This month, Mike Mulqueen shares the US Domestic Freight Outlook. From a shipper perspective, the softening of the US freight markets comes as a welcome relief. Contract rates, which have remained stubbornly high, have slowly begun to fall.
US Domestic Freight Outlook November 2022
From a shipper perspective, the softening of the US freight markets comes as a welcome relief. Contract rates, which have remained stubbornly high, have slowly begun to fall. There is still a significant delta between contract and spot rates, however market forces will put downward pressure on contract rates to close this gap over the next few months.
Get Maximum Value From Your Transportation Freight Bid
Most shippers drop the ball by not paying enough attention to the post-bid process which prevents them from capturing all of the benefits afforded to them. In our experience working with clients we’ve come up with the top 10 post-procurement activities that will help you extract maximum value from your transportation freight spend. Staying on top of these activities can be a challenge for even the most experienced teams. Don’t let these slip through the cracks and you’ll be able to incrementally improve your processes—and uncover some hidden benefits along the way.
Putting the Brakes on the Rush to Build Fully Self-driving Trucks
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JBF Freight Transportation Bulletin #31
Welcome to the 31st edition of the JBF Bulletin. Over the past few years there has been an explosion of new and innovative logistics technology (log-tech) companies each attempting to carve out a niche in the ever-expanding logistics technology software space. Read the full story here.
Bootstrapper’s Guide to Logistics Podcast: Modeling Business Models with Brad Forester
Brad Forester, Founder & CEO of JBF Consulting opens up on the finer points of running a supply chain consulting agency. Listen in as he explains how to evaluate risk, build scalable solutions and work ON the business rather than IN the business.
Trimble ‘Shutting Down’ Their Kuebix TMS Platform – Now What?
Trimble announced last week that it would be shutting down Kuebix as of 2025 as they ‘pivot’ to an alternative product. But this article is not about Kuebix, nor is it about Trimble. This article is about the customers that software vendors like Trimble (and Blue Yonder, and SAP, and e2open, etc.) are “pivoting on.”
Key Logistics Technology Changes Shippers Should be Watching
In this podcast episode, Adam Perlmutter chats with Mike Mulqueen, Consulting Strategy Practice Lead at JBF Consulting about logistic systems and the complexity of selecting the right one. Mike also outlines big logistics technology changes, recent market trends, and key technologies/considerations that shippers should be watching.
JBF’s Top Supply Chain Industry List Celebrates National Podcast Day
In celebration of National Podcast Day, we invite you to check out JBF’s Supply Chain Industry Podcast Directory. When we first launched this list two years ago, there were 30 shows – now we are proud to feature 87 shows… Read More
Fundamentals of a Successful Transportation Management System
Sophisticated shippers capture and prioritize business requirements as a key input into their TMS vendor selection process. Unfortunately, most shippers rely too heavily on 3rd party industry analysis that can’t identify the specific functional requirements that can enable them to more precisely down-select one or more TMS software vendors.