Archive for trucking capacity

Tapping Into Private Fleet Backhaul Capacity

In today’s challenging transportation environment, the more avenues shippers have to find and secure capacity, the better. While there is currently considerable investment and effort to add capacity to the market, there’s also a lot of wasted capacity such as empty private fleet backhauls. How can shippers tap into this source more efficiently? What are […]

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Bucking the Trend in Transportation – Simultaneously Cap Rate Growth and Beat Capacity Constraints

If you’ve ever paid $10 for an Uber ride to the cocktail lounge in the evening and then a “surge priced” $50 for the same distance Uber ride back to your home only a few hours later around closing time, you understand the dynamics troubling shippers in today’s capacity constrained transportation market. In an environment […]

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Transportation Procurement: Still Standing on the Sidelines?

Since last summer the warning signs have been there that shippers would be facing tighter capacity and increased transportation costs this year. Did all shippers respond to the warnings? Have shippers taken their freight out to bid or are many of them still standing on the sidelines? What actions can shippers take to better prepare […]

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This Week in Logistics News (January 1-5, 2018)

Can a Cuban ski in -21.6F and survive? I wasn’t willing to find out. But I did ski the day before when it was a balmy -10F and I survived (barely) eight runs down the mountain. The cold still has a tight grip on the East coast, with more than a foot of snow falling […]

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Is the Transportation Market Heading into Unprecedented Territory?

If you’ve attended any logistics conferences lately, or just tried covering a load in recent weeks, you know that the tide is turning in the transportation market. Capacity is tightening and rates are going up. Will these trends continue in 2018? What impact will the Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) mandate have on the market? How […]

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How to Be a Preferred Shipping Customer: Strategies for the Coming Capacity Shortage

Business has been improving for the U.S. trucking industry. The economy is continuing to regain momentum. Shipper demand and carrier availability have come back into balance after several years of excess capacity. But these positive developments are beginning to be overshadowed by concerns about the ongoing driver shortage: CNN has reported there are currently 30,000 […]

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