Transportation TIP List: Week of December 3rd, 2017

Posted - December 6, 2017

With the holidays right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start putting together your wish list. Likewise, we’ve compiled our list of the transportation and supply chain trends that you need to know this week. From supply chain predictions for the New Year to potential driver pay increases – check out the full TIP List below for a little industry holiday cheer!

  • Supply Chain Trends to Watch Out For in 2018: Digital disruption caused by cloud computing, mobility, AI and analytics is enabling breakthrough innovation in the supply chain industry. Changing consumer preferences have led to exponential e-commerce growth in developed and developing markets.
  • Slow-Rising Driver Pay Set to Jump in 2018: Leaders from the National Transportation Institute recently said that driver pay and other incentives are on the rise due to a growing economy, tight capacity, driver turnover and a persistent shortage of drivers.
  • 6 Strategies for Finding the Right 3PL Partner: It’s the time of year when shippers request bids and plan their optimal logistics strategy for 2018. And shippers are increasingly involving 3PLs in the RFP process for access to tens of thousands of pre-qualified carriers and valuable industry expertise.
  • Van Rates are on Pace to Break Records: With so many people taking time off from work the week of Thanksgiving, shippers and brokers had to pay higher prices for the loads that did needed to move. As a result, a whopping 73 of the top 100 van lanes had higher rates and many of those increases were substantial.  

What transportation trends are at the top of your list as we head into the holidays?