2019 Chinese New Year – What You Need to Know

Here’s what you and your supply chain need to know to prepare for Chinese New Year (CNY): The 2019 Chinese New Year celebration, also known as the Spring Festival, will take place between February 5th and February 19th, a total of roughly two weeks. What used to be a local and regional celebration has grown… Continue Reading

Save the Date: Your 2019 Logistics Calendar

Key dates that could impact transportation capacity or pricing during the upcoming year. With every new year comes new concerns about capacity and costs, and new opportunities to make good decisions about both. “It’s never too early to start planning for peak season supply chain capacity,” Paul Myerson writes in Inbound Logistics. “To meet customer… Continue Reading

2018 Logistics Calendar

In logistics, business activity tends to ebb and flow along with the major holidays and peak seasons. With extremely tight capacity, working with your logistics provider and planning ahead will make a big difference in getting the coverage you need. While some events can not be planned for, such as severe weather, below are a… Continue Reading

Nearly $500 Million Granted to National Infrastructure Projects

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced earlier this month that nearly $500 million dollars have been granted to a combined 41 individual infrastructure projects across the United States. As part of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery project (TIGER), this most recent round of funding will target improvements to maritime, road, rail, and civilian… Continue Reading

Severe Weather Alert: Transportation Impacts 09/12/2017

Irma weakened to a tropical depression Monday night, with 35 mph winds and heavy rainfall as it continued northwest along its path. As Florida begins to assess damage left by Irma, officials in Georgia expanded the state of emergency to include all counties as the state grappled with flooding and power outages. Despite Irma’s westward… Continue Reading

Severe Weather Alert: Transportation Impacts 09/11/2017

As Hurricane Irma lays its assault on the Florida peninsula, it threatens the region’s primary commerce corridors with tropical conditions forecasted to reach Memphis and Charlotte over the next few days. Also, Harvey relief efforts may be impacted by the latest storm. Recovery from both systems could last months. Transportation Mode Updates from Carrier Assessments… Continue Reading

Severe Weather Alert: Transportation Impacts 09/08/2017

The catastrophic flooding that followed Hurricane Harvey had a major impact on families and businesses in Texas and parts of Louisiana. Over the past two weeks much work has been done to restore service in the affected areas but there remains progress to be made, particularly in places like Houston where the damage was significant…. Continue Reading

Hurricane Harvey: Transportation Impacts 09/01/2017

The Texas Coast and parts of western Louisiana have been left in dire conditions one week after Hurricane Harvey made its initial landfall, devastating the region. Record rainfall inundated the area since Friday and the long-term consequences have yet to be realized as companies check in on staff, assess damage, and prepare for recovery. Transportation… Continue Reading

Hurricane Harvey: Transportation Impacts 08/31/2017

Hurricane Harvey has caused widespread flooding and wind destruction along the Texas Coast and western Louisiana over the past several days. The system knocked out power, displaced residents, and closed major roads, all of which have forced commercial vehicle operations to curtail or halt activity in the region. Service delays and disruptions may continue indefinitely… Continue Reading

Hurricane Harvey: Transportation Impacts 08/30/2017

Hurricane Harvey will have a significant effect on the transportation industry in the coming weeks, the largest of which will primarily be regionalized. Analysts predict that Harvey will likely be far more impactful to the freight markets than other major hurricanes had been previously. It may be a while before the totality of the damage… Continue Reading