Operation Safe Driver Week 2021: How Shippers and Carriers Can Prepare

Operation Safe Driver Week 2021

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Week will take place July 11-17, 2021. During this weeklong initiative, law enforcement personnel will be on the lookout for drivers of commercial motor vehicles and passenger vehicles engaging in risky… 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

What Shippers Can Expect from Produce Season 2021

Produce Season 2021

One of the most significant events on the supply chain calendar of U.S. shippers is produce season, a time when perishable vegetables and fruits are harvested in southern climates from areas like Florida, California, Arizona, Texas, and Mexico, and shipped to major markets across the country.

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LTL Freight Market: Carrier Capacity Update

LTL Freight Market: Carrier Capacity Update

When procuring transportation services, shippers primarily consider three factors: service, cost, and capacity. While all three factors are in some degree of consideration when freight decisions are being made, capacity is the factor that has become most critical in midyear 2021.

At times, like the current state of domestic… Read more

What Shippers and Carriers Can Do to Get Ready for CVSA’s International Roadcheck 2021

Roadcheck 2021

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck will take place May 4-6, 2021, a few months earlier than last year. Over that 72-hour period, CVSA-certified inspectors throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico will conduct roadside inspections on commercial motor vehicles and drivers in an effort to strengthen motor carrier,… Read more

LTL Freight Market Update: Industrywide LTL Capacity Challenges

LTL Freight Market Update: Industrywide LTL Capacity Challenges

The LTL market continues to experience significant capacity issues due to the rippling effects of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as regular seasonal spikes. At Echo Global Logistics, we’re here to support you during this unprecedented freight market. We want to provide you with market insight to help you adapt to this rapidly evolving environment.… Read more

Which Pricing Model Is the Best for Your Freight Shipments?

Selecting Right Pricing Model

As the logistics industry continuously evolves, so do the pricing structures available to shippers today. Whether you’re just starting to ship freight, or you’ve been handling the transportation of goods for years, it’s important to explore all pricing and service options to ensure the structure meets your unique business goals and strategies.

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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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LTL Operations and Service through the End of 2020

LTL Operations and Service

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

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

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2020: Echo Recognizes Truck Drivers This Week and Beyond

Truck Driver Appreciation

In honor of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, September 13–19, all of us here at Echo would like to express our gratitude to every truck driver across the nation. We commend you for the hard work you do every day as you take on one of the most demanding and important jobs in America. We’re thankful for your dedication to delivering freight and ensuring we all have the goods… Read more

What Shippers Can Expect from Peak Season 2020

Peak Season 2020

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