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Carrier Rate Trends in Q4 and Beyond

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COVID-19 and other impacts are shaping the transportation industry in unexpected ways. As we move to the fourth quarter of 2020 and beyond, shipping business conditions may continue to fluctuate. To understand carrier rates in the meantime and where they may go in the future, LoadDelivered has identified four trends to watch.

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April Trends: How Coronavirus Continues to Impact Supply Chains

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COVID-19 concerns continue to reshape supply chains throughout the U.S. As people adjust to wearing masks, social distancing, spending more time at home, and preparing for economic uncertainty, shippers are analyzing the trends to understand what supply chains might look like when conditions settle into a new normal.

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COVID-19 Update: Impacts on Freight Flows

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The novel coronavirus is causing major supply chain disruptions. Supply, demand, and freight flows are changing in irregular ways. Although the situation is still developing and changes by the day, here’s what the freight market has experienced in the past few weeks.

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2020 Outlook: 4 Trends to Impact Supply Chains

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While a strong domestic economy and political turmoil dominated the television news cycle, artificial intelligence, Blockchain, and two-day deliveries played a starring role in supply chain discussions in 2019. Learn what’s in store for the year ahead.

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What’s Behind All the Trucking Company Closures?

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2019 has been a tough year for the trucking industry. More than 2,500 truck drivers have lost their jobs in what some are calling a “bloodbath,” primarily affecting smaller companies and owner operators. Pricing pressure is largely to blame, but the underlying cause is less straightforward.

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Spring Awakening in the Supply Chain: 4 Rate Indicators to Watch

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Spot truckload volumes and rates are beginning to rise as spring approaches. While rate increases always depend on overall economic growth, and the interplay between supply and demand, understanding four specific areas that reflect springtime shipping patterns in the U.S. can help you gauge where capacity and rates are heading.

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2019 Trends in Logistics: Rise of the Machines and More

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The rate of change in transportation and shipping has accelerated to meet exploding consumer demand. E-commerce has reshaped the industry in so many ways, from technology and costs to labor and consumer preferences, it can be hard to keep up. Get ready for many more changes in logistics and transportation in 2019.

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