Continued acceleration of the domestic freight market has been a common topic in our CLIFF NOTES weekly e-newsletter and the outlook for the freight industry shows no sign of slowing.
As 2017 closes and another New Year approaches, our team has worked to compile a list of things shippers should be planning for in 2018.
Shipping freight that requires time definite arrival during the holidays can be challenging. However, with an optimum combination of knowledge and technology, managing last minute holiday shipments can be less stressful. To help you ship with intelligence this holiday season, below are three of the top points to know when planning your time critical shipments.
Harsh winter weather is just around the corner. To help you prepare your LTL (Less-Than-Truckload) shipments for winter shipping success, our Domestic Freight Management team is here to help. So what is protect from freeze, how much does it typically cost and what proactive steps can shippers take to maximize the investment?
The transportation market is constantly changing. In the first nine months of 2017, the logistics industry has already undergone a number of changes including various NMFC shifts, ongoing carrier mergers and extremely severe weather. Additionally, the ELD (Electronic Logging Device Mandate), an industry wide regulatory change, will take effect at the end of this year and is expected to create further supply chain impacts.
Collectively, these factors have created what is known as a ‘carrier’s market.’ This is expected to persist over the coming months and possibly well into 2019. So how can businesses make smart shipping decisions?
How can a strong logistics partner help drive cost savings and overall supply chain improvements? Through an optimal combination of people and technology. While people and technology alone can produce improvements, a strategy that combines the two allows companies to manage complex logistics networks with skill, insight and expertise.
Determining the correct NMFC (National Motor Freight Classification) is critical to successfull shipping and controlling costs. The NMFC is used by carriers to categorize and identify freight to provide a rate to shippers. Are you aware of the upcoming NMFC changes which will take place in August?
Freight audit and payment programs can help companies of all sizes improve accuracy when reviewing and paying carrier invoices. With a team devoted to carefully analyzing all charges prior to payment, freight audit and payment providers can save shippers considerable time and money.