Shippers are modifying their approach to truckload contracting, using more short-term “mini-bids” than ever before and turning to technology to improve a process that often breaks down when market prices swing quickly.
C.H. Robinson Worldwide
C.H. Robinson Worldwide
C.H. Robinson Worldwide has 11,000 employees and access to more than 63,000 transporters the world over. The services it provides include freight transportation and logistics, produce sourcing, and outsource solutions.
22 Sep 2020
A new service from C.H. Robinson could replace the annual truckload bidding process with a more dynamic approach to procuring trucks and increasing savings across networks of freight lanes.
22 Sep 2020
Despite the decline in forwarder market share, more than half of the top 25 non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOs) in the eastbound trans-Pacific trade handled more volume in the first eight months of 2020, with six recording double-digit percentage increases.
21 Sep 2020
With cargo volumes and spot rates out of Asia surging as the United States and other countries begin to climb out of the COVID‑19 recession, US importers are increasingly turning to non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOs) to secure capacity.
27 Aug 2020
Shippers need quicker access to carrier, rate information as lanes, customers, and pricing shift under COVID-19, C.H. Robinson says.
04 Aug 2020
Uber Freight and CH Robinson announced links with accounting and ad hoc project software providers, a sign they need to extend their range of services to reach pools of small shippers.
14 Jul 2020
Microsoft continues to build on its position as a provider of web services to the logistics industry via an expanded relationship with C.H. Robinson, North America’s largest freight broker.
30 Apr 2020
The largest US logistics provider is prioritizing technology spending as the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrates why more automation and digitization is needed.
31 Jan 2020
Trucking companies and brokers expect low rates to persist a while longer despite a surge in December and early January, and there’s no consensus as to when, or if, a sustained turnaround will take hold later this year.
30 Jan 2020
Shippers, as much as carriers, are driving toward electronic or digital bills of lading, as the need for speed and more responsive, detailed customer service increases.
31 Dec 2019
US intermodal, particularly domestic volume, has a tough road ahead given low spot truckload rates that will continue to push freight to the highway, but the sector could see some improvement in the second half.
30 Oct 2019
Large truckload carriers continue to shed trucks, according to the JOC Truckload Capacity Index. Logistics providers, however, report ample available truck capacity.
30 Oct 2019
Freight brokers believe spot market rates will remain lower than historical norms through the first half of 2020 despite a recent seasonal bump in rates.
25 Sep 2019
Kuehne + Nagel handled the largest combined share of US imports from Asia of any non-vessel-operating common carrier in the first half of 2019, followed by Expeditors International and C.H. Robinson, according to PIERS.
25 Jun 2019
Lower manufacturing activity, high inventories, and trade wars are flattening the US freight economy, speakers at the SMC3 Connections 2019 conference said.
23 May 2019
The largest US logistics provider is expanding its over-the-road service in Europe through an acquisition, its second purchase in Europe this year.
08 May 2019
Historically, intermodal rail has offered a slower, lower-cost option for shippers, but with truckload prices falling, intermodal rail is now more expensive than trucking in some secondary markets.
29 Apr 2019
Speculation has run rampant over the past three years that the e-commerce giant would eventually compete with the parcel carriers that move its freight, but it turns out Amazon actually has its sights set on the brokerage market.
22 Apr 2019
Sponsored: C.H. Robinson's Matt McInerney on US-China tariff question, risk management amid supply chain sourcing changes, and domestic drayage challenges.
20 Apr 2019
Although the e-commerce giant doesn't describe itself as a third-party logistics provider (3PL), Amazon has surpassed major global players such as DHL and Kuehne + Nagel in 3PL revenue.
14 Feb 2019
COO and soon-to-be CEO Bob Biesterfeld tells JOC.com US truckload rates are likely to continue to rise in 2019 despite a rebalancing of capacity.
06 Jun 2018
All key fundamentals point to another strong revenue growth year in 2018 for the third-party logistics provider sector, absent a trade war.
12 Apr 2018
Sponsored: "We're trying to run a marathon when we've just learned to walk," C.H. Robinson's Sri Laxmana said in an interview with Senior Content Editor Alessandra Barrett at 2018 TPM.
27 Dec 2017
If the word for the 1960s was “plastic,” the phrase for the current era may very well turn out to be “third-party logistics provider.”
01 Nov 2017
Purchased transportation costs rose steadily in the third quarter.
01 Sep 2017
C.H. Robinson, with roots in the US produce and truckload markets stretching back to 1905, has been building business outside the US for decades.
18 Aug 2017
Does an atypically "robust" summer for US freight demand signal higher road and rail rates ahead for shippers?
13 Aug 2017
The 112-year-old company is at the fulcrum of change rippling through the US trucking market and across trade lanes from Asia to Europe, much of it driven by e-commerce and technology.
20 Jul 2017
As freight volumes surge, truckload rates are rising faster than 3PLs such as C.H. Robinson Worldwide can adjust pricing.
16 Jun 2017
Increasing globalization brings increased complexity to the question of shipping transparency and visibility.
09 Jun 2017
As e-commerce reshapes fulfillment and transportation, the effects are evident among logistics companies that make the Fortune 500 list of largest US companies.
26 Apr 2017
Higher freight demand fails to absorb excess truckload capacity, pushing down rates and tightening margins for largest US freight broker.
07 Apr 2017
Logistics providers will need to "roll up their sleeves" as Uber Freight rolls into brokerage, speakers tell TIA conference.
01 Feb 2017
Largest US logistics provider sees "meaningful" bid activity ahead in 2017.
26 Oct 2016
Plunging truckload rates proved a dead weight on profits at C.H. Robinson Worldwide in the third quarter.
28 Sep 2016
Largest US logistics provider to scrutinize vessel-sharing agreements, urges more "resilient" supply chain strategies.
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