September 2020 Market Update

Posted by Brian Beasley on September 14, 2020 - 12:28 PM

High shipment volumes and tight truckload capacity bring challenges for shippers

Supply chains across the United States are experiencing the pain associated with skyrocketing shipment volumes and limited truckload capacity. Outbound tender volumes remain in uncharted territory at over 16,000 (Chart 1) — an increase of over 50% year-over-year (YOY). Increased demand and limited truckload capacity have resulted in a dramatic increase in truckload rates.

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The Impact of DOT Week on Shippers

Posted by Becca Soard on September 3, 2020 - 2:58 PM

Preparing for DOT Week 2020: September 9-11 

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) International Roadcheck — commonly known as DOT Week — will soon be underway in the U.S. after concerns of COVID-19 led to a historic rescheduling of the annual event. Now scheduled for September 9-11, this year’s Roadcheck will focus on the driver’s requirements component of a roadside inspection. You can learn more about this event in the CVSA announcement.  

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What is a Customs Bond and Why Do Importers Need One?

Posted by Becky Harris on July 7, 2020 - 1:50 PM

Understanding Import Bonds

There are over 300 land, air and sea ports of entry into the United States, and the U.S. Customs & Border Protection agency (CBP) has jurisdiction over all of them. At these ports, CBP provides security and screening of all foreign visitors, returning American citizens and imported cargo. Here, we’ll take a look at imported cargo — specifically at the requirement of a U.S.

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Understanding HAZMAT Placards

Posted by Becky Harris on June 22, 2020 - 9:57 AM

Hazardous material signs: what you need to know

Have you ever noticed diamond-shaped signs on the back or sides of a semi-truck trailer and wondered what they are and why they’re there? They’re called HAZMAT placards, and they provide details about the kind of cargo a truck is carrying.  

The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) also requires carriers to display these signs when moving hazardous goods because they inform emergency responders of what substances are involved in case of an accident.  

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Freight Pickup and Delivery – What You Should Know

Posted by Becky Harris on May 26, 2020 - 3:33 PM

A great shipping experience begins with a smooth pickup 

When customers get their shipments on time and without damage, they’re much more likely to keep doing business with you and talk about their positive experience. But if something goes wrong and their expectations aren’t met, they’ll just tell people about their negative experience. That’s why scheduling freight pickup and delivery for the right time and place is critical.

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How does air freight work?

Posted by Pete Fada on October 9, 2019 - 2:11 PM

When speed is your priority, air shipping is the solution

In this “need it yesterday” world, air shipping is the ideal solution to move freight across the country — or the globe — quickly and safely. It allows shippers to respond to customers and market demands fast and easy. It’s the service manufacturers turn to when an assembly line breaks down, and they need an immediate replacement part. It’s what pharmaceutical companies use to ship temperature-sensitive immunizations worldwide.

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Hurricane Dorian Service Update

Posted by Becky Harris on September 2, 2019 - 12:12 PM

Our hurricane preparedness process is currently in effect. For the most recent updates, view service center and lane interruptions here.

Our top priorities are the safety and well-being of our people and protecting our customers’ freight. As the situation continues to evolve, please don’t hesitate to contact your account manager or our Customer Service team at 800-610-5544 for assistance.

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