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. LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight History.

The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play

Freightos

Not even B2B is spared from these changing expectations (which is why we at Freightos launched an online freight marketplace ). 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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2017 Outlook: The Freight Recession is Over

DAT Solutions

The freight recession is over. Energy exploration and fracking petered out, and the accompanying freight dried up. Freight volume and rates finally began to revive in May 2016, and year-over-year volume comparisons turned positive in August.

Summer freight: Calm before the storm?

DAT Solutions

Freight rates have steadily declined since the Fourth of July, but they're still high. There isn’t much urgency for long-haul freight at this time of year, so a lot of shipping has moved over to rail. Out West, Seattle to Eugene, OR , jumped up 12¢ to $2.97/mile.

Enabling Supply Chain Flexibility: Two Important (But Often Overlooked) Factors

Talking Logistics

That was the central question Matt Castle, Director of Air Freight Services at C.H. The same thing can happen from a freight forwarding perspective: If you’re shipping from Poland, you might not be thinking about what’s happening in Amsterdam, but if you’re using KLM as a carrier [which has a major hub in Amsterdam] and the airport in Amsterdam shuts down, your shipment from Poland could get delayed or cancelled. Robinson freight forwarding supply chain flexibility

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How Will Hurricane Harvey Affect Freight Rates?

DAT Solutions

Trucks can’t get in or out of Houston , which is a huge freight hub – it’s the number 1 source of loads for flatbeds, thanks to the oil and gas industry, and one of the top 5 or 6 markets for both van and reefer freight.

Top Digital Supply Chain Cities in the U.S.

Material Handling & Logistics

Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Content Summary: Chicago ranks number 1 among the seven metro areas in projected supply chain management and technology employment growth; in net job creation for supply chain-related industries; in freight flow; and in inventory holding.

This Week in Logistics News (May 25-29, 2015)

Talking Logistics

March 2015 North American Freight Numbers. Last November, JDA Software and IBM announced a “new integrated offering [that] will provide retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers with intelligent sourcing, fulfillment and order management capabilities.” NAFTA freight totaled $96.1

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Customer Experience in Logistics: 4 Key Areas to Lay the Foundation

Cerasis

To make things more challenging, many of these interactions are in already stressed circumstances such as in the event of a freight claim. Tying these sources together and structuring them in ways that are usable is the first challenge in understanding your customer journey. All this data on who customers are, and what their experience is moving freight through your channels, gives logistics companies a fantastic starting point in redesigning the client's experience.

Is the spot market sputtering or stabilizing?

DAT Solutions

Reefer volumes have fallen, though, and that's also kept van rates in check since reefer trucks compete for van freight during slow periods. Almost all lanes out of Seattle had falling prices: Seattle to Spokane returned to its prior level, dropping 30¢ to $3.24/mile.

The Exploding Use of Robotics in Logistics and Manufacturing

Cerasis

The purchase of Kive Systems, for $775 Million allowed the online retailer to get ready for the rush of the holidays this past year, as stated in the Wall Street Journal: The Seattle online retailer has outfitted several U.S.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2016 : robot pickers, bridge-inspecting drones, autonomous freight shuttles, and more. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

Is the spot market sputtering or stabilizing?

DAT Solutions

Reefer volumes have fallen, though, and that's also kept van rates in check since reefer trucks compete for van freight during slow periods. Almost all lanes out of Seattle had falling prices: Seattle to Spokane returned to its prior level, dropping 30¢ to $3.24/mile.

Top 15 Biggest 3PLs in the US - 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

Source ID. CEVA Logistics provides both freight management and contract logistics services for a range of customers across all sectors. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID. Source ID.

7-Week Streak of Higher Rates Ends – For Now

DAT Solutions

There were some big drops in prices out of Seattle , but outbound rates there are still abnormally high. For example, Seattle to Salt Lake City still averages $2.35/mile. Others were down, though: Seattle to Eugene, OR , which fell 51¢ but still averaged $2.63/mile.

Van Ratios and Rates Hit Record Highs at End of Quarter

DAT Solutions

The combination boosted demand, as shippers wanted to move freight out the door before the end of June. One additional source of rate pressure looms, however: Amazon's Prime Day, with special deals on merchandise and shipping, is coming up on Tuesday.

The Amazonification of Logistics

Techgistics

In 2016, third-party sellers accounted for approximately 50% of Amazon’s unit sales and are also Amazon’s second largest source of revenue - $23 billion in 2016 a 43% gain on 2015. Amazon Fresh A grocery delivery service that started in Seattle in 2007 and now operates in 16 cities.

6 Tips for Creating Private Label Products for Amazon FBA

EMERGE App

Here, I’ll cover private label products first and how you should go about sourcing for suppliers. If you can’t drink caffeinated products there’s little sense in starting a small-batch coffee roaster that sources sustainable green coffee beans. Going to the Source.

Tech Startups Have Eyes on $700 Billion Trucking Industry

GTG Technology Group

” Currently, third party brokers match shipping companies with freight carriers; it has worked this way for years. Since the industry’s deregulation in 1980, freight brokerage has become convoluted, and the side effects have trickled down to the truckers. Sources: [link].

This Week in Logistics News (January 2-6, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Amazon’s robot army grows by 50 percent (The Seattle Times). Uber Freight Just Launched and Trucking Will Never Be the Same (Inverse). October 2016 North American Freight Numbers. Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a fun and relaxing holiday.

This Week in Logistics News (July 25-29, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Freightos Launches First International Freight Marketplace to Power $2 Trillion Worth of U.S. Seattle startup Flexe pulls in $14 million from investors (The Seattle Times). “Your compressor is dead.”

This Week in Logistics News (February 15-19, 2016)

Talking Logistics

OHL Launches Freight Consolidation Services Offering. The Seattle-based company did not go into details of its plans, but said it will “explore new ways to provide customers with faster service and delivery partners with more opportunities.”

This Week in Logistics News (December 14-18, 2015)

Talking Logistics

In this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Amazon in talks to lease 20 jets to launch air-cargo business (The Seattle Times). Seattle passes law letting Uber, Lyft drivers unionize (Reuters). It’s warm outside. There’s no snow on the ground, and there’s none in the forecast.