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.

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.

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Surprise Surplus Capacity? Making Sense of the 2022 Refrigerated Capacity Market

Food Logistics

By remaining agile and keenly tuned into developments in the refrigerated food supply chain, shippers can both successfully navigate immediate capacity challenges and build a more sophisticated infrastructure.

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.

Transportation capacity dips further, prices keep surging

The Supply Chain Journal

Transportation capacity remains on a downward trajectory while prices and utilization are “increasing at an increasing rate,” according to a supply chain survey released Tuesday. The transportation capacity subindex of the Logistics Managers’ Index (LMI) increased 560 basis points to 40.5%

Transportation capacity declines accelerate in September

The Supply Chain Journal

The rate at which transportation capacity contracted increased in September, according to a supply chain survey released Tuesday. For 16 consecutive months, capacity has been on the decline. Survey respondents also lowered their expectations for future transportation capacity.

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.

Checklist for Creating a Capacity Capture Plan

Talking Logistics

For logistics leaders, continued supply chain volatility has increased the use of shorter-term contracts and reliance on the spot market to access freight capacity. Read more Checklist for Creating a Capacity Capture Plan.

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.

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.

Data-Driven Solution Helps 3PLs Uncover Available Truckload Capacity

Food Logistics

Through the new Cooperative solution, 3PLs can gain real-time insight into terminating capacity and capacity that was previously hidden, cover more loads cost efficiently and automate processes.

Transportation Cost and Capacity Trends

Now, That's Logistics

According to Logistics Management , soaring inflation, tightening cargo capacity, and a shrinking labor market only add up to one thing for today’s global logistics managers: the triple whammy. The post Transportation Cost and Capacity Trends appeared first on DB Schenker.

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).

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

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?

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.

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.

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.

Rates red-hot in August, shipments high but capacity constrained

The Supply Chain Journal

Unending consumer demand , a lack of transportation capacity (equipment and drivers) and a supply chain under duress continue to push freight rates higher. Further, Denoyer warned shippers that increases in the index are actually being suppressed by mix and capacity issues.

Carrier Capacity Management Levels the Playing Field in a Carriers’ Market

Logistics Viewpoints

Carrier capacity tops the list of parcel shippers’ challenges. E-commerce order volume keeps climbing, straining carrier capacity with shippers sending more parcels outbound and receiving more returns inbound. Carrier capacity management strategies ease the crunch.

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.”.

Freight Capacity Shortage? 5 Tips to Find Trucking Capacity

MercuryGate

Sourcing freight capacity is always subject to market conditions and the balance of both spot and contract freight rates. However, periods of extreme turmoil, like an explosion of e-commerce amid pandemic, lead to a massive strain on resources and a freight capacity crunch.

7 Tips for Sourcing Tanker Truck Capacity

Bulk Connection

The combination of increased demand for tanker trucks and diminished capacity has created a dangerous imbalance that threatens the supply lines of chemical companies and other bulk shippers.

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.”.

LTL Capacity and Embargoes

Blue Grace Logistics

The post LTL Capacity and Embargoes appeared first on BlueGrace Logistics. FreightWaves NOW – June 2021.

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.

Freightos launches guaranteed container capacity service

Supply Chain and Logistics

3PLs such as ocean freight brokers can rise to the challenge of messed up supply chains. This one, Freightos, is introducing a service that guarantees placement of a container on a specific vessel with a known departure date. How much … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Supply Chains 3PLs container shipping freight brokers intermodal supply chains

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.

Freight flow imbalance is the real capacity issue

The Supply Chain Journal

The biggest reason for the current truckload capacity shortage is the exacerbation of the majority of goods moving from west to east. Chart of the Week container imports Los Angeles tender rejections trucking capacity truckload spot rates

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.

High costs will limit capacity growth in trucking

The Supply Chain Journal

With the larger fleets struggling to recruit new drivers to the space, cost barriers will limit the small fleet/owner-operator growth as well, helping to extend the capacity crunch on all levels. .

How MercuryGate helps Customers Manage Trucking Capacity

MercuryGate

And the dynamics affecting volatility in trucking capacity won’t be disappearing any time soon - from congestion at the ports and tender rejections to shortages in equipment and drivers. Global supply chains have been disrupted in unprecedented ways over the past two years.

How a True Digital Experience Helps Brokers Win the Capacity Battle and Build Carrier Loyalty

Talking Logistics

Unlike the battles for gold at the Summer Olympics, the competition for reliable and secure freight capacity, as well as winning carrier loyalty, continues unabated. Read more How a True Digital Experience Helps Brokers Win the Capacity Battle and Build Carrier Loyalty.

Short-Sea Shipping: A Viable Alternative for Navigating U.S. & Mexico Capacity Challenges

Talking Logistics

From trade imbalance and increased customer demands to cost pressures and tight cross-border capacity — there are no signs of improvement in the near future. & Mexico Capacity Challenges. Shippers in the United States and Mexico are facing significant supply chain challenges.

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.

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.

Loadsmith taps Parade to scale capacity management, deepen carrier relationships

The Supply Chain Journal

has selected San Francisco-based Parade as a core technology partner to accelerate its capacity management and digital brokerage platform. Currently, North American truckload brokerages and shippers are up against an ongoing tight-capacity market. Loadsmith ?—

How to find capacity with LTL companies in 2022

West Coast and California Logistics

No matter what type of trucking services you’re looking for, you already know that capacity is hard to come by. Capacity from LTL companies is no exception. In this article, we’ll look at the current state of LTL trucking and share 5 tips for finding LTL capacity.

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