Good grief, man! This isn't the Stone Age

Posted by Harriet Mills on Jul 12, 2018 11:35:19 AM

So, where’s my shipment?

The four most common words a freight broker heard back in the day were, “Where is my shipment?”

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Tags: Technology, Shipper News

When 'less-than' means 'more' savings

Posted by Harriet Mills on Jun 11, 2018 12:48:20 PM

Ever thought about breaking up your dry truckloads into multiple LTLs?

Here’s a riddle for you. Forward I am heavy, but backward, I am not. What am I?

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Ready or not, here it comes - CVSA Road Check 2018

Posted by Harriet Mills on May 30, 2018 2:10:00 PM

Everyone is in favor of safety checks, especially when you are talking about 80,000 pounds of truck and cargo driving down the road, right? The obvious answer is yes, but the actual answer may be a bit more complicated.

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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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Tags: Carrier News, ELDs, Shipper News

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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Choptank Transport Market ReportMarket Report June/July 2018

JAWS 5 & THE FREIGHT MARKET

As we head into the summer on a wave of record-high MDI we have the sense of uneasiness with the market and what might be lurking around the corner, or in this metaphor, below.  Much like the great original summer blockbuster Jaws, (which was released 43 years ago, sorry to make you feel old), the movie, like the current market, gives participants an “edge of your seat” scare as you don’t know what will happen next.  Studying truckstop.com’s MDI report, history shows that rates might soften a bit in the near future, but the giant, white shark below is lurking.  It could be the tariff’s...

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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