Mark Derks -
Director of Global Marketing
Freightquote: A Killer Combo of Talent and Technology | Transportfolio
There is a lot happening in today’s world of ecommerce and the Internet of Things (IoT) that relate to the transportation industry, but it takes more than just data and technology to be a best in class organization. Successful companies in today’s marketplace are backed by supply chain professionals who understand how to move freight. They involve experts who understand customer needs and how to get the job done, all while providing an exceptional customer experience that will keep them coming back. » Read More
You probably don’t mean to make your LTL carriers’ life more difficult. But did you know that certain characteristics of your LTL freight definitely impact the LTL rates that carriers are charging you – for better or worse? Make your freight more desirable to the carrier, and you can gain leverage for controlling your own costs.
Can shippers make truckload (TL) rates fuel surcharges less expensive by altering the way fuel surcharge programs are structured?
Fuel surcharges reflect fluctuations in prices at the pump. When prices rise above an agreed threshold, carriers receive a credit; when below the threshold, shippers are compensated. The fairness of this mechanism is the subject of much debate in the industry. » Read More
Tim Reiff -
Director of Air Services, Americas
For some time, airlines have been using a pricing structure that included various surcharges. Fuel, security, and other surcharges served to help air carriers recover fluctuating external costs, like skyrocketing fuel prices or the added expenses tied to changing security measures. Miscellaneous fees have become familiar costs, but we’re on the cusp of a pricing structure shift. » Read More
Matt Castle -
Vice President, Global Forwarding Products and Services
3 Ways El Niño Could Impact Your Supply Chain | Transportfolio
Long destructive events—whether they’re caused by humans or nature—are hard to predict and even harder to plan for.
Every few years, California gets pummeled with flooding, tornados, and mudslides. The cause? El Niño. In 2016, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), predicted that year’s El Niño to be among the strongest on record. The climate pattern has impact on the entire North American continent—but nowhere is it more apparent than California. » Read More