Category: Logistics Information

LTL Carriers and TMS Providers Expand Services

The future looks pretty bright for the LTL industry. With the bolstering economy, expanding E-commerce, and tight truckload capacity, all indicators point up for the LTL industry. As Adam Satterfield, CFO at Old Dominion Freight Lines, was quoted in a recent Transport Topics article, “There is going to be a continuation of the long-term shift within supply… Read More

TMS’s Pairing Up With Cargo Insurance

When I visit my local supermarket, I often head to the deli counter to purchase salami, which I am not supposed to eat. Some time ago I noticed something. Placed right next to the deli sits the supermarket bakery. Well, how convenient is that?   As I wait for the salami I am forbidden to eat, there is a wonderful… Read More

Blockchain Tech is cool, but give it time.

There’s no shortage of blockchain technology articles in the transportation industry world as of late. I even wrote one myself https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/can-people-really-see-future-tom-o-malley/ touting blockchain technology back in February 2018  addressing the subject. Why have I and so many others written about blockchain? Because it’s coming and it will change things, that’s why. What’s not to love in blockchain? In its base… Read More

Switching to LTL Transport? Read This First.

Many shippers have borderline shipments that could be transported LTL although the option of truckload is often cheaper and quicker. Now that truckload capacity is tight with little relief in sight, LTL is becoming more attractive as an option for some shippers. There are a couple of things shippers switching from truckload to LTL must keep in… Read More

Can this article save a shipper or 3PL $6.2 million? Maybe so.

Truck capacity continues to tighten in the USA, and there isn’t any significant relief coming anytime soon. The capacity issue has a few contributors such as growing freight volume and the ELD mandate, but no contributor to the capacity shortage has more impact than the good old fashioned driver shortage. There are various reasons for the… Read More

Little White Lies and Danger at Sea

There is an old saying suggesting a little white lie won’t hurt anything. It’s an old saying, but not a correct one. If I ask you to pick up a bag of cheese danish (my personal favorite) to bring to me, you would be angry if the bakery gave you a bag of rattlesnakes instead, wouldn’t you? You… Read More

What to Do If Your Freight is Lost

Lost Freight

Do you have freight that was lost during shipping? If so, it’s important for you to act quickly in order to get reimbursed for it. Take a look at the steps you should take in order to deal with lost freight. Contact your shipping company to inquire about the lost freight. Before you start freaking… Read More