GTS Blog

Weather Advisory: Winter Storm Niko to Cause Shipping Delays

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Apr 1, 2017 11:00:00 PM

Logistical activities could be impacted this week and next as Winter Storm Niko drops heavy snowfall on the northeastern portion of the United States. 

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Topics: Logistics, weather, Delays

How to Avoid Winter Shipping Problems

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Apr 1, 2017 9:00:00 PM

The snow is falling here at GTS. With winter is in full swing, we want to help you avoid some common winter weather issues and protect your freight.

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Topics: weather, Domestic Freight Management, winter

Spring Seasonal Freight Best Practices

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Mar 27, 2017 12:16:52 PM

With summer right around the corner, farmers, growers and distributors are gearing up to ship out their spring seasonal products. As more produce and landscaping materials are ready for shipment, it should be no surprise that freight rates increase as truck space decreases. Although the weather allows for produce to be shipped on standard vans, rather than being limited to temperature regulated trucks, truck space is limited and carriers are aware of the influx in demand. If you’re shipping fresh materials this spring, keep these tips in mind to cut costs and avoid pitfalls.

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Topics: Logistics, weather, Domestic Freight Management, Fuel & Capacity, Produce, Seasonal Freight, Cut Costs

Combating the Weather Effect on Your LTL Shipments

Posted by Ascent Global Logistics on Mar 1, 2017 10:36:00 AM

The severe weather conditions across the country have affected equipment capacity in all sectors of transportation.  LTL carriers continue to work to meet service levels on pickups and deliveries, however, Mother Nature dampers their ability to move freight quickly in and out of their network.  In some cases, the conditions are so extreme that drivers are banned from being on the road -- whether it is mandated by the DOT or directly from corporate. 

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Topics: weather, Fuel & Capacity, ltl