Category: Logistics

10 Reasons You Want Cargo Insurance

While the over dimensional crowd gets to post really cool pictures and stories of large project freight moves, I get to talk about cargo insurance. It can be compared to a CPA following a firefighter on career day at their kid’s grade school. It’s pretty hard to sell good finance skills when compared to running into burning… Read More

Ocean Freight Booking Cancellation Fees Possible?

We seem to live in a world of ‘just in time’ everything. Schedules are tighter, demands are greater, and general expectations are continuously elevated. I can’t say I am not guilty of it because I am. As automation and process techniques advance resulting in exceeding my expectations, so do my expectations evolve. It is inevitable. After our expectations are exceeded… Read More

A truck driver, a diesel mechanic, and a cargo insurance guy walk in to a bar…

Okay… it wasn’t a bar. Call the title of this article poetic license, a.k.a ‘fibbing’. It was really an auto repair shop called ‘Rainbow Muffler’ in Jacksonville, Florida. This past Saturday I was indeed at a local automobile repair shop having a family member’s car repaired. (You’re welcome Kate.) On this occasion the repair was not by appointment but on… Read More

Knight and Swift Are Getting Married. What Does it Mean to You?

Trucking companies Knight Transportation and Swift transportation agreed to merge into one company. It’s an all stock deal and creates a behemoth of a trucking company. Forbes reported the combined enterprise value of a whopping $6 billion dollars. The new name will be Knight-Swift. The new organization will have about 70 terminals, 23,000 power units, and 28,000 employees. Now that… Read More

Will Failing Retailers Hurt Logistics Companies?

Bricks and mortar merchandise retailers across the country are singing the blues. Screaming the blues may be more accurate. The plight of the now gone Radio Shack, the soon to be gone HH Gregg, and a long list of shrinking retailers including Sears/K-Mart closing stores tell the story. It seems almost a certainty the story line won’t be… Read More

The Sky Isn’t the Limit, it May be Lower

Many things have a limit. Transit speeds have a limit, technology has a limit, and even science must concede limits for the time period it is in. Of course limits do expand over time, but in general the environment we live in is saddled with limits for the time we are in.  As most of us know… Read More

Container Shortage Time?

The word on the street is some US exporters are having a harder time finding empty containers for their goods. Is there an upcoming shortage of containers ahead? Definitely maybe is my answer. Well maybe not a true shortage as in ‘not enough’. It may be more of a matter of containers not being in the right spot. My guess… Read More