What the Polar Vortex means for freight

What the Polar Vortex means for freight

While the recent Polar Vortex events have many thinking back to the winter of 2014, Winter Storms Uri and Viola took a different path, resulting in a very different impact on freight markets.

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What are transportation mini-bids?

What are transportation mini-bids?

Mini-bids are opportunities to re-assess transportation spending based on changing market dynamics in specific areas of your…

How to give executives a clear view into transportation budgets

How to give executives a clear view into transportation budgets

The spike in truckload shipping costs in 2020 brought extra attention to transportation budgets and operations.

6 transportation trends to watch in 2021

6 transportation trends to watch in 2021

Being a freight and analytics organization, we look for clues in data, especially as it relates to truckload capacity.

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When will truckload contract rates peak in 2021?

While supply chain disruptions continue to create tight truckload freight markets… Read More

What are transportation mini-bids?

Mini-bids are opportunities to re-assess transportation spending based on changing market dynamics in specific areas of your… Read More

Leading indicators show positive signs for flatbed demand

Last week's release of January housing and permit data from the U.S. Read More

Reefer capacity tightens in winter storms, while imports fuel demand

Even though local growers in the Rio Grande Valley in the McAllen, TX… Read More

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Winter weather pushes intermodal freight to truckload

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What the Polar Vortex means for freight

While the recent Polar Vortex events have many thinking back to the winter of 2014… Read More

How to give executives a clear view into transportation budgets

The spike in truckload shipping costs in 2020 brought extra attention to transportation budgets and operations. Read More

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6 transportation trends to watch in 2021

Being a freight and analytics organization, we look for clues in data, especially as it relates to truckload capacity. Read More

Home purchase indicators bode well for flatbed freight

The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI), which is a good indicator of demand for flatbed carriers… Read More

Winter and import produce drive reefer demand

Late-season and long-lasting apples are shipping from the Grand Rapids, MI, market… Read More

Imports continue to create dry van demand

Port congestion on the West Coast in 2020 pushed import volumes farther east and closer to major population centers on the… Read More

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