Your Best Parcel Shipping Strategy: Source Capacity from All Carriers

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Capacity shortages among parcel carrier companies have escalated concerns among eCommerce and omnichannel retailers. When freight capacity for parcels falls short, associated delays negatively impact the buying experience for online shoppers.

Heated produce season may further freeze capacity

The Supply Chain Journal

With capacity as tight as it is now, many industry leaders are speculating that any difficulty in sourcing refrigerated trailers may impact the dry van segment as well, considering the ongoing effort supply chains are making to replenish inventory amid freight network imbalances.

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Demand > capacity

The Supply Chain Journal

In this issue, what carriers are doing about capacity, how SMEs are managing the freight storm, Knight-Swift picks up AAA Cooper and more. Truckin’ — With more than 1-in-4 contracted dry van loads getting rejected, one has to wonder if the trucking industry is doing enough to add capacity.

Find Ways Around Tight Capacity During Produce Season

Trinity Logistics

It’s not a secret that capacity remains tight and freight rates stay high. Yet, produce shippers that take the time to think about the situation and what they can do to push through will have a better chance at finding capacity and keeping costs manageable.

Supply Chain Network Design: The Ultimate Use Cases eBook

Explore the most common use cases for network design and optimization software. This eBook shares how supply chain leaders leverage their supply chain design software to tackle a variety of challenges and questions.

FreightWaves SONAR releases Capacity Trend Indices

FreightWaves SONAR

FreightWaves SONAR is releasing new indices – Capacity Trend Market Scores and Capacity Trend Market Direction – to help shippers, carriers and brokers prioritize specific routes daily. Lakeland, however, has a score of 100, indicating favorable or improving capacity conditions.

How Community Load Match Helps Shippers Secure Capacity

Kuebix

The post How Community Load Match Helps Shippers Secure Capacity appeared first on Kuebix. Blog Collaboration Community Load Match Truckload Capacity kuebix Rates RFP Spot Market TMS truckload

Relationships key to navigating capacity crunch

The Supply Chain Journal

Capacity has been tight for months, signaling consumers’ renewed willingness to spend money as vaccine efforts continue and COVID-era restrictions are loosened across the nation. Lack of capacity to handle that volume is exacerbated by the driver shortage.”.

Freight continues to flow in, capacity does not

The Supply Chain Journal

Capacity appears structurally constrained. Further, the current environment has a capacity issue even when compared to past robust freight markets. A jump in Class 8 orders during the fourth quarter appeared likely to bring the truck capacity the industry desperately needed.

Transportation capacity ‘historically low’; prices ‘show no sign of slowing’

The Supply Chain Journal

The transportation capacity subcomponent of the index increased 2.8 The report described the capacity environment as “one of the tightest transportation markets we have ever measured.”.

How Automation in the Supply Chain Will Make Employees More Strategic & Improve the Overall Supply Chain

Speaker: Adam Robinson, Director of Marketing, Cerasis

In this educational webinar, Adam Robinson from Cerasis, a leading North American Transportation Management Solutions Company, will address how automation in the supply chain is allowing companies to empower their employees with a more strategic work flow aiding in overall collaboration with peers across departments, improved business operations, more efficient manufacturing, a healthier corporate culture, and more visibility to data and processes providing the ability to gain actionable insights that lead towards actions that impact the company’s bottom line.

Transportation capacity tightens further in May

The Supply Chain Journal

Transportation capacity diminished further in May, according to a supply chain survey. The capacity subindex of the Logistics Managers’ Index fell 50 basis points from April to 32.7%, “indicating continued downward pressure,” the Tuesday report read.

Mexico trucking capacity crunch

Supply Chain and Logistics

The USMCA replacement for NAFTA has not improved anything regarding trucking between the US and Mexico. COVID-19, movement of production from the Far East to Mexico, and no change in regulations, has put demands on trucking firms and on drivers … Continue reading → Logistics Supply Chains Trucking international trade Mexico trucking USMCA

2020 Projected to be the Busiest Peak Capacity Season Yet

Kuebix

As the holiday season begins in full force, the transportation industry is realizing that online shopping is creating what may be the busiest peak capacity season yet. The post 2020 Projected to be the Busiest Peak Capacity Season Yet appeared first on Kuebix.

FreightWaves SONAR releases Capacity Trend Indices

The Supply Chain Journal

FreightWaves SONAR is releasing a new set of indices whose sole function is to help shippers, carriers and brokers prioritize their attention each day – Capacity Trend Market Scores (CTSCV, CTSCR, CTSSV, CTSSR) and Capacity Trend Market Direction (CTDV, CTDR).

Ocean Supply Chain Visibility: Adapting and Thriving in a Rapidly Changing Global Economy

Building off of the lessons and challenges of 2020, what are global businesses and supply chains doing in 2021 to go beyond survival and truly thrive?

Southern truckload capacity vanishes before the 4th

The Supply Chain Journal

freight market was easing, capacity tightened to record levels in two of the nation’s largest freight centers: Atlanta and Dallas. The aggregate stabilization hides the underlying capacity situation in two of the nation’s most prominent freight hubs, Dallas and Atlanta.

West vs. East coasts: The battle for trucking capacity escalates

The Supply Chain Journal

Capacity has tightened significantly since. Capacity has been volatile ever since, but rejection rates have been averaging about six percentage points lower than the back half of 2020 through the first five months of this year.

Where Has All the Ocean Capacity Gone and How Will We Get It Back?

