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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
The transportation industry is currently adopting advanced technologies and techniques at a rapid pace. There has been an explosion of firms touting innovative and data-driven insights and a lot of companies offering tools to support predictive analytics, such as artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning (ML) technology. On the one hand, this is very exciting as the… Read more
Echo’s Journey to the Top: Why We’ve Been Voted the #1 3PL in Inbound Logistics’ Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards for Four Years in a Row
For the fourth consecutive year, Echo Global Logistics has been voted the #1 third-party logistics provider in the Inbound Logistics Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards. We’re excited to once again earn this prestigious honor as it is a meaningful testament to the satisfaction of our clients and carrier partners, as well as the reputation of Echo in the industry.
Our key to achieving and… Read more