Translogistics Blog

TLI State of Transportation Update

September 22, 2020

On-time carrier service levels on average continue to be 15-20% below normal industry levels, demand remains extremely high for trucking, and spot market freight rates are continuing to rise. The current environment continues to be referred to as "unprecedented" by most seasoned supply chain professionals. TLI is seeing more and more carrier service issues creeping up daily across all our client base, no matter which area of the country they are in. The most common issues are late arrivals for pickups (after published close times), delayed shipments in transit (averaging 1-2 day delays), and freight damages. Please be assured, our carrier sales team is continuing to work diligently to improve the issues you are
experiencing.

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Update for the Week of September 14th

September 15, 2020

 Your team at Translogistics will continue providing you with weekly updates on current carrier service levels throughout the current capacity crunch. We have been speaking with many of you regarding the recent sharp decline in your overall carrier service levels, beginning in early June and continuing through July, August, and now September. Please be assured, these poor services levels are not specific to your account rather an industry-wide problem we are all facing together right now.

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Logistics Update

September 10, 2020

After a sharp decline in freight volumes only a few months ago, we continue to experience one of the most drastic turnarounds ever to hit the freight markets. Rates continue to rise as carriers work to find balance within their networks while attempting to maintain service levels for their customers. For dry van truckload freight, the DAT reported average linehaul rate for August was the highest ever reported on record, although all-in rates in June 2018 were higher due to higher fuel surcharges.

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EPA SmartWay Approval

September 8, 2020

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Translogistics (TLI) as a SmartWay Transportation Provider.  SmartWay Transport is an innovative collaboration between the EPA and various industries designed to improve energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas, air pollutant emissions, and improve energy security.  TLI initially joined the SmartWay Partnership to show its commitment to promote greater air quality and to assist businesses and the environment.

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For the latest insights, tips and commentary surrounding the logistics industry, look no further.  Shippers will find thoughts from the award-winning team at Translogistics covering everything related to your transportation processes and plans.  If you have a question we are readily available at insidesales@tli.email 

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