Oil and Gas Supply Chain

If you can answer “no” to these questions, you can skip this blog post. Your supply chain is already a smooth-running machine. But if you answer “yes” to any of them, you may be making common supply chain errors that can dramatically increase transportation spending. Whether you are in exploration and production, transfer and storage, […]

Because the Chinese middle class continues to grow and buy, Chinese markets are highly attractive for imports, if you have a global forwarding provider who knows how to deliver. With 1.35 billion people, China is the world’s most populous country. According to the International Monetary Fund, China’s 2016 GDP reached $11.2 trillion (USD), making it […]

One of the most popular downloads from the C.H. Robinson website in 2015 was the Do “Favored Shippers” Really Receive Better Pricing and Service? white paper that was based on research conducted by Iowa State University in conjunction with C.H. Robinson. In the white paper, the researchers measured which characteristics make an impact on transportation […]

API technology logistics innovations

In a world of fast-paced change, customer demands are forcing supply chains to adapt and use innovation to drive performance improvements, or else risk competitive threats. Logistics managers at small to midsized businesses (SMBs) are left wondering if it is possible to achieve higher productivity levels and deliver better customer service at a lower cost, […]

The Future of Railroad Boxcars in the U.S. | Transportfolio For those unfamiliar, a rail boxcar is a versatile, enclosed freight car commonly used on North American railroads. It can carry diverse freight including everything from beer and grain to appliances and pallets. Boxcars became popular because they can transport any type of good: loose […]

Do month-end or quarter-end surges still affect your transportation costs? Well, you’re certainly not alone if you’re asking this age-old question! Those familiar with transportation know that month-end or quarter-end freight surges commonly occur, maybe in your company, or maybe in other organizations, and that your routing guide may not work as well as it […]

Trade regulations are always changing, with daily updates to old rules and the addition of new ones. When I’m helping companies with issues related to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), people are often curious about what causes fines and penalties and what they can do to prevent them. Here are the answers to the […]

“Now that we are able to clear via eSTBs, our paperwork turnaround time is amazingly fast.” “We can clear more shipments, earlier.” These are just a few of the things C.H. Robinson employees are saying about piloting U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) new Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) software. While it’s taken CBP nearly a […]

Most of the time I think predicting the future should be left to fortune tellers and meteorologists. But every once in a while it’s fun to think about how the great strides we’re making today could impact our future. We’ve already seen an evolution in things like the telephone, once a novelty shared by entire […]

Temperature Controlled Truck

Texas is now the number one state for refrigerated freight volume on DAT Load Boards, surpassing California by a wide margin. While the total number of produce loads leaving California is still likely the highest of any U.S. state, there is a marked shift in demand for refrigerated equipment on the spot truckload freight market. […]