Collaborative or Combative?: Re-evaluating shipper-carrier relations during supply chain challenges
Shippers and carriers are being forced to collaborate more than ever, with supply chain challenges and labor shortages constraining fleets’ abilities to meet current freight demand. A panel at the…
The Top 100: Ranking Canada’s largest for-hire fleets
TORONTO, Ont. – The Today’s Trucking Top 100 has become the definitive ranking of for-hire fleet sizes in Canada, offering insights into those who are adding or retracting available capacity. And the 2018 edition has been released. Rankings are based on a sum of supplied truck, tractor, and trailer counts (shown at the bottom of each listing)
Carriers regain control of rate setting: report
ST. LOUIS, MO- The U.S. economy is on solid ground and bringing higher transportation costs, according to Rosalyn Wilson, supply chain expert and senior business analyst with the management services firm Parsons. "With carriers gaining more control over rates and capacity tightening, total freight spend in 2014 was higher than in any preceding year," Wilson said. "As long as capacity remains precariously balanced, we will continue to see a slow trend upwards." Parsons' Cass Freight Index, which measures trends in North American shipping activity based on $23 billion in paid freight expenses for hundreds of large shippers, showed shipment volumes and freight spending both dropped in January, but were at their highest level for the month in three years.