Ready to Finish Out 2022 Strong?

Here are some transportation, freight and logistics strategies to help finish 2022 stronger and prepare for success in 2023.  The last couple of years have been tough for shippers as they’ve navigated ongoing pandemic impacts, a labor shortage, rising transportation costs, capacity constraints and persistent supply chain challenges. These issues followed companies right into 2022… Continue Reading

CVSA’s Brake Safety Week Set for August 21-27, 2022

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) annual Brake Safety Week is scheduled for Sunday, August 21st through Saturday, August 27th, 2022. Throughout that week, officials across North America will conduct their standard North American Standard Level I and V Inspections with a focus on brake hose/tubing chafing. Any vehicles inspected with a brake-related violation will… Continue Reading

Tips for Choosing the Right Warehouse

Warehouse space is in big demand as companies adjust to the uptick in e-commerce orders, ongoing labor constraints and other pandemic-driven fulfillment challenges.  “As retailers and logistics companies try to stockpile goods to hedge against supply chain problems, they are facing a new challenge: In many parts of the United States, there is little to… Continue Reading

Why You Should be Working with a Multimodal Transportation & Logistic Partner

As they continue to grapple with supply chain disruptions, labor shortages, rising freight costs and other uncertainties, companies need reliable logistics partners that can manage more than just one freight mode or transportation option. By serving as “one stop shops” for most of these companies’ transportation needs, multimodal partners help shippers work faster, save money… Continue Reading

CVSA’s International Roadcheck: May 17-19, 2022

CVSA’s annual three-day International Roadcheck is scheduled for May 17-19, 2022.  The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck, the largest enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world, will take place May 17-19, 2022. During this time, CVSA-certified inspectors will conduct compliance, inspection and enforcement initiatives throughout Canada, Mexico and the U.S.  Each… Continue Reading

Analytics-driven technology helps mitigate capacity issues

Tank truck carriers, bulk shippers can enlist increasingly intelligent systems to improve supply-chain efficiency, collaboration Everyone in transportation feels the pain, but the growing driver and capacity shortages are hitting many bulk transporters particularly hard. For instance, the petroleum-hauling tank truck industry experienced a 41.6% reduction in qualified driver applicants and a 23.3% reduction in… Continue Reading

Market Dynamics of Bulk Shipping

The market dynamics we’re seeing in bulk shipping are the most extreme since Odyssey’s inception. We’ve experienced a great deal of change, but this current environment of driver and capacity shortages is more challenging – especially for our bulk clients. Fortunately, we have a new solution – but first, let’s look at the scope of… Continue Reading

CVSA’s International Roadcheck: May 4-6, 2021

CVSA’s annual three-day International Roadcheck is scheduled for May 4-6, 2021 The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck will take place Tuesday, May 4th through Thursday, May 6th, 2021. During these 72-hours, commercial motor vehicle inspectors throughout Canada, Mexico and the U.S. will conduct inspections on commercial motor vehicles and drivers. This year’s inspection… Continue Reading

NMFC 2021 Classification Changes

To our valued customers, In our efforts to provide the most pertinent information regarding your logistics operations, we are sharing the recently proposed FCDC (Freight Classification Development Council) changes to the current NMFC (National Motor Freight Classification) standards in which all LTL freight is classified. In order to determine if any of your current freight’s… Continue Reading

High Demand for Transportation Capacity is Impacting Shippers Worldwide

With more companies stocking up “just in case,” the demand for global transportation, warehousing, and storage capacity is at the highest it’s been all year. As more companies pivot their “just in time” inventory management and distribution models back to more traditional “just in case” approaches, the shift is having a profound impact on transportation… Continue Reading