Liz Lasater, Author at Red Arrow Logistics Transportation and Freight Forwarding
Peak shipping season is here, and this year’s supply chain conditions will most likely make for another challenging season. It looks to be another year of strong e-commerce demand, yet some uncertainty of exactly how much due to inflationary pressure. Retailers and manufacturers may have a difficult time predicting exactly how much is needed, with […]
6 Ways to Protect Your Supply Chain During Hurricane Season | Red Arrow Logistics
Hurricanes and other severe storms can affect a business in several ways. The NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting a hurricane season with above-average activity for this year. The NOAA’s outlook for the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to November 30, is calling for 14 to 21 named storms. A supply […]
The Benefits of Fleet Tracking | Red Arrow Logistics
Businesses worldwide are realizing that technology adoption maximizes productivity and revenue. The trucking industry is also increasing its use of digital technology to maintain daily operations. Fleet management is gaining momentum as a way to manage the complicated day-to-day coordination of trucks. What is Fleet Tracking? Fleet tracking is a smart system that uses GPS […]
How to Build a Flexible Supply Chain | Red Arrow Logistics
Supply chain issues are a part of doing business. A supply chain that is flexible is an important factor, particularly in today’s uncertain and fast-changing environment. Many businesses plan production and distribution every 15 days which means that they need to adapt to any issues that come up with volume, shipments, and routes. Being able […]
How to Best Respond to Supply Chain Disruptions | Red Arrow Logistics
There is not one industry in the United States that has not been affected by supply chain disruptions over the last two years. Global events, the pandemic, and inflation have caused upheaval in supply chains around the world. Fewer workers, overwhelmed warehouses, and a demanding e-commerce market have created a situation that has presented challenges […]
Skyrocketing Diesel Fuel Prices Will Affect Freight Trucking | Red Arrow Logistics
Filling up at the pump has been painful lately—especially for truck drivers. Diesel fuel prices are at an all-time high, which is affecting an already fragile supply chain, and driving the rate of inflation up. Truck drivers are already concerned about the growing costs that could put smaller owner-operators out of business.  Diesel Fuel Prices […]
Are U.S. Dockworkers Headed for a Strike This Summer | Red Arrow Logistics
As if the logistics and transportation industry has not faced enough challenges this year so far, dockworkers in the U.S. might be heading for a strike this summer. Dockworkers particularly at West Coast ports cite issues with their working conditions and standard of living as reasons for the strike. As their current contract is due […]
Record backlogs of containers at ports around the world are creating a scenario that is ideal for cargo theft. Whether on a truck, at a port, airport, or warehouse, shipments are particularly vulnerable to theft. Because supply chains are so complex, it is especially important to have security measures, procedures, and protocols in place to […]
Shanghai Shutdowns Cause Major Issues for Companies | Red Arrow Logistics
Shanghai authorities are facing major challenges in keeping supply chains going with numerous ongoing COVID-19 lockdowns. For over a month, China’s most populous city has been imposing strict lockdowns in which residents are unable to leave their homes. China’s effort to keep the latest round of the virus under control has led to rigid quarantine […]