Grocery Aisle- Walmart Tightens OTIF

Walmart Tightens OTIF Requirements: Strategies for Shippers

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal revealed that Walmart executives plan to announce a further tightening of their on-time, in-full (OTIF) policy to go into effect in April 2018. Whereas the previous requirement called for larger suppliers to deliver within a one- or two-day window 75% of the time or be assessed a […]

Empty Trailer- Cargo Theft

Thieves Don’t Take A Holiday

Thieves target cargo during the holidays because the volume of and demand for desirable goods increases. CargoNet recently released the infographic below, which shares winter holiday theft trends from 2012-2016. Of particular interest are the following points: Of the 199 reported cargo theft incidents, the top targeted commodity was Food and Beverage. Because these commodities […]

Insights for your 2018 Transportation Strategy

Insights For Your 2018 Transportation Strategy

Current transportation costs have been holding at multi-year highs – a trend that can be expected to continue well into 2018.  For most manufacturers, distributors and retailers, transportation costs represent the largest component of the logistics cost segment.  Per Logistics Management’s Annual Study of Logistics and Transportation Trends, freight transportation costs alone can represent 2 […]

Snowy Highway

Short-Term Truckload Rate Outlook: Nov – Dec

Truckload Capacity & Rate Expectations During the first week of November, spot market rates increased and capacity constricted, signaling tangible evidence that we are in the retail holiday season ‘red zone’.  Per DAT Solutions, van and reefer spot rates increased week-over-week by 2.0% and 2.2%, respectively.  The recent week increase is a reversal of the […]

Fuel Tank

Potential Impacts of the California Diesel Tax Increase

A recently passed piece of legislation which raises diesel fuel taxes is going into effect tomorrow in California. What impact will it have on carriers and shippers? As of November, 1, 2017, the California Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 imposes these increases within the State: The excise tax for diesel fuel increases 20 […]