Top Findings: What Makes a Favored Shipper?

Talking Logistics

Research shows that of all “favored shipper” qualities, longer dwell times result in higher transportation costs. Researchers at Iowa State University analyzed data provided by C.H. The conclusion: there is a strong link between transportation rates paid and dwell times over 2 hours, as the table nearby shows. Favored shipper characteristics are likely to have a lagging effect on transportation costs.

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Collaborating on Supply Chain Research

Talking Logistics

Here’s a snippet of Steve’s response: What we’ve seen over the years is transportation, logistics, and supply chain moving from being back-office, required functions to being very strategic. Here’s part of what he said: The reason we chose MIT and Iowa State is that they really like transportation. One of the projects, for example, was with Iowa State University called Stale Rates. “It

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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.

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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 Produce Season Transportation Affects Rates and Capacity – State by State.

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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Transportation TIP List: Week of March 31st, 2019

Transplace

Transportation TIP List: Week of March 31 st , 2019. Picked directly from the headlines, this week’s TIP List includes industry indicators for you to spring into, including indexes and reports that are helping to forecast the future of the transportation landscape. ” Due to the floods, trucking arteries I-29 and I-680 in Iowa , Missouri and Nebraska have been closed for a week, but some are starting to reopen.

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?

AB&R

Asset Management Blog Inventory Management Managed Services Manufacturing RFID Transportation & Logistics asset management barcode verification compliance labeling GS1 harsh environment labeling UDIWhen you hear the word compliance , what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Here is a good question to help you understand what compliance should look like in your organization. What are your customer, partner, regulatory, and vendor expectations?”. Are you meeting those expectations?

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

Logistics Viewpoints

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. […]. So when three customers asked me the same question recently—was a capacity crisis coming with so many boxcars going out of service?—I I immediately took steps to look into it.

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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

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. For more on the Iowa State study, download the white paper Do “Favored Shippers” Really Receive Better Pricing and Service? The changing competitive landscape in trucking is focusing more attention on the role of drivers in the management of supply chains.

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Is Your Routing Guide Ready for a Tune Up?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Research from Iowa State University shows that routing guides, like car maintenance, have a limited life span. To learn more about why frequent transportation bids make sense, you can check out the research we conducted with Iowa State University in our white paper, Stale Rates Research: Benefits of Frequent Transportation Bids. Supply Chain Procurement Stale Rates TransportationIs your routing guide ready for a tune up? Transportfolio.

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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.

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. For organizations that source products from suppliers in remote regions, blockchain can provide clarity in an otherwise murky journey from harvest to retail. World hunger is a global epidemic.

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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. Rhode Island has been given the dubious distinction of being named the worst state in the US for infrastructure by both CNBC and US News , amongst a poor outlook for the US as a whole by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Driver Shortage in Trucking: Time for Plan B

Talking Logistics

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? Transportation Management driver shortage driverless trucks Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 self-driving trucks transportation trucking Wolfe Research Last week, the U.S.

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. How would sourcing and transportation patterns change if manufacturing shifted away from China? Would small transportation providers be able to exist in a world dominated by large providers? The moment was memorable, certainly one you look back at and laugh.

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Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

Transportation could be impacted in Illinois. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has let the state’s stay-at-home order expire on May 1. Vendors should not expect much transportation disruption in Iowa. Remain in-the-know of transportation market updates by signing up for Zipline’s monthly e-newsletter. The second week of May marks more state reopening efforts as businesses look to restart typical operations after the pandemic disrupted commerce March and April.

Logistics Market Stays Flat as May Begins

Zipline Logistics

Iowa . Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has let the state’s stay-at-home order expire on May 1. Vendors should not expect much transportation disruption in Iowa. . Remain in-the-know of transportation market updates by signing up for Zipline’s monthly e-newsletter. . As we move into the fourth month of the US COVID-19 outbreak, businesses may begin returning to pre-pandemic operations as states begin reopening. .

Preparing for ELDs: Changes Shippers Can Make Today

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Iowa State University research uncovered a direct correlation between dwell time and the end price paid for a shipment. If that is the case for your business, then you may need to accept higher rates and adjust your transportation budget accordingly to deal with the changing market. Preparing for ELDs: Changes Shippers Can Make Today | Transportfolio. The holidays aren’t the only thing looming on the horizon.

