Is Freight Going Underground?

Logistics Matter

Boring Freight Elon Musk is a man of many innovative ideas. The post Is Freight Going Underground? Blog Freight Innovation Logistics Transportation TunnelMost of them are consumer oriented, but all have great logistics potential.

Intermodal vs. Multimodal Freight

PLS Logistics

Freight intermodal multimodalIt is important to know the difference between intermodal shipping and multimodal shipping to make sure that you are using the best shipping method for your shipment. Many people often confuse intermodal and multimodal shipping.

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Peak Season of Freight

GoShip Blog

In the shipping industry, the fall is a time where shipments start to pick up as freight enters into its peak season. From the end of summer all the way to October is known to be the peak season of freight as businesses participate in sales and consumers begin to plan for the holiday season.

Talk About Freight: An Interview With TenderTool’s Pieter Kinds

Logistics Matter

Sponsored Content – Recently I had the chance to sit down with Pieter Kinds, CEO of the TenderTool, a cloud-based freight tendering start-up. We spoke about how he intends to change and improve the way companies manage tendering freight. In the logistics industry it is a given that freight is being […]. The post Talk About Freight: An Interview With TenderTool’s Pieter Kinds appeared first on LOGISTICSMATTER.

An Introduction to Freight Insurance

GoShip Blog

Shipping freight can sometimes be a bit stressful, so we’ve put together a guide to make sure you can sit back and relax throughout the process. What is freight insurance? Types of Freight Insurance. There are a variety of coverages available for your freight.

The world’s most important freight port

Now, That's Logistics

No – the largest freight port in the world isn’t located anywhere in Europe. Singapore was long the ocean freight hub with the largest transshipment volumes, until it was overtaken by the Chinese megacity of Shanghai. Shanghai’s freight port outperforms its rivals.

Optimize Your Freight Spend Without Negotiation

Talking Logistics

Companies across all industries are dealing with rising transportation costs and a key question many CEOs, CFOs, and supply chain executives are asking is, “What can we do to better manage and control our freight spend in today’s market?” Rising Freight Spend . Michael provided a number of great suggestions, along with related KPIs, for how companies can start to analyze their freight spend.

How to Improve Freight Labeling for Transport and Logistics Management

Cerasis

Lost labels and mislabelled freight result in delays, loss of customer confidence and damage to your business reputation. To combat the problem here’s a way to improve freight labeling for transport and logistics management. Lost labels and mislabelled freight are irritating.

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How Will ELD Adoption Affect Freight Brokers?

Cerasis

The opinions about ELD adoption in the freight community are heavily divided. Besides carriers, ELD adoption will also affect freight brokers in a number of ways. The number of licensed and bonded freight brokers may thus increase as well. Freight Broker Info

Smarter Approaches to Freight Matching

Talking Logistics

Prasad Gollapalli, Founder and CEO of Trucker Tools , addresses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Why is the ability to match freight with available capacity more challenging than ever?

Start Managing Your Inbound Freight More Effectively Today

Talking Logistics

It’s time to make inbound freight a priority and begin reaping the benefits of a program that creates win-win rewards for all supply chain partners. Unfortunately, few shippers make inbound freight a priority, and even fewer consider it a strategic supply chain initiative.

Surviving the Peak Season of Freight

PLS Logistics

The peak season of freight ranges from August to October and consists of higher rates and overall freight volume. Fall – a time where the weather gets cooler, leaves begin to fall and the shipping industry enters into its peak season.

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?

14-Strategies-to-reduce-freight-costs

Kane is Able

Shippers often work under the assumption that the way they ship freight (and the associated costs) are pretty much fixed and can’t change. At Kane Is Able, we’ve identified a ton of ways to reduce freight costs, with changes you can begin implementing today. Freight TransportationBut just because “it’s always been done this way” doesn’t mean you shouldn’t challenge the status quo.

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. Supply Chain Challenges Freight Transportation Truck DriversWhile 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.

