Topic: Media

New shipper survey tests compatibility of clean energy and profit

December 14, 2021

… Transplace is already at the forefront of clean energy initiatives, according to the company’s CEO Frank McGuigan. In 2021 alone, Transplace …… Read More

12 Transportation KPIs Supply Chain Leaders Are Using More This Year

December 7, 2021

By: Russell Zuppo, VP, Strategic Account Management, Transplace Data-driven decision making is essential to stay ahead in this volatile …… Read More

Short-Sea Shipping: A Viable Alternative for Navigating U.S. & Mexico Capacity Challenges

December 2, 2021

Shippers in the United States and Mexico are facing significant supply chain challenges. From trade imbalance and increased customer demands to cost pressures and tight cross-border capacity — there are no signs of improvement in the near future. With truck-to-load ratios at an astonishing 50 to 60… Read More

Navigating the Wave of Ocean Shipping Constraints

November 17, 2021

Trucking has traditionally gotten the lion’s share of attention in transportation, but the pandemic-related disruptions to global supply chains, particularly the congestion at ocean ports with dozens of ships waiting offshore to unload, is causing companies to take a new look at their ocean shipping strategies…. Read More

Checklist For Creating A Capacity Capture Plan

November 11, 2021

For logistics leaders, continued supply chain volatility has increased the use of shorter-term contracts and reliance on the spot market to access freight capacity. According to FTR Transportation Intelligence, contract truckload rates are 10% higher year-over-year. Rates are expected to remain above that level for the remainder of 2021 — and likely beyond…. Read More

Transplace CEO Predicts ‘Rapid’ Logistics Consolidation

October 12, 2021

Evolving shipper needs, supply chain disruption, and the expanding use of technology will transform the third-party logistics industry not only over this decade but in the near future, Transplace CEO Frank McGuigan said Tuesday during an interview on the JOC Inland Distribution webcast…. Read More

Seven Tips to Handling LTL Freight Demand

October 6, 2021

As online shopping continues to soar, small packages are moving to less-than-truckload (LTL) freight and LTL continues to receive truckload (TL) spillover freight. The demand for LTL shipping is far exceeding capacity. Logistics and supply chain experts report the imbalance is higher than they’ve ever seen, causing shipment delays and rising LTL freight costs…. Read More

Transplace Shipper Symposium: Transformation And Innovation

September 29, 2021

When I spoke at the Food Shippers of America Conference in February 2020, I never imagined it would be the last time I would attend an in-person conference that year, and for eight more months after in 2021. The dry spell ended earlier this month when I attended and participated in Transplace’s 19th Annual Shipper Symposium…. Read More

Mini-Bids Becoming Permanent Truck Contract Fixture: Transplace

August 23, 2021

Mini-bids are becoming a long-term part of trucking procurement for US shippers as supply chain disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic extends into the second half of 2021. However, the nature of those mini-bids, which became widespread last year as truck rates rose rapidly, is changing, Ben Cubitt, senior vice president of supply chain and transportation at Transplace, said Monday…. Read More

2021 Top 100 3PLs

July 22, 2021

When your enterprise faces supply chain and logistics challenges, these partners won’t let you fall. In alphabetical order, here are the 100 third-party logistics providers deemed best of the best by Inbound Logistics editors…. Read More