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

5 Reasons Outsourcing Transportation Management Will Improve Your Logistics Operation

Managed Transportation, Outsourcing, Logistics

Is your logistics department ready for growth? Optimizing your transportation operation involves much more than moving freight at the lowest price. To drive real innovation and long-term value for customers, many shippers have turned to Managed Transportation services and are seeing great success. 

So how can outsourcing to a qualified third-party logistics provider (3PL) help keep you… Read more

How Severe Weather Disrupts the Transportation Industry

Weather, Transportation, 3PL

Of all the disruptions carriers face on the road, weather poses the greatest threat. As an example, Hurricane Florence impacted much of the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast with intense flooding and power outages, causing road and terminal closures as well as dangerous, if not impossible, driving conditions in some areas.   

When it comes to freight transportation, we’re reminded just how… Read more

Echo's Transportation Simplified Blog

The Transportation Simplified Blog

I’m excited to announce the launch of Echo’s new Transportation Simplified Blog. This blog will serve as a resource to our community of shippers and carrier partners, providing relevant industry news, best practices, and insights. Whether you’re new to the transportation industry and want to understand trucking terminology or capabilities by mode, or you’re a seasoned veteran interested in… Read more