Archive for the ‘FTL (Full Truckload)’ Category

Black Friday 2018: The Supply Chain

Posted on November 16th, 2018

How Does Black Friday Affect Supply Chains? Black Friday – Let the shopping begin! These products being sold are planned to be manufactured far ahead of time, and takes more than what meets the eye to get these items to you. Ultimately, the items end up in a store or […]

How Hurricanes Affect Your Freight

Posted on October 10th, 2018

With today’s sophisticated technologies to better anticipate storms and hurricanes, we are better prepared than ever to handle this type of natural disaster. Since we have some predictability, organizations can plan ahead to send extra essentials and supplies to hold over until the storm passes.           Photo: October […]

Why do I need Cargo Insurance?

Posted on October 5th, 2018

Doesn’t the carrier have to pay for the value of the goods if something happens? One would think this is normal, but oftentimes it is difficult to pinpoint where something went wrong. Freight claims are often denied by carrier. If something happens while your cargo is in transit, there is a chance […]

The Purpose of the Bill of Lading

Posted on September 21st, 2018

What is a Bill of Lading, and why is it so important for your shipment?  The bill of lading (B/L) outlines the journey of your cargo from the origin to the destination. This is issued by a carrier to a shipper to detail the method and path of a shipment, and […]

Golden Week: How it Impacts Your Shipments

Posted on September 14th, 2018

What is Golden week? Golden Week is held annually on October 1 to celebrate the founding of the People’s Republic of China, and lasts 7 days. The week-long holiday was implemented in 2000 to make it possible for people to make long-distance family visits and to expand domestic tourism. Factories will […]

Mid-Week Holiday Logistics

Posted on June 29th, 2018

Holiday logistics is always a challenge, but it gets really interesting when a holiday falls in the middle of the week, in the middle of produce season. How is this different from a holiday that falls on a Friday or Monday? Image source: MarketWatch Traffic Truckers share the road with everyone […]

Ship by LCL or FCL?

Posted on June 22nd, 2018

Less-than-Container-Load or Full-Container-Load? That is the question. Why would someone go with LCL if it usually costs more per unit of freight than FCL? Cash Flow –  It may not be a good idea to put up the money for inventory if it won’t move that quickly. The expense of taking […]

Maximizing Driver Hours: Individualized Sleep Planning and Appointments

Posted on April 13th, 2018

Now that drivers are on their Electronic Logging Devices and no longer have the flexibility that paper logs once gave, drivers are realizing how strict the Hours-of-Service rules are now that violations pop up instantaneously when they happen. We’re talking about going into violation right down to the second one occurs! What this […]

ELD Mandate in Full Swing on April 1st – Get Ready!

Posted on March 30th, 2018

Wait for it… ELD Mandate in full swing starting on Sunday, April 1st, 2018! Let’s hope this is just a cruel April Fool’s Day joke played on us by our government. If it isn’t… What’s going to happen? Fleets that run without ELDs installed and put into use will be issued […]

Rising Freight Costs to be Passed on to Consumers

Posted on March 22nd, 2018

Have you noticed any changes in the cost of your groceries? If you don’t see it now, you will definitely see it soon. The effects of Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) has been a hot topic in the world of logistics, with warnings time and time again that this will affect all […]

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