We are seeing the term “essential worker” a lot these days. And right now, we can’t say thank you enough to the people in the different careers and roles, namely the medical industry, first responders and those who are keeping our stores stocked with food. Along with the group of vital positions is that of the freight trucker. As we are all aware, these events have had an economic and medical impact all over the world. In times like these, supply cha[...]
While we all continue to do our part by practicing social distancing, self-quarantining, and staying at home, we are also starting to feel a little restless. It’s hard being stuck in the house without the possibility to visiting friends, going to restaurants or attending parties. With spring holidays just around the corner, you might be wondering what you can do to celebrate and have fun. Don’t worry though. We have you covered. Check out these fun sp[...]
The eight shipping best practices described below relate to anyone shipping. Every shipper has their own shipping strategy — a customized version of shipping best practice — for getting their freight picked up and delivered at a price that works for them, and with the level of service they need. The COVID-19 pandemic is making shippers reevaluate and adjust their shipping strategies, modifying them where necessary.
You’ve probably been to the store for groceries recently and noticed that things are flying off the shelves. While suppliers and shippers are working hard to keep shelves stocked, COVID-19 has certainly tested the strength and abilities of the American supply chain. And with this changing economic environment has come shifts in prioritizing certain types of items. Learn more about what the most important shipped items are and how shippers and carriers[...]
Let’s be honest here. We could all use a bit of a helping hand nowadays. With our minds going in a million different directions and often feeling a bit stressed out (thanks for nothing COVID-19!), we must remember how we can also take care of others who need help now more than ever. On this Feel Good Friday, we searched the web and found a story about two New York City college students who went all out in an endeavor to help the less fortunate and peo[...]
In light of COVID-19, businesses around the world are implementing plans to safeguard their customers and employees to keep them safe which is a must. But with each passing day, we are realizing the scope of the economic ripple effect also. Industries in the United States and around the world have been impacted, including freight shipping. Small businesses who heavily rely on freight shipping to move their products are facing struggles to keep their [...]
COVID-19 seems to have taken over the narrative of most everyone’s daily life. Phrases like “shelter in place” and “toilet paper shortage” are now commonplace, and there are more people staying indoors than ever before. While introverts rejoice and those working-from-home get to save on gas, self-quarantining can bring a sense of alienation or even boredom. We’ve put together a few ideas and ways to keep you from going stir crazy during these unusual [...]
Tired of all the depressing and seemingly unending stream of sad news? We are, too, so we searched the web to find some good news to share with you. Even during unprecedented times such as this COVID-19 situation, it’s important to look for the helpers in society. As a nation, we have come together (while practicing social distancing, of course) to lend a helping hand to each other. Check out these 3 ways we have come together to jump start your weeke[...]
Shippers everywhere rely on their freight broker to get them the solutions they need and to help them reach their goals. But how do you measure freight broker effectiveness? How do you know the freight broker you’re currently working with is the right one for you? We break it all down for you with 10 ways to measure freight broker effectiveness, so you can make sure your shipping department is getting all the necessary support it needs.
As the novel coronavirus COVID-19 wreaks havoc with every facet of life in America and around the globe, small-to-medium-sized business (SMB) operators search for stability wherever they can find it. Health and supply chain issues are always on their plates, but not at the level they are today. In some parts of the country, entire metropolitan areas, such as the San Francisco Bay area, are on virtual lockdown, as people have been instructed to “shelte[...]