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MODE Q4 Update 2021

Q4 MARKET UPDATE Stay informed about freight market conditions and other factors that can impact your supply chain. In this Market Update, we cover the following: Truckload, Less-Than-Truckload, Intermodal, and International (Ocean & Air). THIS ARTICLE COVERS Surprising trends on rejection levels Continued forecasting for capacity issues Parcel trends from 2021 MARKET UPDATE OVERVIEW Capacity […]

Box Shipping Welcomes a New Vessel Class

A new standard boxship type has emerged from nowhere in 2021. Alphaliner, in its latest weekly report, details the sudden growth of the compact 7,000 teu ship. After years of barely any orders of mid-sized container tonnage, 2021 has seen orders flood in, coalescing around the 7,000 teu size, a new workhorse design for the […]

Trucking Industry Now Short 80,000 Drivers

The trucking industry is now short at least 80,000 drivers, according to ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello, who on Oct. 20 raised the estimate of drivers needed from 61,500 in his annual findings

How Would You Address the Driver Shortage?

From improving the quality of life on the road to recognizing truck-driving as a lifestyle, supply chain leaders share the first thing they would do to address the truck driver shortage.

5 Significant Service Trends

Which services are shippers buying, and what does that say about the current supply chain landscape? Here are five trends based on shipper responses to our exclusive survey from 2016 to 2021.