LTL Capacity Best Practices in Times of Tight Freight Capacity


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.

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.

Reduced trucking capacity – the shortage of drivers and its impact


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.

Bucking the Trend in Transportation – Simultaneously Cap Rate Growth and Beat Capacity Constraints

Talking Logistics

These days, truckload capacity is in exceptionally high demand, driving rates to ecstatic heights. Many are leveraging technology to time their offers of capacity to optimize profitability. The Solution for Capping Rate Growth and Beating Capacity Constraints.

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


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.

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?

Capacity Crunch Factors: What Causes a Capacity Crunch?


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.

How Shippers Can Navigate the 2018 Capacity Crunch


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?

Understanding the Capacity Effects of the ELD Mandate

Blue Grace Logistics

What Does the ELD Mandate Mean: Transit times, Capacity, and Rates . With the ELD-mandate in effect and a capacity crunch in full swing, there is an industry-wide pressure to curb costs, but there is no reason to fold under the pressure.

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.

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.

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

Produce Season and How It Affects Capacity

Blue Grace Logistics

While holidays have a substantial effect on freight capacity, produce season can cause one of the biggest crunches of the year. The rise in capacity demand for the season is resulting in some hefty transportation fees. . Food items are something that will always be in demand.

CMA CGM lists ocean capacity on Freightos

DC Velocity

Online freight marketplace opens carrier's lanes to smaller shippers, firms say. Transportation

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

Learn what factors shape freight shipping capacity.


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

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.

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


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.

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.

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


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.

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?

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


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

How to Procure Full Truckloads in Tight Capacity


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

2018 Outlook of the Capacity Crunch: Buckle Up…


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.

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

Skinning the tight-capacity cat

DC Velocity

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

High-Capacity Lithium Electric Forklift

Material Handling and Logistics

The Wiggins Yard eBull is a large capacity, zero-emissions forklift with capacity from 30,000 to 70,000 lbs

10 Steps to Surviving & Thriving in a Capacity Crunch


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

Technology Considerations to Combat a Shipper Capacity Crunch


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

The Current State of the Shipping 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. The Shipping Capacity Crunch Is Back After an Active Storm Season. As capacity tightens, driver wages will grow inherently.

MSC and Maersk clash on capacity policy as AE2/Swan loop readies for relaunch

The LoadStar

The post MSC and Maersk clash on capacity policy as AE2/Swan loop readies for relaunch appeared first on The Loadstar. Loadstar posts News Sea 2M Calculating Capacity Capacity Concerns Maersk MSC Rates: the eternal tango

Etihad Cargo Expands Cargo Capacity into Spain

Airfreight Logistics

Etihad Cargo recently announced an expansion of their cargo capacity into Spain, this is a result of the launch of a new Etihad Airways passenger service to Barcelona. The post Etihad Cargo Expands Cargo Capacity into Spain appeared first on Airfreight Logistics.

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[PODCAST] The Value of Carrier and Shipper Collaboration to Beat Capacity Crunches & Mitigate Freight Rate Hikes


Some not so commonly known tips, as it relates to being more carrier friendly, that shippers should focus on to find capacity. Listen to “The Value of Carrier & Shipper Collaboration to Beat Capacity Crunches & Mitigate Freight Rate Hikes” on Spreaker. Capacity Crunch & Freight Management Resources. The Current State, Future Outlook, and How Shippers Can Thrive in Any Capacity Crunch.

Navigating the Transportation Capacity Crunch

Logistics Viewpoints

Shippers know all too well that the strain on truck capacity and supply chain resources continues to have an impact, and the overall capacity issue will remain for the long-haul. The post Navigating the Transportation Capacity Crunch appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Just this week, forecasters warned that the 2018 hurricane season could be more active than usual, unfortunately as busy as the stormy 2017 season that brought unprecedented damage to many areas.

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


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.

High-Capacity Powered Pallet Truck

Material Handling and Logistics

Combilift has launched a new high-capacity powered pallet truck, the Combi-PPT, which includes an optional operator’s platform enabling stand-on or walk behind operation

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


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 Update: What’s Causing Tightening Capacity?

Trinity Logistics

It isn’t ground breaking news that capacity is tight but between Mother Nature’s impacts on the east and west coasts, the new ELD mandate, and the busy holidays, it has been even tougher for asset-based companies and brokers to cover freight. What does this mean for capacity?

Current State of the Capacity Crunch


However, inconsistencies in service levels, including the use of inaccurate data, an economy that hinges on the state of foreign markets (think China), and changes to regulations and labor requirements are continuing to impact the capacity of the shipping industry. Unfortunately, the capacity crunch is real, and shippers need to know how to face the prospects of a slower 2016 to stay competitive and meet the demands of their customers and partner businesses.

Rising Costs and Lower Capacity in the Domestic Truckload Market

Blue Grace Logistics

2018 is off to a strong start for the economy and manufacturing, but there is a shortage of available truckload capacity on the spot market. More Freight, Less Capacity. Do not let the constraint and capacity of 2018 ruin your budget before it even gets started.

Freight Management Logistics for Lean Capacity Times

Kane is Able

In light of the current freight capacity crunch, the freight management logistics operations of many companies have devolved into scrambling to find trucks for pending loads. While that may be a very real and necessary approach at the moment, “scrambling” is not a great long-term strategy. Shippers need to change the way they work with carriers in this seller’s market. Supply Chain Challenges Freight Transportation Truck Drivers