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

November 26th, 2019 / 0 Comments / by

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 […]

Predicting 2019 Trucking Spot Rates

July 17th, 2019 / 0 Comments / by

Our experts weigh in on what you can expect for the rest of the year. Last month, FreightWaves, the first organization to develop a futures market based on U.S. trucking spot rates, took four models forecasting trucking spot rates for the rest of the year, and compared them against each other to predict pricing for […]

Evaluating Freight Bids and Transportation Strategies

April 28th, 2017 / 0 Comments / by

As a decision-maker in the industry, you are likely in the midst of the bidding season and planning process. This is the best time to evaluate the economic demands and supply chain complexities that impact your freight transportation model and strategy. It’s also a vital time to evaluate your existing and new carriers and brokers […]

Third-Party Logistics – 4 Hassles to Avoid

February 9th, 2017 / 0 Comments / by

For any company tasked with providing products or materials to downstream customers, “starting with the end in mind” means implementing a logistics strategy based around end-user demands. In many cases this involves managing an efficient ordering and shipping process that faces the complexities of reducing freight costs, gaining supply chain visibility, managing inventory levels and […]

Business Logistics: Key Trends That Are Here to Stay

November 28th, 2016 / 0 Comments / by

Technology is already playing a significant role today. We will continue to see this trend throughout the coming years. The reason technology greatly impacts businesses is that customers are demanding more visibility, and their expectations are changing. Today people want product delivery reliability and within their budget. Companies are looking for a trusted transportation and logistics provider to meet consumer trends.

Holiday Logistics – Behind the Scenes

September 9th, 2016 / 0 Comments / by

It’s September, which means holiday merchandising is right around the corner. Along with it – third-quarter reviews that sometimes drive last-minute strategy tweaks. In a heartbeat, months of holiday planning can be upended. Hail Marys aren’t uncommon in this industry, although the act of getting product to shelf can at times seem nothing short of […]