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2020 Freight Shipping Outlook: More Capacity Could Heat Competition

2020 Freight Shipping Outlook Freight Shipping Factors Changing We’ve been pointing to a number of issues that have elevated freight shipping rates over the last few years. Number one among them has been a lack of freight shipping capacity caused by a lack of vehicles, a shortage of drivers and the use of Electronic Logging […]

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4 Quick Tips for Effective Holiday Shipping

November 12, 2019 | By Constantinos Garoufalidis | Under | No Comments

The holidays are filled with joy, peace on Earth, awkward family parties and lots of eggnog. But businesses everywhere face challenges to meet their consumers’ high shipping expectations effectively this time of year. Supply chains need to be in tiptop shape to flow smoothly during the most wonderful (and busiest!) time of the year in […]

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2020 Freight Shipping Outlook: Needed Highway Funding in Jeopardy

November 11, 2019 | By Meyer Baron | Under | No Comments

2020 Freight Shipping Outlook Series For what seems like an eternity, there’s been a lot of talk in Washington, D.C. about making major investments to bring our nation’s infrastructure up to date. The highways and bridges used by families, businesses and freight trucks are parts of the infrastructure, and they need attention. So far, no […]

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Trick-Or-Treat: The Spookiest Time for Shipping

All Hollow’s Eve will be here before we know it! But it’s not just going to be ghouls, goblins and vampires having the time of their undead lives. Shoppers are gearing up for the spookiest night of the year and retailers are ready to bank on the opportunity. The National Retail Federation forecasts that this […]

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How to Navigate the Holiday Shipping Season & Handle the Holiday Rush Like A Pro

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 […]

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‘Tis the Season to Go Green

The holidays are right around the corner! It’s a magical time of year that’s for sure, but consumer expectations have changed and are continuing to change. They are demanding faster deliveries and lower rates. Shippers everywhere are getting ready for their hectic shipping season and with a dramatic increase in online shopping, there are steps […]

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Raise Your Glasses: Oktoberfest is Here!

Oktoberfest is in full swing and Germany is having a ball. Oktoberfest’s origins began with the commemoration of the marriage of King Ludwig I of Bavaria and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen in 1810. The event nowadays is every beer lover’s favorite excuse to down copious amounts of ale, brew, nectar of the gods – or […]

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Keeping freight rates stable during peak shipping season

Stay protected from seasonal spikes in rates If you’ve been shipping any length of time, then you may have noticed that LTL and Truckload rates often fluctuate in the fall months due to an increase in demand from manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers. Shipping’s best season starts with back-to-school goods and fall fashions heading to the […]

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Carrier Bankruptcies Make 3PLs More Important to Shippers than Ever

September 11, 2019 | By Meyer Baron | Under , | No Comments

In 2017, New England Motor Freight (NEMF) generated $402 million in revenue. On February 12, 2019, NEMF, the country’s 19th largest LTL carrier, shut down operations and announced that it was filing for bankruptcy protection. 1,472 truck drivers were out of work in the largest U.S. trucking company shutdown since Consolidated Freightways in 2002. First […]

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How Driver Shortages Threaten the Shipping Industry

Unemployment levels are flirting with all-time lows. Wages are going up, business confidence is high, it seems like everything in the job market is flowing well! But there’s one job in particular that’s feeling the threat of obscurity. According to the American Trucking Association (ATA), there is a decline in the number of truck drivers […]

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