Up to bat! Nursery freight

Posted by Harriet Mills on May 3, 2018 11:36:57 AM

Quick fact: Did you know that 75% of nursery freight is shipped between March 1 and June 1, directly competing with capacity from the produce market which is ramping up at the same time? That can mean fewer available trucks (especially temperature-controlled ones) and higher freight rates.

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Tips and tricks to shipping produce during peak season

Posted by Harriet Mills on Apr 23, 2018 2:25:08 PM

The challenges…

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Are You a Shipper of Choice? 

Posted by Harriet Mills on Apr 4, 2018 9:46:29 AM

What can you do as a shipper to level the playing field, lessen the impact, and mitigate the high cost of getting your goods to market, while having a positive impact across the full spectrum of the supply chain? It may be as simple as becoming a shipper of choice.

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ELDs versus HOS - the debate goes on

Posted by Harriet Mills on Mar 16, 2018 11:20:00 AM

Depending on who you ask, the new era of required ELDs is having an impact on drivers.  Some say it's not the ELDs that are the issue, but the hours of service that make it difficult, especially when delays are inevitable.  Others we interviewed said the abolishment of paper logs is a good thing, and if you schedule your time properly, there aren't any more problems than there were before ELDs. It's an on-going debate.

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Does your 3PL provide cost-saving options with today's high freight rates?

Posted by Harriet Mills on Feb 1, 2018 11:26:19 AM

Last week we talked about the skyrocketing prices the spot load market is seeing in freight and transportation costs. Shippers are bearing the brunt of these elevated rates and are having to rethink the way they arrange the movement of their goods so all their profits don't fly out the window.

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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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Moving freight in and out of California now costs more

Posted by Harriet Mills on Dec 19, 2017 11:02:00 AM

California is well-known for its many transportation laws and regulations. The latest one, implemented on November 1, 2017, is named S.B. 1, and it will have an immediate impact on freight costs coming in and out of the state.

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Choptank Transport Market ReportMarket Report April/May 2018

Back to the Future, and How to Beat Biff

The first quarter of 2018 was like a young George McFly sitting in the car before the dance; scary, unpredictable and a foreboding presence hovering over him. Recently, it looks to be working out with the spot market softening and rates inching back down. Many think this should continue short term.

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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