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MODE Transportation Named Univar Solutions Central Region Carrier of the Year

DALLAS, TEXAS (August 16, 2023) – MODE Transportation, a leading third-party logistics firm, is honored to be named the 2023 Univar Solutions Central Region Carrier of the Year. MODE received the award at the carrier kick-off meeting held in The Woodlands, Texas, on August 3. “We are incredibly proud to receive this award as it highlights […]

Shift in drayage drivers tightening capacity

A historic drayage capacity shift from larger carriers to small companies and owner-operators is complicating efforts by importers to secure capacity and move containers inland.

Parcel delivery’s phantom peak-mageddon

The port congestion, rail bottlenecks and soaring costs that bedeviled many U.S. supply chains during 2021 didn’t become headline news until the fall. With the holiday shopping season looming, the mainstream media couldn’t get enough of stories linking supply chain problems with the potential for stockouts and late or missed deliveries.

US delivery employment soars as trucking slips

Seasonality was behind the large increases in courier and delivery employment and a drop in trucking employment last month; beneath the surface, there’s tooth-and-nail competition for labor.

US retailers revise Q1 import forecast lower

Retailers are pulling back somewhat on their growth projection for imports because global supply chain problems will continue to restrict cargo volumes moving through US ports.

LTL: How do general rate increases work?

Less-than-truckload carriers use general rate increases (GRIs) to make adjustments to base rates. The increases are applied to general tariff codes and vary by lane and weight tier. Some LTL pricing agreements with shippers work off a base rate schedule and utilize account-specific negotiated discounts. The base rate will increase when a GRI is taken […]

Omicron adding to trucking capacity woes

The fast-spreading variant of COVID-19 likely won’t affect trucking as much as warehousing and aviation, but its indirect impact will put more pressure on already high trucking costs.