Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the LTL (less than truckload) market looks different than years past. As we head into peak holiday season, we at Echo Global Logistics would like to share insight into factors that may impact the LTL freight market as well as LTL operations and service for the remainder of the year.
Below are some of… Read more
With summer winding down, shippers are getting ready to take on the rest of 2020, starting with peak season, the busiest time of the year for shippers as they start planning for the upcoming holiday season. However, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact many industries and supply chains. In fact, Echo has been conducting shipper surveys to gain insight into the changing landscape, and … Read more
Echo Global Logistics Supports EverBlock Systems by Transporting Modular Building System for 2,000 Bed Pop-up COVID-19 Hospital Facility at New Orleans Convention Center
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to progress, businesses are stepping up to make a big impact for those being affected the most.
One such company is Echo’s client, EverBlock Systems, a leading manufacturer and provider of modular building systems. EverBlock is working with the governor of Louisiana and his response team to provide thousands of… Read more
The impact of COVID-19 has been felt across the logistics industry in many ways. Within the domestic LTL landscape, there have been some immediate and significant changes to long-standing processes that require a thorough understanding. Some examples of the most important are listed below.
No-Touch Delivery Receipts… Read more
At Echo, we continue to monitor developments in regards to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its potential impact on your supply chains. Given it is a quickly evolving situation, we wanted to provide some important considerations that will help mitigate shipping challenges during this time to keep your supply chain moving.
To limit the spread of the virus… Read more
Did we just quietly close out one of the most volatile decades in the history of freight? We had a couple years marked by really tight capacity, most notably 2018. That was quickly followed by a year of excess capacity, declining rates, and a lot less spot volume. So we have to wonder, what will the next decade bring? Maybe the Digital Freight Revolution will become much more of a… Read more
Although most companies are well aware of potential chargebacks from retailers, many do not have effective processes in place to avoid them. Usually, this is the result of seeing chargebacks as a necessary cost of doing business. Over time, errors on paperwork, fees for missed deliveries, and incorrect packaging can become accepted as normal, impacting profitability. … Read more
Creating a request for proposal (RFP) that is ready for distribution can be a complicated process for shippers. Bid season generally occurs during the fourth quarter and wraps up early in the first quarter. As you write your truckload RFP, it is important to remember that the data you provide about your company is just as important as the data you solicit from carriers… Read more
In transportation and logistics, going through the claims process is sometimes unavoidable, but it doesn’t have to be painful. The National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) established a general timeline to make processing a claim easier for all parties. You can also work with Echo as your third-party logistics (3PL) partner to ensure you’re adhering to the right process. The… Read more
Consumers love when their favorite fruits and vegetables are in season at the grocery store. For shippers, however, spring can bring periods of tight capacity. Don’t let the quiet market following the post-holiday period catch you off guard. There are predictions for a stronger produce season this year versus previous years that were affected by hurricanes, so shippers should… Read more
In the face of cold winter weather, shippers must begin to take steps to prevent their cargo from freezing. It’s not just liquids you need to worry about. Even something as hardy as oatmeal is vulnerable in cold temperatures.
While the start of the cold season varies across the country, it typically runs from October to March. Historically, some of the coldest temperatures have… Read more