Posts tagged with ‘equipment’

  • Weekly TIP List
    Transportation TIP List: Week of December 17th, 2017

    Transportation TIP List: Week of March 17th, 2019

    - by Transplace

    This week, college basketball’s tournament to crown its national champion is set to begin. And in honor of March Madness, we’ve curated this week’s hoops-inspired TIP List featuring a few of the freshest transportation trends to help you face the competition. From the importance of investing in trucking technology to new ways of thinking about e-commerce – below you can find all of the articles that our selection committee has chosen as front-runners.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of July 10th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    Whether or not you’ve been swept up trying to “catch ‘em all” in the new mobile app sensation “Pokémon Go,” summer is a great time for staying active. This week’s TIP List is showcasing all of the most active trends in the transportation and logistics industry – including a helpful new web portal, the ongoing effect of the “Brexit” on global supply chains and potential logistics concerns in Rio de Janeiro at the 2016 Olympic Games. Catch ‘em all below!

  • Business - Transportation
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    How the Mexican Peso Is Impacting Cross-Border Transportation

    - by Transplace

    The devaluation of the Mexican peso over the past two years has been rather extreme. Two years ago, one U.S. dollar was worth about 13.5 pesos, and today it’s worth about 18. As a result of this severe drop in value, U.S. goods have become very expensive for Mexicans, and Mexican goods have become cheap for Americans. In fact, many markets across the globe have become cheaper as the dollar has gotten stronger – making these markets, including Mexico, more attractive for U.S. companies.

  • Business - Transportation
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    The Oilfield Trucking Industry Series – Part 3: New Ideas and Solutions

    - by Transplace

    In parts one and two of this three part series, we discussed the challenges that the oil and gas industry is currently facing and what the landscape of the players in this industry look like. In this last part, we’ll address what all of this means for both the trucking companies and the oil and gas shippers.

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

    The Oilfield Trucking Industry Series – Part 2: Diverse Carriers in the Industry

    - by Transplace

    As we discussed in part one of this three-part post, it’s important to look at how the growth in the oilfield trucking industry has affected its players and the specific modes or types of trailers they operate. The oil and gas industry has long consisted of two or three giants, medium-sized regional companies who specialize in oilfield trucking and transportation, and scores of mom and pop companies with 10 or less trucks and trailers. While independently refuted statistics of a company’s size and ranking in the U.S. trucking industry are not readily available, what we can see is growth in several trucking companies rankings in reports like the “Top 100 2015 Carrier for Hire Rankings.”1

  • Business - Transportation
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    The Oilfield Trucking Industry Series – Part 1: Industry Challenges

    - by Transplace

    Trucking in the oil and gas industry is a tough and dirty job that has been around for decades in places like South Texas. What has changed in the last ten years is the growth in the amount of trucks on the roads servicing this industry. Now that we have gone from a boom cycle – leading us to where were are today – it’s important to look at how this growth has affected the oilfield trucking industry in places like the Eagleford, Permian Basin, Appalachia, Bakken and the Gulf of Mexico (i.e., Port Fourchon), and the specific modes or types of trailers they operate.

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

    Expanded Eagle Premium Service Delivers Intermodal Opportunities

    - by Transplace

    Union Pacific, in conjunction with Ferrocarril Mexicano (FXE), has recently introduced expanded service on the Eagle Premium rail line and now offers new routes connecting the city of Silao in central Mexico to Chicago and Memphis. As a direct result of this service expansion, central Mexico is now bridged with the Midwest, Canada and the Southeast – opening up a number of new and exciting possibilities for shippers and offering them extensive benefits.

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

    Growth and Improvements in the Mexico Rail Network

    - by Transplace

    Twenty years ago, there was only one railroad in Mexico, which was run by a public agency and broken into three regional classes. At that time, there needed to be tremendous improvements to rail service, engines and cars, and to key infrastructure such as bridges and tracks. Then in 1995, the Mexican government announced that a railroad privatization project would begin.

    The private railroad companies that now manage the railroad lines currently have a 50-year concession from the federal government to operate them (while the land that the railroads operate on is still government property). With the private sector’s takeover of railroad operations, dedicated investments started to make real improvements to the entire system. And to date, over 5 Billion U.S. dollars from these private companies have been invested into the Mexican rail system.

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

    Peak Season in Mexico: Is It Time to Rethink Your Shipping Strategies?

    - by Transplace

    Last year, the imbalance in trade between the U.S. and Mexico left shippers scrambling to find truck and rail capacity as carriers were forced to reposition empty equipment in order to meet the demand – resulting in the worst capacity shortage the market had experienced in a decade. And already in 2015, the normal pools for equipment that accrue in Mexico during the off season have yet to appear, so capacity remains tight for a number of key reasons. Additionally, there has been a devaluation of the Mexican peso in the last few months due in large part to the drop in the price of oil, which is increasing the effects of these issues even more.

  • Capacity Services

    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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