What to Expect from Produce Season 2023
Springtime means one thing for supply chains: it’s produce season! One of the most important times of year in our industry, produce season is when perishable fruits and vegetables are harvested and shipped to major distributors across the country from southern and western growers in areas such as California, Arizona, Texas, and Mexico.
Lasting from spring through the end of summer,… Read more
Echo Global Logistics Congratulates Carrier of the Quarter Recipients for Q4
Echo Global Logistics’ carriers demonstrate the highest standards when it comes to quality solutions and performance. Despite the challenges they face in the transportation and logistics market, our carrier partners continue to provide exemplary service, meeting tight delivery dates on time and working through everyday challenges to keep the market moving. We appreciate and thank all of our… Read more
Echo Global Logistics Congratulates Valued Partners with 2022 Annual LTL Carrier of the Year Award
Each year, our LTL carrier partners continue to inspire and impress us. We at Echo know our industry would not function without the hard work of our dedicated LTL carriers who keep the national economy moving with their dedication to safety, professionalism, and timely delivery. Though we aim to celebrate our carriers every day, we’ve taken this… Read more
Echo Launches Quarterly Truckload Carrier Recognition Program
Here at Echo, we’re inspired daily by our many truckload carrier partnerships. The strength of these relationships is what keeps us rolling – literally – by helping us continuously deliver outstanding performance and services to our roster of global, shipping-partner clientele. We celebrate (and not only during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week) the nearly 3.6 million men and… Read more
Echo Supports St. Christopher Trucker Relief Fund in Honor of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2022
September 11-17 is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW), and we at Echo Global Logistics would like to extend our gratitude to professional truck drivers from across the nation for their hard work and commitment to delivering the goods and resources people need. During this week, Americans in all 50 states will be celebrating the 3.6 million men and women who keep our economy moving… Read more
Positioned to Win: Echo Global Logistics to Sponsor CSCMP EDGE 2022
I’m excited to announce that Echo Global Logistics is sponsoring the upcoming Council of Supply Chain Management (CSCMP) EDGE 2022 Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, from September 18-21. This year, I’ll be joined by other leaders from Echo to discuss how our technology combined with our logistics experts are helping leading companies address their shipping needs with improved efficiencies… Read more
State of LTL
In the past eight weeks we have been experiencing a slight decrease in domestic truckload rates as capacity loosened somewhat. However, rates and capacity in the LTL industry remain firm and show no signs of weakening. The LTL industry is not as sensitive to short-term capacity changes as the truckload market can be.
As evidence, here are several trends and behaviors that are keeping… Read more
Most Companies Overlook the Savings Opportunities Hidden in Their Inbound Freight
It’s a requirement today that companies constantly improve their supply chain efficiency to remain competitive and protect margins. Unfortunately, it’s common for many shippers to overlook some of the low-hanging fruit within their logistics network that makes accomplishing those goals easier.
Inbound freight represents one such… Read more
Top 3 Signs Your Logistics Technology Is Not Meeting Your Needs
Many companies have already figured out that modern logistics technology offers various solutions that can help their shipping operations run more smoothly. Basic software and web portals have been commonplace for years now and can be used to automate a lot of the manual work that’s a part of the transportation process. … Read more
LTL or Truckload -- Which Mode to Use?
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?
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
How Beverage Shippers Can Optimize Their Freight Transportation Operations
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