Category: Business – Transportation

In 2023, shippers have an opportunity to reimagine their supply chain operations so they’re well equipped to navigate any future disruption. Establishing a resilient supply chain network design will require an agile procurement strategy—one that’s cost effective and unrestricted, and allows shippers to toggle their resources to address freight market issues impacting their network. Understanding…

By: Lior Ron, CEO, Uber Freight We’re proud to share a significant milestone in our journey that began last summer when we announced that Uber Freight and Transplace were joining forces to enable a new era of logistics management. Today, the two organizations are officially together under one name, Uber Freight, the logistics platform and…

Last week we hosted Deliver 2022, our annual conference that brought three days of engagement to San Antonio, Texas, providing shippers and our customers with insights from some of the most notable freight and logistics experts in the industry. More than 500 people attended the conference at La Cantera Resort & Spa, which featured keynotes…

Originally published on Mexico Business Now By: Carlos Godinez, VP Business Development, Mexico Amid international trade wars and global supply chain delays, businesses in the US are increasingly setting up shop in Mexico. This tidal wave of business expansion creates a plethora of new opportunities and with the height of produce season just around the…

By Derek Browning, Director of Operations – Consulting It’s consumed our headlines the last two years—supply chain issues are running rampant across industries with chaos at ports, distribution centers, and along shipping routes. Manufacturing delays, raw material shortages and long-term effects of the bullwhip effect are contributing to the challenges, and now softening demand curves…

Originally published on Talking Logistics By: Tracy Rosser, Executive Vice President of Operations In the freight industry, we often contextualize fluctuations in market trends in terms of contract rates versus spot rates. When spot rates are beneath contract rates and trending down, or are significantly below contract rates regardless of trend, we consider that environment…

By: Elisabeth Kilby, Transplace Transportation Management The Value of Dedicated Fleets Dedicated fleets have always been a potential source of truckload capacity for shippers but have become even more valuable during the current tight market. After years of unprecedented premium spot market rates and low primary tender acceptance, shippers are evaluating where they can implement…

This year’s Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) International Roadcheck (also known as DOT Inspection Week) will take place next Tuesday – Thursday, May 17-19. Over the course of this 72-hour event, commercial motor vehicles and drivers need to be prepared for inspections throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. What is International Roadcheck? During this large-scale…

Originally published in FreightWaves In the world of logistics, global supply chains are put to the test with regular disruptions and volatility. From skyrocketing fuel prices to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all assumptions about future challenges are being questioned. The historical trends and data forecasting tactics of yesterday cannot be relied upon to navigate current…

Originally published in Mexico Business News By: Carlos Godinez, VP Business Development, Mexico This year marks another difficult year across the global supply chain with tight capacity, increasing inflation and lack of reliability continuing to trouble the industry. Carriers are facing high volatility, uncertainty and demand, while shippers need increased confidence so they can find…