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October Market Update

Posted by Brian Beasley on November 8, 2021 - 12:36 PM
Supply chains are experiencing stress from truck, trailer and shipping container shortages. Get insight into what’s happening in the truckload market from ArcBest expert Brian Beasley.
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August Market Update

Posted by Brian Beasley on September 2, 2021 - 3:46 PM
If you’ve been close to the truckload market over the last few years, you know it has had extreme volatility. Review what’s happened and see how things are looking now.
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Flatbed Trailer Shipping

Posted by James Williams on July 27, 2021 - 12:55 PM

Use flatbed shipping to move freight of all shapes and sizes 

Sometimes you need an over-the-road solution for freight that’s taller, wider, or heavier than what fits in a standard dry van. In cases like these — where freight can also be difficult to load — flatbed shipping is the answer. A flatbed is a trailer with a flattened hauling platform, and most can be loaded from the top, sides and rear. They come in several different styles with various features to handle everything from building materials and industrial equipment to aircrafts parts and mobile homes.  

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Understanding the Effects of Driver Detention

Posted by Terry Freeze on March 2, 2021 - 3:35 PM

How is detention impacting your supply chain?

Driver detention has been a big issue in the transportation industry for many years, but electronic logging devices (ELDs) have put a spotlight on the topic since the mandate took full effect in 2019. Though the impact of ELDs is still being analyzed, the way they record drivers’ hours of service (HOS) has made time more valuable than ever.

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Tips for Shipping Temperature-Sensitive Freight

Posted by James Steinheiser on January 21, 2021 - 10:36 AM

7 ways to keep temperature-sensitive freight safe 

If a shipment has specific temperature requirements, failure to meet them can cause items to lose their value — decreasing product acceptance rates (or increasing returns) and making it difficult for you to get paid for your orders. Use these 7 tips to safeguard your freight and ensure everything arrives as it should.     

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Truckload Lane Highlight

Posted by Becky Harris on January 20, 2021 - 1:28 PM

Get capacity and competitive rates in your key truckload lanes  

Peak season demand, fluctuating capacity levels and other market changes can cause delays and rate increases for truckload shippers. And when these issues happen in areas critical to your supply chain, your bottom line can take a significant hit.

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Is intermodal shipping right for your business?

Posted by Neil Roberts on December 21, 2020 - 8:04 AM

Intermodal overview: what to expect from this transportation mode  

If you’re looking for extra capacity in a tight freight market or exploring cost-saving options for your supply chain, intermodal shipping could be what you need. Anything from electronics to home décor can ship securely via intermodal, and if you have consistent shipments traveling 750 miles or more, it can offer a number of benefits along

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