A Holistic Approach to Freight Savings with Mike Eberl

The Logistics of Logistics

I grew up mostly in Madison, Wisconsin. I enrolled in the forestry program at the University of Wisconsin, but two years in I had an epiphany that I wanted to pursue business. I graduated with a major in finance, investment, and banking from the University of Wisconsin. [02:44] I was hired as an accountant for an on-demand air charter operator that moved executives and high priority freight. From my experience in air freight, trucking, brokerage, etc.,

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.

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Freight Rates Adjust to Post-Hurricane Irma Demand

DAT Solutions

We’ve seen a big increase in van freight moving from Atlanta and Charlotte down into the state. As mentioned above, there’s been a big uptick in freight going into Florida from Atlanta and Charlotte , and rates on those lanes soared last week. Part of that, though, is because there's even less freight leaving Florida than usual, so the inbound rates account for at least part of the potential deadhead miles on the roundtrip.

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. LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight Service Area.

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. Wisconsin.

Chuck Intrieri Executive Profile

The Logistics of Logistics

Chuck has been a sought after speaker (Purchasing Management Association and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, trainer, and has been published in professional journals and general publications. Logistics Management 3PL Charles Intrieri Chuck Intrieri cost savings freight claims freight problems Logistics logistics problems LTL LTL less than truckload Problems LTL

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. Wisconsin.

Hanjin, Hurricanes, Harvests May Boost Truckload Rates

DAT Solutions

The ocean freight industry suddenly lost one of the top ten players when Hanjin Shipping Co. Missed schedules could keep rates high well into November, when the holiday freight season would ordinarily start to wind down. The Hanjin bankruptcy and the Chinese typhoon will cause some measure of disruption and delay to imported freight for the holidays, making California ports busier than usual, at a later point in the season. Freight Rates

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Managing a Third Party Logistics Partnership

The Logistics of Logistics

He is a guest speaker at the Purchasing Management Association and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. When you have chosen a 3PL partner, insure that you have an effective Service Level Agreement (SLA) with accompanying Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to manage the Service Level of the 3PL. This SLA/KPI has to be negotiated and agreed upon by you and your 3PL partner.This negotiation time can take three (3) to Six (6) months.

Service Level Agreement Defined

The Logistics of Logistics

He is a guest speaker at the Purchasing Management Association and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Logistics Management 3pl kpi examples key process indicators KPI kpi logistik KPIs kpis for freight logistics key process indicators logistics metrics examples LTL key process indicators service level agreement SLA SLA/KPI SLA/KPIs

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4 More Tips for Working With Freight Brokers

DAT Solutions

My suggestion is that most freight into Wisconsin comes from other points in the Midwest, so any load into the Midwest helps you meet your goal. For specific rate guidance, the rate tools found in DAT Load Boards , or advanced freight rate tools like DAT RateView provide the best information available. The freight rates in all DAT products are based on actual transactions, not bids or asking prices. The freight you're hauling also plays a part in the rate.

Van Freight Volume Edges Up, as Rates Lag

DAT Solutions

Van freight availability rebounded 3% on the spot market last week , and truck posts increased 2%. Some individual markets offered a lot of loads , and trucks were relatively scarce, creating opportunities in Southern and Eastern Oregon, Eastern Washington, Southern Idaho, much of Wisconsin and Indiana, and Western Pennsylvania. Texas had less freight than usual, and a lot more trucks, especially in the Dallas area during the GATS Expo.

Truck Fuel Consumption: Driving and Savings

The Logistics of Logistics

According to Michael Roeth of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency, the difference in fuel economy between the best and the worst driver can be up to 25 percent. He is a guest speaker at the Purchasing Management Association and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Logistics Management diesel fuel consumption Fuel surcharge heavy truck fuel reducing freight fuel costs reducing fuel costs reducing logistics costs strategies for reducing fuel costs truck fuel consumptio

Becoming More Confident on the Phone with Chris Jolly

The Logistics of Logistics

Chris is an experienced freight sales coach and consultant who helps transportation and logistics professionals grow their sales. Chris Jolly is the founder of CJolly Freight Consulting and the host of Coffee w/#TheFreightCoach podcast. The Freight Coach.

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

A behemoth in the logistics industry, UPS has operations in shipping, air freight, trucking, last-mile delivery and drone delivery. FedEx Corporation FedEx , previously known as Federal Express, is an American multinational freight company founded in 1971 as a system for urgent deliveries.

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.

The Future of the Trucking Industry: What it Means for Manufacturing

USC Consulting Group

In 2018, Wisconsin-based trucking company manager Boris Strbac told The Washington Post that “people don’t respect truck drivers. In fact, about 71% of American freight is moved via truck , equating hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue on an annual basis. Due to the national truck driver shortage, freight prices have jumped considerably in recent years. Rising freight costs within the food industry due to truck driver shortages are nothing new.

ScottsMiracle-Gro Improves Distribution System in Sustainability and Customer Service

Supply Chain Network

ScottsMiracle-Gro currently has warehouses connected to operations for the co-distribution of fertilizer with growing media products at 16 locations in Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin. Emerging Trends Environment Freight & Transportation News & Info Supply Chain Management green supply chain sustainability sustainable A new 100,000-sq.

This Week in Logistics News (October 24-28, 2016)

Talking Logistics

August 2016 North American Freight Numbers. Almost three years ago, Wisconsin beer company Lakemaid used a drone to deliver beer to ice fishermen , an operation the FAA quickly shut down. I should have gotten the email by now. Every October around this time, for the past decade or so, I receive an email from Professor Marius Solomon at Northeastern University asking if I’m available to speak to his class before Thanksgiving.

