Capacity

By Jeff Berman · January 4, 2016
An ongoing lackluster economic outlook remains intact for Northern Europe, according to the most recent edition of the “Global Port Tracker: North Europe Trade Outlook” by maritime consultancy Hackett Associates and the Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.
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By LM Staff · September 3, 2015
The excess transportation capacity during much of the recession enabled shippers to negotiate substantial reductions in transportation rates—ushering in a "cost savings addiction" that they now need to break. Attend this webcast to learn more about how carriers and shippers can collaborate to put an end to this epidemic.
By Jeff Berman · May 14, 2015
A year ago at this time, truckload capacity was viewed by most people as the tightest it has ever been, or something close to that anyhow. There was an incredibly difficult winter to contend with, which was the case again again this year, and the driver shortage was rearing its ugly head, too, much like it still is now.
By Jeff Berman · March 27, 2014
It goes without saying that this winter had major impacts, none of which were really good, in terms of supply chain efficiency for the most part. But with the calendar indicating spring has sprung, it seems like a good time to look back at what everyone dealt with and how, hopefully, things get better from a volume and timing perspective for all supply chain stakeholders.
By Jeff Berman · January 10, 2014
Keeping an eye on over-the-road capacity at its current levels and speculating on what its future levels may be has become more than a passing interest for freight transportation and supply chain stakeholders.
By Jeff Berman · October 9, 2013
At the recent FTR Transportation Conference in Indianapolis, there were widespread views regarding market factors germane to capacity expansion.
By Mike Regan · September 18, 2013
These short 5 questions address the business basics, or essential questions that a shipper should be able to answer for every carrier they use.
WEBCAST
By LM Staff · January 11, 2013
Join our panel of leading economic and transportation analysts as they share their exclusive insight on where rates and capacity are headed over the next 12 months across all modes.
By Jeff Berman · November 13, 2012
Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman spoke with Transplace CEO Tom Sanderson at last month’s CSCMP Annual Conference about various industry-related topics.
By Jeff Berman · June 28, 2012
Logistics Management Group News Editor recently caught up with Doug Waggoner, CEO of Echo Global Logistics, a non-asset based freight brokerage company and a provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services, at last week’s eyefortransport 3PL Summit in Chicago.
By Jeff Berman · March 29, 2012
Data from Transport Capital Partners’ (TCP) quarterly Business Expectation Survey found that while the economy is rebounding, that is not necessarily a panacea for trucking carriers to increase capacity.
By Jeff Berman · March 6, 2012
In what its authors described as “the possible reversal of a very long trend,” the February edition of the Cass Freight Index Report showed that the change in shipments from January to February exceeded the monthly change in expenditures.
By Jeff Berman · February 15, 2012
Business conditions for shippers in December showed improvement from November but still represent a “somewhat adverse” environment, according to the most recent edition of the Shippers Condition Index (SCI) from freight transportation forecasting firm FTR Associates.
By Jeff Berman · October 11, 2011
At a time when capacity tightness in some ways has become the new normal, the differences between fixed and variable capacity are different than they used to be in some ways, according to FTR Associates Partner Noel Perry.
By Jeff Berman · June 27, 2011
While there is a current moderation in freight volumes, the consensus from a Transport Capital Partners (TCP) survey appears to be that this moderation will not be lasting, with 80 percent of survey respondents indicating volumes will increase within the next 12 months.

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