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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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Reverse Logistics by the Numbers

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Reverse logistics season is upon us—the time of year when consumers are returning all those unwanted holiday gifts, and retailers are prepared for the influx. Read more for additional statistics.

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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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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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3 Trends Changing the CPG Industry

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The CPG industry is one of the largest in North America. While there was a time that CPG brands were “firmly attached to the local brick and mortar shelves”, new trends are changing the industry and affecting the distribution and transportation of goods.

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