The United States Postal Service Increases Holiday Competition with Their Own Peak Season Strategy


By Jim Haller | Senior Manager, Transportation | Chainalytics Shippers have undoubtedly by now heard of the FedEx/UPS Peak Season Surcharge chess match that has been discussed and analyzed at length since both companies announced their holiday rate hikes earlier this year.

From Harvest to Bottle: Importing Wine into the United States

Supply Chain Link

Distribution Supply Chain Transportation GlobalIn 2016, Americans consumed over 789 million gallons of wine – equating to almost 3 gallons per person 1. Wine consumption continues to increase in the U.S., challenging American wine importers to continue to import enough wine to match demand. Currently, winemakers are in the midst of harvest season (usually August through October depending on the. Read More.

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Doing Business in the United States


In 1776, 13 British colonies declared their independence and formed the United States. Over the next 150 years as the country expanded westward, the growing country added 37 additional states. The last two states added were Alaska and Hawaii in 1959. In addition, the United States has several permanently inhabited territories, including Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Cargo transportation in the U.S.

Cross-Border Shipping Guide: The United States and Canada

Supply Chain Link

Transportation. Cross-Border, Supply Chain, Transportation, Global , Brokerage. Brokerage Brokerage Cross-Border Global Global Supply Chain Supply Chain Transportation TransportationOver $52.4 billion worth of freight was moved to and from Canada in 2014 1. When shipping cross-border, it’s important to know what to expect and to be. Read more. 04/07/2015. Brokerage. Global. Supply Chain.

Investing in Manufacturing Innovation & Competitiveness: Will the next Silicon Valley be located in the United States?


This guest blog is appropriate to address once again so that we in the manufacturing community and service providers, like Cerasis who makes manufacturers efficient in transportation management, remember to always look towards efficient and investing in the long term, as the current tepid growth we're experiencing could quickly go away if we don't stay vigilant. Will the next Silicon Valley be located in the United States?

Your supply chain is costing you money – Reason #1 Offshoring without getting the full picture


Increased transportation costs – Has anyone noticed that the price of fuel is going up? General News Inventory management Supply chain management Manufacturing Offshoring Supply chain Suzlon Energy Total cost of ownership United States Westpac Wind farm by John Westerveld. Here, there and everywhere | The economist. Reason #1: Offshoring without getting the full picture.

Transplace’s Q2 2020 Logistics Market Quarterly Update


Using proprietary analytics and benchmarking statistics from Transplace’s $9+ billion in freight-under-management, the quarterly report provides shippers and carriers with unprecedented access to the transportation market, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, and international ocean logistics. Supply chain, transportation, and logistics professionals can use the quarterly reports to streamline their operations and prepare for what’s ahead in the second half of 2020.

Transportation Management


The Laws of Lean Transportation Management. There are all these things in life that we think “Oh, I cannot live without that,” and if it wasn’t for transportation management we most likely would not have anything we want or need on time. Think about all the cars we have in the United States that have been shipped from different countries all over the world. Transportation, like inventory, is necessary activity within logistics.

When It Comes to Trucking, the EU is Not the “United States of Europe”

Talking Logistics

Many shippers, especially those that have grown through mergers and acquisitions, have transportation operations around the world, including the United States and the European Union. While taking a standardized approach to transportation management and procurement would facilitate visibility and control, the fact is that the operating realities of each market are different. Episode Highlights Transportation Management C.H.

Does the USPS Really Need an Overhaul?


| By Francisco Perez | Consultant, Transportation | Chainalytics | The United States Postal Service has experienced ongoing revenue challenges for quite some time, so it is not surprising to see that the USPS once again faces diminishing revenues due to declining mail volume.

The Transportation Supply Chain: Transportation’s Role in Supply Chain Management to Lower Total Costs


One of the often missing links, however, in supply chain visibility, is transportation management. We call this the transportation supply chain. What is the Transportation Supply Chain? Transportation refers to the movement of product from one location to another as it makes its way from the beginning of a supply chain to the customer’s handle. Any supply chain’s success is closely linked to the appropriate use of transportation.

Top Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015


We continue our series on the most read articles from the Cerasis blog for 2015 today by featuring any of the blogs in the transportation management or transportation categories. . Top 10 Most Read Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015. In these most read 10 transportation management or transportation articles this year we saw, as with the other categories, a large portion focus on technology, such as transportation management systems.

