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3PLs & Freight Brokers Clambering to Offer Shippers Deals in Tight Capacity Truckload Spot Market

Facing the tightest spot truckload market in at least four years, the number of available loads on the spot truckload freight market jumped 5.4% during the week ending Sept. 30 and tight capacity sent the load-to-truck ratio for van freight into uncharted territory.

C.H. Robinson Resources

This white paper provides insights on a strategic truckload procurement strategy that can help prepare for a tight capacity market, by taking these steps, shippers can obtain better access to capacity, regardless of seasonal or economic conditions.

Without deep-rooted expertise, it is difficult to understand the intricacies of LTL shipping and how they affect the cost of transportation.

Robinson Fresh recruited a consumer panel of produce shopping thought leaders who discovered that it can be challenging to find healthy meal ideas that don’t require a lot of pre-planning or hands-on time, the survey is followed by an Associated Grocers case study on increasing efficiencies through traceability.

When evaluating how air cargo can help optimize supply chains, it is important to recognize the different variations within this transportation service.

By drawing on extensive experience with creating and applying fuel surcharge programs - and by incorporating groundbreaking research - this white paper maps the components of these programs and explains how each variable impacts overall costs.

Understanding what can happen at the U.S.-Mexico border with your truckload shipments could impact the decisions you make—and whether or not you will actually get what you pay for. By reviewing the process and your options, you will be able to develop better, more efficient strategies to help minimize costs and risk.

C.H. Robinson and MIT have established a relationship to research subjects of interest to the transportation industry, and in 2008, C.H. Robinson sponsored a thesis by Erik Caldwell and Bryan Fisher, graduate students of MIT’s MLOG Program, entitled, “Impact of Lead Time on Truckload Transportation Rates,” from which this summary is drawn.

In the next phase of supply chain development, companies are creating ways to circumvent disruptions and minimize the impact of natural disaster.

Air and ocean consolidation can provide strategic benefits for shippers, this white paper explores global consolidation options and the outcomes companies can expect when consolidating their freight.

Global shipments to/from the United States via air or ocean carriers are subject to a unique set of international laws that limit the liability of carriers. Understanding policy risks, liability, and exclusions in your marine cargo insurance policy can help you protect the value of goods shipped globally.