provide first-hand freight broker resources. Let’s look at five of the top online communities for freight brokers. #1. Freight Broker Tips and Resources (LinkedIn).

Cerasis Co-Hosts “The Growth of E-Commerce and Its Freight Transportation Impacts” Webinar for U.S. Department of Transportation


The webinar was titled “The Growth of E-Commerce and Its Freight Transportation Impacts” and was held on January 21, 2015 as part of the DOT/FHA’s monthly webinar series titled, “Talking Freight”. Cerasis then presented after Ms.

Lessons in Transportation Sourcing Optimization Presented by Chainalytics & Coupa


The post Lessons in Transportation Sourcing Optimization Presented by Chainalytics & Coupa appeared first on Chainalytics. Blog Transportation coupa Freight Procurement freight sourcing sourcing optimization Transportation Procurement transportation sourcing Truckload procurement

No Crystal Ball Required: The Future of Freight Forwarding

BluJay Solutions

Recently Kewill worked with Transport Intelligence to examine the state of the global freight forwarding industry. The resulting report, “ The Future of Logistics – What Does the Future Hold for Freight Forwarders?

How to Be a Successful Freight Broker


Editor's Note : Cerasis is a freight broker by the nature that all third party logistics companies who manage freight on behalf of shippers, which include freight payment, are a freight broker. There is plenty of opportunity in the freight world at the moment.

Air Freight Still the Best Option for Smaller Shipments

BluJay Solutions

After a turbulent few years, news of global air freight volumes is hotly anticipated and feared in equal measure. In reality, the most recent figures announced by IATA in October 2013 prove there is continued growth in air freight, but that significant regional variances are in play (e.g.

Overcoming Ocean Freight Procurement Hurdles in 2019


Many organizations are consistently missing the mark with their transportation spend due to contract rate increases and fluctuating spot rates on ocean freight lanes.

[Webinar] The Essential Guide to Freight Claims Management


announces that their “Essential Guide to Freight Claims Management” Webinar is now open for registrations by shippers of all sizes. Cerasis will present educational material covering all things freight claims on June 6 th , 2017 at 10 AM CST. One unsung area where properly applied knowledge yields power is comprehensive freight claims management. In this 60 to 75 minute freight claims webinar, attendees will come away learning the following information: .

Enabling Labor, Freight, and Cash-to-Cash Savings with Supply Chain Operating Networks

Talking Logistics

In this episode, Cindi Hane, VP of Product Management at Elemica , will discuss the steps companies can take to make those connections, and present some use cases showing how SCONs can drive measurable savings in labor, freight, and the cash-to-cash cycle. The post Enabling Labor, Freight, and Cash-to-Cash Savings with Supply Chain Operating Networks appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Live Episode: Thursday, August 7 at 12:00 ET.

7 Core Competencies for Optimizing Global Transportation and Freight Spend


Managing a global supply chain network requires the ability to manage and control both global transportation execution and the associated freight spend. The 7 Core Competencies for Optimal Global Transportation and Freight Spend Management.

7 Core Competencies for Optimizing Global Transportation and Freight Spend


Managing a global supply chain network requires the ability to manage and control both global transportation execution and the associated freight spend. The 7 Core Competencies for Optimal Global Transportation and Freight Spend Management.

Is TPPA going to ground e-commerce or let it fly (ideally, as air freight)?


The next step is to present the proposal to national legislatures. Even as both economic blocs continue to recover at a decent pace, more and more of the demand for air freight will shift to sea and rail.

Green Freight, Freight Electrification—Freightera’s notes from COP23


When we first shared our green freight vision two years ago, we had a few concerns. How quickly can green freight technology catch up? Perhaps the most exciting and meaningful contributor to Green Freight that we see emerging in the industry is the Deutsche Post DHL Group.

The State of the Freight Broker Industry: Hundreds Leaving Soon?


Editor's Note: This is a guest blog from our friends at Bryant Surety Bonds where they discuss the current, potentially fragile state of the freight broker industry. Is the Freight Broker Industry in Decline? Why are more freight brokers leaving now than during other months?

