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 [...]

In a fast-moving world which has been shaken by a global pandemic, ongoing geopolitical challenges, and an untold capacity shortage, shippers are trying hard to stay on top of the game keeping their supply chains moving without sacrificing on their delivery promises. Even more so when they’re trying to ship smaller quantities at a higher [...]

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While the transportation marketplace continues to face unique challenges in general, one of the specific challenges of the less than truckload (LTL) market is longer than normal transit times. This is due in part to LTL carriers working through the surplus of freight, selecting and deselecting freight that contributes to yield. In today’s market, knowing [...]

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In 2020, the United States saw five years’ worth of ecommerce growth in one year. Consumers who never shopped online began doing it regularly. Stores became distribution centers for online orders. Brands supplying those stores and delivering directly to consumers found themselves overwhelmed. These ecommerce trends aren’t going away, and shippers will continue to face [...]

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Less than truckload (LTL) freight refers to the transportation of products or goods that do not require a full truckload. These smaller freight loads typically result in many separate shipments being transported on one truck. LTL shipments are usually arranged on pallets and range anywhere from 150 pounds to 10,000 pounds.

The transportation industry has faced volatility over the last several years, but nothing like the disruptions of 2020. The less than truckload (LTL) marketplace continues to face unique challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. One ongoing situation is longer than normal LTL transit times.

Heightened consumer expectations can bring obstacles for supply chains in many industries. For last mile supply chains, especially those of large format items like appliances or home fitness equipment, the change in expectations continues to put pressure on shippers to deliver quickly and reliably with free or low-cost shipping options. All while maintaining transparency for [...]

Supply chains have faced unprecedented volatility, making it increasingly difficult for shippers to successfully navigate the marketplace. The transportation industry has faced volatility over the last handful of years, but nothing like the disruptions of recent months. From capacity shortages and missed customer requirements to a shift in shipping smaller, more frequent orders—truckload and less [...]

Consumers now have higher expectations regarding their purchase experience—convenient pickup and delivery options; an increased demand for accurate, real-time visibility to their order; and easy to use, low cost transportation purchasing options are critical.

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Our annual Contract Carrier of the Year Awards are an opportunity to recognize North American carriers in our network that continually offer outstanding service. In the past, we’ve honored the winners at an event at our corporate headquarters. Instead, I am happy to have the opportunity to announce our Contract Carriers of the Year winners [...]