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Season of Giving: How the Transportation Industry is Giving Back

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The holiday season is upon us. This special time of year is about giving back to those in need. There are many people who will go through this holiday season without food, shelter, proper clothing, and more. Now more than ever, it is important for companies to give back, as they have the means to make real change.

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West Coast Surge: More Disruption Ahead for Truckload Shipping

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Go West! The West Coast “gold rush” in the truckload market is upon us, and shippers are feeling its effects. As an influx of consumer goods manufactured in Asia dock at West Coast ports and move eastward in time for the holiday season, higher-than-normal rates are typical. Let’s look at what we’ve seen so far this year.

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2018 Holiday Season Capacity Outlook

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A strong economy has increased demand for truckload shipping across the country, but the surge is squeezing capacity hard. As the holiday season approaches, trucking conditions are expected to continue to favor carriers.

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Cargo Theft Spikes During Holiday Season: How to Prepare

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Whether it is Labor Day barbecues, Halloween trick-or-treating, or Thanksgiving turkeys, the holidays create an increased demand for food and beverage products. While there are many different commodities susceptible to cargo theft, the food and beverage category remains one of the most active, making up 19% of total cargo thefts.

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2018 Intermodal Crunch: Peak Season Advice for Shippers

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Intermodal demand grew by 7.2 percent in the first quarter of 2018 due to tightened capacity in truckload shipping. Tight shipping capacity is always difficult to manage and the fact that intermodal is also constrained has shippers looking for ways to mitigate the impacts this peak season. 

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Back-to-School: 3 Ways Shippers Make the Grade

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Students across the United States are stocking up and heading back to the classroom. To successfully balance back-to-school supply with demand, shippers must carefully consider several factors, including current buyer preferences and, of course, logistics.

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Are You Prepared for a Big Produce Season in 2018?

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Even if you’re not in the produce industry, transportation issues that crop up during produce season from early spring through early summer can be thorny for many shippers. Tightened capacity, increased rates, and other issues affect all shippers, especially if you ship refrigerated products. Taking steps to protect your interests now can save you headaches and expense when peak season hits.

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