How do you handle your partial shipments? Do you use common LTL carriers? Or rely on a consolidation program to get the job done? Organizing successful strategies for partial shipments has always required a special kind of expertise. Sometimes juggling all the pieces of partial shipments can feel like an infinite puzzle. One made more […]
Did you know that the U.S. – Canada border is one of the most important borders in the world? Canada is the number one market for U.S. exports and 60% of Canada’s overall trade is with the United States.* Last week, the United States, Canada, and Mexico struck a new tri-lateral agreement to replace NAFTA, […]
No one said being a truck driver was an easy gig. But they might not have told you about all the health challenges you’d face either. Did you know that the FMCSA estimates the average life span of a truck driver at only 61 years old? That’s drastically lower than the national average. And honestly, […]
What’s Happening in the Transatlantic’s Ocean Shipping Lane | Transportfolio Certain trends in capacity, rates, and tariff activity have conspired to create an especially dynamic holiday season for ocean shipping in the Transatlantic lane. It’s never too late to understand the forces at work that have created the current market, or to explore ideas that […]
How General Average Could Ruin Your Ocean Cargo Deliveries | Transportfolio Do you ever worry about experiencing a general average declaration for your ocean shipments? It’s time to assess what’s at stake and think about how you can minimize your risk. Start by building your knowledge of how general average works, how it can impact […]
It seems impossible that as I write this, summer is wrapping up and the holiday season beckons. But for many of us in the supply chain industry, the holiday shopping (and shipping) season has been on our minds for months already.
3 Ideas for Finding Air Capacity in the Transatlantic Lane | Transportfolio If you have struggled lately to find available air capacity in the Transatlantic lane, you’re not alone. Capacity is hard to find in this lane, and the busiest time of the year for air shipping is just ahead. But there is hope that […]
I’m always glad when Truck Driver Appreciation Week rolls around every September. It’s one short week each year when we try our best to thank the drivers across the country who make our world possible. In honor of Truck Driver Appreciation Week, I’ve come up with seven reasons why you should thank truck drivers.
Transpacific Air and Ocean Shipping Space Is Already Tight | Transportfolio If you’ve heard the term “perfect storm” applied more to transportation lately than you have since the book by Sebastian Junger came out in 1997, you’re not alone. Unfortunately, it’s the best way to describe what is happening right now in the air and […]
When education and passion combine, amazing things happen. That’s just one of the many reasons C.H. Robinson helps fund educational opportunities through the C.H. Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program for contract carriers and employees. This is our sixth year of the program and I’m pleased to announce we’ve chosen this year’s contract carrier scholarship recipients.