Passing with a huge federal government budget bill on December 16th, some fine print included in the legislation – called the Collins Amendment – has suspended a portion of the highly-debated hours of service (HOS) restart rules that went into effect in July 2013.
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The debate about which kind of provider is “better” – asset based or non-asset based – has been ongoing for years. Some argue that they’ll only work with asset based carriers, others swear by sourcing everything to a single 3PL, and a good amount of companies work with a mix of both kinds of providers. When you’re trying to decide which type of provider is a good fit for your business, weighing the pros and cons can be difficult when you haven’t had the experience of working with both. Check out the pros of working with a non-asset based provider in this blog.
It is simple supply and demand. There is more freight than there are trucks. Read more!
Transportation may not be high on your priority list or even on your list at all, but you should probably make some room for it. You need to pay attention to the transportation market because costs are continuing to increase and capacity continues to tighten. This means it is getting more expensive and more difficult to get your freight to your customers.
According to information released today by TransCore, a key provider of transportation technology, freight volumes are up 39% in February over January’s already record highs! February 2011 was 64% higher than load volume in February 2010. If you haven’t felt the pinch, you’re going to soon.