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  • Business - Transportation
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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.

  • Weekly TIP List
    Weekly Transportation TIP List

    Transportation TIP List: Week of January 25th, 2016

    - by Transplace

    Winter arrived for many over the weekend as the blizzard of 2016 pounded the East Coast – dropping over 30 inches in some places! As many are digging out of the snow, we’re digging into some trending transportation stories appearing on our radar. From tightening truck and rail safety rules to significant growth of Mexican manufacturing, this week’s TIP List has the stories you need to read.

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

    Trends in Transportation

    - by Transplace

    While no two years are exactly alike, freight transportation in 2015 has been dramatically different than 2014. We aren’t seeing capacity shortages on a broad basis this year like we did in 2014, and while we expect capacity to modestly tighten once peak shipping season kicks in, we do not expect any significant capacity shortages this fall. Last year’s first quarter saw extreme weather issues, and though this year weather conditions weren’t quite as severe, we had to deal with the West Coast port challenges that also impacted domestic transportation. Overall, we had a much better start to 2015 due to more reasonable capacity demand balance.

  • 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.

  • Intermodal
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    Full Speed Ahead: Railroad Intermodal Sees Growth

    - by Transplace

    Our CEO, Tom Sanderson, recently spoke to Supply Chain Brain about the factors driving railroad intermodal growth.  More freight is now moving from truck to intermodal, and the market is rapidly growing because of that conversion.  According to Tom, driving this trend are three particular needs of manufacturers and retailers:

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