Echo Global Logistics Partners with Blinking Owl Distillery to Deliver Their New Hand Sanitizer Product to Those Most Vulnerable to COVID-19

Blinking Owl Distillery

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 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

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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

COVID-19 and the New Normal in LTL Shipping

COVID-19 and the New Normal in LTL Shipping

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.

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Survey Results: You Are Not Alone - How the Coronavirus Is Impacting the Logistics Industry

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Since the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak began, experts have been trying to determine the extent of the virus’ impact on the logistics industry both now and in the future. In an effort to gain insight into the changing landscape, Echo has been conducting shipper surveys to assess the impact to our clients. Not surprisingly, things have been evolving… Read more

Echo's Coronavirus Shipping Update

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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

Echo Remains Ready to Help You Throughout the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation

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At Echo Global Logistics, coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be top of mind as we monitor developments and the impact on our clients, carriers, and employees. We would like to assure you that Echo remains fully operational, continuing to service all modes of transportation while abiding by government and health regulations. We remain committed to helping our clients and… Read more

What Echo is Doing to Prepare for Coronavirus

Coronavirus Preparedness

In light of the current outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), we would like to provide some insight as to the impact we are seeing, as well as an overview of the precautions we are taking to ensure our ability to provide the highest levels of service as we prepare to limit our employees’ potential exposure.

At this point in time, we have not seen any… Read more

How to Prepare for Accessorial Charges on LTL Shipments

Accessorial Charges on LTL Shipments

This blog will cover how to prepare for accessorial charges on Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) shipments. When it comes to rates, LTL carriers first have their base freight charges. Then they have a fuel surcharge, which became normal and customary… Read more

How to Choose the Best Routing Decision Between Intermodal and Truckload

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How to choose between intermodal and truckload? There are usually multiple ways a shipper can choose to move a load, so selecting the right mode can be difficult. It’s easy for companies to operate out of habit and select the mode they’ve always used without considering other options. It’s the responsibility of logistics professionals to recognize and overcome this type of inertia when that is… Read more

The Decade of Digitization Is upon Us!

Digital Freight Revolution

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

Better Logistics Processes Improve Retail Compliance and Reduce Chargebacks

Retail and Chargebacks

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

Down to Basics: How to Write a Truckload RFP

Down to Basics: How to Write a Truckload RFP

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