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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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 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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