Smarter Approaches to Freight Matching

Talking Logistics

What are the challenges with the traditional freight matching process? Smarter and More Efficient Freight Matching. While there are many startups that are trying to disintermediate the brokerage industry, Gollapalli believes that the best path forward is to make brokers and the freight matching process smarter and more efficient. These real-time visibility solutions, however, are now evolving to enable more efficient freight matching. “We

[PODCAST] Increasing Parcel Volumes Requiring Shippers to Implement Technology for Parcel Freight Optimization Yielding Reduced Costs

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” We hope you enjoy “The Freight Project Podcast.” We’ll publish every Tuesday right on the Cerasis blog and Freight Institute.

Freight Claims Do's & Don'ts

PLS Logistics

Having damaged freight can cause anyone to get frustrated. Filing a freight claim can even be more frustrating to someone who is not familiar with the process. There is a lot that goes into the freight claims process and it is important to know that damaged freight isn’t the only type of freight claim you may encounter. freight claims

Freight Tip: Should You Accept Damaged Freight?

Cerasis

Unfortunately, you will have times when you encounter a damaged freight delivery, and you will be faced with the choice to sign for or refuse the damaged freight. Rather than simply turning the driver away, you need to know a few things about accepting or refusing damaged freight. Accept the Damaged Freight! Do you know what happens if you accept damaged freight? Don’t Carriers Automatically File Damaged Freight Claims? Freight

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E-Commerce Freight Consolidation & Desconsolidation: Understanding the Role of Intermodal Freight Shipping for Successful E-Commerce Logistics

Cerasis

For shippers, the best way to handle the e-commerce logistics surge lies in e-commerce freight consolidation and deconsolidation. E-Commerce Growth Is Incompatible With Stagnate Freight Shipping Strategies E-commerce growth can boggle the mind. Unfortunately, shippers using traditional freight shipping strategies, including limited use of Intermodal freight shipping, will result in added expenses and delays in moving e-commerce freight.

How to Become a Freight Forwarder

Cerasis

Cerasis is not a freight forwarder, but technically a freight broker/transportation intermediary who specializes in North American Transportation Mangement primarily for less than truckload shipping, truckload, and small package. Thinking about entering the freight movers field?

Learn the Jargon: Freight Shipping Terms You Need to Know

GoShip Blog

In the world of freight shipping and logistics, there are a lot of freight shipping terms and acronyms that get thrown around. Broker – A person who makes freight shipping arrangements on behalf of another person or company. Freight freight shipping Shipping freight Terms

Freight Tendering App

Material Handling and Logistics

Uber Freight has introduced a platform that allows shippers to access the Uber Freight network and manage shipments directly from their desktop

The Growing Need For Expedited Freight

Blue Grace Logistics

Think about the way things used to be on the parcel side,” Jack Holmes, president of UPS Freight, said. The Growing Need for Expedited Freight. freight industry. Our expedited freight services are second to none. Our expedited freight services are second to none.

Will the Freight Industry Move to a Discounted Pricing Model Like the Stock Brokerage Industry?

The Logistics of Logistics

Will freight brokerage pricing evolve toward a discounted, transparent fee model like stock brokerage pricing? Could the Discount Pricing Model Work in Freight Brokerage? Average Load Price and Freight Brokerage Margin. Yet, all my carrier friends want direct shipper freight.

Is Uber Freight a Going Concern?

Logistics Viewpoints

Is Uber Freight a going concern? The post Is Uber Freight a Going Concern? Logistics Service Providers Logistics Technologies BluJay Solutions Descartes supply chain Uber FreightRecent losses at the company, the shut down of UberRush, and the loss of key executives makes this a valid question. Experienced logistics executives are not surprised. appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

4 Seasons of Freight

PLS Logistics

Freight Volume Demand transportation topics seasonalWinter Olympics, Valentine’s Day. it’s February 2018! Still the beginning of the year, and we are all looking forward to the upcoming months and forecasting what 2018 will bring us in transportation industry. Of course, every year is different. However, bad year or good year – there is always a certain pattern. According to this pattern, we forecast and plan for the whole year. So, what does this pattern look like?

