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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Shippers & Warehouse Managers, How to Deal with Winter Weather Delays

Posted by Harriet Mills on Jan 6, 2017 10:56:16 AM

Well, here we go again. It’s January and snow is in the forecast. I hear our logistics teams talking to carriers about weather concerns in states across the South and coming up the East Coast. Shippers, warehouse managers, carriers and receivers have delivery times on the top of their agendas.

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How connected trucks are improving the transportation industry

Posted by Harriet Mills on Jul 29, 2016 1:38:31 PM

In the beginning, high-tech fleet connection meant watching a dot lurch around on a digital map. Then came mobile devices. Now we are in what some call the third wave of connected fleets.

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Choptank Transport CEO named DC Velocity Rainmaker

Posted by Harriet Mills on Jul 22, 2016 11:12:25 AM

Preston, Maryland – DC Velocity, a logistics and supply-chain industry magazine targeted to industry managers and C-level executives, has selected Geoff Turner, President and CEO of Choptank Transport, as a one of its 2016 Rainmakers.

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Choptank Transport Market ReportMarket Report OCT/NOV 2018

"IT'S A QUEST...A QUEST FOR FUN!"

National Lampoons Vacation

If you like roller coasters, and you handle them better than John Candy (the Wally World security guard), you might be enjoying this market!  The highs and lows have been staggering over the last several months and I think we’re all in the mood for some stability and a balanced market where we’re all happy and having fun. Say what you will about Clark Griswold in the infamous National Lampoon films, but he truly loved his family and just wanted to show them an epically good time and a memorable trip!  Depending on which role you fill in the supply chain, from shipper to broker to carrier, you’ve felt your share of “disasters” to your budget the last couple years.  With the market stabilizing...

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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