While there are a number of issues shippers need to be aware of when shipping intermodal versus truckload, the most common issue for shippers transitioning their freight from truckload to intermodal is loading the container to be legally compliant with gross weight and the distribution of weight across the vehicle.
One question that continues to be asked by shippers is … “can we ship steel via an intermodal service.”
This blog is written to dispel the belief that shipping via intermodal translates to more damage claims. What we typically find when we run across this belief is the shipper was told intermodal is “just like truckload” instead of being told intermodal is similar to truckload.
Today’s same day shipping challenges and promotional surges compound the daily challlenges of shippers. The result can be late or missed appointments, crowded docks, long waits for drivers, detention fees and upset customers.
While winter snow and sub-zero temperatures make it hard for most of us to imagine Spring is just around the corner, those in the nursery stock business are gearing up for their peak Spring season. From March 1 to June 1 nursery stock growers ship roughly 75% of their yearly sales. The annual surge can…
It ands hard to image Christmas is almost here, but the reality is the cool temperatures in October will soon give way to the Christmas season. According to the National Christmas Tree Association, there were 27.4 million real Christmas trees purchased in the US in both 2016 & 2017.
We speak with hundreds of shippers a year looking for ways to improve their supply chain, whether that be cost, performance or additional capacity. At some point in the conversation intermodal comes into play.
The classic definition of transloading is: “the transferring goods from one mode of transportation to another in order to have the goods reach their final destination. Transloading is used when it is not physically possible or is not economically efficient to transport goods to a final destination using only one method of transit. Companies that…
The large steel shipping container came into existence as an evolutionary step in ocean freight to reduce costs and improve speed, but it ended up revolutionizing the global economy.
A rising tide in Trans-Pacific ocean freight rates is the expectation analysts see over the long-term.