Top 25 Trucking Companies 2023: Is this year normal?

Monday, May 1, 2023 · John D. Schulz
As the $830 billion trucking industry prepares for what could be the first full “normal” year since the pandemic caused tidal waves in supply/demand cycles, the “best of the best” are concentrating on strategy, operations and execution. Our trucking correspondent…

Sagging demand pushes carriers to compete for volume

Wednesday, April 12, 2023 · SCMR Staff
Latest TD Cowen/AFS Freight Index shows tumbling truckload rates, cooling LTL costs and conflicting forces are pressuring parcel rates.

Freight market declines test brokers in the fourth quarter

Wednesday, March 8, 2023 · SCMR Staff
TIA’s latest 3PL Market Report shows members have managed to grow business despite challenging conditions.

Surprising LTL strength and falling truckload rates set the tone

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 · Gary Forger
Latest Cowen AFS Index shows effects of macroeconomic conditions, carrier pricing strategies on transportation costs across modes.

The times they are a-changin’ for the 3PL industry

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 · SCMR Staff
With apologies to Bob Dylan, the next two to five years will see a shift to asset-driven companies.

FedEx Freight launches space and pace pilot

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 · SCMR Staff
The LTL program will provide simple quotes based on space and pace customers need to move freight.

AFS Logistics names Kevin Day president of LTL business

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 · SCMR Staff
Former Coyote, XPO executive brings more than two decades of logistics industry experience to lead rapidly growing LTL business.

XPO Logistics announces leadership succession plan

Friday, August 5, 2022 · SCMR Staff
Mario Harik has been appointed president, North American less-than-truckload, and will succeed Brad Jacobs as XPO’s chief executive officer once the brokerage spin-off is complete.

Freight index shows fuel surcharges, seasonal factors prop up Q3 transportation costs

Monday, July 18, 2022 · SCMR Staff
As demand softens and shippers take action to mitigate exposure to high costs, the July Cowen/AFS Index predicts moderate-to-declining quarter-over-quarter growth rates across modes, though year-over-year trends indicate sustained strength.

Regionalize your supply chain: Closer is better

Thursday, July 7, 2022 · Knut Alicke, Kai Hoberg and Julien Mauhourat
Highly complex, global supply chains might have passed their peak given the accelerating uncertainties in supply and demand. In this article, we illustrate that regional supply chains can be more resilient and need not be more expensive if planned well.

Putting Supply Chain Certification to Work

Wednesday, July 6, 2022 · Bridget McCrea
Supply chain certification providers are pushed to come up with new ways to serve up education on a broad level, but also for very specific, relevant topics.

Freight Index predicts no end in sight for sky-high shipping costs

Thursday, January 13, 2022 · Gary Forger
Cowen/AFS Freight Index sees continued rising shipping costs across all modes of transportation through the first quarter of this year.

Filling the Supply Chain Education Gap with LTL Education Courses

Thursday, October 7, 2021 · SMC3
If there’s one immutable truth in the world of logistics, it’s this: LTL is an inherently complex form of transportation.

The Role of Technology in Managing LTL Freight Spend

Thursday, July 29, 2021 · LM Staff
Thursday, August 19, 2021, 2:00PM. Register for this webcast to gain insight on the LTL industry, including expertise on managing freight spend, implementing automation technology, increasing customer satisfaction and more.

Global Healthcare Organization Streamlines RFP Process and Reduces Costs with Automated LTL RFP

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 · SMC3
For one global healthcare company seeking to avoid unexpected costs and shipping inefficiencies, while simultaneously unlocking the benefits of multiple countries and business units under one RFP, powerful automation proved to be the missing piece to the RFP puzzle. Let’s…



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