Entries by Jen Whitson

Considering Contract Intermodal Transportation through 2020

Back in January, Brett Eckinger, Director of Sales at Agforce, predicted that intermodal transport would be a good option for many of our clients’ shipping needs in 2020. “We’ll see intermodal getting healthier,” he said. “I think we’ll be able to utilize it a bit more in order to deliver customers’ goods more efficiently.” And […]

Kudos to our Carrier Partners

How trustworthy would a logistics provider be if it couldn’t trust its carrier partners? Not very. When you see how closely Agforce partners with clients, you can trust, too, that we partner just as closely with our carriers. “Historically, the relationship between brokers and carriers has been rocky,” says Mike Tuley, Director of Logistics and […]

COVID-19 Effects on LTL Transportation

The effects of COVID-19 have been felt across the board in transportation and the changes it brings to customers and shippers is having a widespread impact. There have been some recent and significant changes within the domestic LTL sector, a few we cover below. Suspending reimbursement payments for failed guaranteed or time critical shipments Several […]

Trucking Outlook 2020: Trade Deals, Tariffs and Tech (Oh, My!)

At this point, making predictions for the trucking market feels almost like playing roulette. In an industry that’s widely understood to be quickly cyclical and dependent on quite literally dozens of factors, it’s almost anyone’s guess how the market will fare even a few months from now. 2018 will be remembered for having two of […]

It’s now tougher for truckers to get the all-clear, thanks to the Clearinghouse.

“We have a huge drug abuse problem in the trucking industry, and should actually purge an estimated 300,000 commercial drivers to clean it up,” says Lane Kidd, Managing Director of the Trucking Alliance. “No wonder truck accidents are on the rise.” Sobering estimate, huh?  Enter the US DOT Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Earlier this month, […]

Four Ways “the Amazon Effect” Changed Holiday Shopping and Year-Round Shipping

It wasn’t too long ago that shopping online seemed somehow untrustworthy … like the most likely outcome of an online purchase was a compromised credit card number and eventual delivery of a laughably sub-par product. Then along came Amazon. It went from used book reseller to retail giant with a monopoly over most everything we […]