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The market for temperature-controlled transportation has grown substantially in the last few years. And cold chain logistics is projected to grow even more to $647.47 billion by 2028.  Cold chain has grown this much because of the benefits it offers for certain products as it maintains a temperature range throughout the shipping process, making it […]
The truckload market in the U.S. can best be described as fragmented, massive, and constantly changing. With low barriers to entry, this is an industry with many companies. While the industry generates over $875 billion in annual gross revenue, truckload rates, and carrier capacity are rarely aligned, which can make it difficult to navigate. The […]
Why You Should Outsource Your LTL Shipping to a 3PL | Red Arrow Logistics
Freight is more than just a truck and a rate: success in logistics requires an understanding of the freight market to be able to optimize performance. Outsourcing logistics services like LTL (Less-Than-Truckload) shipping to a 3PL lets trusted logistics professionals share their expertise while allowing you to concentrate on your business. Who’s Using 3PL’s for […]
Power Only Trucking Shipping | Red Arrow Logistics
Sometimes you need more flexible options when it comes to shipping. Power only trucking is a type of freight transportation that only provides the truck and driver. The trailer is owned or leased by a third-party logistics provider (3PL) or shipper and is considered separate from the truck and driver, which is also known as […]
LTL Trucking 101 What You Need to Know | Red Arrow Logistics
Less-than-truckload shipping (LTL) is a transportation method used for smaller freight that does not need the use of an entire trailer. LTL is a shared shipping solution where shippers pay for the portion of the trailer their freight occupies and the rest of the trailer is filled with other shippers’ items. Requirements for LTL Shipping […]
Keeping transportation costs down in today’s market is a challenge for any business, particularly for smaller companies. Contract pricing helps to keep shipping costs more consistent because they are long-term rates for regularly scheduled volumes of freight. What are Contract Rates? Contract rates are also known as primary or dedicated rates. When looking for shipping […]
Benefits of Less-Than-Truckload Shipping | Red Arrow Logistics
The current capacity constraints and high shipping costs mean that companies are looking for alternatives for some of their shipments. LTL, or Less-Than-Truckload Shipping, has been around since the 1980s, but an increasing number of companies are realizing the many benefits it offers. What is Less-Than-Truckload Shipping? Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) is a method of transportation for […]
Cross-border Strategies Can Benefit Your Business | Red Arrow Logistics
The growth of e-commerce has led to more international shipping but the current lack of capacity for international shipping in addition to rising rates has companies looking elsewhere for supplies. With disruptions in overseas suppliers, many companies are considering nearshoring to Canada and Mexico. This minimizes risk and the potential for disruptions to the supply […]
How to Keep Your Freight Moving During Peak Season | Red Arrow Logistics
With the holiday peak season approaching, and capacity as limited as ever, shippers need to be looking at different ways to ensure their shipments arrive on time. The rapid surge in e-commerce during the pandemic caused retailers to have to restock inventory. Now with many retailers still playing catch up, the current freight market is […]
Can E-commerce Help Less-Than-Truckload Carriers in 2020 | Red Arrow Logistics
The shipping industry has been challenged in recent years, both by e-commerce demands and inconsistencies in freight demand.  Many companies front-loaded orders in late 2018 to get ahead of the U.S. imposed tariffs on China so, throughout 2019, these businesses were riding their high inventories.  This downturn was further exacerbated by ongoing trade tensions between […]