Freight Industry Update: Fourth Quarter 2018 & 2019 Market Outlook

November 21st, 2018 / 0 Comments / by

The market still supports premium freight rates, based on tight capacity and high demand. Is this the new normal? How long will rates stay high? Let’s consider the current market and discuss possible shifts on the horizon as we round out fourth quarter and plan for 2019. Freight Industry Right Now As of October, freight […]

Agforce: Delivering Positive Culture for Employees and Results for the Business

November 20th, 2018 / 0 Comments / by

What does it take to rank as a best place to work in Kansas City? We can tell you. Named one of the 45 best places to work in KC by the Kansas City Business Journal (KCBJ), we’re sharing our secret: Make your people your most valuable asset. A Best Places to Work designation is […]

Prepare for an RFP in 4 Steps

November 16th, 2018 / 0 Comments / by

As a large-scale shipper, you use a request for proposal (RFP) to put freight out for bid, typically on an annual basis, correct? You are smart. This process helps keep your current freight providers on their game and gives you the opportunity to evaluate the capability of newcomers. Here are four steps that will have […]

Agforce Transport Services Joins U.S. EPA SmartWay® Transport Partnership

September 24th, 2018 / 0 Comments / by

Leawood, KS — Agforce Transport Services today announced that it joined the SmartWay® Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and industry that provides a framework to assess the environmental and energy efficiency of goods movement supply chains. Agforce Transport Services will contribute to the Partnership’s savings of 215.4 million barrels of […]

LTL Rate Increases and Market Saturation

September 21st, 2018 / 0 Comments / by

High demand and favorable market conditions mean most LTL carriers find themselves firmly in the driver’s seat when it comes to pricing and choice of freight as we enter the second half of 2018. Peak shipping season occurs during the third and fourth quarters along with contract negotiation between many shippers and carriers. With LTL […]

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week and Beyond — Thank a Truck Driver

September 20th, 2018 / 0 Comments / by

From the alarm clock you snooze in the morning to the TV you Netflix and chill with at night, it’s likely you have a truck driver to thank for making all the things you need, want and enjoy in your life accessible. We appreciate our driver partners every day, and we love the spotlight they […]

What’s Driving the Trucker Shortage?

July 13th, 2018 / 0 Comments / by

The U.S. trucking industry is short of drivers—about 50,000 short, according to an October 2017 estimate from the American Trucking Associations (ATA). The developing driver drought is a critical issue that has captured the attention of the trucking world: In an annual survey conducted by the American Transportation Research Institute, driver shortage ranked first among […]

Rail Price Spike: What You Need to Know

July 11th, 2018 / 0 Comments / by

A capacity crunch in rail shipping is occurring earlier in the year than anticipated has the industry bolstering for substantial and sustained price hikes. Shippers should be aware of this trend. Rail prices are expected to continue to rise over the course of the year. Market observers are pointing to fully booked rail lines on […]

A Speed Bump Emerges for ELD

May 25th, 2018 / 0 Comments / by

Elog Systems Not Working as Expected By now, most organizations know how important it is to work with their transportation provider to ensure which carriers are compliant with new federal reporting requirements for truck drivers and which ones are not. For businesses that rely on moving their cargo, choosing the right freight supplier is more […]

Diversifying Carriers to Manage Rate Volatility

May 25th, 2018 / 0 Comments / by

A variety of complex market factors—including fuel costs, driver shortages, and a broad range of available shipping options—can make freight and logistics decisions a challenge for businesses. Shippers should do their best to be aware of the economic and market conditions that drive the logistics decisions they must make. An ongoing capacity crunch can create […]