It’s no secret that freight capacity is tight in 2018. As you navigate this challenging market, however, you may be wondering what factors led us to where we are today.
A major shortage of drivers, a new mandate, high loads and even Mother Nature have all contributed in their own ways. Here’s how these factors have impacted the shipping market, truck drivers and your business, and what you can expect to see throughout the rest of the year.
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Business, Capacity, Carriers, Customers, Logistics, Over the Road
In any endeavor, there are varying levels of success. This is true for supply chains, too. And the right technology, specifically a transportation management system (TMS) is the connective thread that makes the highest level of supply chain success possible. » Read More
Customers, Global Transportation, Logistics, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Consulting, Technology
Last December, the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate went into effect for the broader carrier community, marking a change in how professional truck drivers and commercial motor carriers log hours of service (HOS). The federal ELD mandate, which states that fleets previously using paper logbooks needed to equip their trucks with ELDs, went into full enforcement—which includes issuing non-compliant drivers with out-of-service citations—on April 1, 2018, with the exception of a limited 90-day waiver for the transportation of agricultural commodities that remains in effect until June 18. » Read More
Carriers, Customers, Food and Beverage, Freight Services, Logistics, Over the Road, Produce Sourcing, Supply Chain, Technology, Temperature Controlled, Transportation Policy
After a strong finish in 2017, flatbed demand has continued to soar in 2018 resulting in historic supply and demand imbalances across North America. » Read More
Carriers, Customers, Freight Services, Logistics, Over the Road, Supply Chain
How Generac Power Systems Cut Millions from Its Global Transportation Spend | Transportfolio
It’s exciting when your company grows rapidly through merger and acquisition. It’s challenging, too, and managing through change can be difficult. Yet, there are steps you can take to standardize processes and systems—and do it quickly with the right tools and resources. Generac Power Systems, the number one manufacturer of home backup generators, became an international company in a few short years and developed a global supply chain that is now prepared for the next stage of growth. Here’s how they did it.
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Customers, Global Forwarding, Global Transportation