LTL Capacity Best Practices in Times of Tight Freight Capacity

Cerasis

The capacity crunch has been a core concern of shippers for several years, but as 2018 draws closer to the holiday shopping season, it will become a bigger problem. LTL capacity has routinely been used as a source of added capacity when full truckload becomes unavailable.

Using data-driven products to tackle carrier capacity fluctuations

Transporeon

Carrier capacity fluctuations: What’s being done to help shippers? Imagine you could see which carriers have empty capacity close by on your day of loading. Shippers will have to wait at least until next year for this new, highly effective method of tackling the carrier capacity crisis.

Automation in the Warehouse: It’s All About Capacity

Cerasis

Unfortunately, warehouse capacity around the country is tight, but available capacity is only being used at rates shy of 70 percent. How can warehouse capacity be both tight and utilized less than 100 percent?

Reduced trucking capacity – the shortage of drivers and its impact

Transporeon

Shippers are feeling the effects of scarce carrier capacity. The driver shortage is affecting available trucking capacity. With luck, the shipper may find and contract with another carrier that has available space despite the driver shortage and scarce capacity. What can be done to deliver on time to customers despite the driver shortage and bottlenecks in trucking capacity? Scarce available trucking capacity leads to higher shipping costs.

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

Speaker: Adam Robinson, Director of Marketing, Cerasis

Find Freight Capacity & Reduce Freight Costs with Automated, AI, & Blockchain Driven TMS.

Capacity Crunch Strategies: How Does a 3PL Aid a Shipper in a Shipping Capacity Crunch?

Cerasis

A shipping capacity crunch is a necessary evil. Unfortunately, a shipping capacity crunch tends to occur during already stressed periods, like winter, after tropical storms and during peak shopping seasons. As capacity tightens, rates skyrocket, and shippers are left to pay the piper.

Capacity Crunch Factors: What Causes a Capacity Crunch?

Cerasis

Unbelievably, the capacity crunch is back the shipping headlines. Cassidy of the Journal of commerce (JOC) noted shippers were expecting a forthcoming slight capacity pinch, but that was before hurricane season arrived. Now, the shipping and transportation industry faces unprecedented capacity problems, and the upcoming ELD implementation deadline will exacerbate the issue. Capacity Crunch Factors Include Increased Deadhead. Fewer Drivers Reduce Available Capacity.

What Transportation Modes Are Most Affected by Capacity Crunches?

Cerasis

Current and future capacity crunches are often analyzed for impact in the U.S., All modes of transit feel the effects of capacity crunches, but those that suffer the biggest effects tend to involve ground-transit, including less-than-truckload (LTL), full truckload (FT) and parcel shipping.

Modeling brewing capacity to drive cost savings at HEINEKEN

AIMMS

This means we help the team answer questions about global production footprint design, such as “where should we build our breweries,” “where should we invest in capacity,” “how much capacity should we build on which location,” “what kind of equipment should we invest in” and “when should we invest.”.

Tight Capacity Ahead

Blue Grace Logistics

According to the latest earning reports from FTL carriers, shippers haven’t secured peak season capacity on notice. As it stands, there is no indication of freight demand slowing or contractual truck capacity lightening up any time soon. It’s a good time to be a carrier.

How Shippers Can Navigate the 2018 Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

Last year Cerasis covered the capacity crunch in great detail, culminating in a helpful and educational e-book titled “ The Great Capacity Crunch: The Current State, Future Outlook, and How Shippers Can Thrive in Any Capacity Crunch.” As an update, in this post, we’ll address a more updated way that shippers can navigate the 2018 Capacity Crunch many shippers are currently facing. How Are You Braving the 2018 Capacity Crunch Storm?

Truck Capacity Shortage: The Past, Present and Future

Talking Logistics

From the last half of 2017 through today and beyond, a slew of market forces, some predictable and some unexpected, have combined to create a very real truck capacity shortage in the United States. For shippers and supply chain managers, adjusting their supply chain to the ebbs and flows of the economy has always been standard practice; however, navigating today’s capacity crunch may require more intervention than usual. Learn other benefits of 3PL’s capacity support.

Today’s Freight Capacity Crisis: Where Do We Go from Here?

Talking Logistics

More than a year into a freight capacity crisis that shows little sign of weakening, it’s time for all parties involved in logistics and freight transportation to meet this issue head on. Freight Capacity Crisis: How Did We Get Here So Quickly?

Collaborate with Carriers to Face the Truck Capacity Crunch

Kane is Able

As the truck capacity pinch grows tighter and tighter, you may have found yourself in a role reversal with your carriers. Freight transport is now largely a seller’s market and, as a shipper, you may find yourself vying to be a “shipper of choice” among carriers with limited capacity. But, the current climate is no walk in the park for carriers either.

Surviving the Capacity Crunch

PLS Logistics

After this years hurricanes, the new ELD mandate and the ongoing driver shortage, the trucking industry is facing a capacity crunch. The capacity crunch is creating a drastic increase in freight rates. The trucking capacity crunch is making it harder and harder for both shippers and carriers to survive in the industry. trucking capacity

[e-Book] The Great Capacity Crunch: The Current State, Future Outlook, and How Shippers Can Thrive in Any Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

We introduce our latest educational e-book ( we have several more here ): The Great Capacity Crunch: The Current State, Future Outlook, and How Shippers Can Thrive in Any Capacity Crunch. The shipping capacity crunch is not a new topic, but the end of 2017 is shaping up to reveal an unprecedented crunch, reports Chris Brady of Logistics Viewpoints. You can download this e-book & learn the following information: The Current State of the Shipping Capacity Crunch.

Capacity Planning and Auto Allocation! Increase Logistics Management Efficiency Now!

