Tag Archive: freight TCO (10)

Cut Your Transportation Costs with the “Van or Reefer” Option

Question: When does it make sense to send a non-refrigerated shipment in a refrigerated (reefer) truck? Answer: When you can ship product with a proven carrier using quality equipment on your schedule at a reduced cost. Reefer trucks often return empty and would rather get paid for a non-refrigerated return… Read More

Do You Have the Transportation Capacity for a Strong 2022?

Recent COVID-19 vaccine and testing regulations, particularly for cross-border drivers, may impact the cost of freight. Here’s how to ensure your capacity remains steady throughout Q4 and 2022. Regulations of the COVID-19 vaccination status of drivers varies greatly depending on region. Over the past month, US and Canadian regulations have… Read More

Are You Overspending on Hidden Freight Costs?

Learn how to avoid hidden transportation expenses by identifying and eliminating unnecessary supply chain costs. As a rule of thumb, the earlier you book your freight, the lower your freight costs. But what else can you do to drive down your freight costs, even in a market rife with driver… Read More

Monthly Transportation Summary: September 2021

SONAR's Monthly Report is a gold-standard of industry analytics. Below is a summary of September’s report along with our observations. Key points: Truck driver shortages are expected to be in issue indefinitely The rise in tender rejection rates is another key factor in rising trucking costs Additional supply chain capacity… Read More
FreightWaves from SONAR

Continued Uncertainty Expected in the Freight Market Throughout 2022

The volatility caused by the COVID-19 pandemic will likely continue well into 2022 – and beyond. Here’s how you can navigate the uncertainty. 2021 brought one of the most difficult, competitive transportation markets to date, spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic, supply chain issues, and a volatile economic atmosphere. With continued… Read More

How to Ensure On-Time Freight Deliveries in Q4

As Q3 comes to a close, time is running out to prepare for Q4, avoid supply chain disruptions, truck driver shortages, COVID-19 issues, and more. Freight planning throughout the year helps to streamline your logistics, strategize potential obstacles that may arise, and mitigate risks of late deliveries, fees and more.… Read More

Monthly Transportation Update: July 2021

We’ve found SONAR’s Monthly Market Update to be incredibly useful at understanding and predicting logistics and transportation trends and freight pricing. Below are a few key parts of the most recent report. Overall Freight Market Update “The national freight market remained tight across all major modes. Spot rates eased slightly… Read More
FreightWaves from SONAR

A Logistics Review That Could Save You a Lot of Money

Even as effects of the pandemic continue to recede in many areas, supply chain disruption remains stubbornly entrenched. Fortunately, most anticipate supply chains will eventually return to normal. However, knowing when that will happen and how to best deal with the obstacles ahead can be difficult to confidently determine given… Read More
A Logistics Review That Could Save You a Lot of Money

The Difference Between a Freight Partner vs. Vendor

While many organizations choose their 3PL based on price, many vendors lure you in with low prices but are unreliable or turn down your freight. Does your primary take 75-100% of contracted of your freight or do you have to keep running through the waterfall and onto the spot market?… Read More
Freight Broker Partner vs. Vendor

7 Ways to Drive Down TCO & Win the Game of Freight

From predictive analytics to non-commissioned reps, these are the top ways to minimize the total cost of ownership (TCO) while ensuring real-time communication and more on-time deliveries. TCO of freight includes the costs related to the transportation of products in your supply chain. If you’re not careful or use the… Read More