Talking Logistics

million TEUs in 2020, and the cargo capacity problem is obvious. Read more Where Has All the Ocean Capacity Gone and How Will We Get It Back? The post Where Has All the Ocean Capacity Gone and How Will We Get It Back?

DFB Tech Stack: Capacity Management

Parade

In this post, we explore Capacity Management as one core piece of every digital freight brokerage’s operations. Why “Capacity Management”? The answer is a major paradigm shift that natively-digital freight brokers have embraced: a digital-first approach towards managing capacity.

DFB Tech Stack: Capacity Management

Parade

In this post, we explore Capacity Management as one core piece of every digital freight brokerage’s operations. Why “Capacity Management”? The answer is a major paradigm shift that natively-digital freight brokers have embraced: a digital-first approach towards managing capacity.

When Parcel Demand Exceeds Capacity: What Should Shippers Do?

Talking Logistics

Simply put, the surging growth of e-commerce, driven in large part by the pandemic, has created a capacity crunch in the market. Read more When Parcel Demand Exceeds Capacity: What Should Shippers Do? The post When Parcel Demand Exceeds Capacity: What Should Shippers Do?

Capacity is the problem, not price — #WithSONAR

The Supply Chain Journal

They welcome Concept Logistics Vice President of Sales Justin Smith to talk about how capacity is the biggest issue to solve for clients and you should focus efforts on sourcing capacity instead of mitigating price. WithSONAR FreightWaves TV News Capacity problems SONAR

How to stop competing for capacity — #WithSONAR

The Supply Chain Journal

It’s no secret that capacity is almost impossible to come by these days and with the capacity constraints not expected to abate anytime soon, how do you find a place for your freight?

Capacity correction still a ways off, trucking execs say

The Supply Chain Journal

Even removing elevated demand from the equation, industry fundamentals favor the carrier as capacity is historically constrained. “We’re Delays slowing capacity additions. A lack of drivers is certainly the primary hindrance to capacity additions currently.

Freight continues to flow in, capacity does not

The Supply Chain Journal

Capacity appears structurally constrained. Further, the current environment has a capacity issue even when compared to past robust freight markets. A jump in Class 8 orders during the fourth quarter appeared likely to bring the truck capacity the industry desperately needed.

FreightWaves LIVE recap: Capacity, drivers and other challenges for trucking

The Supply Chain Journal

FIRESIDE CHAT TOPIC: High demand, tight capacity and how fleets are navigating the current freight market. DETAILS: A discussion on capacity challenges in trucking. KEY QUOTES FROM MILLER: On capacity constraints: “The driver market, it’s always been a challenge in our space.

Capacity issues keep e-commerce shippers on their toes

The Supply Chain Journal

Much has been written about shipping capacity issues on the ocean and on the nation’s truckload lanes , but those capacity issues continue to filter down to the last mile, and that has e-commerce shippers worried.

Carriers bet on Capacity-as-a-Service

The Supply Chain Journal

Capacity-as-a-Service sales model. Capacity-as-a-service (CaaS) is a business methodology in which carriers use their trucks to sell an outcome, and in transportation that outcome is a positive shipping experience from pickup to transit to on-time delivery.

Prepare Your Supply Chain to Overcome Capacity Challenges

Logistics Viewpoints

This was especially difficult in 2018 as capacity constraints caused freight rates to skyrocket. And with the number of factors that could affect capacity in the short-term and long-term, including legislation, the driver shortage, supplier requirements from large […]. Transportation capacityIncreased demand and customer expectations continue to put pressure on shippers to deliver on-time-and-in-full without comprising their bottom line.

Keeping Supply Chains Moving During Covid-19 Requires Digital Collaboration and Access to Capacity

Kuebix

The post Keeping Supply Chains Moving During Covid-19 Requires Digital Collaboration and Access to Capacity appeared first on Kuebix. Blog Collaboration Covid-19 Digital Supply Chain Load Match Capacity Community Load Match Coronavirus Freight Pandemic technology transportation trucking

Parade unlocks capacity with Haulistix optimized carrier

Parade

LaGrange Express is a digital-first carrier for owner-operator capacity. Its proprietary platform helps LaGrange express to solve challenging problems around operational cost efficiency and real-time visibility to deliver competitive capacity and service that brokers expect.

Schneider raises 2021 outlook; finding capacity, equipment challenging

The Supply Chain Journal

year-over-year to $452 million as weather impacted the amount of capacity the carrier could put on the road. Company earnings Driver issues Intermodal News Trucking Truckload Truckload Carriers company earnings Schneider National TL pricing TL rates truckload capacity truckload carriers

Freight Cost & Transportation Capacity Outlook for 2021

Now, That's Logistics

Carriers will also need to stabilize their transportation networks in 2021 to make the most of existing capacity,” Cassidy writes, “but that stability seems farther away, not closer, as the number of US COVID-19 cases climbs rapidly.”.

2021 Produce Season Transportation Capacity Outlook and How to Navigate the Market

GlobalTranz

However, those hopes are at risk due to the severe capacity reductions plaguing regions across the US. However, producers that take the time to think about the reality of the situation are better equipped to recognize the value of a strategic partnership to find capacity.

Regulator wants more ‘enforcement capacity’ against container lines

The Supply Chain Journal

I am concerned that we need more enforcement capacity to really take on the big carriers when they do something that is against the Shipping Act,” Maffei testified.