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Understanding Truckload Rates: Contract Versus Spot Market

Understanding Truckload Rates: Contract vs SpotShow SubmenuResources The Logistics Blog® News Press Whitepaper Case Study Webinars Search Search BlueGrace Logistics Freight markets always are on the move. Freight capacity and, therefore, truckload rates are constantly shifting. Some market shifts are more extreme than others. This level of volatility can potentially leave shippers in a difficult [...]

Written by on June 2, 2022

Digitalization Is Ushering Visibility Into Supply Chains

Digitalization Is Ushering Visibility Into Supply ChainsShow SubmenuResources The Logistics Blog® News Press Whitepaper Case Study Webinars Search Search BlueGrace Logistics The North American trucking industry is extremely fragmented, as over 90 percent of all fleets own six trucks or fewer. This fragmentation, aside from inhibiting technology incursion, has impeded visibility and transparency in freight [...]

Written by on November 3, 2020

Finalizing Your 2021 Transportation Budget – The New Normal

Finalizing Your 2021 Transportation Budget – The New NormalShow SubmenuResources The Logistics Blog® News Press Whitepaper Case Study Webinars Search Search BlueGrace Logistics Freight Budgeting for 2021 is going to be very different from the traditional budgeting done in previous years. The effects of the economic shutdowns stemming from the COVID-19 crisis have trickled down [...]

Written by on October 14, 2020

Digitalization In Trucking

Digitalization In TruckingShow SubmenuResources The Logistics Blog® News Press Whitepaper Case Study Webinars Search Search BlueGrace Logistics Digitalization, as an industry trend in the logistics world, has emerged quite late. However, now that digitalization and innovation seem to have caught up the industry's pace, much transformation can be expected. Digitalization refers to using advanced technologies [...]

Written by on September 30, 2020

Seven Important Skills Every Supply Chain Leader Needs

Seven Important Skills Every Supply Chain Leader NeedsShow SubmenuResources The Logistics Blog® News Press Whitepaper Case Study Webinars Search Search BlueGrace Logistics The supply chain has become one of the most critical functions in an organization. Its dynamic nature and the high impact it has on the business makes it challenging to manage. Thus it [...]

Written by on September 21, 2020

Tender Rejections: Coping And Minimizing

Tender rejections cost shippers time and money, not to mention unending frustration. With capacity tightening, specifically for certain load types, tender rejection rates are on the rise, and shippers are under extra pressure to get freight where it’s going on time. Since tender rejection can raise load prices by nearly 15%, it’s in every shippers’ [...]

Written by on August 25, 2020

What’s New in AgTech 2020

Investors are turning to AgTech in recent years, and it’s no mystery why. While much of the tech boom of the past couple decades has focused on saving time or money and entertainment, AgTech embodies higher ideals. The global population is predicted to grow to 9.8 billion by the year 2050, an increase that exceeds […]

Written by on July 13, 2020

Transporting Perishable Goods? Some Important Factors to Consider.

Transporting perishable goods and fresh produce is fraught with higher risks than most surface transportation, there is a risk of spoilage, loss of freshness and quality. Perishable goods require a specialized service provider with intimate knowledge of refrigerated trailers, or reefers. It enables the movement of goods like fruits, vegetables, seafood, some medicine and other […]

Written by on July 1, 2020

Vertical Farming: The Next Level of Produce

The overall Consumer Price Index (CPI) has seen a nominal increase of 0.1 percent for the 12 month period ending May 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. While this is an average across all measured goods and services, food is showing something completely different. According to the CPI, the total food index [...]

Written by on June 23, 2020

Why Are Heavy Duty Truck Orders So Low In North America?

The ongoing slump that had begun in October 2018 had started to affect the Class 8 truck market in early 2019. While there were a few months during the year where orders for heavy-duty trucks peaked – although not as high as the previous two years, it was all in all a slow year for the industry.   […]

Written by on June 2, 2020

Commercial Trucking: The Battle of the VMT Tax

Our highways and transit infrastructure are mainly funded through the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), which in turn is primarily funded by the federal motor fuel tax. Since 2001 the HTF has consistently spent more than it generates through highway and transit programs. The shortfall has been covered mainly by the $144 billion it’s received from […]

Written by on May 12, 2020

Trucking Isn’t Going Away Any Time Soon

There is absolutely no doubt that we have entered into a new era of technology. As computing is getting more powerful, many technologies that were once science fiction are now either on the horizon or already here. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and automation are three of the biggest hot tech topics out there.   While [...]

Written by on November 19, 2019

How the CFO Can be a Change Agent in the Supply Chain

How the CFO Can be a Change Agent in the Supply ChainShow SubmenuResources The Logistics Blog® News Press Whitepaper Case Study Webinars Search Search BlueGrace Logistics Managing cash flow, planning the financial outlay, keeping the balance sheet in order, and ensuring all financial compliances are met are a CFO’s core job function. But this is [...]

Written by on May 7, 2019

Controlling Costs and Preventing Accessorial Loss

Want A Free Supply Chain Analysis?     Controlling costs is critical for any business to be successful. When working with a supply chain, the more complex it is, the more chances there are for additional costs and surcharges, any of which can cost your company a great deal of extra money. They are any […]

Written by on April 16, 2019