The normal excess of northbound versus southbound truck freight between Mexico and the U.S. is being exacerbated this year because of a high volume of northbound Mexican agricultural goods that is replacing produce normally shipped from California but lost due to the massive drought.
27 Mar 2014
An early produce season is already tightening the supply of available northbound tractor-trailers coming from Mexico, Transplace's Troy Ryley says. That's a warning sign for shippers watching truck capacity closely.
24 Mar 2014
New software could help trucking companies enforce truck driver detention policies and collect fines from shippers that keep drivers waiting beyond agreed limits.
18 Mar 2014
The definition of “supply chain sustainability” has morphed significantly since it came into use 10 or 15 years ago.
18 Feb 2014
Shippers aren't convinced 2014 will bring a truckload “capacity crunch" and don't expect rates to rise that much. Carriers have a different view, based on increasing freight demand and rising costs.
29 Jan 2014
Shippers and trucking companies need to clearly spell out detention policies and penalties in contracts and tariffs if they want to avoid federal regulation, a transportation attorney warns.
17 Dec 2013
Echoing the sentiments of several transportation analysts, the logistics provider Transplace said Tuesday that shippers should prepare themselves for an environment of tighter truck capacity in 2014 given the improving economy and impact of government regulations.