October Freight Update: What Is It Costing You to Not Execute a Best-In-Class Transportation Management Strategy? A 2018 benchmark survey, performed by Descartes Systems Group, showed a relationship between the strategic value of transportation and financial performance. The higher the strategic value, the better the financial performance. Specifically, the results illustrated that companies that viewed […]
In last month’s newsletter, we resurrected the infamous philosophy of former heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson, as so many of us are feeling how he did in the ring. Since then, we’ve had both a holiday and a DOT week — oh, and two hurricanes. A remote workforce and decreased labor supply continue to compound the […]
High Rates and Tight Capacity Land Another Blow to Shippers Mike Tyson — everyone knows his name. Famous for his boxing record of 37-0, Tyson faced off with Buster Douglas in 1990, a match that would become one of the greatest upsets in sports history. In fact, when Tyson and his corner entered the ring […]
The current pandemic has affected the entire world, including both domestic and international global transportation services. In our July freight management update, we discuss what changes have occurred and where the industry may be heading. Domestic Freight Management: TL Freight Management: Many shippers are seeing and feeling a tighter domestic carrier market. Currently, carriers are […]
Partial truckload (PTL) shipments are sometimes offered by carriers to clients needing to move anywhere from 12 to 30 lineal feet of goods. PTL is suitable for clients looking to ship more than what less than truckload (LTL) delivery services can accommodate, but less than that required to fill up a full truckload (FTL).