Category: Business – Transportation

By: Ben Cubitt, SVP, Consulting We are living through a time of historically tight trucking capacity, escalating transportation costs and record labor shortages. Gas prices are just the latest commodity to hit carriers’ and shippers’ bottom line. Nationwide, they quickly surged to over $4 a gallon, and are expected to continue to rise over the…

By: Frank McGuigan, CEO 2021 will be remembered as a transformational year—especially for logistics and supply chain professionals. Despite never-before-seen capacity challenges and bottlenecks in ports around the world, the industry persevered. We are grateful to our teams, customers, and partners for a year filled with advancements and growth. Below is just a small sample…

With capacity constraints, material shortages and other disruptions driving the new normal, supply chain leaders are trying to contain costs, mitigate risks and optimize processes. Watch the video or listen to Supply Chain Now’s TEKTOK podcast “Taking Control in a Disrupted World,” as host Karin Bursa and Ben Cubitt, SVP of Consulting & Network Services…

by: Steve Moore, Vice President, Operations, Transplace Sales for the 2021 holiday season are expected to grow 7% compared with last year’s 5% that beat industry expectations, according to forecasts from Bain, Deloitte and Mastercard.1 Research firm Insider Intelligence says ecommerce will account for a record 18.9% of total holiday season retail sales.2 This growth…

As online shopping continues to soar, small packages are moving to less-than-truckload (LTL) freight and LTL continues to receive truckload (TL) spillover freight. The demand for LTL shipping is far exceeding capacity. Logistics and supply chain experts report the imbalance is higher than they’ve ever seen, causing shipment delays and rising LTL freight costs. The…

Uncertainties and countless disruptions have become all too common for the global supply chain. Now, more than ever, transportation executives and trailblazers are investing in new technologies and are partnering with innovative logistics solutions providers to stay competitive. Learn how savvy supply chain leaders can thrive even during chaotic circumstances. Check out the Supply Chain…

The transportation market, along with supply and demand, continues to be off balance following pandemic disruptions. That imbalance is causing tight capacity, increased rates and ongoing uncertainty for supply chain leaders. Shippers need an action plan to maintain reliability and resiliency in the face of dynamic circumstances. Watch the video interview with Talking Logistics host…

By: Tracy Rosser, EVP, Operations, Transplace The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has scheduled this year’s International Roadcheck for May 4-6, 2021 with an emphasis on lighting and hours of service. Often called DOT Inspection Week, commercial motor vehicles and drivers need to be prepared for inspections throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The CVSA’s…

The supply chain industry faces challenges due to the ongoing pandemic, weather emergencies and other disruptions. Now more than ever, supply chain leaders need to be nimble, manage risks and have access to capacity—all while increasing efficiencies and controlling costs. Transplace’s Chief Technology Officer, Jim French, and Senior Vice President of Platform, Steve Barber, joined…

Staying on the leading edge of technology requires time and capital investments, along with innovation and a corporate culture that values iteration. The FreightWaves staff interviewed our Chief Technology Officer, Jim French, to get an inside view on high impact trends in logistics tech. He says Transplace has been increasing technology investments 25 percent each…