Cash Flow Strategies for Freight Brokers

DAT Solutions

What does that mean for freight brokers? Factoring - While there are dozens of factoring options for carriers, there are relatively few for freight brokers. In our experience, freight broker factoring is “feast or famine.”

3 Critical Requirements in a Digital Freight Matching Solution


Next-generation digital freight matching solutions address issues currently challenging LSPs and carriers by empowering them to fix the broken process of finding capacity.

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. Federal Power Over Freight Management KPIs.

E-Commerce Disrupts Freight Seasons, Boosts Spot Market Volume

DAT Solutions

At the second annual DAT User Conference, Montague presented a summary of his research on "Retail and E-tail, and You" to more than 165 of the company’s customers. In recent years, however, as e-commerce volume has doubled, holiday freight continues to move throughout the fourth quarter.

4 Sneaky Accounting Errors That Can Drive Up Your Freight Broker Bond Cost


Editor’s Note: This is a guest blog from Lance Surety Bond , a provider of freight broker bonds, among many others. Cerasis holds a $250,000 freight broker bond, and all 3PLs who handle transportation management must have a freight broker bond in order to do business.

Capacity Crisis: Four Mistakes Shippers Make Regarding Density-Based Freight


The freight & transportation landscape is reaching critical mass. Capacity is a very real problem impacting companies in all verticals, especially those who ship density-based freight that present further challenges. Not Properly Dimming Your Density-Based Freight. It’s no secret that the growth in the economy coupled with shortage of drivers and the ELD mandate has led to a serious capacity crisis in Less than Truckload and Full Truckload freight.

[INFOGRAPHIC] How to Become a Freight Broker: Your Ultimate Guide


It’s a great time to be in the freight brokering business, and there are plenty of reasons to consider starting your own brokerage now. What you need to know before you become a freight broker. Essentially, freight brokers keep the economy running. What does a freight broker do?

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The “Silk Rail”: China Invests in Efficient Freight


In the past, China has happily relied on trucks and ships to transport freight; however, the burgeoning amount of freight being moved across the country has risen dramatically in recent years. Freight rail’s boost in efficiency presents a light at the end of the tunnel

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‘Freight Tech’ Fit-Out: 3 Critical Steps to Successful Integration


No surprise, there are warranted levels of apprehension about technology vendors in the freight brokerage industry. However, you must ask yourself these questions: 1) How do you quickly capture, validate, and present that data?

Freightera in Article about Expected Fast Adoption of Digital Freight Brokerage Solutions


Digital brokerage solutions – whether digital load boards DAT or or automated-on-demand solutions like those offered by Convoy, Uber Freight, Loadsmart, Transfix, Next and Freightera – are modernizing the brokerage process. Freight Shipping Solution Technology & Innovation

What Freight Brokers Need to Know About the New National Carrier Hiring Standard


Freight professionals can expect a new national carrier hiring standard in the coming months. This may lead to fewer problematic situations for intermediaries, including fewer occasions that can lead to claims on freight brokers’ surety bonds. How To Determine Freight Class: Density Calculator & Printable Resource. For freight brokers , it would be certainly beneficial to have a nationally applicable way to handle issues such as liability after accidents.

The New Silk Road: Have You Evaluated Your Freight Options?


We’re currently working with shippers and the carrier community to pinpoint opportunities presented by these newly reopened—and historically thriving—trade routes. It’s also important to have access to local expertise when evaluating ways to shift freight to the new Silk Road.

What Will Become of the Automated Freight Industry In The Next Ten Years?


Editor's Note: Today's blog comes from our friends at Barrington Freight where they give us a glimpse as to what the next 10 years will look like for automation in the freight industry. And the freight industry is no exception to that rule. As freight and logistics solutions are getting smarter, it begs the question as to what will become of the automated freight industry in the next ten years. Automated Freight Ports. Freight Drones.

Logistics in 2020: The Future of Road Freight

BluJay Solutions

In a recent white paper , Kewill has looked at the issues facing the global supply chain, and how it may look in 2020, including the future picture for road freight. Road freight represents a major part of most Logistics Services Providers’ (LSPs') strategies. Many regions will be beginning to see road freight shift to rail over long cross-country routes to minimize fuel costs with the added benefit of reducing CO2 emissions.