Reefer Trends Signal Pre-Thanksgiving Push

DAT Solutions

But there was much more regional movement with refrigerated freight, which is evidence of a pre-Thanksgiving push. Harvests in the Upper Midwest are wrapping up, with Grand Rapids starting to fade, but Wisconsin is still strong for reefer loads. Freight RatesReefer volumes were mostly in a holding pattern to close the month, similar to the last full week of October for vans.

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.

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. . Wisconsin .

Trucking Market Update and 2020 Q1 Freight Outlook

Zipline Logistics

It was a good year for shippers as freight rates plummeted for the majority of 2019, substantially backing off the historic highs the industry witnessed in 2018. An overall economic sluggishness hit freight particularly hard in 2019 leading to what many have labeled as a “ freight recession.”. Industry incumbents like Celadon , New England Motor Freight , Falcon Transport, and HVH Transportation all shut down, some abruptly, after supply-side conditions did not improve.

Transportation Network Planning: Public and Private Common Ground

Supply Chain View from the Field

A very interesting presentation was made by the Jennifer Murray on freight planning in Wisconsin. One of the big takeaways for me is the importance of integrating freight data and procedures to respond quickly to issues, and how public pokicy makers often have little insight into the issues facing private sector planners. I spent the day in Washington DC listening to a variety of really intelligent people talk about transportation planning models.

The Journey of BluJay’s Frictionless Tour

BluJay Solutions

BluJay’s Frictionless Tour hit the road in September, from production in Pennsylvania to kick-off in Wisconsin and a finale in Michigan. As intermodal freight moved along the rail between our tailgate and the stadium, the crowd warmed up for a game where the Browns pulled off the win in the final seconds. . One 40-foot RV. 51 days. 11 football games. 6,941 miles traveled. Hundreds of foam fingers, mini footballs, stadium bags, BluJay birds, and hats given away.

Christmas Trees Boost Rates in Unexpected Places

DAT Solutions

Wisconsin. Freight RatesAcross the country, load-truck ratios are rocketing up in areas that produce and ship Christmas trees, with ratios as high as 500 loads per truck. That was the ratio for flatbeds out of Spokane on Tuesday, with 3,000 load posts and only 6 truck posts. The ratio out of Spokane declined to 391 yesterday for flatbeds, and 31 loads per truck for vans, which is still ridiculously high for that market.

Combined Distribution Network (CDN)

The Logistics of Logistics

CDN simply means consolidation or pooling of competitive freight into one trans ocean container or domestic truckload, so that all members get the benefit of the full container or truckload rate. He is a guest speaker at the Purchasing Management Association and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. What is Combined Distribution Network (CDN) and Can a Company Gain Cost Savings by Implementing CDN. The concept of a combined distribution network (CDN) is fairly easy to comprehend.

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. Kansas’ produce season transportation spikes influence freight capacity and rates in early summer continuing through August. Expect to see rate spikes and thinner capacity for Upstate New York freight at the end of the summer through the beginning of fall as fruit and corn are harvested. . Wisconsin.

This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

Talking Logistics

This new collaborative service leverages Con-way Truckload’s capabilities in Mexico through its CFI Logistica subsidiary, “where it has 10 offices, an extensive drayage network and 40 years of in-country experience, and Con-way Multimodal’s resources, systems and freight procurement expertise.”

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How to Become a Lean, Green Manufacturing Machine

Cerasis

Author information Travis Mai eCommerce Sales & Training Manager at Curt Manufacturing Travis Mai, otherwise known as “The Hitch Guy”, is the current eCommerce Sales and Training Manager for Wisconsin-based CURT Manufacturing. Twitter LinkedIn The post How to Become a Lean, Green Manufacturing Machine appeared first on Freight Logistics Company | Cerasis. Lean and green are not only trendy topics, but they also make good business sense, especially for manufacturers.

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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.

The Seven Million Mile Man

BluJay Solutions

Doug has a BBA in Management Information Systems and an MBA in International Business from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. We're pretty darn good at transportation and freight forwarding, customs and brokerage. Doug Braun was named CEO of Kewill last October after more than three years at the helm of International Business Systems [IBS].

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. Wisconsin. The 2018 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card , conducted by Conexus Indiana for the Ball State University Center for Business and Economic Research, rates U.S.

BluJay Launches 2019 Frictionless Tour Tailgate Events at NFL and College Football Games

BluJay Solutions

The first Frictionless Tour stop is Thursday, September 26 in Green Bay, Wisconsin with a tailgate before the NFL’s Thursday Night Football matchup. BluJay Solutions delivers supply chain software and services to the world’s most progressive retailers, distributors, freight forwarders, manufacturers, and logistics service providers. Unique tailgate experience hosted at BluJay’s state-of-the-art RV offers interactive setting to learn about the Frictionless Supply Chain.

[INFOGRAPHIC, REPORT, & INTERACTIVE MAP] The US Manufacturing Workforce & Making it In America

Cerasis

percent, 491,900 jobs), Wisconsin (16.3 The top 10 states ranked by total manufacturing employment in 2013 are California (1,251,400 jobs), Texas (871,700 jobs), Ohio (662,100 jobs), Illinois (579,600 jobs), Pennsylvania (563,500 jobs), Michigan (555,300 jobs), Indiana (491,900 jobs), Wisconsin (458,400 jobs), New York (455,100 jobs), and North Carolina (442,500 jobs). percent), Wisconsin’s 6th (80,000 jobs, 22.6 percent), Wisconsin’s 8th (69,600 jobs, 19.2