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?

It’s no secret that freight capacity is tight in 2018. As you navigate this challenging market, however, you may be wondering what factors led us to where we are today. A major shortage of drivers, a new mandate, high loads and even Mother Nature have all contributed in their own ways. Here’s how these factors [...]

After a strong finish in 2017, flatbed demand has continued to soar in 2018 resulting in historic supply and demand imbalances across North America.

Truckload-Market-Update

Making the Most of Truckload, LTL, and Intermodal Strategies in 2018 | Transportfolio Supply chains are not limited by a specific mode or service. Freight migrates from one service to the next in the broad freight economy, seeking where it is served best. Accordingly, we now need to watch trends in a multitude of services [...]

What is normal for the truckload industry? That may seem like a difficult question considering how rapidly things change in our industry—especially in the last calendar year. But there are several trends presenting themselves that will help us redefine what “normal” means for truckload in 2018 and 2019.

air-freight

The air freight landscape has experienced some dramatic shifts in recent years. In fact, those events seem likely to produce some headwinds for air freight shippers in 2018 in locating available air capacity, especially during peak seasons.

Ocean-Shipping

Global Shipping Trends: What to Expect in 2018 | Transportfolio Overall, 2017 has been a good year for the ocean shipping industry. It’s a big switch from 2016, when the bankruptcy of Hanjin, one of the largest container shipping providers, forced everyone to confront how volatile this industry really is. Now, at the tail end [...]

When EU and U.S. Cabotage Collide with Peak Shipping Seasons | C.H. Robinson What is truckload cabotage, and how do EU and U.S. shippers experience these rules? Cabotage rules cover the transport of goods between two places in the same country by a transport operator from another country. When you look at EU and U.S. [...]

Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management | Transportfolio As the market continues to tighten, what’s your transportation strategy for handling fluctuations? An unclear plan may let you down. Rather than reacting to changes that happen to your supply chain, it’s always better to develop a carrier management strategy that allows you to be [...]

Preparing for ELDs: Changes Shippers Can Make Today | Transportfolio The holidays aren’t the only thing looming on the horizon. For many in our industry, electronic logging devices (ELDs) are a hot topic because there is not consensus on the magnitude of impact implementation will have on capacity. It’s important to remember that the hours [...]