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10 Ways to Make LTL Shipments Easier | Red Arrow Logistics
As we head into peak season, capacity restraints, changing rates, and shipping delays can make shipping operations challenging. Less-than-truckload shipping (LTL) is usually the most cost-effective way to send shipments that will not take up an entire trailer, but it is important to understand the key points in making this mode of transportation easier. LTL […]
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 […]
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 […]
Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping is most often the most cost-effective option for moving smaller loads. As a rule of thumb, if you are shipping fewer than 10 pallets at a time, less than truckload will be the most cost-efficient method of transportation. However, there are several characteristics of LTL shipments that make them complex. In today’s […]
Optimizing Your Cold Chain Logistics | Red Arrow Logistics
Maintaining a temperature-controlled atmosphere during shipping can present a challenge, especially in hot summer months. As shipments go through a variety of temperatures and humidity levels on route to their final destinations, some products like pharmaceuticals and fresh food must be kept refrigerated to maintain their efficacy.  Not regulating the correct temperature for these types […]
Wildfires Disrupt the U.S. and Canadian Supply Chains - Red Arrow Logistics
Recent wildfires that have broken out across British Columbia, Canada, and on the West Coast of the United States have caused serious delays to rail freight transportation. Western Canada and the U.S West Coast’s severe heat waves resulted in several large wildfires that have now created a bottleneck in exports and imports. Shipments sent via […]
Improving Less Than Truckload Efficiencies | Red Arrow Logistics
Less than truckload (LTL) is a cost-efficient way to ship smaller parcels that do not require a full truck. However, it can be a challenge for shippers to manage–shipment delays and disruptions are often prevalent. There are a few strategies that can be implemented to improve the efficiency of LTL, which will not only increase […]
Digitization is Transforming the LTL Trucking Industry | Red Arrow Logistics
Once criticized for being ‘behind the times when it comes to advances in technology, the LTL (less-than-truckload) industry has made great strides in recent years. The increase in e-commerce has made LTL a more frequently used mode of transportation. More retailers are relying on LTL for their shipping and as customers’ expectations have increased, so […]
Do You Need Cargo Insurance Every Time You Ship? | Red Arrow Logistics
Businesses today need to operate in an increasingly complex global supply chain, with buyers and suppliers all over the world. Freight moves through many different locations and hands, thereby increasing the risk in shipping.  External factors such as weather and traffic also come into play. The longer the cargo is exposed to risk, the more […]
An Unexpected Surge in the U.S. Restocking Cycle | Red Arrow Logistics
The U.S. economy is comprised of different cycles that can work together to reinforce one another to create a trend. Or they can work against each other which weakens the trend. As one would expect, the largest cycles drive the biggest trends. The interaction of cycles, like the inventory restocking cycle, is often affected by […]