Do month-end or quarter-end freight surges affect your transportation costs? You’re certainly not alone in asking this age-old question! Those familiar with transportation know that month-end or quarter-end freight surges commonly occur, and that your routing guide may not work as well as it usually does during those times.

Supply Chain Connectivity

In your personal life, you can use a variety of devices to make purchases—from your phone to your smart TV, it’s all possible within whatever device you’re using. Now you can obtain transportation services where you already operate as well. In fact, today you can procure freight rates from your transportation providers right in your [...]

Trucks at fuel station

Over the last two years, fuel prices have increased 72% per gallon. That increase can add anywhere from $165 (500 load miles) to $660 (2,000 load miles) in cost per trip. While oil prices are particularly difficult to predict, there are ways to mitigate the impact of these rising fuel charges.

Making the most out of today’s challenging supply chain trends requires a deep understanding of the market and timely information that helps you achieve a competitive advantage. In our first Market Insights Live! event of 2022, my colleagues, Christina Carroll, vice president of LTL, Alan Rowlett, director of global operations and strategy, and I set [...]

Tight trucking capacity

Shippers are likely to remember 2021 as the year with the tightest trucking capacity they’ve encountered in a long time. By some measures, this seemed to contradict the typical supply and demand equation. With less or similar demand and more supply than before the pandemic, why did truckload capacity stay so tight? Two supply-side factors help explain why.

Save on your spot freight

Learn about market rates for spot freight and how you can change your shipping patterns to influence your pricing.

In our latest webinar, we took live questions but didn't have time to address them all. In this video, C.H. Robinson experts answer your top questions about the U.S. infrastructure bill, vaccine mandates, port congestion and more.

Jason Miller, associate professor of supply chain management at Michigan State University, shares his insights and offers recommendations for what shippers can do to obtain capacity and plan for the coming months.

Today's freight transportation market

During our Q3 Market Insights Live! webinar, C.H. Robinson experts provided in-depth analysis of current supply and demand trends, our updated forecast, and the impact of global import volumes on North American freight transportation. We also answered many of your questions live. With a record number of attendees, we were unable to get to many [...]

Project logistics: A truck delivering a section of a wind turbine

Renewables are expected to account for 90% of new power generation globally through 2022. But the world’s demand for clean energy is running up against some hard realities in the global supply chain and one of the most erratic transportation markets in history. Here are the five key project logistics challenges we’re seeing in renewable [...]