Author archive for Transplace

  • International Logistics
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Important Topics Facing Mexico Today: Part 1 – Economy

    - by Transplace

    This two-part series will discuss some of the relevant topics that are front-and-center in Mexico today, including current political and economic factors, and how key industries and trade are doing, particularly when considering Mexico-U.S. relations. Want to keep up to date with all things Mexico? Here’s what you need to know:

  • Capacity Services
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List – January 2015

    - by Transplace

    In order to keep up to date with current supply chain and transportation topics, we’re starting a regular blog series for the New Year – the Transplace TIP List! Why call it the TIP List? For 2 reasons: to highlight the Transportation Industry’s Progression forward and to curate a short list of current articles that highlight where and how this is happening across verticals and hot topic areas.

    Each month, we’ll compile a sampling of the top trends and topics in the industry, including some of the most relevant supply chain stories, industry advancements and tales in trucking.  This month’s TIP List checks in on these areas and a host of other meaningful matters. See what was trending in January – and click any of the links for the full article!

  • Miscellaneous
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Super Bowl XLIX: Get Into the Game with These Super Stats

    - by Transplace

    It’s almost time for the biggest football game of the year! This Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks will face the New England Patriots at University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona, and we’re pretty excited to see who will come out on top. From playmakers Marshawn Lynch and Richard Sherman to super duo Tom Brady and Bill Belichick – this showdown has everyone abuzz.

    But have you ever wondered which NFL team has emerged victorious with the most Super Bowl wins, or just how many avocados Americans consume on Super Bowl Sunday?  Wonder no more! We’ve got you covered on these super stats to get your head in the game.

  • Capacity Services
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    The Path to Preferred Shipper Status

    - by Transplace

    With capacity tightening and shippers finding it increasingly harder to secure freight, many are looking for ways to become a preferred shipper. In the past, shippers have had more leverage due to an abundance of capacity being available in the market, and carriers had to compromise – doing anything to get loads. But now, due to factors such as changes to industry regulations and the lack of available drivers causing a tightening of capacity, carriers are being more selective and strategic about what shippers they work with – even going so far as to giving shippers a scorecard. According to Ben Cubitt, senior vice president of engineering and consulting for Transplace, carriers are scoring shippers on a number of factors including:

  • Transportation Management
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Freight Accessorials for CPG Companies: Augmenting Revenue While Covering Costs…And Then Some!

    - by Transplace

    The challenge of adapting to the constantly-changing needs of consumers and retailers is compounded by the push for CPG companies to become lean and cut costs within their own operations. The effect of this can be noticed in numerous areas, but three major shifts have greatly impacted CPG companies and the way they operate.

  • Capacity Services
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    2014: Our Year in Review

    - by Transplace

    As 2014 comes to a close and we prepare for the New Year, we take a moment to look back fondly over these last 12 months. 2014 has been a year filled with significant key moments for our company. What were our favorite highlights of the year? Keep on reading to find out just what made this year so special and what our proudest accomplishments were in 2014:

  • Capacity Services
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Tracking Trucking Rates – What You Need to Know

    - by Transplace

    With capacity declining and truck rates forecasted to increase 8-10%, shippers are realizing 2015 just might be the year of powerful partnerships.

    Why is this happening? Check out our latest infographic to read up on the factors impacting truck rates, capacity and what you need to do to prepare for it.

  • International Logistics
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Oil Prices are Falling! How Does this Affect Your Transportation Management?

    - by Transplace

    Recently, it’s not the sky that’s falling – it’s oil prices. Oil was more than 100 dollars a barrel at the start of the summer. Now it’s around 56 dollars a barrel, and many forecasts say it could go lower still.

    So what exactly is going on, and how does it affect your transportation network?

    There are a number of reasons for the drop in oil prices; first, our boon finally caught up in terms of mid-stream ability to take product to market. Prior to this catch-up point, a challenge existed in how oil was brought up through pipelines – but now, there’s a glut of materials available in the market. Additionally, OPEC’s decision not to cut production continues to drive the supply, forcing other smaller producers to cut back on their production amounts.

  • Transportation Management
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    What Transplace’s Acquisition of LMS Means for the Company and You

    - by Transplace

    As you may have heard, Transplace recently acquired Logistics Management Solutions (LMS). A non-asset third party logistics (3PL) provider, LMS has particular strength in the chemical and industrial manufacturing sectors and offers advanced technology as well as results-oriented services that help shippers improve their safety, service levels and financial performance.

  • International Logistics
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    Chassis Shortages Hit Hard: Is There a Long-Term Solution?

    - by Transplace

    As we discussed in our previous post, chassis shortages continue to cause significant issues at a number of U.S. ports and throughout many supply chains, perhaps even threatening the holiday shipping season. In light of these continuing problems, it’s time to take a close look at these issues and discuss some possible long-term solutions.

    The fallout from the winter’s polar vortex continues to be a large factor in these shortages, and with another hard winter likely ahead, it’s important to consider that long periods of bad weather require a number of months for some areas to recover from imbalances and be able to handle volume increases. To top it all off, increased fees in the supply chain ultimately get passed on in the retail price of the goods, directly affecting consumers – especially if these chassis shortages continue throughout the holiday shipping season.

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