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[...]
The infamous Australia wildfires have caused great devastation to the country’s terrain and wildlife. There’s been countless lives impacted, properties destroyed and approximately 480 million animals killed since the fires started in September 2019. The cultural wildlife icons of Australia, including kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, wombats, and native birds, have all been impacted the most. Heartbroken people and organizations all over the world have be[...]
Our 2020 Freight Shipping Outlook series comes to a close with a forecast of what FreightCenter customers can expect in the new year. To keep it simple, we’ll break down the freight shipping forecast into the three most significant freight shipping pros and cons shippers could face in 2020 and how FreightCenter will help you tackle your freight shipping needs.
Every year, it seems like the freight shipping industry changes. As a shipper or small business owner, you might wonder what freight industry issues could affect your shipping demands. We’re here to help. The American Transportation Research Institute’s “Critical Issues in the Trucking Industry — 2019” is a 30-page report based on responses from 2,119 industry stakeholders to its annual survey. Since trucking issues affect our freight shipping custom[...]
The freight industry is a key component to the success of modern commerce. After all, almost everything we use or consume is part of or passes through a logistics chain in one way or another. Check out these fascinating freight facts that perhaps you never knew.
Holiday Shipping by the Numbers According to Adobe Analytics, the 2018 holiday e-commerce season topped $126 billion in online sales. The majority of this revenue came from the Cyber 5 (Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday), further reminding us that online shopping is quickly becoming a preferred way to shop. And if this year’s holiday e-commerce season is anywhere near as good as the previous year, shippers everywhere will be busy meeting the needs of their[...]
Freight shipping is a reactive industry, much like the tail of the dog. Freight carriers can’t create demand, they just react to it. When the economy is as strong as it was in 2018, demand is high, capacity is low and rates rise. In addition to a strong economy, 2018 was notable for the introduction of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), which reduced capacity, and a shortage of new heavy-duty freight trucks.
Shippers are always looking for the least expensive way to ship freight, and why shouldn’t they? Intermodal is one frequently overlooked shipping mode that deserves a little more attention.
Meet FreightCenter's Expert of the Month - Lisa Torzillo! For close to a decade, Lisa has been an integral part of our talented team, part of FreightCenter’s backbone.