Transportation TIP List: Week of November 26th, 2017

Posted - November 29, 2017

With Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday this past week, transportation and supply chain professionals certainly have a lot on their plates! And this week’s TIP List includes a generous portion of trends such as the affect e-commerce has on the secondary retail market and Cyber Monday sale predictions. Dig into all of the stories below!

  • E-Commerce Is Boosting This Hidden Part Of The Retail Market: E-commerce significantly contributes to the secondary market – the second wave of retail that happens when goods sold in a store such as Macy’s or Walmart are unwanted or returned. And while the retail industry has been hit with bankruptcies and closures, the secondary market has grown dramatically.
  • Mexican Rails Tracking for Intermodal Growth Acceleration: The two major Mexican railroads have a stronger shot at convincing shippers to convert more of their cargo from OTR to the tracks. One carrier is increasing its double-stacking capabilities, and higher trucking rates make intermodal services more competitive.

What transportation trends do you think we will see moving into the holiday season?