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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.

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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.

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.

Leading third party logistics provider C.H. Robinson has introduced a bold new innovation with the launch of Navisphere® Vision, a supply chain technology that provides real-time global visibility across all modes and regions in one platform.

C.H. Robinson continues to expand its global presence with the acquisition of Milgram & Company Ltd., a world-class provider of freight forwarding, customs brokerage and surface transportation in Canada.

Expectations that trucking demand will increase for cleanup from Hurricane Harvey helped boost shares of Landstar System Inc., YRC Worldwide Inc., and C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc.

The trend set over the past few years for mergers and acquisitions has hardly subsided, and a fresh injection of equity investment is transforming the marketplace. At the same time, shippers may expect to see 3PLs continue to purchase high-tech “solutions” and hire young professionals for implementation.

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

It’s safe to say that rate increases are inevitable and oftentimes unavoidable, that’s not to say that it’s impossible to soften the blow.

C.H. Robinson and Robinson Fresh recognized one of its employees who did something few people in the world have done – John Stenderup, Manager, Grower-Shipper Supply Chain Services, conquered not only the tallest mountain in the world, Mount Everest, but also the fourth tallest mountain in the world, Lhotse, within a 24 hour period.

As John Stenderup, Manager, Grower-Shipper Supply Chain Services, with C.H. Robinson recently learned during his journey to tackle two of the tallest peaks in the world, the logistics of it all is a primary and critical challenge, and as with any supply chain, success requires a multimodal approach.

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.

By challenging American cities to use emerging transportation technologies to address their most pressing problems, the Smart City Challenge aimed to spread innovation through a mixture of competition, collaboration, and experimentation.

US President Donald Trump is set to take a first step toward enacting his pledge to "build a wall" on the Mexican border as he rolls out a series of immigration-related decrees today.

The logistics industry is a capital intensive business, and M&A and investment activity says a lot about the technologies companies are betting their futures on, especially UPS and FedEx who are the most active companies in this space.

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