March 21, 2021 Update If a pandemic isn’t enough, let’s throw in a polar vortex that disrupts transportation across 2/3 of the country! Contract Van Rates and Spot Van Rates CLICK ON THE INTERACTIVE CHART Shippers were hopeful that the… Read More
February 18, 2021 Update Average spot and contract rates converged in January at $2.36 / mile as the spot market cooled slightly in January. The spot market has leveled off in February, but those prices are the same level as… Read More
Is there any supply chain in the world as large and complex as the one headed up by Santa Claus? In the midst of the holidays (perhaps a bit tempered this pandemic year), many of us eagerly await the arrival… Read More
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