Loginext

Under-utilized capacity carries a clear cost which adds to the cost-per-unit carried by the resource. It isn’t feasible to run under-utilized resources to fulfill the ever-increasing demand created due to expectations of on-demand, same, or next day deliveries.

What’s led to the tight freight capacity in 2018?

CH Robinson Logistics

It’s no secret that freight capacity is tight in 2018. A shortage of drivers is still making the largest impact on capacity. With such tight freight capacity, there needs to be a higher level of focus placed on load efficiency.

Winning the Ongoing Competition for Carrier Capacity

Talking Logistics

How is capacity assurance a competition? What actions should shippers take to maximize their availability to capacity? What is the role of a 3PL in helping shippers meet their objectives and win this capacity competition? How is capacity assurance a competition?

Looking Back at Previous Capacity Crunches & How Shippers Responded

Cerasis

Some of the tightest of the previous capacity crunches have occurred within the last two decades. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, capacity hit a breaking point. Increased Freight Rates Can Tone Down Capacity Crunches. Capacity Crunch

2018 Outlook of the Capacity Crunch: Buckle Up…

Cerasis

The end of 2017 shaping up to present one of the strictest capacity crunch for 2018, explains Chris Brady of Logistics Viewpoints. percent of all tracking availability and capacity, but that has since tightened. 2018 May See the Worst Outlook of the Capacity Crunch in History.

Capacity Issue Affecting Transportation in Supply Chain Management

Carter Logistics

Capacity Issue Affecting Transportation in Supply Chain Management. Logistics capacity shortage has been a global phenomenon for years, and it is affecting everyone in the supply chain including retailers, distributors, suppliers, and manufacturers. Blog Topics.

Forwarders and airlines eye tougher capacity negotiations for 2019

The LoadStar

Forwarders and airlines are looking to start negotiations for services next year, and are figuring out how much capacity to book. The post Forwarders and airlines eye tougher capacity negotiations for 2019 appeared first on The Loadstar.

Real-time Capacity Matching: Making Brokers More Efficient

Talking Logistics

Real-time Capacity Matching: The Second Wave of Demand and Value. Another session that generated a lot of interest was the one led by Dan Cicerchi, VP at Descartes MacroPoint (a Talking Logistics sponsor), on Real-time Capacity Matching. The second wave of demand, which is starting to gain momentum now, is being driven by a different question: Where and when will capacity be available a few days from now?

How to Procure Full Truckloads in Tight Capacity

Cerasis

These rates will have natural implications for smaller shippers seeking to lower overall transportation and freight spend, and paired with a “blurred lines between peak shipping and shopping seasons,” shippers will experience increasing trouble when trying to procure full truckload capacity. The Great Capacity Crunch: The Current State, Future Outlook, & How Shippers Can Thrive in Any Capacity Crunch. Capacity Crunch Full Truckload

6,600-lb Capacity Pallet Truck

Material Handling and Logistics

TVH has introduced the TSP6630, a pallet truck with a maximum capacity of 6,600 lbs

Skinning the tight-capacity cat

DC Velocity

It's getting rough on the roads for truck shippers. But is a rate hosing foreordained? Transportation

Learn what factors shape freight shipping capacity.

Freightquote

Freight shipping capacity changes for many reasons. Learn the top five factors that cause shifts

10 Steps to Surviving & Thriving in a Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

The capacity crunch is starting to take hold of the shipping industry. However, this capacity crunch is likely to exceed even the worst capacity crunches in history, says Karen Sage of Talking Logistics With Adrian Gonzalez. Yet, shippers can turn their fears into opportunities; they can continue thriving in a capacity crunch by following these steps. Know the Causes Is the Starting Point to Thriving in a Capacity Crunch. Capacity Crunch

Transportation Capacity Matching

Material Handling and Logistics

Descartes MacroPoint Capacity Matching provides freight brokers with greater visibility to the transportation capacity available within their network of carriers and cooperating brokers

The Current State of the Shipping Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

The shipping capacity crunch is not a new topic, but the end of 2017 is shaping up to reveal an unprecedented crunch, reports Chris Brady of Logistics Viewpoints. The Shipping Capacity Crunch Is Back After an Active Storm Season. As capacity tightens, driver wages will grow inherently.

Technology Considerations to Combat a Shipper Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

The electronic logging device (ELD) mandate compliance date is around the corner, and shipping capacity is tightening at a phenomenal rate. As the shipping industry prepares to face these challenges, figuring out how to take advantage of available shipping capacity can be challenging. However, shippers can help overcome the challenges of a shipper capacity crunch by considering how technology can help. Capacity Crunch Technology

Rival carriers gaining on Maersk in the box ship capacity stakes

The LoadStar

Maersk’s share of global container shipping capacity has shrunk by 1.5% The capacity offered by Maersk Line and its subsidiaries has declined by 2.6% to 4.02m teu while global capacity increased by 6% to 22.69m teu during the same period, noted the consultant.

Transportation Industry Braces for a Looming Transportation Capacity Crunch Crisis in 2017

Cerasis

Expected Transportation Capacity Issues. The concern and dialog about the transportation capacity issues for our country have bridged the past two decades and beyond. 4 Drivers of the Looming Transportation Capacity Crisis of 2017.

Capacity Crisis: Four Mistakes Shippers Make Regarding Density-Based Freight

Cerasis

Capacity is a very real problem impacting companies in all verticals, especially those who ship density-based freight that present further challenges. It’s no secret that the growth in the economy coupled with shortage of drivers and the ELD mandate has led to a serious capacity crisis in Less than Truckload and Full Truckload freight. Capacity Crunch Freight TransportationThe freight & transportation landscape is reaching critical mass.