Delayed deliveries are the worst—need we say more? Even though delayed deliveries are a part of life in the logistics world, you don’t have to let them hold back your shipping strategy. Understanding the most common causes of shipping delays and incorporating different contingency plans into your business continuity plan will help mitigate disruptions to your business. Learn more about the top 5 causes of delayed deliveries, so you can ship smarter.
It’s been the talk of the town lately, and that includes in the freight shipping community. We’re talking, of course, about the COVID vaccine. The cold chain has been heavily impacted by the shipping of the COVID vaccine because of its temperature-sensitive shipping requirements. With millions upon millions of doses shipped out and more on the way, how has this impacted the cold chain and the supply chain as a whole, and how could it impact your busin[...]
It’s that time of year again—the Annual Roadcheck Inspection! As you may have guessed, shipping delays often arise during these inspection periods and capacity could be tighter. Shippers and carriers alike should be aware of what this means for their transits during this time. Find out what the Annual Roadcheck Inspection could mean for you and what you can do to prepare early.
We’re sure you’re hoping for better things to come in 2021 – we are too! When it comes to your supply chain and small business shipping strategy, and we have some good news to share with you! Although 2020 was a year nobody could predict, the trucking industry faced the challenges head-on and carried its weight well, setting up successes on the horizon on the eve of 2021 that shippers should also be excited for. Leave your crystal ball in storage beca[...]
Back in 2017, there was a mandate that required drivers to track their hours of service in an attempt to better regulate the health and safety of truckers on the road. Part of this mandate included electronic logging devices or ELDs, which track driver behavior and hours spent on the road. Although this initiative has been successful in its goal, it has resulted in limited driver flexibility and longer transit times for freight shipments. Recently, th[...]
One of the most important things in the fight against COVID-19 has been testing. Ensuring there’s enough testing capacity and locations for as many people as possible to get tested helps us understand the magnitude of the virus and what we need to do to beat it. FreightCenter’s customer TPT Med Tech is playing a vital role by making sure communities and hospitals have what they need to safely conduct rapid COVID-19 testing. They are making this happen[...]
2020 really is a year unlike anything we have seen or experienced, and as market conditions fluctuate in less than truckload (LTL) and truckload (TL) shipping, it can be hard for business owners or operators to keep up with changes. The freight industry market conditions change for a variety of reasons, such as economic situations, legal regulations, driver shortages, capacity issues, sudden public health emergencies, weather conditions, seasonality a[...]
There hasn’t been an industry that hasn’t felt the impacts of COVID-19 over the last few months, and retail is certainly no stranger to adapting to the changes. Having to contend with supply chain restrictions, volume limitations, brick-and-mortar stores pretty much being inaccessible to the public, much of consumer retail shopping has gone online, but not yielding the optimal results in terms of sales figures. But things are turning around as retail [...]
Many small to medium sized businesses offer their products online to their customers. While eCommerce has been around for some time now, the effects of COVID-19 on the global economy and supply chains will most likely change the way commerce is conducted. Have you seen an increase in traffic to your website? Have your online purchases increased? It’s likely that the answer to those questions is yes. These changes and possibly newer ways of doing busin[...]
With all the distractions going on, you can’t blame yourself if you’ve missed the signs that future-focused technologies are progressing. In freight trucking, one of the most significant technologies being developed, tested and put on the road today is the heavy-duty electric truck.