FMCSA Expands Program: Mexico Trucks in the United States

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The pilot evaluated the safety and feasibility of allowing Mexico trucks to operate within the United States. The participants from the pilot program will automatically be granted permanent authority to operate within the United States. The threat of any additional punitive tariffs on produce is reduced because there is no need for Mexico to apply additional pressure on the United States.

China on Track to Surpass U.S. as the World’s Largest Economy — What Does This Mean for Logistics?

Tompkins Blog

By one measure, China will soon take the United States’ spot as the world’s largest economy. This news was released via the United Nations’ International Comparison Program (ICP), which illustrates many changes including the Purchasing-Power Parity (PPP) of China. When we look at the current state of logistics in China, this is a big deal. Few companies use transportation management systems because it is nearly impossible to plan and optimize shipments.

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Transportation Industry Braces for a Looming Transportation Capacity Crunch Crisis in 2017


Expected Transportation Capacity Issues. The concern and dialog about the transportation capacity issues for our country have bridged the past two decades and beyond. Among the most discussed catalysts for the next approaching transportation capacity crunch, we have to look at collaboratio n between all the players in the myriad of logistics layers. 4 Drivers of the Looming Transportation Capacity Crisis of 2017. Capacity Crunch Transportation transportation capacity

USPS Is Testing Self-Driving Trucks With TuSimple Autonomous Technology


The United States Postal Service (USPS) has awarded autonomous-truck creator, TuSimple, a contract to conduct a 2-week pilot program of self-driving trucks starting on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. This trial run will transport mail more than 1,000 miles each way […]. Autonomous Vehicles Blog Future Tech Truckload Dallas Phoenix Self Driving Truck TuSimple United States Postal Service USPS

Coming Soon: Increased Trade Efficiency at the United States-Mexico Border

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Details of the legislation are to be finalized in August and should help boost an already healthy trade relationship with the United States. As with most legislation in both the United States and Mexico , published law does not necessarily translate to common practice. Transportation companies with scalable resources along the southern border, such as C.H. In an aim to increase cross border trade efficiency along the U.S.

How to Pass a Roadside ELD Inspection Without Violations


We are now well past the 1st April enforcement date for electronic logging device (ELD) implementation. Now if your trucks are stopped for a roadside inspection, how do you prepare to get through that without any violations? Here’s what you need to know to be violation free.

This years ‘Safe Driver Week’, ensure your drivers are safer with these 5 important tips


It's a wrap-up for the Safe Driver Week 2019 and I hope your fleet has come out of it with lesser citations than the last year. The theme of this years #SafeDriverWeek was overspeeding, though overspeeding is a major cause for fatal accidents, we think there are multiple other factors that directly or indirectly contribute towards driver safety on road.

Report Points to Increase of Shippers Outsourcing Transportation Management Due to These 4 Core Benefits


This is especially true when outsourcing transportation management, as transportation can include a large part of your overall supply chain and business costs. Consider the many shippers who have outsourced transportation management and other logistics functions to third-party logistics (3PL) providers the past few years. The slowest demand for 3pl services will be in outsourcing transportation management, Armstrong stated.

A Toast to the Valued Workers in the Intermodal and Drayage Industries

GTG Technology Group

Industry News covid_19 drayage gtg technology group Intermodal thanks tms transportation trucking industry united statesWith the onset of the current COVID-19 pandemic, essential workers are being highlighted as the most important part of our society. This is because people are finally realizing what “essential” means.

Transatlantic Trade Update: The U.S. to Impose Punitive Duties on The European Union


On October 2nd, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced , “The U.S. According to Fortune , the ruling “found that the European bloc and member states Britain, France, Germany and Spain failed to remove improper financial subsidies for Airbus that hindered sales by U.S. These products are subject to a 10% duty rate increase: Section 1: New airplanes or other aircrafts from France, Germany, Spain or the United Kingdom. Transatlantic Trade Update: The U.S.

Want a Better Supply Chain? Here Are 4 Reasons to Outsource Your Transportation Management

Talking Logistics

Now more so than ever, corporations understand the tremendous impact logistics and transportation can have on their overall business performance and are taking meaningful strides to optimize their supply chain operations. While some organizations have the human capital, industry depth and expertise, and IT infrastructure to manage their transportation on an insourced basis, a majority do not.

