“The annual carrier RFP event may not be dead yet, but the old way of securing rates and capacity is certainly going the way of the buggy whip.”
A few fundamental questions: Will the prices ever come back down? If they do, by how much? And whether they keep going up or come down, what can we do about it?
“Probing further, we often find that the original statements are simply pain indicators, not true pain.”
In this 2-Part series, JBF Consulting explores the impact of excessive loading times on shippers and carriers and the benefits of addressing this issue.
In Part 2 here, we examine the issue from a shipper’s perspective highlighting why the issue persists and what shippers can do to address excessive detention in their DC and yard operations.
On July 1, 2020, the US House of Representatives passed the Moving Forward Act. The $1.5 trillion dollar bill touches on a wide array of transportation initiatives. Of special interest to both shippers and carriers was section 4304, which proposes a… Read More
Tesla has announced that their long-awaited, electric-powered “Semi” will be made available to some customers as early as the second half of this year. The truck initially unveiled in prototype form back in November of 2017 has garnered a great… Read More
By Claudio Mendez and Mike Mulqueen, JBF Consulting Fleet territory planning or “Re-Routing” is a tactical modeling process used by shippers with pickup, delivery or service truck fleets. The process is “optimally” performed seasonally or annually with the objective of creating… Read More
In Part One of this feature, I described the first two benefits of private fleet centralization – Cross Facility Optimization and Operational Expertise. These two benefits usually provide the tangible and quantifiable benefits or return necessary to fund this type… Read More
This is part one of a two-part series. Over the past 20 years, many companies have recognized the benefits of implementing transportation management systems and planning their inbound freight movements on an enterprise basis rather than on a distribution center… Read More