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
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
How COVID-19 Impacted Transportation and Logistics in 2020
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.
Echo Global Logistics Partners with Get Us PPE to Deliver Thousands of Water Containers to the Navajo Nation in Support of COVID-19 Relief
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
Echo Global Logistics Partners with Purely Elizabeth to Deliver Over 28,000 Granola Bars to Aid in COVID-19 Relief
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 Supports GoGo squeeZ COVID-19 Relief Efforts by Delivering More Than 15,500 Healthy Snacks to Hospitals in Chicagoland
As the nation continues to feel the impact of COVID-19, more and more companies are taking the initiative to support those who need it during this difficult time.
An example of this is one of our Echo clients, GoGo squeeZ, a leading brand in healthy and portable snacks. Since the onset of… Read more
Echo Global Logistics Partners with Blinking Owl Distillery to Deliver Their New Hand Sanitizer Product to Those Most Vulnerable to COVID-19
The coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to have an immense impact on our communities and across the country. During these unprecedented times, companies have risen to the occasion to help those in need.
This is the case with Echo’s client, Blinking Owl Distillery, the first craft distillery… Read more
Echo Celebrates Truck Drivers During National Truck Driver Appreciation Week
National Truck Driver Appreciation Week takes place September 8-14 this year, and all of us here at Echo extend our heartfelt gratitude to the 3.5 million professional men and women who help keep our economy running by delivering everyday goods across the country.
American Trucking Associations (ATA), the largest national trade association for the… Read more
Terms of the Trade: A History Course in Trucking Terminology
Like any industry, transportation and logistics have their own terminology and acronyms. A few you’ve probably heard include drayage, bill of lading, deadhead, reefer, and assessorial. In order to keep up, newcomers must quickly learn the practical meaning of these terms, but few people stop to consider their origin and relevance. As a nod to the long and noble history… Read more