Category: Business - Transportation | Comments Off on FreightWaves Live Recap: A Logistics Technology Renaissance
Posted by Uber Freight | January 22, 2020 | Tags: artificial intelligence, carriers, custom brokerage, data analytics, event, FreightWaves, industry, intermodal, logistics, manufacturing, mergers and acquisitions, procurement, retail, shippers, suppliers, supply chain, technology, TMS, transportation, transportation management services, trends, trucking, trucking capacity
At the recent FreightWaves Live event in Chicago, Transplace CEO Frank McGuigan sat down with George Abernathy, President of FreightWaves. During the conversation, they discussed some of the innovations currently happening at Transplace surrounding our best-in-class technology, brilliant people and continuous improvement processes. Frank shared how Transplace is applying these advancements in 2020 and beyond…
Category: Business - Transportation | Comments Off on 2019 Holiday Retail Rush: Meeting Customers Demand and Delivering Seamless Services
Posted by Uber Freight | December 3, 2019 | Tags: Amazon effect, Black Friday, carriers, CPG, Cyber Monday, delivery, direct-to-consumer, fleets, holidays, industry, logistics, manufacturing, retail, shippers, suppliers, supply chain, technology, Thanksgiving, transportation, trends, trucking
By: Steve Moore, Vice President, Operations, Transplace In the last several years, there has been a significant shift in consumer behavior, creating extensive growth in e-commerce and direct-to-consumer (DTC) shipping (sometimes called the “Amazon Effect”). This has led to an increased expectation for products to be delivered within one to two days, which can make…
Category: Industry News | Comments Off on Quarterly Industry Report: Q2 of 2019
Posted by Uber Freight | July 8, 2019 | Tags: 2019, capacity, diesel, economy, fuel, industry, intermodal, LTL, market, quarterly industry report, rates, report, retail, stats, tonnage, transportation, trends, trucking, truckload
We’re halfway through 2019, and throughout the past six months, the transportation industry has experienced a number of events that have affected shippers and carriers alike—including the annual Roadcheck inspection and ongoing capacity fluctuations. But no matter what the current landscape looks like, it’s critical that businesses understand the widespread influence that industry events can…
Category: Capacity Services | Comments Off on Transportation Market Update: Capacity Outlook
Posted by Uber Freight | June 10, 2019 | Tags: breakout sessions, capacity, carriers, data, driver shortage, economy, industry, inflation, intermodal, legislation, logistics, manufacturing, OTIF, road check, shippers, suppliers, supply chain, technology, transportation, trends, trucking, truckload
Capacity Trends and Tips for International Roadcheck and Beyond 2018 was a historic year for the transportation industry. The truckload (TL) market was extremely tight due to limited capacity—and as a result, many shippers looked to alternative modes of transportation to move their freight and went to extra lengths to increase efficiency and reduce costs….
Category: Shipper Symposium | Comments Off on The 17th Annual Shipper Symposium: Choose Your Breakout Adventure!
Posted by Uber Freight | April 26, 2019 | Tags: AI, autonomous trucking, big data, blockchain, breakout sessions, carriers, digitization, economy, education, efficiency, emerging tech, freight, IoT, machine learning, markets, network management, Shipper Symposium, shippers, supply chain, technology, transportation, trends, Uberization
Mark your calendars! At the 17th annual Shipper Symposium (May 6-8), we are proud to be hosting transportation experts and leading supply chain professionals from a variety of industries to discuss topics geared toward helping you operate your supply chain more efficiently. This year, we’re presenting a wide range of unique breakout sessions that will…
Category: Industry News | Comments Off on Quarterly Industry Report: Q1 of 2019
Posted by Uber Freight | April 12, 2019 | Tags: 2019, capacity, diesel, economy, fuel, industry, intermodal, LTL, market, quarterly industry report, rates, report, retail, stats, tonnage, transportation, trends, trucking, truckload
Three months into 2019, the industry has already experienced a number of developments impacting shippers and carriers alike. For example, we’ve recently seen events such as the bomb cyclone, flooding in the Midwest and the ongoing gridlock at the U.S.-Mexico Border impact supply chains across North America and directly affect the freight market. It’s critical…
Category: Business - Transportation | Comments Off on Logistics Alert: The Gridlock Situation at the U.S.-Mexico Border
Posted by Uber Freight | April 3, 2019 | Tags: border, border patrol, carriers, CBP, commerce, construction, Cross-border, Customs and Border Protection, economy, flooding, forecasting, highways, index, industry, intermodal, Laredo, logistics, logistics alert, manufacturing, Mexico, news, news alert, port of entry, rail, retail, services, shippers, spending, suppliers, supply chain, technology, trade, transportation, trends, trucking, U.S. trade, volumes
**The following is an update to the Logistics Alert blog originally posted on April 3, 2019. As stated to the press yesterday, President Trump will not be closing the U.S-Mexico border. According to Time, “Trump told reporters Thursday he would try the ‘less drastic measure’ before resorting to his standing border-closure threat.” However, border control…
Category: Business - Transportation, Transportation Management | Comments Off on Managed Transportation Services: What’s the Role of Innovative Technology?
Posted by Uber Freight | March 5, 2019 | Tags: blockchain, carriers, emerging technology, machine learning, operations, services, shippers, shipping, supply chain, technology, TMS, transportation, transportation management, trends, visibility
By: Steve Barber, Vice President, IT Customer Solutions, Transplace There is no doubt that the technology landscape has evolved from what it was 10 or even five years ago – and the continued emergence of new innovations such as real-time visibility solutions, machine learning, blockchain and artificial intelligence has also impacted the managed transportation space….
Category: Business - Transportation | Comments Off on Letter from the CEO: 2019 Outlook & Strategies to be Successful
Posted by Uber Freight | February 21, 2019 | Tags: carriers, challenges, freight, infrastructure, logistics, outsourcing, supply chain capacity, technology, transportation, trends, truckload, visibility
By: Frank McGuigan, Chief Executive Officer, Transplace The past year was challenging to say the least. The confluence of a high performing economy with finite trucking capacity that had already been impacted by regulatory changes, a driver shortage and severe weather events, resulted in capacity constraints and, ultimately, exorbitant freight costs. These challenges caused a…
Category: Business - Transportation, Industry News | Comments Off on Overcoming Retailers Delivery Requirements with Data Reporting
Posted by Uber Freight | January 31, 2019 | Tags: benchmarking, big-box retailers, carriers, CPG, delivery performance, industry, KPIs, logistics, mandates, manufacturing, market data, performance, retail, shippers, statistics, suppliers, supply chain, technology, The Weekly Supplier Performance Benchmarking Report, transportation, trends, trucking
By: Mark McEntire, Senior Vice President of Operations, Transplace Within the last few years, the rise of omni-channel fulfillment has dramatically impacted the retail industry and its vast supply chain networks. This next-gen inventory strategy has put pressure on businesses to meet growing consumer demands by having products where and when they want them. To…