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    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 11th, 2016

    ELD Survey Series: ELDs and the Long-Term Industry Impact

    - by Transplace

    In part 1 of this series, I discussed the recent ELD Survey conducted by Transplace in order to gain insight into the implementation preparedness of transportation carriers and the expected industry impact of these devices. In this post, I’ll outline more of the key takeaways from the survey and discuss how ELDs will be impacting the transportation industry overall in the long term.

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    2016 Q1 and Q2 Logistics Review

    - by Transplace

    The first and second quarters of 2016 have flown by. As we’re moving into mid-summer, I want to review some the most significant ups and downs in the transportation and logistics industry. In my year-end blog, I shared insights on capacity, housing, auto and legislature. Below you’ll find key highlights from the first six months of 2016, and what to watch out for in the rest of the year.

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

    Driving Toward Dedicated Fleets

    - by Transplace

    Tightening capacity and driver shortages are prompting both shippers and carriers to look toward cost-effective solutions to attract and retain new drivers. More and more frequently, these shippers and carriers are turning to dedicated fleets to drive efficiency and performance. And by using this type of fleet service, both parties are finding a whole new world of offerings such as access to technology, pricing flexibility and operational excellence.

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

    Q3 Logistics Review

    - by Transplace

    There was some question as we entered Q3 about whether freight volumes would surge resulting in capacity shortages. That clearly did not happen. In fact, capacity became more readily available throughout Q3. Below you’ll find some key highlights from the third quarter, including economic data driving freight demand, as well as legislative and regulatory issues affecting freight transportation. I’ll also share my expectations for the remainder of the year. Now, let’s take a look at Q3.

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

    The Holidays (And Seasonal Demand) are About to Hit: Is Your Supply Chain Prepared?

    - by Transplace

    Managing the supply chain to match customer demand is difficult any time of year, but peak seasons can add a number of particular challenges. During the holiday season, companies need to capture as many sales as possible without overestimating demand and ending the season saddled with excess stock. Depending on the type of product, holiday shipments start in September, October and November — and if your product isn’t on the shelves by the first week of December, you’ve lost the sale.

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    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List – March 2015

    - by Transplace

    With March Madness coming to an exciting conclusion, we’re taking a quick “timeout” to make sure you’re up-to-date on the most current compelling stories in the transportation industry. The focus of this month’s TIP list is the future – from cyberattacks and new technologies, to a possible radical transformation of the “traditional” supply chain, these articles have us looking ahead and thinking about some very exciting things to come. Read on to discover the trending topics from the past month!

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

    Real Talk: The Capacity Crunch and What You Can Do About It

    - by Transplace

    Capacity constraints can have a significant impact on a company’s transportation and logistics activities. While 2015 is faring better than last year, we all know it can be fleeting. And with produce season right around the corner, capacity is going to start tightening up again. Effectively planning for short-term and long-term capacity restrictions can mean all the difference when it comes to service and transportation costs.

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

    Canada-Mexico Transportation Heats Up – What You Need to Know

    - by Transplace

    Canada-Mexico trade continues to heat up thanks in part to the growing number of company’s near-shoring operations to North America, particularly to Mexico, from Asia. The rising cost to produce in Asia, as well as the cost of ocean and air transportation continuously increasing, port congestion and demand on speed to market are all contributing factors. Not only is Mexico becoming a preferred country for manufacturing specific commodities like flat screen TV’s and medical devices, we’re seeing it responsible for a lot of assembly. Even though goods are being made in Asia, those same goods are then assembled in Mexico to then be shipped into the U.S. and Canada.

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    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List – February 2015

    - by Transplace

    Want to be in the know on important logistics topics and the latest industry insights? Then you’ve come to the right place! Our Transplace TIP List is here to help. We’re continuing our monthly blog post series highlighting the Transportation Industry’s Progression – with the goal in mind to curate a quick, handy list of articles showcasing current hot topics in transportation.

    At the heart of February’s TIP List are some exciting trends spanning key verticals such as retail, chemical, manufacturing as well as oil and gas. Read on to see what was trending this past month – and click any of the links to view the full article!

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    Important Topics Facing Mexico Today: Part 2 – Transportation and Logistics

    - by Transplace

    Part two of this series discusses how some important Mexican economic topics are impacting the transportation and logistics industry, and how they’re directly affecting companies doing business there today. Here’s what’s going in the current market, how it’s going to affect both shippers and carriers alike and what to expect in the coming years:

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