The supply chain typically operates behind the scenes, unnoticed and often taken for granted by people who aren’t directly involved in keeping the flow of materials and goods moving. That all changed in 2020 when the pandemic disrupted supply chains across the globe. The supply chain remained front and center in 2021 as disruptions continued and transportation and logistics… 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
Echo Global Logistics Partners with Purely Elizabeth to Deliver Over 28,000 Granola Bars to Aid in COVID-19 Relief
Despite the hardships stemming from the COVID-19 outbreak, it has been inspiring to witness communities come together to help one another. Echo’s client Purely Elizabeth, an all-natural and organic food company, is a great example of generosity during this time.
Due to the impact COVID-19 has… Read more
Echo Global Logistics Launches Initiative to Recognize the Hard Work and Dedication of Truck Drivers During the COVID-19 Outbreak
As the effects of COVID-19 continue to impact all of us throughout the country, we at Echo sincerely appreciate the hard work and dedication of truck drivers during this challenging time. Their courage and commitment allow all of us to get the items we need, whether we are families purchasing food and household necessities, business owners working to keep operations running,… Read more
Echo Global Logistics Supports GoGo squeeZ COVID-19 Relief Efforts by Delivering More Than 15,500 Healthy Snacks to Hospitals in Chicagoland
As the nation continues to feel the impact of COVID-19, more and more companies are taking the initiative to support those who need it during this difficult time.
An example of this is one of our Echo clients, GoGo squeeZ, a leading brand in healthy and portable snacks. Since the onset of… Read more
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
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
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
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
Predicting truckload shipping rates is a tricky business. Over the past several years, rates have fluctuated by over 50%! Factors that drive such wild swings are numerous, but they can be nailed down to a couple fundamental issues: changes in supply and demand and fuel prices.
Let’s start with the obvious. Fuel prices impact truckload rates. As an example, diesel prices that are $3.30… Read more