Today's transportation market changes the role of trucking

Many would argue that the role of transportation services within business has been changing over the past few years. I agree. But I also ask: is transportation what has really changed? Or is transportation only becoming increasingly important because of everything else that has changed?

Highlights from the Leaders and Laggards research done with MIT.

  It’s been my privilege to work with MIT graduate students as they research service and pricing in the truckload market. Now, it’s time to see how your truckload strategy compares to the practices Leaders use to get the best performance and pricing.

Everyone is talking about trade and tariffs—and the potential impacts on businesses and countries. But do you feel lost in a sea of jargon as you listen to the talk? People don’t mean to be rude. But as they explain what’s at stake and recommend courses of action, they may take for granted that you […]

highway system outlined in C.H. Robinson blue

On Monday July 23, 2018, retiring House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman, Rep. Bill Shuster, released a discussion draft of an infrastructure bill, otherwise known as a highway bill. While there is little chance of this bill passing this year or next, it is meant to set the boundaries of the debate as Congress looks […]

Carrier of the Year Melton Truck Lines Inc

C.H. Robinson’s Carrier of the Year in the 1,000+ size segment is Melton Truck Lines. Discover why Melton Truck Lines deserves the title in the final installment of our Carrier Spotlight.

There’s never been a guarantee that a carrier can find a replacement for a driver who switches companies. But, now with the truck driver shortage, it’s becoming even more difficult and imperative to hold onto quality drivers.

Cross-Border Ecommerce: The Future is Here | C.H. Robinson Ecommerce has moved far beyond its origin as a disruptor of retail businesses to become mainstream within countries. Now, its impact is spreading beyond international borders. Processes for cross-border ecommerce are still evolving, but you can already see their impact at work.

A common theme this year has been trying to explain to business leaders exactly why transportation budgets are woefully under estimated. What factors have been influencing them since the fourth quarter of 2017?

Mind the Gap: Global Vendor Management. The phrase cautions passengers to watch the gap between a train door and station platform.

The past few years have seen a potential driver shortage problem turn into a real driver shortage problem. Many of the carriers I work with are paying closer attention to recruiting and retention techniques more than ever before.