Benefits of Dedicated Transportation

Posted by Mike Schreurs on October 15, 2020 - 12:02 PM

Is dedicated transportation right for your business? 

Do you need more capacity in areas where you have recurring shipments? Do you already have a fleet, but need specific equipment for some specialized freight? And are you concerned about the costs involved with adding people and equipment? If so, dedicated transportation may be exactly what you need. It offers reliability — even in times of limited capacity and driver shortages —and it takes the responsibility of sourcing capacity off your plate.

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Market Update: October 2020

Posted by Brian Beasley on October 14, 2020 - 10:20 AM

The truckload market continues to be defined by shipper demand exceeding capacity

During September, national tender volumes spiked at over 16,000 (Chart 1), which appears to be a function of altered consumer behavior. As Americans continue their efforts to social distance, a transition to online shopping can be seen within the non-store retail subsector (NAICS 4541). As we enter the holiday season, expect volumes to remain elevated as inventories are replenished and retailers prepare for peak season.   

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What to Look for in a Full Truckload Provider

Posted by James Williams on October 2, 2020 - 11:47 AM

Choosing the best logistics provider for your truckload shipments 

Have more shipments than your current truckload providers can handle? Not satisfied with the performance you’re getting from the ones you use now? Need extra capacity in a new market? Whatever your reason for searching for a truckload carrier, there are a few things to consider before using a new company to handle your freight. Explore the five most important factors below to make sure you’re onboarding the right partner. 

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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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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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