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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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The Future of Trucking Trends

LDL Voice

With technology advancing at an exponential pace, we can expect major disruptions ahead for all industries. There have been many new innovations in the trucking industry over the past few years, but the best is yet to come. In 2018 and beyond, be prepared to see more cutting-edge technology emerge in the transportation field, such as electric trucks, advancements in driverless technology, and blockchain for trucking.

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4 Hidden Costs of Truck Bottlenecks and Road Congestion

LDL Voice

Trucking bottlenecks have grown across the country, and the costs are piling up. From Atlanta to L.A., Boston to Louisville, the country’s worst 10 bottleneck locations now report average speeds between 24.7 and 37.4 miles per hour during peak traffic times – negatively impacting all members of the supply chain.

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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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E-Log Mandate: Early Enforcement Update

LDL Voice

Only two weeks old, the nationwide Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate that took effect on Dec. 18, 2017 is off to a slow start. Enforcement is still soft in many areas, with inspectors observing spotty compliance for a variety of reasons.

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