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Slowdown at US/Mexico Border

Due to a shifting of CBP personnel along the US-Mexican border, widespread delays in transportation services at the points of entry are currently being experienced. Trade between the US and Mexico amounts to roughly $617B annually, with around 57% ($347B) of goods traded coming from Mexico to the US. Over-the-road points of entry along the… Continue Reading


Weather Related Service Update: Thursday, April 11, 2019

Thursday, April 11, 2019 – Despite welcoming Spring just three weeks ago, many people in the upper Midwest and Plains are experiencing severe, winter-like weather. Winter Storm Wesley swept through parts of the Midwest from Wyoming to Minnesota, bringing with it heavy snow and high winds Wednesday. As of Thursday morning, the system has caused… Continue Reading


US Truck Congestion Costs Billions Annually

Opportunities in Intermodal May Ease Conditions The American Transportation Research Institute’s (ATRI) 2019 Top 100 Truck Bottlenecks brochure sheds light on the state of American truck congestion on the nation’s highways, and worsening congestion across the country. The Situation: Riding on the back of record freight volumes, 2018 saw year-over-year truck speeds at the top… Continue Reading


Weather Related Service Update: 03/22/2019

Friday, March 22, 2019 – Severe flooding continues in several Midwest states, the result of recent snow melt combined with heavy rains. Rising floodwaters are impacting communities and farms, threatening levees, closing roads, affecting rail operations and devastating other critical infrastructure. Transportation and freight movements – especially by rail – have experienced significant disruptions. Service… Continue Reading


5 Ways Digitalization is Impacting Logistics

Here’s how supply chain digitalization is helping companies better serve their global customer bases. Digitalization is transforming every corner of the business environment, and promises to change the way nearly every industry conducts business, measures it success, and serves its customers. “As manufacturers and retailers continue to transform their strategies,” supply chain software provider JDA… Continue Reading


Odyssey North America Logistics Update

In 2018, the truck driver shortage, capacity issues, and rising rates all converged to create a challenging logistics environment in the US, with these trends continuing, though almost universally to a lesser extent into 2019. In the wake of a year full of record volumes and rates, 2019 looks to be a cooler, yet generally… Continue Reading


Qlik Luminary Program Selects Odyssey’s Joe Easley for Class of 2019

Odyssey Qlik Administrator Joe Easley has been selected to the Qlik Luminary Program’s Class of 2019 Qlik, a global leader in business intelligence software, has selected Odyssey’s own Joe Easley to be a part of its annual Luminary Program. Qlik provides end-to-end solutions for businesses to improve transparency and efficiency through real-time, data-driven decision making…. Continue Reading


Produce Season 2019

While the North American produce season doesn’t typically pick up a full head of steam until March each year, it’s never too early to start planning for this event in the logistics landscape. What is the produce season? As the days begin to grow longer and temperatures start climbing towards the tail-end of winter, the… Continue Reading