Category: Industry News

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…

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…

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…

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…

The tradition of giving a special someone flowers on Valentine’s Day dates back hundreds of years. While the perfect flower arrangement used to be handpicked by the giver, today, they rely on an intricate, global flower industry to share the best blooms. Shipping flowers has its unique challenges any time of year. They’re fragile, need…

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…

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…