Category: Capacity Services

For many children, one of the most exciting parts of Halloween is dressing up and trick-or-treating to collect as much candy as possible. And there’s certainly no doubt that the holiday is a delightful time for kids – but have you ever thought about its substantial impact on U.S. retailers, manufactures and supply chains? This…

By: Kelly St. Aubin, Vice President of Strategic Sales, Celtic Intermodal It’s both an interesting and rather chaotic time in the intermodal market. The ELD mandate is in full effect and there have been some widespread market changes as a result. For carriers, with the new ELD regulations come subsequent training needs and changes to…

By: Greg Umstead, Vice President, Fleet & LTL Services Transportation Management, Transplace Within the last few years, less-than-truckload (LTL) rates and capacity have fluctuated. Many carriers have shifted from the traditional National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) rate-setting formula to density-based pricing, which prices freight according to the amount of space the shipment uses in the…

By: Kelly St. Aubin, Vice President of Strategic Sales, Celtic Intermodal For shippers and carriers alike, it’s certainly an interesting time in transportation. The intermodal market in particular has shifted on a dime in Q3 of 2017, while over-the-road (OTR) capacity has also changed significantly. For a few years, the market had been fairly saturated,…

Shipper Symposium Series Webinar Recap: Bid Activity Strategies and Trends By: Ben Cubitt, Senior Vice President, Engineering & Strategic Carrier Management, Transplace & Ratna Prabhu, Engineering Lead, Transplace Bid optimization and procurement are truly foundational for companies to achieve supply chain excellence and drive value. Procurement process and bid activities have a significant impact on…

With the ongoing market challenges, many companies are evaluating their current logistics strategies and looking to make structural improvements in the current market and beyond. In order to see the best return, some shippers immediately look to making significant changes such as implementing new technology solutions or redesigning their distribution network. But is your organization…

From Field to Fork: The Future of the Cold Chain By: Jay Moss, President, Specialized Services, Transplace With winter temperatures fully upon us, it’s a great time to take a look at all of the latest cold chain industry trends. Recently, this sector has seen some shifts with the ongoing implementation of new regulations and continuing…