Barriers to Working with Freight Consolidation Services Companies

Kane is Able

Here at KANE, we are big proponents of freight consolidation. So big that, when we thought of writing about possible barriers to consolidation in this week’s blog, we were worried that it might be too quick a read: “There are no barriers to working with freight consolidation services companies. All kidding aside, we can think of a few companies for whom freight consolidation might not be a good fit. Collaborative Distribution 3PL Outsourcing Freight Transportation

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Truckstop.com buys freight bill financing firm

DC Velocity

Board member Roy Banks becomes president of D&S Factors and LoadPay division. Technology

You Will Need Expedited Freight After The ELD Mandate Begins

Blue Grace Logistics

Why is this exemption important for your freight? Unlike most other freight that moves with routine regularity, expedited freight has a nature of its own. The whole idea behind expedited freight is that it should be picked up and moved off quickly.

Today's TMS deliver more than freight savings

DC Velocity

Transportation management systems have traditionally been used to slash freight costs. But shippers are now finding the software can do much more than that. Technology

Why Freight Visibility is Important

PLS Logistics

Brokers, 3PL’s and freight haulers are involved in bringing a product to market, and because of this, visibility into freight location and status is essential. freight visibilityAlong the supply chain, goods must be transported to and from suppliers, manufacturers, wholesale distributors, retailers and end users.

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How Freight Forwarders Can Lower Their Bonding Costs

Cerasis

As October 1 approaches, some freight forwarders may need to renew their freight forwarder bond. With the deadline approaching, freight forwarders may be asking themselves what they can do to reduce the rate at which they obtain their BMC-84 freight broker bond ?

The Basics of Air Freight

Jayem Logistics

Before jumping in to the fundamentals of air freight, let’s know exactly what it is. At very basic level everyone knows that air freight is transportation of goods and by airplane. The two main reasons why Shippers choose air freight as transportation has two reasons.

What Freight Brokers Should Expect in 2015

Cerasis

As a freight broker , you know the importance of staying ahead of trends in your business. 2014 was a dynamic year for shipping and freight, and 2015 might present us with some surprising changes as well. What does this mean for freight? Freight Broker Info freight broker 2015

How to Be a Successful Freight Broker

Cerasis

Editor's Note : Cerasis is a freight broker by the nature that all third party logistics companies who manage freight on behalf of shippers, which include freight payment, are a freight broker. There is plenty of opportunity in the freight world at the moment.

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Shipping Less-Than-Truckload Freight in E-Commerce: Shipping Online Is More Than Just Parcel Shipments

Cerasis

According to Logistics Management, more parcel carriers are moving heavier parcel shipments to less-than-truckload freight in e-commerce because they’re overwhelmed. Why Are Shippers Looking to Less-Than-Truckload Freight in E-Commerce? E-Commerce Logistics Freight LTL Small Package

Freight Dimensioning Solution

Material Handling and Logistics

QubeVu has introduced PalletPro 4x4, an automated, high-speed, certified-accurate dimensioning solution for palletized freight

MSC Launch New Freight Rail Service in Spain

Logistics Manager

The world’s second-largest shipping line and a leader in transportation and logistics, the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) recently announced the launch of their new freight rail service to connect agricultural producers in Spain and other exporters to international markets.

What You Need to Know About Freight Consolidation Services

Kane is Able

When your product is ready to hit the road for delivery but your freight volume can’t justify the cost of a full truckload, what do you do? However, there is a third option: freight consolidation services (or “load consolidation services”) with a third-party logistics (3PL) provider, where your load “shares the ride” with others like yours. Collaborative Distribution 3PL Outsourcing Freight Transportation