Hurricane Harvey: Transportation Impacts

PLS Logistics

This is the largest storm to hit the United States in over a decade. What does this mean for the transportation industry? Hurricane Harvey has made landfall in Texas as of Friday 8/25/17. Some forecasts are calling for as much as 60 inches of rain from Harvey. A breakdown below: 3PL Shippers Carriers natural disaster

Track Drivers in Real-time and Ensure SLA Compliance


Reduce your logistics management costs and increase overall efficiency by tracking drivers and their behavior in real-time. Industries, especially those with sensitive cargo and shipments, focus on tracking the behavior of their drivers to ensure service level agreement (SLA) compliance.

2019 Transportation Industry Trends

GTG Technology Group

6 Transportation Industry Trends to Look for in 2019. New opportunities in the transportation industry are thriving. Transportation professionals seeking to stay on top of trends in the industry look to implementing these trends. Natural disasters in the United States over the last few years that have impacted the country’s transportation infrastructure , from hurricanes and floods to snowstorms. Disruption of Transportation Industry.

Where are Your Drivers? Trucker Lost in Oregon Woods for Days with Wrong GPS Info


Know where your drivers are at all times. A trucker was lost in snow-covered woods in Oregon for four days when the wrong address was plugged into the GPS. He managed to survive and walk back to more populated areas when his truck got stuck on small roads.

Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

To anticipate and respond to high customer demand, a modern Transportation Management System (TMS) needs to optimize inventory allocation. The location of any package that is part of an order can be traced; status information about time, quality, and relevant financial aspects all need to be recorded and monitored during transportation execution. Deviations that occur during transportation execution are not necessarily approved immediately. Holy See (Vatican City State).

ELD Mandate for Trucking Industry by FMCSA


US Department of Transport is mandating that drivers be on duty for a fixed set of hours (60 hours in 7 days, or 70 hours in 8 days; based on the breaks taken in between). The Phase 2 (Mandatory Implementation) of ELDs began on the 18th of Dec 2017. There are multiple constraints was total hours of driving.

What Logistics Leaders Need to Know about the USMCA Treaty


On July 1, 2020, the new USMCA trade treaty between the United States, Mexico, and Canada will replace the current NAFTA treaty. Trade Representative Fact Sheet , this update will provide “greater incentives to source goods and materials in the United States and North America.”. The treaty offers new tariff-free dairy provisions for the United States to the Canadian dairy market. What Logistics Leaders Need to Know about the USMCA Treaty.

3 Initiatives Driving Sustainable Transportation and Logistics Management

Supply Chain Nation

Recent studies have shown that transportation is the single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. Department of Energy calculated that CO2 emissions from transportation surpassed two billion metric tons ; it’s hard to imagine what that number looks like today. Using a modern transportation management tool that fuses flexibility into distribution networks is effective in creating cleaner, smarter transportation strategies.

Keeping Supply Chains Moving During Covid-19 Requires Digital Collaboration and Access to Capacity


As the crisis from the Covid-19 pandemic continues to unfold, the complex workings of the United States’ supply chain have been thrust into the general public’s view. Lockdowns of communities, counties, and states are causing backups and […].

How Self-Driving Vehicles will Shape the Future of Transportation


700 billion – that’s the value of the trucking transportation industry. The impressive figure shouldn’t be all that surprising, though, given that the transport of goods reaches nearly every corner of the economic landscape in the United States. Although there is no argument that the future of transportation will include growth over the next decade, there is heated debate about how that growth will take place. What’s Ahead the Future of Transportation.

What Does the Future Hold for Freight Management Companies?


All Delivery Management Software Last Mile Delivery Logistics Management Software Logistics Management System Technology Transportation Management delivery route optimization. According to the American Trucking Associations, freight tonnage hauled by trucks would increase by 27% (between 2016 and 2027). With global retail sales to touch $27 trillion by 2020, it just adds to the problems of high volume and restricted resources.

5 Most Popular Transportation Blogs of 2015…So Far


We don't know which category we love more than the Transportation Category. Naturally, talking about transportation and transportation management is the Cerasis wheel house. We've been providing transportation management technology, by way of our TMS , the Cerasis Rater, and transportation management services to shippers since 1997. The transportation blog posts focus on trends, trucking, and technology. Top Transportation Blog Posts from 2014.