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 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
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
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.
No-Touch Delivery Receipts… Read more
Survey Results: You Are Not Alone - How the Coronavirus Is Impacting the Logistics Industry
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
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
What Echo is Doing to Prepare for Coronavirus
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
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
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!
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
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
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
Why You Should Consider Shipping Intermodal
Why you should consider shipping intermodal? For shipments that aren’t time-sensitive, intermodal rail is a great fit for many shippers. The ideal shipment is 43,500 pounds or less. You can ship a variety of commodities on rail, including food and beverages, electronics, construction equipment, and even chemicals. Air-ride train cars… Read more