If you participate in shipping in Mexico at all, you know that many recent factors are affecting both cross-border and intra-Mexico shipping. These influencers include—but are not limited to—capacity imbalances, border congestion, and new regulations from the new political administration.

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.

Truck manufacturing

Combined with C.H. Robinson’s own technology and data from the largest network in the freight industry, our partnerships with research firms and universities help our customers stay on top of the trends that influence their supply chains. I had the opportunity to sit down with Tim Denoyer, vice president at ACT Research, to ask him [...]

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Anyone who has been paying attention to the transportation of goods has noticed delays in their own shipments, headlines in mainstream media paying attention to supply chains, and a general heightened awareness of how goods get from point A to point B. There are a number of factors that determine the tension of the transportation [...]

Truck driver shortage

Through the rest of 2021, supply chain analysts expect the growing demand for transportation to outstrip the available supply of trucks.

If you’ve been in the transportation and logistics industry as long as I have, you know there are always ebbs and flows to supply and demand. Right now, analysts* forecast truckload volume to increase 8% to 12% in 2021. The supply growth of Class-8 tractors is expected to expand only ~1% in the first half [...]

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This year’s produce season is felt after a series of events impacting transportation. The power outages in Texas, the inclement weather in the Midwest, and the Ever Given ship at the Suez Canal, all of these contribute to a tight transportation market. What’s more, is that these are likely not the last of the events [...]

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As I look forward into 2021, I see the road to economic recovery coming into clearer focus. As science and technology move us closer to the world we’re all ready to return to, I know that we will come back stronger and better. But even though the road ahead is bright, it is not without [...]

The trucking market experiences many shifts in supply and demand that cycle between times of oversupply and undersupply of capacity. Each cycle brings a unique experience as various factors affect the peaks and valleys of balance, the transition experience, and the time to complete the cycle

Companies want and expect innovation from their 3PLs, and as one of the world’s largest logistics platforms we’re focused on continuing to deliver new and innovative technology built by and for supply chain experts.   We recently announced our latest innovation, Procure IQ™, which reimagines the way shippers purchase transportation.