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 [...]
How to Use Big Data to Reduce LTL Spend In any area of competition— whether it is sports, games, or business— you need carefully crafted, comprehensive strategies that will enable your team to win. So, how do you start building a winning strategy? You start with data. Today, transportation companies around the world are working [...]
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 [...]
5 Factors That Are Influencing Changing LTL Rates & What to Expect | The Road When it comes to the transportation marketplace, change is the only constant. Recent less than truckload (LTL) rates and capacity levels have been below the historical levels we saw from 2005-2010. But that could change—and it’s already started.
5 Reasons Why LTL Rates Are Changing & What to Expect | Transportfolio If you’ve been in transportation or logistics for any length of time, you already know that nothing stays the same for long. Recent less than truckload (LTL) rates and capacity levels have been below the levels we saw from 2005-2010. But that’s [...]
You may not have the technology or enough freight to consolidate on your own, but that’s where consolidators can help.
What is Consolidated Shipping & How Can Shippers Benefit? Partial shipments, or shipments that don’t fill capacity, are commonplace in supply chains. Outside of using highly specialized carriers, there is another option that can provide more opportunity for bottom line savings and increased efficiency: consolidated shipping. What is Consolidated Shipping? Consolidated shipping is a method [...]
Is Temperature Controlled LTL Right for Your Business?.Transportfolio Whenever your product requires temperature controlled shipping, you’ll automatically add a layer of complexity to the job. Maintaining a cold chain from the beginning to the end requires a combination of collaboration and best practices. But ongoing changes to order size may start affecting your current strategy—if [...]
Just the concept of ease of doing business can make certain shippers more attractive than others. Does the shipper do their best to load quickly?
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, [...]