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2018 Holiday Season Capacity Outlook

LDL Voice

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

LDL Voice

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

LDL Voice

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

LDL Voice

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?

LDL Voice

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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Contract Rates in 2018: Adjusting to the New Reality

Ross Vigil

Last year, we predicted that contract rates would increase. Now that we’re deep into the first quarter of 2018, that new reality is sinking in and shippers are doing what they can to get the most out of their transportation spend while avoiding costly disruptions.

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