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Ahead of Holiday Weekend, Look for Tighter Capacity

June 30, 2021

Written By: Mitch Kinek

TLI's Weekly State of Transportation Update

Week of June 21, 2021

 

 

As we approach the holiday weekend, capacity will remain tight for both LTL and TL carriers as they attempt to position freight for the holiday, end of quarter, and end of month.

 

Less-Than-Truckload:

Some LTL carriers are moving away from Cost on Delivery (COD) shipments. Pitt Ohio & Dohrn Transfer are the first to notify TLI of terminating this service as of 7/31/2021, however other carriers have made comments that it will be up to drivers to accept COD shipments. This move has come from advancements in technology and payment methods, such as Venmo, PayPal, Credit Cards, etc. TLI is monitoring the situation and will update our customers accordingly if affected.

 

If you are not familiar with LTL accessorials, you can download TLI’s Accessorial List here.

 

Truckload:

As we are in the week before the July 4th weekend, capacity is going to be tight with the trucking industry getting freight into position ahead of the holiday, end of quarter, and end of month. Please be sure to give TLI of any holiday related hours when booking truckload shipments, as this may cause detention or layover fees.

 

As June is winding down, shippers should be aware of end of month/end of quarter. Capacity is very tight in the industry and economists are expecting this end of month to be especially tight with end of quarter and tight capacity in LTL/Truckload carriers. Please advise any holiday related hours for shipper/receiver when booking shipments this week.

 

TLI highly suggests that on all shipments you provide our team with the “Must Arrive by Date” (MABD) as to when you need the product delivered. This will help us select the proper transit time / equipment type at the best current freight rate.

 

Please contact your Translogistics team at 610-280-3210 for any further questions. 

 

*article written by Mitchell Kinek, Inside Sales Executive, Translogistics. Any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out!

 

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