LTL or Truckload -- Which Mode to Use?

Two Bridges

A lot of companies can lower their logistics costs by improving how they select a shipping mode. Often, shipments are easy to recognize as either Truckload (TL) or Less-Than-Truckload (LTL), so there is no real decision to be made. But that is not always the case.  Sometimes just a few poor choices on shipments can have a significant negative impact on a company’s… Read more

What’s the Deal with NMFC Codes Today?

NMFC Codes

Common questions we often hear at Echo Global Logistics when assisting clients with less than truckload (LTL) shipments revolve around evaluating freight class and avoiding reclassification charges and fees. If you’re new to shipping LTL, the class system can be difficult to navigate.

Why Does LTL Use Freight Classes?

The National Motor Freight Traffic… Read more

Echo Recognizes Truck Drivers During National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2021 and All Year Round

NTDAW 2021

It’s National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, and we at Echo Global Logistics would like to thank all the truck drivers across the country for their hard work and dedication. As the pandemic continues to have a significant impact on the transportation and logistics industry, we sincerely appreciate you for your unwavering commitment to keeping America moving during these… Read more

What to Expect and How to Prepare for Peak Season 2021

peak season blog

While the impact of the pandemic has caused disruption and unpredictability at times within the logistics industry, one thing shippers can always count on is peak season, the busiest time of the year for shippers as they start planning for the upcoming holiday season. As distant as the holidays seem, now is the time for companies to get their logistics operations prepared for… Read more

How Beverage Shippers Can Optimize Their Freight Transportation Operations

beverage shipping

Not all freight shipping is the same, and those in the beverage sector know this especially well. When shipping beverage freight, it’s essential to understand what makes moving this product unique in order to ensure that logistics costs are managed correctly and deliveries arrive on time.

How Different Beverage Types Can Impact Shipping… Read more

What Sets Echo Apart: Why We’ve Remained the #1 3PL in Inbound Logistics’ Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards for Five Consecutive Years

IBL 2021

For the fifth year in a row, Echo Global Logistics has been voted the #1 third-party logistics provider in the Inbound Logistics Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards. We are honored to receive this prestigious recognition once again and are thankful to our clients and carriers for supporting us through their votes.Read more

Operation Safe Driver Week 2021: How Shippers and Carriers Can Prepare

Operation Safe Driver Week 2021

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Week will take place July 11-17, 2021. During this weeklong initiative, law enforcement personnel will be on the lookout for drivers of commercial motor vehicles and passenger vehicles engaging in risky… Read more

The Most Common Ways Freight Gets Stolen and How to Prevent It from Happening to You

cargo theft blog

With so many high-value products shipped around the country every day, it's no surprise criminals target freight. Food, electronics, household goods, and valuable metals (such as copper) top the list of frequently stolen commodities—mostly because they are the easiest to resell.

Despite the logistics industry's efforts to improve security, thieves… Read more

What Shippers Can Expect from Produce Season 2021

Produce Season 2021

One of the most significant events on the supply chain calendar of U.S. shippers is produce season, a time when perishable vegetables and fruits are harvested in southern climates from areas like Florida, California, Arizona, Texas, and Mexico, and shipped to major markets across the country.

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LTL Freight Market: Carrier Capacity Update

LTL Freight Market: Carrier Capacity Update

When procuring transportation services, shippers primarily consider three factors: service, cost, and capacity. While all three factors are in some degree of consideration when freight decisions are being made, capacity is the factor that has become most critical in midyear 2021.

At times, like the current state of domestic… Read more

What Shippers and Carriers Can Do to Get Ready for CVSA’s International Roadcheck 2021

Roadcheck 2021

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck will take place May 4-6, 2021, a few months earlier than last year. Over that 72-hour period, CVSA-certified inspectors throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico will conduct roadside inspections on commercial motor vehicles and drivers in an effort to strengthen motor carrier,… Read more

LTL Freight Market Update: Industrywide LTL Capacity Challenges

LTL Freight Market Update: Industrywide LTL Capacity Challenges

The LTL market continues to experience significant capacity issues due to the rippling effects of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as regular seasonal spikes. At Echo Global Logistics, we’re here to support you during this unprecedented freight market. We want to provide you with market insight to help you adapt to this rapidly evolving environment.… Read more