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How to Use Freight Attributes to Your Greatest Shipping Advantage

CH Robinson Transportfolio

With the end of the year quickly approaching, some industries enter their busiest transportation season and others hit a shipping slowdown. A few years ago, we conducted some research with Iowa State University. The data showed significant increases in transportation costs during the last four business days in each quarter. In fact, end-of-quarter shipping surges raised transportation costs by an average of $20 per shipment, with regional variance.

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LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

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. Yellow Transportation and Roadway formally merged to create YRC Worldwide in 2009. LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight. YRC Freight is the third largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $3.2B

Why a Community?

Supply Chain Insights

It is about an Iowa corn farmer, that after hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his backyard. Then employees with names like Index Girl, Smart Transport, Social Orchestrater and Ivy Insights will help you navigate to maximize the experience. I have thought about this for a long time. I have envisioned a community where supply chain professionals could network freely and globally.

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Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

Transportation?could Iowa ? . Vendors should not expect much transportation disruption in Iowa.?? . Remain in-the-know of transportation market updates by signing up for Zipline’s monthly e-newsletter.? . As we move into the back half of May, the freight market is starting to show signs of an expedited rebound. . Currently, we are seeing signs of recovery. However, fluctuations are likely , and the road back to typical conditions will be bumpy. .

Which States are Making the Grade in Logistics?

Material Handling and Logistics

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. 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.

Jaro Caban: “Establishing S&OP is a challenging journey”

Supply Chain Movement

It’s hard to imagine that Cargill began as a grain storage warehouse in Iowa, USA, in 1865. Today it operates in 67 countries with 143,000 employees and has 76 business units on six platforms that cover animal feed, food production, energy and transportation, financial services and pharmaceuticals. Nine questions about the topics on the supply chain agenda of a supply chain professional. In this edition: Jaro Caban, Global S&OP, Cargill Animal Nutrition.

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America’s Most Luxurious Truck Stops

GTG Technology Group

Iowa 80 (Walcott, Iowa). Industry News DMS drayage drayage technology IMS Intermodal transportation truck stops trucking TuckersTruck stops have come a long way over the years. In fact, it’s safe to say that some are simply awe-inspiring. Whether you’re looking for a luxury stop to spend the night, or a truck stop that doubles as an amusement park, there’s something out there for every taste.

Top Findings: What Makes a “Favored Shipper”?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Research shows that of all “favored shipper” qualities, longer dwell times result in higher transportation costs. Researchers at Iowa State University analyzed data provided by C.H. The conclusion: There is a strong link between transportation rates paid and dwell times over two hours, as the table below shows. Favored shipper characteristics are likely to have a lagging effect on transportation costs. Customers favored shipper Shipper Transportation

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Overtime Rules Face Challenges in Courts and Congress

DAT Solutions

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. Recently, 21 states filed a lawsuit in Texas to stop implementation of the new rules, and the U.S.

DAT Introduces New Broker Benchmarking Service

DAT Solutions

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. DAT has launched a new benchmarking service for freight brokers that provides a level of detail found nowhere else in the industry.

Minnesota turkeys are stuffing outbound trucks

DAT Solutions

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., remember to be thankful for Minnesota. The Land of a Thousand Lakes is also the number-one state for turkey production, by a wide margin.

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. One of the most popular downloads from the C.H.

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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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Flooding in the Midwest and FMCSA Emergency Declaration

GTG Technology Group

High floodwaters in the Dakotas, Nebraska, Iowa, Montana, Mississippi, and surrounding states have caused incredible property destruction, as well as serious injuries and multiple deaths. The suspension does not exempt motor carriers or drivers from requirements that relate to federal tax requirements, hazardous material transportation, drug and alcohol laws, or commercial driver’s licensure. What You Need to Know About the FMCSA Emergency Declaration.

Preparing for ELDs: Changes Shippers Can Make Today

TMC

Iowa State University research uncovered a direct correlation between dwell time and the end price paid for a shipment. If that is the case for your business, then you may need to accept higher rates and adjust your transportation budget accordingly to deal with the changing market. The holidays aren’t the only thing looming on the horizon.

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Preparing for ELDs: Changes Shippers Can Make Today

TMC

Iowa State University research uncovered a direct correlation between dwell time and the end price paid for a shipment. If that is the case for your business, then you may need to accept higher rates and adjust your transportation budget accordingly to deal with the changing market. The holidays aren’t the only thing looming on the horizon.

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