It’s Your Choice to be a Shipper of Choice

2021 has been a crazy year thus far across the entire North American supply chain landscape.  Inventory levels are thin, orders are backlogged, freight deliveries are delayed, and there are not enough drivers and trucks to move available loads.  It has arguably been...

It Pays To Be Partial to Partials

Supply chains in the US are busting at the seams.  Carriers are running at near-full capacity, and shippers everywhere are struggling to find the right trucks at the right price.  You have a load to move.  Complicating matters, your load is bigger than a regular LTL...

Detention Tension

If there is one thing LTL and TL carriers alike hate with a passion, it is waiting.  The old adage of “time is money” holds true, and waiting at a customer’s site is a big cost for carriers.  Both LTL and TL carriers commonly provide the customer...

Forward Thinking With Forward-Deployed Inventory

If Covid-19 and our highly-stressed supply chain in North America has taught us anything, it is that we must continuously adapt and change. When so many factors are out of our control, the best we can do is focus on what we can control. What worked to move goods from...

Early 2021 Flatbed rates are anything but Flat

Similar to dry van and reefer, flatbed rates have been dramatically impacted by COVID.  After dropping notably through April and May 2020, they steadily climbed through the rest of 2020.  Rates somewhat plateaued in early 2021, but have been further impacted by major...
Importance of the Trucking Industry

Importance of the Trucking Industry

LILBURN, Ga.  | Initially, when the word of this coronavirus hit the media, as many others, I did not know quite what to make of it. I remember hearing remarks about it being related to Corona beer and being just an anomaly in some remote region in China- perhaps...