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Roadcheck 2018: Prepping for Current and Future Market Conditions

May 15, 2018 Comments Off on Roadcheck 2018: Prepping for Current and Future Market Conditions
Roadcheck is the annual event by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) where tens of thousands of inspections are performed on commercial vehicles. This year’s Roadcheck will take place June 5th – 7th. Additionally, end of month and the Memorial Day holiday will increase pressure on our market. It’s important to recognize what’s coming and how Read More

Securing Capacity When Peak Season Demand is Strong

May 6, 2018 Comments Off on Securing Capacity When Peak Season Demand is Strong
Balancing demand and capacity has become increasingly difficult in recent months. In February 2018 – a historically low-volume month – pricing and load-to-truck ratio were at levels higher than any time throughout 2017, while intermodal capacity was 100% utilized.* Businesses are struggling to adapt to the new normal of less capacity and higher costs, particularly Read More

Fleet Trends that Will Shape 2018

March 16, 2018 Comments Off on Fleet Trends that Will Shape 2018
The year 2017 brought a lot of changes and challenges to the transportation industry and others that relied on distribution. Overall, the electronic logging device (ELD) implementation, driver shortage, and weather events affected multiple facets of transportation. Rates rose significantly and companies struggled to obtain the necessary capacity. Those challenges are still big players in Read More

RILA Supply Chain Conference 2018 – Addressing Retail’s Biggest Concerns

February 8, 2018 Comments Off on RILA Supply Chain Conference 2018 – Addressing Retail’s Biggest Concerns
In 2017, the U.S. economy experienced growth at a rate of over 3% in the second and third quarters, and corporate profits increased 5.3% year-over-year in Q3. As a result, retailers are struggling to find capacity and maintain a consistent supply chain. The 2018 Retail Industry Leadership Association (RILA) supply chain conference is sure to Read More

Secure Capacity by Converting to Flatbed

January 18, 2018 Comments Off on Secure Capacity by Converting to Flatbed
Logistics markets started out tight in 2018 – and analysts don’t see that stopping anytime soon. To address capacity concerns in today’s supply chain, companies need to think outside the box. By converting dry van freight to flatbed, businesses can take advantage of additional capacity and, often, shorter loading times. Consider adding flatbed to your strategy Read More

Updated ELD Mandate Implementation Could Affect Freight Capacity

September 7, 2017 Comments Off on Updated ELD Mandate Implementation Could Affect Freight Capacity
As mentioned in our previous blog post, complying with the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate will have a big impact on transportation and logistics. On August 28, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) announced that enforcement of the new ELD regulations will now be applied in a phased-in approach. Beginning December 18, 2017, the majority Read More

How Shippers Can Help Offset the Impacts of the ELD Mandate

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There’s been a lot of talk about how carrier companies and drivers have had to adjust their practices due to the recent electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, which began being phased in on December 18, 2017. Businesses and facilities have been affected as well. As always, the trucking industry is a two-way street. As drivers adjust to stricter hours of service Read More