No, it's not the truck apocalypse, but high spot rates are a reality

Posted by Harriet Mills on Jan 24, 2018 11:44:30 AM

As transportation costs remain high, shippers should explore new strategies.

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Technology in transportation - the key to your business's success

Posted by Harriet Mills on Jan 16, 2018 3:20:00 PM

EDI, API, ELDs, and Blockchain … these are well-known terms to the early adopters of supply chain technology such as 3PLs seeking differentiation in the logistics industry. 

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Shipping & Logistics Market Report April/May 2018

Posted by Brian Fox on Jan 9, 2018 1:27:00 PM

Back to the Future, and How to Beat Biff

Want to know what's going on in the transportation and logistics industry?  Choptank shares firsthand what's happening regarding recent trends, changes in rates and fuel, capacity insights, and more in its monthly report.  Ship & Transport #Market Report_April/May 2018

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Transportation & Logistics Market Report Dec 2017

Posted by Choptank Transport on Jan 3, 2018 4:05:11 PM

Want to know what's going on in the transportation and logistics industry?  Choptank shares firsthand what's happening regarding recent trends, changes in rates and fuel, capacity insights, and more in its monthly report.  Ship & Transport #Market Report_1217 

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ELD readiness is headline news

Posted by Harriet Mills on Dec 13, 2017 11:00:00 AM

With 15.5 million trucks on the road the United States, it is a good bet to say that the ELD mandate is going to have an impact on capacity when December 18, 2017 arrives. Reports vary on exactly how many drivers and fleet owners are ready. Even if just a fraction of the trucks on the road today are put out of commission as a result of the mandate, the trickle-down effect to the economy could be quite significant, especially when more severe penalties go into effect after April 1, 2018. Read about rate predictions associated with the ELD mandate.

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Tags: ELDs, Regulations, Technology, Carrier News, Shipper News, Industry News

Choptank Transport joins new blockchain forerunner, BiTA

Posted by Harriet Mills on Nov 13, 2017 12:27:56 PM

Choptank Transport, an award-winning, nationwide third-party logistics (3PL) provider announced today that it has joined the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance (BiTA) to help shape the future of logistics technology.

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Transportation & Logistics Market Report

Posted by Choptank Transport on Nov 6, 2017 11:51:10 AM

Curious about what's going on in the industry with wildly fluctuating prices and capacity all over the map?  Check out our recent transportation industry market report

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Put on your seatbelts, rates are climbing

Posted by Harriet Mills on Oct 12, 2017 4:35:54 PM

Rising spot rates, decreased capacity, peak season and impending ELDs have created the perfect storm

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Tags: ELDs, Regulations, Industry News, Carrier News

Labor Day Shipping Rates Spike

Posted by Harriet Mills on Aug 24, 2017 9:55:46 AM

Labor Day, like Memorial Day, is one of those “long weekend” holidays we all look forward to. Some people even confuse the two.  We ponder the origins of each one briefly so we feel good about why we are celebrating it. These holidays have grown to represent more than just the day itself. Memorial Day kicks off the beginning of summer, nice weather and vacation time -- and conversely, Labor Day, the beginning of the school year, fall foliage and the bigger holidays.

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Will autonomous trucks ever rule the world?

Posted by Harriet Mills on Mar 10, 2017 3:28:10 PM

 

If you’re a Marvel Comics fan and have seen the latest box-office hit “Logan” you may have noticed a scene where driverless trucks are a part of the fast-paced, futuristic landscape.  How close are we to this sci-fi reality?

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Choptank Transport Market ReportMarket Report DEC 2018

From Trump to the Griswold's...2018 in Review

A lot has happened in the world of transportation and logistics in 2018.  This could be a novel about all the things that happened in 2018 and the many predictions for 2019.  Above all of the headlines, though, we have lived through the strongest year for spot and contract pricing increases in the history of trucking in the U.S. 25% increases in the spot market rate, 30 percent in dry van and reefer, and spot market rate increases of over 25 percent in flatbed; which were followed by contract rate increases of over 15 percent in all three modes!  All that data could point to another turbulent and soaring market in 2019.  However, and lucky us, there is a mountain of data...

Here is a brief market overview and report on all the factors driving the current market, our expectations for where it’s headed, and most importantly, how to manage this market and come out on top!   

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