State of LTL

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

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

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 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

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

How COVID-19 Impacted Transportation and Logistics in 2020

COVID and Toolbox with Doug

We’ve all felt the immense impact of the COVID-19 pandemic both in our personal lives as well as in business, and the transportation and logistics industry is no exception. In 2020, we witnessed an 18-month freight cycle take place in the span of a few short months.

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Echo Global Logistics Partners with Get Us PPE to Deliver Thousands of Water Containers to the Navajo Nation in Support of COVID-19 Relief

Navajo Nation

Although the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak took place months ago and many of us have settled into a “new normal,” marginalized communities across the country continue to be severely impacted by the virus. With one of the highest COVID-19 infection rates in the country, the Navajo Nation has been hit especially hard. At Echo Global… Read more

Key Questions to Ask When Considering Predictive Analytics

Predictive Analytics

The transportation industry is currently adopting advanced technologies and techniques at a rapid pace. There has been an explosion of firms touting innovative and data-driven insights and a lot of companies offering tools to support predictive analytics, such as artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning (ML) technology. On the one hand, this is very exciting as the… Read more

Echo’s Journey to the Top: Why We’ve Been Voted the #1 3PL in Inbound Logistics’ Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards for Four Years in a Row

IBL Win

For the fourth consecutive year, Echo Global Logistics has been voted the #1 third-party logistics provider in the Inbound Logistics Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards. We’re excited to once again earn this prestigious honor as it is a meaningful testament to the satisfaction of our clients and carrier partners, as well as the reputation of Echo in the industry.   

Our key to achieving and… Read more

Echo Global Logistics Partners with Purely Elizabeth to Deliver Over 28,000 Granola Bars to Aid in COVID-19 Relief

Purely Elizabeth

Despite the hardships stemming from the COVID-19 outbreak, it has been inspiring to witness communities come together to help one another. Echo’s client Purely Elizabeth, an all-natural and organic food company, is a great example of generosity during this time.

Due to the impact COVID-19 has… Read more

Echo Global Logistics Launches Initiative to Recognize the Hard Work and Dedication of Truck Drivers During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Thank you truck drivers - subway campaign

As the effects of COVID-19 continue to impact all of us throughout the country, we at Echo sincerely appreciate the hard work and dedication of truck drivers during this challenging time. Their courage and commitment allow all of us to get the items we need, whether we are families purchasing food and household necessities, business owners working to keep operations running,… Read more