Blog

Category: Trends

99 Results

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

LDL Voice

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.

Read More

2019 Trends in Logistics: Rise of the Machines and More

LDL Voice

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.

Read More

Reverse Logistics by the Numbers

LDL Voice

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.

Read More

West Coast Surge: More Disruption Ahead for Truckload Shipping

LDL Voice

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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. 

Read More
1 of 10